Duncan is our Commercial Director and leads Shift's commercial team. He is focused on ensuring the products and ventures that Shift builds are commercially robust, with compelling business cases, so they can effectively scale to become self sustaining and high impact entities. He is also works closely with our CEO, Nick, on developing the overall Shift business model.
Previous to Shift, Duncan managed a private equity direct investment portfolio for a single family office where he worked closely with founding entrepreneurs helping them grow their businesses, overcoming the myriad of challenges they face in the start-up and growth stages. Duncan holds a BA in History and Economics from the University of Oxford.
Duncan is a secret pilates devotee, which means he spends his spare time strengthening his 'core', whatever that might mean.
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May 29, 2020
Research conducted by Shift in partnership with CAF Venturesome, Unltd and principal funder Esmee Fairbairn Foundation.
December 17, 2018
Shift has developed the UK’s most detailed understanding of takeaway food, families’ relationship with it, the role hot, prepared food plays in their food behaviours, the economics of outlets and the motivations of their owners. Possible avenues for positive change have been tested and the way forward is clear.
November 20, 2018
Improving the financial support for social entrepreneurs who are using non-traditional business models and structures
Healthier and affordable fast food for families
Tip: giving new parents high quality information they’ll love
Luminova: A mobile game to tackle anxiety
Mobile game helping children manage their emotions
NSPCC: Understanding its market position to shape its strategy
Specialist support for National Lottery Community Fund grantees
Improving the social investment landscape
Designing a replicable approach for supporting children in care
Progressively: a model to help organisations improve their impact
Historypin: bringing communities together though local history
a healthier alternative to fast food near schools