NCVO Annual Conference 2017 exhibitor profiles

The following exhibitors were at this year's Annual Conference.

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360Giving aims to make UK grantmaking more informed, effective and strategic.

We support organisations to publish their grants data in an open, standardised way and help people to understand and use the data in order to support decision-making and learning across the charitable giving sector.

Our ‘open data’ approach enables easy access to grants information without having to trawl through annual reports and websites. We are also developing online platforms that allow non-experts to use the data, making it easier for everyone to easily discover who is funding what, where and what for.

Find out more at and @360Giving.

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“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!

01737 814758

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Ansvar logo landscape CMYK smaller Ansvar is one of the UK’s leading charity insurers, with a range of specialist commercial policies for the voluntary sector – charities, churches and voluntary groups who make a positive contribution to society. Each year we donate a share of our profits to charities involved in alcohol and drug education and rehabilitation, particularly for young people. We were extremely proud to have been named Insurance Company of the Year at the Better Society Awards in 2015; a fantastic recognition of our commitment to the charity sector.
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Big Society Capital is a financial institution with a social mission. It was set up to build the social investment market in the UK so that charities and social enterprises can access appropriate repayable finance to enable them to grow, become more sustainable and increase their impact on society. It is doing this by building a diverse social investment market: encouraging investors to lend or invest money to achieve a social as well as a financial return. Since it was set up in 2012, Big Society Capital has invested over £285 million in specialist organisations who lend to charities and social enterprises.


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Charities Aid Foundation (CAF) is a charity dedicated to making philanthropy more effective and helping charities become more successful. We provide trusted and reliable financial, fundraising and grantmaking services to help your charity reach its potential and make a bigger impact. We provide access to a range of finance and funding solutions:

  • Banking
  • Lending
  • Savings and Investments
  • Fundraising
  • Social investment  

Talk to our experts today to see how we can help you. Phone: 03000 123 444

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Insurance and risk management services for charities, social enterprises, community, faith and voluntary groups. CaSE Insurance was established and is part-owned by NCVO and by charity law firm Bates Wells Braithwaite. CaSE Insurance only insures voluntary organisations and associated groups. We are your risk and insurance partner; we always aim to be approachable, professional, trustworthy, responsive and competitive. If you are looking for charity risk expertise and an excellent, friendly service, please call and speak to Elaine on the number below.
0333 800 9838
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CCLA is one of the UK's largest charity fund managers.  We provide funds and services designed to meet the distinctive needs of charities and public sector organisations. Our clients benefit from our strong long-term performance record, competitive and fair pricing, and our enduring commitment to their priorities. Our ownership ensures our stability and independence. 
CCLA Investment Management Limited and CCLA Fund Managers Limited are authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.
0800 022 3505
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Central Consultancy & Training specialise in organisational development for voluntary and community organisations, not for profits, Local Authorities, housing and social care. With a reputation built over 35 years, we offer:

  • Cultural change and service transformation
  • Restructuring, organisation design and staff engagement
  • Leadership and management development
  • Governance improvement and Board development
  • Human Resources

Central Consultancy & Training works in partnership with Sewell & Wood, a specialist division of Network Public Sector (part of Pertemps Network Group) recruiting  non-executives, senior staff and other specialist colleagues for not for profit organisations.

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Charity Bank is an ethical bank that exists to lend to organisations with a social purpose. Our mission is to use loan finance to support charities and social enterprises, so you can be confident that we’ll work with you side-by-side. You can apply for loans from £50,000 to £3.25 million and more in partnership with other lenders. What matters to us isn't maximising profits but a shared idea about the world we want to live in.  If you're looking for a bank that shares your values, why not work with us? 

01732 441919

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Charity Property Help (CPH) is a pro bono service designed to assist charities and voluntary organisations, by providing free support and guidance on all property matters in the UK.

Founded by the Return Foundation and managed by RICS, in partnership with the Charity Finance Group and the National Council for Voluntary Organisations.

Many charities and voluntary organisations need advice on property matters. CPH is designed to assist them manage their property assets more effectively by providing a minimum of a one hour consultation with an RICS regulated firm free of charge.

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Chorus is a digital design and software development house. We’ve worked with many non-profit organisations to provide bespoke .NET development on Microsoft Dynamics 365 and Umbraco. After hearing the same struggles between traditional non-profit CRM software and commercial CRM systems, we created a modular, ready-to-go CRM solution built on Microsoft Dynamics 365, with integrated website and email marketing; completely tailored to non-profit requirements. From membership management to Gift Aid claims, this solution allows organisations to choose the functionality they need. And if further customisation is required, we can extend it through .NET development, as well as providing ongoing support.

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Circle Interactive is a Bristol-based digital agency.  We've been supporting public, private and third sector clients since 2005. Our mission is to enable our clients to make a real difference through high quality consultancy, development and support around open source  systems. Our staff of 20 maintain publishing and CRM systems for 100+ non-profits across the UK and worldwide.

We are Drupal and CiviCRM experts, supplying audits, consultancy, training and system configuration. Our expertise spans complex data imports from legacy systems, security planning, to improving user experience. We also provide ongoing software maintenance on fully managed hosted systems with  dedicated  support.

0117 909 6967

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Class Networks is the leading provider of business communications technology to NCVO, WCVA and SCVO. We pride ourselves in putting the voluntary sector at the heart of our business, with over 1,000 clients such as Friends of the Earth and Age UK.

• telephony services /call centres
• system upgrade
• cloud migration
• IT / networks / Microsoft 365
• mobile
• cyber security 
• video conferencing

Whether you have a growing mobile workforce, office move, inconsistent interfaces, multi-sites, we’ll always give you free and impartial advice. We work with leading edge companies EE, Sophos, Avaya, ShoreTel, Cisco, Microsoft, Vidyo etc.

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 co op systems

Co-Operative Systems focuses on providing great IT services cost effectively to charities and social enterprises. We have over 20 years’ experience, and are a Microsoft Gold Partner and Investors in People accredited. Current hot topics we have good experience with include Office365 and cloud services.

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CCS is one of the leading procurement organisations in Europe. Charities can use our commercial solutions free of charge. We cover everything from staff and electricity to laptops, stationery and financial services. We are part of the public sector and we're here to help the both the public and charity sectors. Our commercial specialists have put together a range of great value commercial deals, which will help you achieve significant savings and allow you to focus more of your precious time and resources on your organisation’s key priorities.

0345 410 2222

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The Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) helps employers make safer recruitment decisions and prevent unsuitable people from working with vulnerable groups, including children. It replaced the Criminal Records Bureau (CRB) and Independent Safeguarding Authority (ISA) in 2012.
We are responsible for:

  • processing requests for criminal records checks (DBS checks)
  • deciding whether it is appropriate for a person to be placed on or removed from the children’s barred list and adults’ barred list for England, Wales and Northern Ireland.

DSC has helped make tens of thousands of charities stronger for over 40 years.
Put simply, we provide training courses, publications, online funding databases, research, conferences, a bookshop and lots of free resources on our website such as top tips and best-practice articles. If you work for a charity we aim to support you in everything you do.

Give us a call on 08450 77 77 07.


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EdenTree Investment Management – Profit with Principles

That is what we aim to deliver. We believe that a company’s business activity, it’s environmental and community impact and the way it interacts with its stakeholders can all positively contribute to returns. EdenTree is a leader in Socially Responsible Investing and has a long-established track-record of successfully managing portfolios for individuals, institutions and charities.

Given our ownership, we understand the importance of a charitable organisation’s values and mission and are proud to have won the Moneyfacts Best Ethical Investment Provider of the Year Award for the past eight consecutive years.

0800 032 3778

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ella forums delivers a programme of leadership development that focuses on you becoming a more effective leader. CEOs and leaders of charities and social enterprises come together at monthly meetings all over the country to hear the latest thinking from expert speakers, participate in peer group learning and receive one-to-one coaching. As a leader you are invited to attend a meeting as our guest to see first-hand how you could benefit from ella forums.  

07703 291737

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Family Fund

Family Fund Business Services is the UK’s leading business-to-business grant fulfilment service, with over 43 years of grant administration expertise through our parent charity, Family Fund. We offer an online web-based ordering facility for a vast range of grant awarded goods and services; supporting charities, benevolent organisations and local authorities to effectively manage their grant funds, create tangible savings and improve administration. Our online ordering portal provides access to nine UK suppliers and thousands of essential goods and services; ensuring our customers achieve the best value for all their grant giving needs, helping their funds stretch further. 

01904 571 059

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The Fundraising Regulator is the independent voluntary regulator of charitable fundraising in England and Wales. Having launched in July 2016, we maintain and uphold the standards set out in the Code of Fundraising Practice and its associated Rulebooks for Face-to-Face Fundraising. We are also responsible for the development and operation of the upcoming Fundraising Preference Service, to give the public more control over the communication they receive from charitable organisations.

We aim to work with charities and representative bodies to improve public trust and confidence in the sector, through guidance, fundraising standards and effective complaints handling.

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Owned by a trust, the Guardian’s interests remain free from commercial pressure and our values align with the not-for-profit sector. As the UK's most trusted news organisation*, we inspire our readers into action, such as researching an employer, changing their mind about a career or applying for a role via Guardian Jobs. With 741,000 charity professionals reading, Guardian Jobs and The Guardian Voluntary sector network each month**, we're confident we have the relevant audience for your message. Find more information here.

Sources: *Ofcom 2015; **Guardian Connecting Professionals research 2016 and Madgex 2016

020 3353 2000

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Hettle andrews

Hettle Andrews is a Chartered independent risk management and commercial insurance broker. Having a longstanding expertise in the Charity sector we have developed a fully integrated solution called ONE. ONE offers conventional insurance with all of your H&S needs - Discover why Charities are turning to this ONE solution.

0121 423 6200

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HR Services Partnership

HR Services Partnership provide small and medium sized organisations in the not-for-profit sector with access to quality HR services at a reasonable price.  Our support ranges from working on restructures and TUPE transfers to handling individual performance problems or providing a fully outsourced service. Our clients value our knowledge of the sector and our practical approach.  We are proud to:

  • be an NCVO Trusted Supplier
  • provide a dedicated consultant to every client
  • employ only CIPD qualified consultants
  • have Investors in People Accreditation.

01403 240205 


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HSF health plan is an employee health benefits provider. It is the trading company of the charity, The Hospital Saturday Fund.

HSF health plan provides an extensive range of benefits to help with healthcare costs, gives access to a Doctor 24/7 as well as exclusive discounts and offers with HSF Perkbox plus much more.
Everyone who joins HSF health plan, just by belonging, are making a contribution to the important work of the charity, as the profits from the health cash plan go to the parent charity. Not something which usually happens when an insurance policy is taken out.
HSF health plan is an employee health benefits provider. It is the trading company of the charity, The Hospital Saturday Fund.


Searching for experienced volunteers? Work for a charity or have clients in the sector? The Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW) can help. is completely free to search or post volunteer opportunities, or find volunteers with specialist finance and business skills.

ICAEW’s Charity and volunteer sector group also offers:
• Professional Liability Insurance (covering trustee and volunteer activity, or when providing pro bono finance services)
• bi-monthly newsletters sharing the latest news, opinion, and resources
• dedicated e-library
• discounts on training and sector events
• helpsheets and resources on charity accounting, taxation and governance



Our reputation as the trusted supplier to NCVO for award winning print technology and service is down to the pro-active and fresh approach we take to managed print services.
Working in partnership with world leading brands to deliver digital document solutions aimed at reducing your costs and increasing business efficiency.
Our enthusiastic team of print consultants work to understand the needs of you and your organization and ensure your print, copy and email requirements are met.

  • Trusted NCVO supplier
  • Guaranteed savings
  • Free print consultation
  • Award winning products
  • Gold Star Service and support

Visit us on stand number 45 for a chance to win a Samsung printer for your organization!

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Access Impact Management Prog

NCVO is excited to be a partner on the NPC-led Impact Management Programme funded by the Access Foundation and Power to Change.

This programme aims to build the capacity of charities and social enterprises to manage their impact - which means analysing and responding to their impact data so they can use it to change and improve. This will ultimately help charities and social enterprises increase their social impact and diversify their income.

Visit our stand to find out more about the programme and how you can get involved. You can also find out more at   

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Kiln, the socially responsible creative agency.  We provide creative solutions in the form of website design, volunteer match systems and database solutions. Kiln is a project of the charity VAST, providing a high quality graphic design, print and web design facility for the voluntary sector. So far we have worked with over 100 third sector organisations on a variety of projects providing marketing support from complex database solutions to simple print management. Kiln is a not-for-profit agency, any surplus goes into our bursary fund, so every time you work with us you support the sector! 

01782 683030

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Manage energy costs with the help of the NCVO’s Trusted Supplier LSI Energy

As part of your NCVO member benefits LSI Energy offer all members a free-of-charge no obligation assessment of their current business gas, electricity and water expenditure.

In order to take advantage of this great service please contact the friendly team at LSI Energy 0800 019 9595 / 01727 877 020 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
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LSI Energy has over 22-years’ experience in helping businesses control their energy expenditure – speak to them to find out how they could assist your organisation save; Money, Time & Hassle.

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Lucas Fettes & Partners is an independently owned, Lloyd’s accredited insurance brokerage, financial services and employee benefit advisory practice. We help NCVO members to meet their automatic enrolment duties, and provide Death in Service cover for employees from as little as £2 per month per person. We also provide advice and solutions to help trustees manage a broad range of risks. We take the time to understand the specific needs of our clients, developing long-term relationships based on expertise and trust.

0330 660 0148

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PayPal Giving Fund is a registered charity (No.1110538) that enables PayPal and its partners, such as eBay, to raise funds on behalf of UK charities. PayPal Giving Fund is working to create a network of donors, businesses and charities, and provides a secure and easy way for people to find and support their favourite causes while at home or on the go. Working with leading internet businesses, PayPal Giving Fund generates more than $35m in donations each year to benefit charities in the US and UK.

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Phoenix Software 2015 Logo RGB Phoenix Software is the UK’s leading supplier of software, hardware, devices, IT solutions and Software Asset Management services to NCVO Members. As a NCVO preferred supplier, we leverage significant discounts which are available to all members via an extensive number of specially-negotiated deals with leading global suppliers. We are highly-accredited with the major software and hardware vendors including Microsoft, VMware, Dell, HPE, Trend Micro, Adobe, Citrix, License Dashboard and Sophos, making us the premier partner for all your IT requirements.

01904 562200

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Premier Charity Solutions, as part of the Premier Choice Group, is a leading supplier of IT & web services exclusively to charities & not-for-profit organisations throughout the UK.

Since being founded back in 2002, we have earned an impressive reputation as a result of our professional approach, vast industry knowledge and highly-praised customer service.

Our partnerships with a variety of vendors (including Microsoft, Apple, Dell, HP and Sophos) help us offer clients the best available discounts, ensuring organisations in the Third Sector aren’t left behind as technology advances.

PP logo JPEG  Pureprint Group is the preferred print and print audit supplier to NCVO, advising on savings that can be made by managing spend across all aspects of marketing communications. Sustainability is at the heart of our business, having won the Queen’s Award for Enterprise Sustainable Development 2013. Our services span creative, data, print, packaging, point of sale, direct mail, print management, print audits, web build, storage, and pick, pack and fulfillment services - combined with our own Purity procurement platform. We work with over 20 clients in the voluntary sector.


Quilter Cheviot

How do you navigate investment challenges & opportunities? When it comes to investment, Quilter Cheviot help charities by thinking beyond the obvious.

  • Over £1.5 billion of charity assets under management (as at 30/06/2016)
  • Support for the sector: charity seminars, bespoke investment training, ethical investment expertise and knowledge guides

020 7150 4000

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RTStreetwise is a data analysis consultancy, which helps voluntary and commercial organisations to organise and apply their data resources more effectively to support their business needs. We have worked for a range of national charities and local hospices, helping them to recruit and engage more effectively with their supporters.

How we help:

  • Rationalise existing data resources to reduce wastage.
  • Optimise data resources to ensure current and future business needs are effectively supported.
  • Source or build niche datasets to fill or bridge data gaps.
  • Enhance current data and analytical thinking to develop cross business data currencies.
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Russam GMS is the longest established interim management provider in the UK and a leading executive search firm. With over 30 years’ track record of providing interim management, project management and executive search solutions, both here and internationally, Russam GMS is one of the foremost senior-level recruiters in the voluntary sector and is an NCVO Trusted Supplier.

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Our dedicated and experienced Relationship Directors understand the unique needs of the charity and not-for-profit sectors.

At Santander we appreciate the importance of charities and not-for-profit organisations and the huge impact of their work. As a stable UK bank we work closely with our customers and place a premium on flexibility and transparency. What's more, our Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) programme demonstrates that we are fully committed to being a responsible business. 

Our services include:

  • Current accounts
  • Deposit accounts
  • Curreny accounts
  • Foreign exchange
  • Card acceptance
  • Loans and overdrafts

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Sarasin & Partners are a leading manager of charity portfolios, managing £6.0bn* for 400*discretionary clients, representing over 40% of our £14.4 bn assets under management.

We offer bespoke investment solutions: via segregated portfolios, single asset class funds or through our two common investment funds. With over 20 years’ experience, we have established a reputation for consistent investment performance and high-quality reporting.

Our ‘Compendium of Investment’ forms the basis for our trustee training programme; we have trained over 4.000 trustees and permanent officers throughout the UK and Ireland.

*as at 31.12.16

020 7038 7268

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SSE Logo new colours The School for Social Entrepreneurs offer a range of training courses designed specifically for charities, social enterprises, and public sector organisations. Whether it's finding funding, measuring your social impact, or making sense of social investment, our courses will cut through the jargon and present each topic clearly and simply. We work hard to make sure our courses are practical, hands-on, and engaging. You’ll be able to apply what you learn to your own organisation straight away. 

Tap2fund – ‘The donation station’ has been developed by Speeder Ltd who have been manufacturing payment systems for nearly 20 years. After consulting widely with the charity and community sector, Speeder have produced both unattended wall mounting and hand held ‘Donation stations’.  These products have been developed to allow small donations to charity in an increasingly cashless society. Collecting donations from supporters ‘tapping’ their card has multiple advantages; audit, security, traceability and transparency. In trials of contactless giving it has been shown that people donate up to 300% more when using a card than cash.

01803 883833

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Three Rings has been providing powerful, intuitive volunteer management and rota software to the third sector for 15 years. More than 26,000 volunteers at well over 300 organisations rely on Three Rings to manage their volunteering.

We use a team of dedicated volunteers to deliver enterprise-quality software at budget-friendly prices, with technical support available 7 days a week. Three Rings currently benefits everyone from small community shops to major national charities: visit us at stand 27, or see our website to find out why.

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Trustees Unlimited sources potential trustees from a database of senior people from the private, public and voluntary sectors who have a variety of functional backgrounds. Trustees are sourced through strategic partners offering trusteeships as part of employee professional development, and through the Russam GMS database of senior executives, plus colleagues who are experienced consultants with expertise in executive search.

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UNITY TRUST CMYK As an independent commercial bank with a social conscience, we want to help create a better society. With over 24,000 customer accounts and 26% of our borrowers being registered charities, we understand socially minded organisations.
When you bank with us, you’ll benefit from a personal service from our UK-based Customer Service centre. And you’ll have access to your own Relationship Manager, who understands your business goals and helps you to achieve them.
If we sound like a bank you’d like to work with, please come and see us on stand 46, call 0345 140 1000 or visit our website.

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