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Patrick and Vivienne Fuller

The Benevolent Society, the charity of the British Allied Trades Federation (BATF), is pleased to announce the launch of The Fuller Foundation.

The FullerFoundation is a legacy trust which will support individuals looking to advancewithin a company to enable a managerial or directorate level change to both theindividual and the company, through the study and application of continuingprofessional development, training and/or education.

Its aim isto enable individuals to progress their managerial competences todirector/executive competency level within the company in which they arecurrently employed.

This newinitiative is administered and managed by The Benevolent Society in addition totheir existing bursary support for individuals who are looking to advance theircareers to the industry.

PatrickFuller said “This is an exciting opportunity togive a younger individual in the Trade the chance to gain an MBA orsimilar business qualification to further their career in the futuremanagement requirements of our Trade.”


Prospective applicants need to complete anapplication form. This should include as much information as possible includingall/any financial information. Once the completed form has been received thebursary committee will assess the application and successful applicants will beinvited for first interview.

1. Application in writing

2. Letter from company

3. Interview

4. Second interview

5. Award paid on a termly basis to the providerat the start of each term by BACS

6. Recipient acknowledges award and agrees toparticipate in publicity and PR. Recipient also agrees to provide regular halfyearly updates to the Fuller Foundation trustees throughout their year ofstudy.

7. The Benevolent Society reserve the right towithdraw this bursary should the applicant not fulfil the conditions.

The Benevolent Society, charitable society ofthe British Allied Trades Federation financially assists individuals that haveworked within the giftware, jewellery, surface engineering, travel goods andfashion accessories industries. Registered Charity number 208722.

The British Allied Trades Federation (BATF) is acompany limited by guarantee which comprises five trade associations. Togetherthese represent approximately 2,500 enterprises from the jewellery, giftware,surface engineering and travel goods and accessories industry sectors.Collectively BATF members employ an estimated 46,000 people and produce annualsales worth in the region of £22 billion.


Laura Banner, Secretary, The Benevolent Society,07985611209

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