GBSLEP chooses new social enterprise champion

Back in April we announced that Greater Birmingham & Solihull LEP was seeking nominations for a new post of social enterprise champion.

The selection process has now been completed and we’re delighted that Melanie Mills, previously chief exec of Social Enterprise West Midlands, and currently director of social sector engagement at Big Society Capital, has been chosen.

The social enterprise champion position was created by the LEP following recognition of the sector’s economic and social contribution in the LEP area and its potential to grow further. Melanie’s selection as the GBSLEP’s first ever social enterprise champion is a fitting way to mark this recognition of the sector’s importance. Congratulations, Melanie!

It was an exceptionally strong field of candidates and so a word of thanks should also be said to everyone who stood.  It’s great to see the sector able to operate impressively at this level.

Read the coverage of this story on the GBSLEP website.


Birmingham UK. Freelance research, evaluation and policy consultant specialising in social enterprise and the third sector. I maintain the BSSEC blog and website

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