Gareth Strangemore-Jones

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"Gareth has had a career in marketing, communications and events for more than 20 years. Commercially, Gareth has worked for some of the largest multi-national companies in the world, for internationally-recognized academic institutions and for local and central government bodies. For NGO’s, charities and social enterprises, Gareth has raised significant funds and awareness and effectively managed corporate social responsibility from a number of business sectors. A Fellow of the Foundation for Social Entrepreneurs, he won an UnLtd Millennium Award and was featured in their publication: “What Makes a Social Entrepreneur?” On 9/9/9, Gareth managed the launch at the British Museum in London of WorldShift 2012 and has been part of the Executive Council co-creating and managing the new movement initiated by the Club of Budapest seeking to co-create the foundations of a peaceful, just and sustainable world by the end of 2012.

"In January 2009, Gareth helped launch 999 It's Time, a new movement drawing attention to the state of Social, Economic and Environmental Emergencies we face combined with practical actions we can all take and effect change, even as individuals. In 2008, Gareth co-founded Events4Change as a social enterprise specializing in producing, programming and promoting tansformational events. Events4Change is a Founding Partner of WorldShift.

"In 2007-2008, Gareth founded Ecoshelter, a new social enterprise / charity coalition that seeks to provide sustainable and community living solutions for Disaster Relief, Poverty Relief and Environmental Relief. The day after Boxing Day in 2004, Gareth set up a new fundraising charity, Tsunami Relief, which focused the public, Rotarians and sister organizations to raise more than £24million to help the physical, mental and emotional rebuilding of those communities shattered by the earthquakes off Indonesia and the subsequent tsunami. In 2003 – 2004, Gareth promoted The European Social Forum that came to London for the first time, sitting on the influential Culture Working Group. He soon realized that many creative people could align with the ESF’s principle that “Another World is Possible” and so founded The European Creative Forum and helped to co-ordinate and promote its monthly “Visions of Another World” events." [1]

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  1. Club of Budapest Gareth Strangemore-Jones, organizational web page, accessed May 10, 2012.