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Chris Catterall - Chief Executive, Public Services Lab

Chris Catterall Social Value Summit speakerThe Public Services Lab is a new initiative to build the capacity of the Voluntary, Community and Social Enterprise sector.

It is a joint venture between Catch22, Interserve PLC, Big Society Capital and Clubfinance.

Chris developed The Reader from the first Arts Faculty ‘Spin-Out’ from the University of Liverpool, to a national social business which pioneered the use of shared reading to support health and wellbeing.

Chris has tripled revenue through activity in health, justice and education sectors and diversified The Reader’s offer through the acquisition of Calderstones Mansion House which has included the completion of a £5m capital fundraising programme and the creation of three new social enterprises including The Reader Café and Ice Cream Parlour.

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