In 2000, Tom co-founded the award winning education charity Envision which supports young people in schools and colleges in designing and implementing their own social action projects tackling issues ranging from street crime to climate change. The Envision programme provides participants with a powerful and rewarding experience which inspires young people to continue acting as effective role models for their communities. The charity works in Birmingham, Bristol, Leeds and London. Today Tom is an active Trustee, supporting the organisation's strategic development. www.envision.org.uk


In 2011, Tom established Intelligent Space, working and collaborating with a wide range of organisations to design and implement stakeholder led educational programmes. Following successful school design projects with Suffolk County Council and Buckinghamshire County Council, he ran School Creative with designer Jack Roche. In 2012 he became Associate of the The Institute of Imagination. In 2013 he was awareded a Clore Social Fellow with Nesta and in 2014 he founded Pop up Parks. Read more about our projects here.

Intelligent Space is run by Tom Doust who has over 14 years' experience of working in the social sector. Tom has a wealth of knowledge and expertise in developing, managing and delivering a diverse range of multi-stakeholder educational programmes. In his commitment to participation and stakeholder engagement, he has worked successfully with partners ranging from national and local government departments through to businesses, charities and schools. At Intelligent Space Tom works collaboratively with associates and partner organisations on progressive programmes which result in social good.

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In 2007, Tom joined the Sorrell Foundation as Director of Education. He led programmes with the aim of inspiring creativity in young people, exploring how good design can improve life in schools, youth centres and in communities. Managing a Young Design Centre at Somerset House, Tom's work reached out to 400 schools and youth centres from 50 Local Authroties across England. His work featured positively in reports by PWC, The Policy Exchange and The Primary Review. www.thesorrellfoundation.com