Transformational Business Network (TBN)

Transformational Business Network (TBN)

Charity information

Transformational Business Network (TBN)

TBN is a network of business people & corporate organisations that uses an enterprise approach to tackle global poverty. We support projects in developing countries that create jobs & empower the poor

Founded 2003

  • Mission statement

    We are a network that uses an enterprise approach to tackle global poverty through sustainable businesses. We support projects in developing countries that create jobs, empower the poor and transform communities. Our members have already created or are sustaining over 20,000 jobs in 62 projects in 22 countries, with a total direct or indirect investment of £55m.

    Our members and partners include entrepreneurs, business and financial professionals, technical specialists, social investors and people from many other fields that want to use their skills and resources to benefit the poor and marginalised. They use our skills to: support small / medium enterprises (SMEs) through mentoring and training; start businesses with local entrepreneurs; market goods from the developing world; and invest in transformational projects or businesses.

    We also have Corporate Members that benefit from networking and can be involved on a commercial basis and develop project links that enhance customer and staff loyalty.

    • We value integrity, transparency, professionalism, creativity and diversity.
    • We seek SMEs that are sustainable, catalytic and replicable.
    • We are relationship led, service orientated and holistic in outlook.
    • We are founded on Christian values and principles and we welcome participants of any or no faith.
    • We are a network of different people doing different things for different reasons, but united in our desire to use business to alleviate poverty.

  • Aims

    Transformational Business Network (TBN) aims to:

    • To help you use your skills & experience to make a difference and make you more effective through support, advice, links to people and resources, a loan fund and by offering proven training materials.
    • To support small / medium enterprises (SMEs) through mentoring and training.
    • To market goods from the developing world.
    • To start sustainable businesses with local entrepreneurs that create jobs, empower the poor and transform communities.
    • To invest in transformational projects or businesses.
  • Overview

    Established: March 2003

    Registered Charity Number: 1099302

    Board members: 5

    Part time staff: 3

    Phone number: 024 7632 3265

    Address: Transformational Business Network The Venture Centre University of Warwick Science Park Sir William Lyons Rd Coventry CV4 7EZ

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  • Using business to combat poverty

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