Will Tyler-Greig is Head of Social Enterprise, Social Innovation and Social Investment at the Scottish Government. For more than a decade, the Scottish Government has worked collaboratively with the social enterprise community to establish a holistic ‘ecosystem of support’, including incubators, accelerators, specialist business support and affordable social finance. Scotland’s second national Social Enterprise Census found 5,600 social enterprises operating across Scotland, contributing £2 billion to the nation’s economy. Through ‘co-production’, a progressive approach to designing public policy, Will and his team worked with Scotland’s social enterprise sector to design a new ten-year strategy to further strengthen this innovative movement. In April 2017, the Scottish Government announced 92 specific actions to realise its ambitions, including doubling the amount of seed capital available and putting social enterprise at the heart of Scotland’s school system.
Will is also an advocate for sustainable transport and its benefits, and serves as a director for the UK charity Living Streets.