Robert Ashton is a social entrepreneur, business author and campaigner. He works independently, which enables him to challenge bureaucracy and champion common sense. He converts confusing conundrums into simple solutions.
His current projects include; setting up an urban community land trust in Colchester and enabling a special needs school to fund a £12m new campus from revenue cost savings. Earlier this year he founded Swarm, a new social business that connects small businesses with enterprising apprentices.
Robert is currently researching his 17th book, which profiles community led social change nationwide. He is a Vice Patron of Norfolk Community Foundation, a Fellow of the RSA and occasional broadcaster and commentator on social entrepreneurship and community enterprise. www.robertashton.co.uk @robertashton1