About us

Our Partners

Bain & Company, a leading global business consulting firm, serves clients on issues of strategy, operations, technology, organization and mergers and acquisitions. The firm was founded in 1973 on the principle that Bain consultants must measure their success by their clients’ financial results. Bain clients have outperformed the stock market 4 to 1. With 42 offices in 27 countries, Bain has worked with over 4,400 major multinational, private equity and other corporations across every economic sector.

Bain & Company Website

British GasBritish Gas is Britain’s leading energy supplier and energy services company serving half the homes in Britain. British Gas sells energy to around ten million homes and last year it serviced and fixed 7 million boilers and installed over 100,000 new energy efficient heating systems. British Gas is also one of the largest installers of energy efficiency products and last year installed over 400,000 insulation measures in its customers’ homes helping save energy and money.

British Gas Website

Clifford Chance is one of the world’s pre-eminent law firms with significant depth and range of resources across five continents.  As a single, fully integrated, global partnership, we pride ourselves on our approachable, collegiate and team based way of working.  We always strive to exceed the expectations of our clients, which include corporates from all the commercial and industrial sectors, governments, regulators, trade bodies and not for profit organisations.  We provide them with the highest quality advice and legal insight, which combines the Firm’s global standards with in-depth local expertise.

Clifford Chance Website

Credit Suisse AG is one of the world’s leading financial services providers and is part of the Credit Suisse group of companies. As an integrated bank, Credit Suisse offers clients its combined expertise in the areas of private banking, investment banking and asset management.

Credit Suisse provides advisory services, comprehensive solutions and innovative products to companies, institutional clients and high-net-worth private clients globally, as well as to retail clients in Switzerland. Credit Suisse is headquartered in Zurich and operates in over 50 countries worldwide. The group employs approximately 49,200 people. The registered shares (CSGN) of Credit Suisse’s parent company, Credit Suisse Group AG, are listed in Switzerland and, in the form of American Depositary Shares (CS), in New York.

Credit Suisse Website

EY-logoEY is a global leader in assurance, tax, transaction and advisory services. Worldwide, our 141,000 people are united by our shared values and an unwavering commitment to quality. We make a difference by helping our people, our clients and our wider communities achieve their potential.

EY refers to the global organization of member firms of Ernst & Young Global Limited, each of which is a separate legal entity. Ernst & Young Global Limited, a UK company limited by guarantee, does not provide services to clients.

EY Website

Permira is a private equity firm with a European heritage and a global reach. The firm advises funds with a total committed capital of approximately €20 billion (US$28 billion). Our funds, raised from pension funds and other institutions, make long-term investments in companies with the ambition of transforming their performance and driving sustainable growth.

Permira is wholly independent and owned by its Partners. The firm’s teams are based in Frankfurt, Guernsey, Hong Kong, London, Luxembourg, Madrid, Menlo Park, Milan, New York, Paris, Stockholm and Tokyo. They specialise in five key sectors of activity: Consumer, Financial Services, Healthcare, Industrials and TMT.

The Permira Funds have made over 190 private equity investments since 1985 and have returned €16 billion to their investors over the past decade.

Permira Website

Thomson Reuters is the world’s leading source of intelligent information for businesses and professionals. They combine industry expertise with innovative technology to deliver critical information to leading decision makers in the financial, legal, tax and accounting, healthcare, science and media markets, powered by the world’s most trusted news organisation. With headquarters in New York and major operations in London and Eagan, Minnesota, Thomson Reuters employs 55,000 people and operates in over 100 countries.

Thomson Reuters

SOCIAL BUSINESS TRUST PARTNERS

The commitment of these investors is to contribute £15m of cash and in-kind support over a 3-5 year period.

  • Bain & Company
  • British Gas
  • Clifford Chance
  • Credit Suisse
  • EY
  • Permira
  • Thomson Reuters