Nick Temple appointed CEO of Social Investment Business

Nick Temple, the former deputy chief executive of Social Enterprise UK (SEUK), has been appointed the new CEO of Social Investment Business.

Social Investment Business provides loans, grants and other business support to charities and social enterprises. Since 2002, it has provided over £380m of loans and grants to charities and social enterprises.

Temple said: “I am tremendously excited to be joining Social Investment Business and cannot wait to get started. Since 2002 it has played a crucial role in the development and growth of social investment and has helped thousands of organisations improve people’s lives.

“I am joining at a very important time. We need to make social investment work for more charities and social enterprises and Social Investment Business is brilliantly placed to test innovative approaches and explore new partnerships that can help tackle the big challenges we face as a country.

“I have been privileged to work with a fantastic team at Social Enterprise UK over the last six years and am now looking forward to working with the SIB team and board.”

Nick’s knowledge and understanding of social enterprise and social investment is second to none

During the six years he spent as deputy chief executive at SEUK, Temple helped the organisation more than treble its membership numbers, led SEUK’s healthcare and research programmes, developed the Buy Social Corporate Challenge and chaired the Social Investment Forum.

Prior to joining SEUK, Temple worked with organisations including the British Council and UnLtd. Before that he was director of policy and communications at the School for Social Entrepreneurs.

Temple replaces Jonathan Jenkins, who left Social Investment Business earlier this year after being appointed CEO of London’s Air Ambulance.

Hazel Blears, chair of Social Investment Business, said: “Nick’s knowledge and understanding of social enterprise and social investment is second to none and I am absolutely delighted that he will be our next chief executive.

“I am looking forward to working with Nick to take our business from strength to strength as we move into a new phase of development and use more of our own money to test new approaches to social investment that help more organisations improve people’s lives.”

Temple will take up his new position in January 2018. 


Photo credit: SEUK