Josh Littlejohn MBE is a speaker, philanthropist, and one of the UK’s leading social entrepreneurs, having raised over £7 million for charity and significantly impacted the issue of homelessness in Scotland.
In 2011 he set up The Scottish Business Awards, the largest awards dinner of its kind in the whole of the UK with past keynote speakers such as Sir Bob Geldof, Leonardo DiCaprio, George Clooney, Sir Richard Branson and former U.S. President, Bill Clinton.
In 2012 he co-founded Social Bite, a social enterprise with a mission to eradicate homelessness in Scotland. 100% of Social Bite’s profits are donated to good causes and 1 in 4 of their staff are people from homeless backgrounds. Social Bite also feeds the homeless with food that customers pre-pay for.
In 2016, he co-founded Brewgooder, a social enterprise beer company that donates all of its profits to clean water projects around the world. Their mission is to provide clean drinking water for 1 million people within five years.
In 2017, he was awarded an MBE in the New Years Honours list, he’s received 2 honorary doctorates and he also made the Debrett’s list of 500 most influential people in the UK.
2017 also saw him organise the world’s biggest sleep-out event Sleep In The Park which drew more than 8,000 people. The event was handed the Judges Choice Award at The Herald Culture Awards and it came in at number 10 on ‘The Massive Top 25’.
In May 2018, the Social Bite Village was officially launched in Edinburgh to provide housing for homeless people, and in late June they welcomed their first residents.
02.50 Josh’s proudest achievement and journey
05.50 Josh’s early life
08.30 Josh’s career aspirations
12.00 Josh and Che Guevara
13.30 Whose responsibility is it to correct the homeless issue?
16.10 How close is Scotland to eradicating homelessness?
19.10 When did Josh start to believe that the things he has accomplished were possible?
23.00 How does Josh know when he is out of alignment?
29.00 What would Josh like his obituary to read?
36.00 What has Josh learned from meeting A list celebrities and Global influencers?
39.30 In what way is Josh today different from Josh in 2011?
42.30 How close is Josh to achieving his biggest goals?
49.20 Josh on his purpose
50.00 Josh on success
52.30 Best piece of advice
54.00 What would Josh say to his 20 year old self?
55.00 Does Josh have any regrets?
56.30 Changing the world
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