Nick Benton

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Nick Benton

Senior Data and Portfolio Director
Talk to me about:
Big Society Capital's portfolio data and data across the wider social investment market in the UK; our deal level data releases and also any data visualisation questions.

About Nick

Nick is responsible for our data and data across the social investment market, and our deal-level data releases. Having qualified as a Chartered Accountant at PricewaterhouseCoopers, Nick established a debt counselling centre on a London council estate while also being the Financial Controller for a profit-with-purpose jewellery company. He then set up a social enterprise in Zimbabwe and worked for Resurgo, a social enterprise that helps unemployed young people become more employable.

Nick is on the advisory board of street food social enterprise Well Kneaded, which employs young people who have faced disadvantages. He is a trustee of XLP, a charity creating positive futures for young people growing up on inner-city estates, struggling daily with issues such as family breakdown, unemployment and educational failure, and living in areas that experience high levels of anti-social behaviour and gang violence.