Tom Butt
Programme Lead

Tom is a local economy, enterprise, and impact specialist, working to deliver place-based solutions and social change.

Experienced consultant for public and private organisations and partnerships, driving innovation, using collaborative, regenerative, and democratic principles.

Tom has been with Real Ideas since 2016, and has over 20 years experience in public, social economy, and non-profits sectors.

A believer in business as a force for good, to transition to a fairer, more equitable future for ourselves and the natural world. With a particular interest in the circular economy and new models of production, he is a founder of a sustainable clothing start-up, and works closely with many locally rooted and purpose-led businesses across the region.