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Guy Hands: Why Engage Britain is vital for the future of our country

Listen to Guy Hand’s opening remarks at the first meeting of Engage Britain’s Grassroots Advisory Network.

“Change can come very much from the bottom up. Proving that when people are liberated to solve problems, change can be quick and radical…

Our job at Engage Britain is not to come up with the answers ourselves, but to make it easier for people, even those with differing views, and in fact particularly getting those with differing views together, to show what is possible.

We’re here to help people engage with each other to come up with answers… What matters is making sure people know they’ve been part of coming up with the solution…

Not only do you get better solutions, but better buy in. Then you can get things to happen. That’s what Engage Britain is about.” Guy Hands