Sarah Chiappini

Presuming that Brexit will go ahead (either on 29 March 2019 or later if Article 50 is extended), the UK’s withdrawal from the EU might affect charities in various ways, depending on their activities. In this briefing paper our colleague, Sarah Chiappini, sets out some of the issues that we should be thinking about. Brexit! – Implications for charities

How building a new website has refreshed our social mission

Creating a new website is one of those things that can too often slip down the ‘to do’ list. There are always more pressing priorities: client needs, operational issues, being there for the team; and being home for family too. So, making time to reflect on what we wanted our new site to look like, the messaging, why it was even needed, seemed like a lot of extra work. Was it worth it? Categorically yes… and not just for the obvious reasons. Having the chance to reflect afresh on why we do what we do and the way we do it has been deeply energising. We are thrilled to share the results. From little acorns… As you’ll see, there’s a bit of a theme. Yes, we do like our trees! And if you’ve ever visited our offices, you’ll know why. We are fortunate to live and work in the beautiful

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The Trust Partnership Certified B Corporation

The Trust Partnership is very pleased to announce it has become the first Certified B Corporation in Gloucestershire, and part of a growing movement of people using business as a force for good! Founded in 2005, we’re a social enterprise that specialises in managing charitable trusts, and advising some of the UK’s largest businesses on their community investment and employee engagement programmes. From our Gloucestershire HQ, our 30 staff and associates manage the philanthropic activities of foundations, such as The Radcliffe Trust and the D’Oyly Carte Charitable Trust, making grants of more than £8million each year to good causes. We are excited that we’ve not only been able to build a thriving business, but to do so on strong ethical foundations. The way we treat our staff, clients and other stakeholders is really important to us, and becoming a Certified B Corporation is evidence of our positive impact locally, and on the sector

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