Our winning formula triples support for social enterprises

- Social Business Trust improves the lives of 300,000 people – London, 16 September 2014: Social Business Trust (SBT), a charity offering grants and professional expertise to the social enterprise sector, reveals today that for every pound it receives as a cash donation, they are able to increase this three-fold in the value of services [...]

How can social enterprises ready themselves to compete?

Adele Blakebrough MBE, chief executive of the Social Business Trust, and one of the early pioneers of social enterprise in the UK, takes a look at the latest proposition by the Labour Party to put aside public sector contracts for social enterprises. A good thing most will agree, but have social enterprises got what it [...]

SBT featured on London Live

We invested recently in Fashion Enter, a social enterprise which is changing the face of British garment manufacturing by training up a workforce in stitching skills, as well as running a successful factory supplying the likes of M&S, New Look, and Asos. The latter has also supported Fashion Enter for several years. Now, SBT’s partnership [...]

Fashion Enter wins approval for Fashion Technology Academy

Fashion Enter are flying! We awarded the social enterprise with a grant and professional support at the start of this year, and since then we’ve worked together to secure phenomenal change and growth. Now, they’ve won approval for a new Fashion Technology Academy in London. Fashion Enter approached Haringey Council with their plan  to expand [...]



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