Andy is a senior lecturer at the Lord Ashcroft International Business School (LAIBS), based in Chelmsford. He has considerable experience in the design and delivery of learning programmes. In addition to training, Andy is responsible for developing 3rd Sector Futures as a sustainable part of the LAIBS vision, to be a leading international practice-based business school.
Andy is a board member of Social Enterprise East of England, has a Masters in Community Enterprise from the Judge Business School in Cambridge, and has won a Vice-Chancellor's Award for his work developing Anglia Ruskin's relationship with community-based organisations. He is a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.
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John is part-time Professor of Social Entrepreneurship at Anglia Ruskin. Prior to formal retirement he held a full-time Chair in Entrepreneurship in the UK and was a Visiting Professor in Finland, Australia and New Zealand.
He has published widely and written a number of books in both entrepreneurship and strategy. The third edition of his book Entrepreneurs: Talent, Temperament and Opportunity - co-authored with Bill Bolton - is published in May 2013.
His interest in social entrepreneurs developed when he researched and worked with a number of community initiatives and social enterprises in the North of England.
Elaine is a Social Return on Investment practitioner and has completed several SROI and other evaluation and impact projects for a variety of clients.
Elaine can claim to be one the principle architects of the social enterprise (SE) support network in the region, having led a European funded programme to establish the support, from 2001-2005. This complex multinational European funded project established much of the social enterprise infrastructure in the East of England, including SEEE.
During the programme Elaine managed key relationships and designed consultation with stakeholders, and established a network of contacts in the SE sector across the region.
Elaine is a graduate of Coventry University, has a post graduate diploma in town planning, and has had formal training in business advice for social enterprises, as well as attending many national and regional conferences and workshops on social enterprise. She works with Anglia Ruskin on an associate lecturer basis, notably on SROI projects.