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Tony Carr


Tony Carr FRSA
Managing Director
Tony leads the team and has a distinguished career in specialist business support for social enterprise, private enterprise and supporting new initatives in broadcast media.




Clive Hirst


Clive Hirst FRSA
Vice-Chair and ’eminence grise’
Clive’s extensive management experience has encompassed many contexts, from large departments in secondary schools to Deputy Chief Officer and Projects Manager at the Council for Voluntary Service in Blackpool.

He now plays an active part in the launch of new Social Enterprise Places.




Alistair Clarke
Alistair Clarke


Alistair Clarke FRSA
Qualified business advisor and marketer, Alistair has spent his career in the media having worked as a news editor for a number of radio stations and extensive PR experience for major international companies. Alistair is a director of four companies including Selnet, the social enterprise Lancashire network and presents a weekly programme on That’s TV, Freeview channel 7.




Dennis Langley


Dennis Langley FRSA
Dennis is a highly experienced project manager in the fields of innovation, technology transfer and business support services, specifically for social enterprises and spin-outs.




High Sheriff of Lancashire, John Barnett MBE DL


In addition to the extensive experience of its practitioners, Social Enterprise Solutions CIC benefits a great deal from strong governance with external board directors drawn from the private and public sectors plus the wider third sector, including the High Sheriff of Lancashire 2016/17 John Barnett MBE DL, seen here with his wife, Danielle.