By Sarah Sharp

Simon Redding

Simon Redding is a social entrepreneur with a passion for community and innovation. He is one of the founders of Monkey Park – a community cafe, bakery, workspace & cycle workshop in Chesterfield, operated as a not-for-profit social enterprise. He is the co-founder of Loundsley Green Community Trust, a development community trust; and also works for DEFRA, doing work on innovation and open data.

Union St is a place well suited to his community-focused working and entrepreneurial drive, and he sees it as an opportunity to be part of a community that’s trying to create real change.

The variety and the great people I get to work with is what I most enjoy about my work. Working in Union St connects me into a Sheffield social enterprise scene that I would normally be 10 miles from, and helps me to meet lots of cool people who inspire me.

For more information on projects, follow Simon on Twitter @simonredding

Monkey Park: http://www.monkeypark.org.uk

Loundsley Green Community: http://www.lgct.org.uk