Hi – I’m Quentin, live in the middle of nowhere between Keswick and Cockermouth in Cumbria. 3 kids, 3 dogs, 6 chickens – normal stuff…
My day job is working with large cities in the UK and Europe, alongside organisations like Sport England and URBACT, helping them to engage with their citizens around wellbeing issues and how to use data to plan and create better places for people to live, work and play in.
I want to take all my learnings and get something going without the “red tape” and with real community ownership, to see if I can help create real change around where I live, and who knows the rest of the country!
Not a lot of people know this but the town where I was born – Rochdale – is where the cooperative movement first started out in 1844. So I’m delighted to be helping set up the world’s first Community Data Cooperative.
For most of my career I’ve been helping large organisations get better at serving their customers and citizens - with clients in retail (Kingfisher, Tesco), hospitality (McDonalds, Greene King) and central government (Cabinet Office).
Home life is chasing around with two teenage boys and our lovely dog Daisy.
Made the move to Cumbria over 7 years ago and not regretted it for a moment.
My working life has always been about communications - in many different sectors but particularly in healthcare.
I enjoy taking an active role in the communities where I live - the Community Data Cooperative is an exciting evolution.
Otherwise life is full with kids, dogs, cats and hens...and thinking about all the hobbies I would like to do...one day...