Matt Fountain talks about the Freedom Bakery

Matt Fountain talks about the Freedom Bakery

About the speaker

Matt Fountain is the founder of the Freedom Bakery, a social enterprise based in Glasgow that trains people with convictions in artisan baking and related skills with the intention of helping them find sustainable employment. The baking industry holds the largest potential for jobs in the food industry in Scotland.

Matt is a graduate of the Universities of Glasgow and Cambridge. In 2015 he set up Freedom Bakery at HMP Low Moss, after 18 months of research and negotiation with the Scottish Prison Service. In June 2017 Freedom Bakery moved to new purpose built premises in Glasgow. Matt also works in social investment. He is a consultant to Flip Finance and is a fellow of the Royal Society of Arts.

Freedom Bakery has been described by the Guardian as, ‘the future of social enterprise,’ and the subject of a blog by Richard Branson.

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