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Chris Dabbs - Director of Innovation of Unlimited Potential

Chris Dabbs - Director of Innovation of Unlimited PotentialChris Dabbs is Director of Innovation of Unlimited Potential, a social enterprise based in Salford that specialises in social innovation for happiness and health.

Unlimited Potential was the first organisation in northern England to gain the national Social Enterprise Mark, holds the Investors in People Standard and the Fair Tax Mark, and is an accredited Living Wage Employer. The society won Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce's Innovation Award 2011 and the Innovation Award in the Salford Business Awards 2012 and 2015. It was shortlisted for the Yunus Social Business Awards 2013 and the national Social Enterprise Awards 2011, 2013 and 2014.

Chris has set up, and supported local people to set up, many social enterprises. He is a Fellow of the School for Social Entrepreneurs and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts. Chris chairs the Social Enterprise Council of the Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce and the Northern Soul network of social enterprises. He is a member of the Advisory Board of the Centre for Social Business at the University of Salford and of the core group of the Salford Social value Alliance.

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