Claire Dove CBE

Claire has been a key player in the Voluntary, Charity and Social Enterprise movement since the 1980s and is the national Crown Representative for the VCSE Sector, known nationally and internationally for her work in the sector and for ten years chaired Social Enterprise UK.  She has ensured that we had a voice within Westminster and Whitehall, this included working with the teams to introduce the Social Value Act which is now embedded into many local government frameworks and in the national Crown Commercial procurement service.  Claire has received many awards for her role within the sector, which includes an MBE, OBE and also the Queens Lifetime achievement award for Enterprise promotion. Claire was once again honoured in the 2020 New Year’s honours list with a CBE.