Tempo partners with Social Business Trust

We are delighted to announce that Tempo is partnering with Social Business Trust (SBT). SBT’s mission is to support high growth potential social enterprises to scale-up their impact. Tempo has won a place on SBT’s Design programme, in which ambitious, established social enterprises receive hands-on support to plan and prepare for their next phase of growth.

“We’re excited to have SBT’s support as we scale-up and help to strengthen more communities,” says Ian Merrill, Tempo CEO. “Around half of the people earning Time Credits each year are new to volunteering, and overall many people earning & spending Time Credits experience real health & well-being benefits.  With SBT’s support, we aim to extend that impact across the UK.”

Since 2010 SBT has positively impacted the lives of 1.9 million people, providing £18 million worth of in-kind and cash assistance, including 35,000 hours of high-quality business support, to twenty two social enterprises, including The Brilliant Club, The Challenge, Hertfordshire Independent Living Service and London Early Years Foundation.

“Tempo is already having a positive impact on communities across the country from Cornwall to Blackpool.  We’re pleased to be working with them to get set for further growth and ultimately help many thousands more people enhance their lives through volunteering.” – Adele Blakebrough MBE, CEO of SBT (and pictured above).

SBT’s Design programme is backed by its world class corporate partner network: Bain & Company, Clifford Chance, EY, Permira, Permira Debt Managers and Thomson Reuters. Elizabeth Oxborrow, a Manager from EY’s People Advisory Services and currently on secondment to SBT, will lead Tempo through SBT Design.