In 2016, CWC was on the brink of closure, but in the space of 12 months Alex laid down the foundations for the long-term viability of CWC and contributed to an exponential increase in the support given to beneficiaries and charity income.
Looking forward, the CEO plans to take even more innovative approaches to ensure CWC continues in its growth.
Alex worked to engrain an entrepreneurial approach to everything that the team does and is continuously testing assumptions and applying the lean start-up methodology to projects. The organisation noted that this approach has allowed the CWC to grow at an ‘astounding pace’ in the last 12 months. Alex is a firm believer in personal development and has kept this belief centre stage by assigning a budget for employees to use on training each quarter to help them develop and grow in their roles.
Since joining the charity, Alex has gone on to join other charity boards as a trustee to offer his advice and digital knowledge, and has in his own time launched the Care Innovation Challenge (CIC), which aims to attract more young people and entrepreneurs into the care sector to tackle the biggest challenges. CIC has already received backing from the Cabinet Office and the Department of Health and Social Care.