Peter  Holbrook

Peter Holbrook

Chief executive, Social Enterprise UK from January 2010

Peter Holbrook has been the chief executive of Social Enterprise UK, the national organisation for social enterprises (previously the Social Enterprise Coalition) since January 2010.

In 2001 he founded the Sunlight Development Trust, a social enterprise addressing health and social inequalities in the community and was its CEO until 2009. In 2008 it was named Best New Social Enterprise at the Enterprising Solutions Awards; in 2005 the organisation won the Community Regeneration Awards (BURA) and was highly commended by the Centre for Social Justice in 2007.

Before founding his own social enterprise had spells working for Oxfam, Greenpeace and various disability charities.

 

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Constructing new relationships with social enterprises

Yesterday, Wates, one of the UK’s largest construction firms, pledged to spend £5m with the social enterprise sector by 2015. Peter Holbrook looks at the emerging trend of private companies wanting to do business with social enterprises.

Consumer power: the future of social enterprises

Peter Holbrook explains why he wants to more actively engage consumers with social enterprise.

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