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 [...]

Big business backs Shakespeare schools

Press Release: Big business backs Shakespeare schools – Shakespeare holds the key to confidence for school children – Lowest achieving children progress a full year in 20 weeks London, 7 July 2014:   Seven major businesses under the umbrella of Social Business Trust (SBT) are increasing their investment in Shakespeare Schools Festival with support worth over [...]

Are businesses missing out on supporting social enterprise?

This month alone, we’ve seen several members of our portfolio celebrate, quite rightly, their success, as outlined on our our blog. They’ve duly received national press coverage thanks to stories involving Boris Johnson, major investment, Shakespeare, and reviving British manufacturing. Social enterprises are arguably the answer to many a gap in market or state provision, [...]



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