NCVO Trading Limited

This page explains the relationship between NCVO and NCVO Trading Limited.

NCVO Trading Ltd (NCVOTL) is a private company limited by guarantee (03537225) and is a wholly owned subsidiary company of NCVO.

NCVO is a charity (225922) and company limited by guarantee (198344).

NCVOTL exists to support NCVO’s earned income by developing and monitoring a portfolio of high-quality partnerships, services and products aligning with NCVO’s mission and values and meeting charities’ needs. All profits generated by NCVOTL are donated to NCVO. This income ensures NCVO is financially sustainable and independent, enabling us to deliver the support and guidance our members and the wider sector need.

Our trading activities include:

    • Trustees Unlimited – a partnership with Bates Wells and Russam that provides cost-effective trustee recruitment services which runs Step on Board. This is a programme that links senior staff at major businesses with charities looking for skilled professionals to join their board.
    • Trusted Suppliers – partnering with selected third-party organisations that offer products and services to help people run their voluntary organisation.
    • Conference venue – we operate a central London charity conference venue, hiring meeting rooms and providing catering for delegates.
    • Exhibition stalls and sponsorship – we sell exhibition spaces at our conferences and offer corporate sponsorship of some of our events and services.

NCVOTL is governed by a board of directors that meet quarterly and report annually to NCVO’s trustee board. The current directors of NCVOTL are:

  • Bruce Gordon (independent chair)
  • Paul Breckell (NCVO treasurer)
  • Chris Freed (NCVO trustee)
  • Jenny Field (NCVO trustee)
  • Dominic Fox (independent)
  • Jeremy Rees (independent)
  • Karl Wilding (NCVO chief executive)
  • Susan Cordingley (NCVO deputy chief executive)

Full details of NCVO’s finances and governance are available in our annual reports.

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