Ben Smith

Investment Lead

I studied International Business and Model Languages and was fortunate enough to spend several years working in management and strategy consultancy, spending time in France, Italy and India. After my time in the private sector, I started my own social venture, helping young people develop business skills. I was lucky enough to be named in Shell LiveWIRE’s top 48 entrepreneurs and have been attracted to social entrepreneurship ever since. I recently completely a Master in Education which focused on supporting and developing sustainable and investable entrepreneurial activity within HE. Formerly sat on the Board of Birmingham Town Hall and Symphony Hall and currently serve on the Investment Committee for RBS’s Social and Community Capital debt fund.

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