Dan works to support the development of national policy with regard to social enterprises, with a focus on funding and finance. He spends some of his time as a Director at Social Enterprise UK and led the Social Economy Alliance. He has also delivered research, policy and advocacy for NCVO, Co-operatives UK and the Alternative Commission on Social Investment, among others. He has delivered projects for the Lottery, Nesta, the Power to Change, Local Trust, ResPublica, the Mayor of London, the London Legacy Development Corporation, DCMS and Big Society Capital, among others.

Dan also works internationally, often helping SEUK and the British Council advise government and policymakers around the world, in Ghana and Ethiopia, for instance. He has led research into social enterprise in around 15 countries, from Brazil to Sudan and Turkey to Indonesia. He has also worked for Oxfam, for the UN in Pakistan and NDI in Ukraine.

Dan also works to support the development of local mutual and social enterprises in practice, supporting their business and financial planning and winning new customers and contracts. For example, working with NHS, youth services and housing providers with Baxendale Advisory, helping an education provider in the Stroud Valleys, and in Herefordshire to support the redevelopment of a village church for the Church Conservation Trust. He has worked for  Meanwhile Space CIC and for Wiltshire and Merthyr Tydfil councils. Dan has supported a number of social enterprises to access investment and has been working with the Good Economy Partnership to support new models of social investment in health and social care in the South West.