From Finance to Fashion

As well as providing volunteer teams to work with our social enterprises, our corporate partners place two experts in the SBT office every year to attract social enterprises to us and work with them to prepare for possible investment by SBT. They also assist in managing our portfolio, working with the businesses to help them [...]

Let Teachers Shine – and win £15,000!

At Social Business Trust we know a good idea when we see one. We’d like to highlight a great scheme called Let Teachers Shine. The scheme is run by SHINE which exists to help disadvantaged children and young people. They support programmes that concentrate on core educational subjects, and say that ‘Education provides choices. By funding [...]

Our Investee Shakespeare Schools Festival on Woman’s Hour

By Rebecca Pain

It is always good to hear about our investees getting the attention of the media. Shakespeare Schools Festival (SSF) has attracted the attention of Radio 4′s Woman’s Hour this month, and the result is a healthy 20 minute slot (21 minutes along) on today’s show. Jane Garvey, presenter, visited SSF in action last week at [...]

Timewise founders nominated for two key awards – your vote needed!

By Rebecca Pain

Timewise was SBT’s very first investment.  Co-founders Karen Mattison MBE & Emma Stewart MBE, are working hard to build a market connecting employers who need talented staff, to people who only want part time or flexible work (such as parents of young children). They have over 50,000 people registered, and are now working with more [...]



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