Chair - The Big Issue Event
Judge for The Lloyds Bank Positive Social Impact Award
Since 1974 Nigel has started, built and run social enterprises. He joined The Big Issue (TBI) in 1994, becoming its MD and then Executive Chairman.
Big Issue Invest, part of the Big Issue Group, was set to be a social merchant bank - by social entrepreneurs, for social entrepreneurs and this year expects to manage or socially advise on £200m of funds.
Previous to TBI, Nigel founded three printing social enterprises. He has worked as a project manager, systems analyst, litho printer and trade union official.
In 2010 Nigel was awarded an OBE for services to Social Enterprise and in 2013 was named Social Enterprise UK’s Champion of Champions’.