Raised is a Community Interest Company Limited By Guarantee not-for-profit. We are run by individuals with an interest in making it easier for individuals and small companies to do business with larger organisations and to improve society through socially aware business.
Responsible for software user experience; marketing and general management. Hugh has 30 years experience running businesses in magazine publishing, printing industry software and financial services software sectors. As well as being an entrepreneur, Hugh is an accomplished software designer and developer, and has both edited and art edited several newsstand publications.
Responsible for the software that makes it all possible, and ensuring that the software is secure from hacking and is scalable when we’re very successful. Mike has been a professional software developer for 13 years and runs the popular Glass open source project. He has been named by Sitecore as one of the top 100 most important developers on the platform for 5 years running (worldwide).
Mentor, advisor, introducer, facilitator to Raised. A passion for business and a rage against social injustice form the backbone of Simon's success. As founder of print services specialist Webmart, he has blended capitalism and Marxism to create a £30 million turnover business and, true to his upbringing, he ensures the profit is shared among his team and further afield via The Webmart Charitable Trust. IoD Director of the Year 2010 and Future Champion in the 2013 National Business Awards.
Jim has kindly put his marketing team at our disposal. Jim is the chairman of an increasingly international media agency, The Specialist Works, which has billings of over £100 million annually. Prior to launching his agency, Jim worked at Mirror Group and IPC.
Dutch-born British businessman, famous for his work on the Lost Gardens of Heligan and the Eden Project, both in Cornwall. Tim is a great advocate for business doing its part to improve society.