Daniel is our Community Engagement Manager, who arrives with over 18 years of experience supporting individuals and groups from various backgrounds, including youth homelessness, socio-economic disadvantaged backgrounds, ex-offenders, education, health and wellbeing. During this time as a serial social entrepreneur, he has become well versed in place-based innovation support for local institutions in their efforts to address community needs. Often, local institutions provide a sense of ‘place’ and services for entrepreneurship, helping to create more opportunities for underrepresented entrepreneurs to build a network of valuable relationships to attain their goals.
Entrepreneur in community residence has been his calling when engaging with various youth organisations and collaborating with experts on entrepreneurship about what economic developers can do to assist those behind the businesses in their communities. Experimenting with different models for facilitating innovation and ideation projects, and workshops with external partners, such as Metropolitan Thames Valley, East London Business Alliance, Accenture, Google, YouTube and Yahoo, to equip young people and jobseekers with the skills they need to find a career or entrepreneurial employability.
Daniel joined TSIP from Centrepoint the youth homeless charity, in which he supported young people with complex needs to gain self-esteem and independence. Design and management of creative arts programme that assisted the interests of young people pursuing a career in the creative industries and finally, tutoring digital skills courses for learners to gain competency IT qualifications. Daniel was a community researcher working on the Foodscape, Disruptive Futures and Black Thrives research projects. He has been heavily involved with co-designing community research models and digital strategies.
Skills: community and youth engagement, innovation and design, research and development, project management.
Interests: social tech for good, immersive education and training, entrepreneur-led economic development of young people, sport and fashion.