Bates Wells Braithwaite


Bates Wells Braithwaite is a professional services firm, combining a top 100 legal practice with services in impact measurement, planning and strategy. BWB is widely recognised as having one of the leading charity and social enterprise legal teams in the UK.

BWB is also home to Get Legal, an online tool allowing charities on a budget to access tailormade legal documents at a fraction of the cost of engaging a solicitor.

BWB is the first UK law firm to become a B Corporation, having been certified by the non-profit B Lab to meet rigorous standards of social and environmental performance, accountability, and transparency. 

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Zurich is one of the leading providers of risk and insurance solutions to Britain’s public services, including charities, social enterprises and other not-for-profit organisations.

We insure over 15,000 not-for-profit organisations across the UK, covering charities of all shapes and sizes.

We offer:

  • Excellent customer service
  • Specialist not-for-profit insurance with £5 million public liability cover as standard
  • Flexible cover that can be tailored to the needs of organisations
  • Help to deliver risk management strategies and best practices to protect your communities

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Lead sponsor

At Ruffer we have a distinctive approach to investing which we believe is well suited to the needs and goals of charities and their trustees. We focus on delivering ‘all weather’ investment returns and protecting and growing the value of our client’s assets throughout the market cycle.

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Action Planning logo

'The answer’s yes – what’s the question?'

For 26 years Action Planning has been helping Boards and Chief Executives lead with purpose, meeting diverse needs with insight, imagination and integrity. Our core services fall under the headings of Governance and Strategy, Fundraising and Marketing, and People and Practice, but we never know what we are going to be asked to do next! So if you have a problem or an opportunity and don’t know quite where to turn – ask us!

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Searching for volunteers with finance expertise? Or looking for support as a volunteer? The Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW) can help.

Not-for-profit organisations can promote their voluntary opportunities free of charge on to our audience of finance professionals who get a buzz from making a difference.

ICAEW also has a Volunteering Community which is open to all and offers:

  • professional liability insurance for UK volunteering activities
  • access to the ICAEW Trustee Training modules to help you feel confident in your trustee role 
  • regular newsletters sharing the latest news, opinion and resources

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Board effect

More than 2,000 leading organisations and over 155,000 users rely on BoardEffect to manage board-related information online and advance the work of their boards. Hospitals and healthcare systems, nonprofits, foundations, educational institutions, government entities, companies and many others leverage BoardEffect to support the dynamic, nuanced, critically important work of governing bodies. BoardEffect allows truly easy management of board information, while also enabling board directors to fulfil their responsibilities of elevating organisational performance.


Waverton is an award-winning discretionary investment management firm providing high quality investment portfolios that are directly invested, actively managed and truly global.

We have looked after charities since our inception and recognise how to manage charitable investment assets in a prudent, pragmatic and flexible way. Our dedicated charities team understands the demanding and accountable environment in which charities operate, and take time to understand each client’s unique set of priorities in order to provide bespoke investment solutions and a highly personalised client service.

For further information, please contact Emma Robertson on 02074842065.

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