Guest blogger

Headshot of Niraj Dattani

What I do

Elected in 2014, Niraj Dattani is a councillor for the London Borough of Harrow, where he takes a lead on innovation. 


With his other hat on, local government continues to play a role as Niraj leads the partnerships team at UK-based crowdfunding platform Spacehive. Having joined as the first employee five and a half years ago, Niraj has established and grown the Spacehive model as a tool for local authorities to reimagine how they engage with communities in the act of placemaking.

This means he approaches local government, and innovation, from a unique perspective; as both an insider, and an outsider. 

Follow Niraj on Twitter: @NirajDattani