Mark Richardson is an award-winning social entrepreneur and consultant with extensive expertise in social enterprise, social replication and impact measurement. As Director of Social Enterprise at Bangor University he launched and managed Masters in Social Enterprise and is now leading the development of a three million Euro social enterprise accelerator.
He has written highly regarded reports on social enterprise and social investment for, among others, Big Society Capital, the National Housing Federation, and Big Lottery. He co-wrote the British Council’s vision paper ‘What Will Social Enterprise Look Like in Europe by 2020’, which continues to spark debate and discussion, and his comprehensive summary of social enterprise in the UK is used by policy makers and practitioners around the world.
Mark has worked with over a hundred social enterprises on business planning, sustainability, governance and legal structure. And through his pioneering work on scale and replication is considered a leading authority on social franchising. In 2015 he was made an Honorary Research Fellow at Bangor University and sits on the board of a multi-million-pound social enterprise, North Wales Housing Association, leading on impact measurement.
Mark works with Spring Impact on a project basis.