Unchecked UK makes the case for common-sense protections which help keep people safe and allow businesses to thrive. 

We’re building a network of diverse organisations who see sensible, properly-enforced protections as the framework for a decent society – where the food we eat and the things we buy are safe, where the natural environment is protected, and where our homes and workplaces are secure.

We carry out research and investigations to highlight the loss of protection for the UK public that results from the erosion of important rules and of the public bodies which enforce them.

Through public insights and communications research, we help to shape new positive narratives about our shared protections and the enforcement teams who work hard to keep us safe.

We run campaigns to show the importance of the protections that we all take for granted; protections that safeguard our families and let us get on with doing the things we love.

At Unchecked UK, we want to broaden political and public discussion around regulation, and to build momentum for strong protections which safeguard the things that matter to British people.

Read our strategy.

Unchecked UK makes the case for common-sense protections which help keep people safe and allow businesses to thrive. 

We’re building a network of diverse organisations who see sensible, properly-enforced protections as the framework for a decent society – where the food we eat and the things we buy are safe, where the natural environment is protected, and where our homes and workplaces are secure.

We carry out research and investigations to highlight the loss of protection for the UK public that results from the erosion of important rules and of the public bodies which enforce them.

Through public insights and communications research, we help to shape new positive narratives about our shared protections and the enforcement teams who work hard to keep us safe.

We run campaigns to show the importance of the protections that we all take for granted; protections that safeguard our families and let us get on with doing the things we love.

At Unchecked UK, we want to broaden political and public discussion around regulation, and to build momentum for strong protections which safeguard the things that matter to British people.

Read our strategy.


WHO WE ARE

Unchecked UK emerged out of a scoping research project in 2018, when a small team of campaigners and researchers began investigating why the UK’s regulatory framework, and the agencies working to defend it, appeared to be failing to protect the UK public in many areas. This work was carried out by Emma Rose (formerly of the Alliance to Save Our Antibiotics), Maddy Carroll (now Senior Associate at the European Climate Foundation), Dom Goggins (climate change strategist), Chris Rose (director of Campaign Strategy), and Jon Cracknell and Harriet Williams of the JMG Foundation. Our core team is below.



WHO WE ARE

Unchecked UK emerged out of a scoping research project in 2018, when a small team of campaigners and researchers began investigating why the UK’s regulatory framework, and the agencies working to defend it, appeared to be failing to protect the UK public in many areas. This work was carried out by Emma Rose (formerly of the Alliance to Save Our Antibiotics), Maddy Carroll (now Senior Associate at the European Climate Foundation), Dom Goggins (climate change strategist), Chris Rose (director of Campaign Strategy), and Jon Cracknell and Harriet Williams of the JMG Foundation. Our core team is below.


Phoebe Clay, Director (interim)

Phoebe is director (interim) of Unchecked UK. Before joining the team, she was Deputy Director of the Institute for Public Policy Research, the UK’s leading progressive think tank. In addition to her work as a communicator, researcher, policy expert and campaigner, she has worked in philanthropy and academia. Her areas of expertise range from migration and Brexit to race relations and community development.

Emma Rose, Director, Co-founder (on maternity leave)

Emma is director and co-founder of Unchecked UK. Prior to this, she led campaigns and policy work for several NGOs, including the Sustainable Food Trust, Sustain and the Soil Association. She is former head of the Alliance to Save our Antibiotics – a Europe-wide coalition of public health, medical, and farming organisations campaigning to end the routine use of antibiotics in livestock.

Jon Cracknell, Advisory Group Chair, Co-founder

Jon is trust secretary of The Ecology Trust and has been heavily involved in the Environmental Funders Network and similar networks outside the UK.

Luke Holland, Media (Cathod Du)

Luke Holland is Director at Cathod Du Consultancy, and has worked at a senior level in communications, politics and campaigns for more than two decades. Luke manages Unchecked’s media and communications work, supported by the Cathod Du team.

Matthew Holder, Head of Engagement and Content

Matthew is Head of engagement and content at Unchecked UK. Previously he was Head of campaigns at British Safety Council and before that policy adviser at Foreign Office, Defra and HSE. Interested in how to mobilise support for fair regulations that protect health and the environment.

ADVISORY GROUP

Craig Bennett: CEO, The Wildlife Trusts
Craig is Chief Executive Officer of The Wildlife Trusts and Honorary Professor of Sustainability and Innovation at Alliance Manchester Business School, University of Manchester.

Jon Cracknell (Chair): Director, JMG Foundation
Jon manages the Goldsmith family’s grant-making, most of which supports environmental campaigning. He is trust secretary of The Ecology Trust and has been heavily involved in the Environmental Funders Network and similar networks outside the UK.

Kath Dalmeny: CEO, Sustain: The alliance for better food and farming
Kath is Chief Executive Officer of Sustain. She served as a Commissioner for the RSA’s Food, Farming and Countryside Commission in 2018, and has advised organisations including the National Consumer Council, National Federation of Women’s Institutes, Food Climate Research Network, Greater London Authority and the London Development Agency.

Steve Nash: Consumer Advisor on E. coli O157
Steve has been looking into the problems surrounding the causes of this bacterium in relation to food safety and hygiene for over 20 years, from a consumer perspective.

Argo Scott: Campaign Strategist
Argo is a campaign strategist and movement builder. They draw on experience leading the digital mobilisation team at Greenpeace UK, directing global campaigns for All Out and running rapid fire campaigns in the start up days of 38 Degrees.

ADVISORY GROUP

Craig Bennett: CEO, The Wildlife Trusts
Craig is Chief Executive Officer of The Wildlife Trusts and Honorary Professor of Sustainability and Innovation at Alliance Manchester Business School, University of Manchester.

Jon Cracknell (Chair): Director, JMG Foundation
Jon manages the Goldsmith family’s grant-making, most of which supports environmental campaigning. He is trust secretary of The Ecology Trust and has been heavily involved in the Environmental Funders Network and similar networks outside the UK.

Kath Dalmeny: CEO, Sustain: The alliance for better food and farming
Kath is Chief Executive Officer of Sustain. She served as a Commissioner for the RSA’s Food, Farming and Countryside Commission in 2018, and has advised organisations including the National Consumer Council, National Federation of Women’s Institutes, Food Climate Research Network, Greater London Authority and the London Development Agency.

Miles King FLS: CEO, People Need Nature
Miles has worked in UK nature conservation for over 30 years. He runs People Need Nature and writes about nature and politics.

Steve Nash: Consumer Advisor on E. coli O157
Steve has been looking into the problems surrounding the causes of this bacterium in relation to food safety and hygiene for over 20 years, from a consumer perspective.

Argo Scott: Campaign Strategist
Argo is a campaign strategist and movement builder. They draw on experience leading the digital mobilisation team at Greenpeace UK, directing global campaigns for All Out and running rapid fire campaigns in the start up days of 38 Degrees.