Social entrepreneur

Hilary Cottam
Guest Author

What I do

Hilary is an internationally acclaimed social entrepreneur, recognised by the World Economic Forum as a Young Global Leader and named UK Designer of the Year in 2005.  In 2007 Hilary founded Participle to design and scale working exemplars of a future British welfare state. Services in the UK include a new service to support those aged 60+, a programme for families in crisis, and ground breaking innovation work with the unemployed.

Prior to working in the UK Hilary spent 12 years working internationally in Africa and Latin America, latterly as an urban poverty specialist at the World Bank based in Washington D.C.   

Hilary‚Äôs TED talk on the future of the welfare state can be found here. Her book 'Radical Help' will be published by LittleBrown in June 2018.