Welcome to our 2022 Impact Report

Chair's Statement

Simon Mosey

The Ingenuity Programme exists to tackle the UK’s major social and environmental challenges through the creation of impactful new start-ups.

Rooted in the concept of civic entrepreneurship the programme brings together students, graduates, community organisations, universities, local government, corporates and the third sector to develop new start-ups that can create meaningful and significant impact.

2022 Entrepreneur of the year

“I’ve been there – I know what it’s like to be in that kind of situation. And I want to be there for them.”

Powered by her own lived experience, our 2022 Impact Entrepreneur of the Year Keasha Kellam founded Honour Thy Woman, a community support group in that supports domestic abuse survivors in the local area.

She joined the Ingenuity Programme earlier this year, with the aim of building her business knowledge and skillset to turn the volunteer-led group into a financially sustainable social enterprise.



We've delivered
net social impact
by supporting
of enterprise training
and awarding
in seed funding
Health Champion
Climate Champion
Community Champion
Brenda Dean Award

Meet our changemakers

We are proud to have supported such a diverse range of businesses through the 2022 Ingenuity Programme. Find out more about our 2022 Champions and how you can support them to drive change.

Statement from Nuffield Health

We were delighted to welcome Nuffield Health as Ingenuity’s Platinum Partner for 2022 and 2023.  As part of our joint commitment to drive social mobility through social enteprise, Nuffield Health have supported the Class of 2022 at each step of their journey, including mentoring, leading tutorials, joining drop-in sessions and providing vital funding to our most impactful businesses. Charity and Medical Director for Nuffield Health, Davina Deniszczyc, reflects on our first 12-months of partnership and impact.


Nuffield Health
Santander Universities
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Shakespeare Martineau

Meet our supporters

We could not create the impact we do without the invaluable contributions of our partners and supporters. Thank you to all organisations who give their time and provide vital business funding and support.

Meet our contributors

Ingenuity’s programme of skills and training activity is delivered by colleagues at the Haydn Green Institute and a range of innovative, creative organisations. Fulfilling our commitment to raise awareness of the importance of civic entrepreneurship, Ingenuity brings together business and impact experts from across higher education, the public and third sectors, as well as corporates and SMEs.

Support our mission

We are continually looking for new individuals and organisations to join the Ingenuity network. Find out how you can make your mark on the next generation of changemakers.

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