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Expert Impact is supporting social entrepreneurs to scale, with introductions, mentoring and advice from experts.

UK entrepreneurs are tackling a wide range of important issues in education, healthcare, arts, science, poverty, and the environment. Guidance from experienced entrepreneurs who've faced similar challenges and have overcome them is invaluable to help these ventures reach their full potential as quickly as possible. Because the experts who want to help are not always connected to those who need them we have created Expert Impact to speed up advances in these critical areas.


John Hunt


John is the Founder and Chairman of Archimedia, which creates and invests in the technology, real estate and consumer sectors. The current Archimedia portfolio includes Aman Resorts, Graze, Made, Moncler, SPYSCAPE and Virgin Mobile.

John is a serial entrepreneur who has created or co-created companies with a combined market value of over $1 billion. He has extensive experience building successful new ventures across many sectors.

His entrepreneurial activities began as the founder of Syzygy (e-commerce consulting) funded by WPP then floated on the German Stock market and as co-founder of Seattle Coffee Company (espresso store chain) acquired by Starbucks. He subsequently founded or co-founded many new ventures that either went public or were acquired by public companies.

John started as a Brand Manager at Procter & Gamble and VP Marketing at Kraft General Foods (Diageo).

Kendra Walsh


Kendra is a passionate believer in the power of a triple bottom line. She first caught the entrepreneurial bug while studying Microfinance in International Development at Greenwich University. Previously she worked in investor relations for a sustainability investment group and prior to that, managed a multi-million pound Government grant programme, supporting disadvantaged families and parents across the UK.

She is the Chair of the board of trustees for The Edinburgh Remakery, an award winning social enterprise, and advisor to many other inspiring social enterprises.

  • British Library

    The Business & IP Centre is designed to support SMEs and entrepreneurs from that first spark of inspiration to successfully launching and developing their business.

  • The House of St Barnabas

    The House of St Barnabas are breaking the cycle of homelessness and social exclusion in London. Their not-for-profit members’ club helps people back into lasting paid work.

  • Impact Hub Kings Cross

    An innovation lab. A business Incubator. A social enterprise community centre. Impact Hub Kings Cross offers a unique ecosystem of resources & inspiration to grow social impact.

  • The Angel Investment Network

    The UK Angel Investment Network connects business entrepreneurs with Angel Investors. Find an Investor for your business, or access a network of investment opportunities.

  • Social Enterprise UK

    We’re a proud supporter of the social enterprise sector, and a member of the national trade body, Social Enterprise UK.

    There are more than 70,000 social enterprises across Britain tackling social and environmental problems. Free of shareholders, these alternative businesses choose to reinvest their profits to deliver on their social or environmental mission, which might be getting homeless people off the streets and into work, or reducing the amount of waste that goes into landfill.

    To find out more about social enterprise, visit: https://www.socialenterprise.org.uk/What-is-it-all-about


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