Roundtable with Crown VCSE Representative Claire Dove OBE
5 February 2020 - Kamran Rashid
In February 2020, we hosted Claire Dove OBE, the Crown representative for the Voluntary Community and Social Enterprise (VCSE) sector for a roundtable discussion with partners from across the Bradford district.

As VCSE Representative, Claire acts as an intermediary between government and the voluntary sector to champion the Social Value Act and an improvement in commissioning practices.

Claire was appointed as VCSE Crown Representative in February 2018. As a key player in the social enterprise movement for over 30 years she brings a wealth of experience to the role. Claire’s priorities include…

  • Enabling a thriving voluntary, community and social enterprise sector
  • Working with industry and sector experts to identify and reduce barriers to VCSE participation in public service markets – including those small and medium sized.
  • Raising awareness of and improving use of the Social Value Act in central government and the wider public sector

You can find out more about Claire at and find a guide for VCSEs to form bids to work with government.