Since 2007, Bright Ideas Trust has helped over 250 businesses develop from dreams or ideas into commercial enterprises, generating revenues and incomes, providing employment, purpose, satisfaction and self-worth.

Bright Ideas Trust has helped people, of all ages, turn their skills, interests or hobbies into a means of paying their bills, and effectively changing their lives.

Many of the people or beneficiaries that we have approached Bright Ideas Trust have come from challenging circumstances.  Some have struggled at school with their academic studies or come from disadvantaged backgrounds where money was short or their personal circumstances were difficult.  Whilst they had the motivation to do their own thing, their knowledge of the steps and tasks involved in starting a business was limited and they required help in getting to the stage where trading could begin.

Co-founders Tim Campbell and Paul Humphries recognised that starting a business wasn’t easy, but there were plenty of people who would be prepared to give it a go if they knew there was help and support available, which is why they started Bright Ideas Trust.  Now, with the success of The Apprentice, Dragon’s Den and other high profile media events, there are many more prospective entrepreneurs interested in finding out if their dreams could become reality.

Bright Ideas Trust offers its help free of charge.  Over the years, it has built a reputation for providing support for those who most need it.  The Bright Ideas Trust’s portfolio of diverse businesses and inspiring life stories is testament to the value of the work the charity provides.


Why do you support Bright Ideas Trust?

Bright Ideas Trust acquires its income in two ways:

  1. From generous sponsors and donors who want to help people into self-employment and enterprises.
  2. From commissions directly from the Start Up Loan Company when beneficiaries take out a loan.

The range of support provided includes one-to-one advice and consultation, workshops and training and reaching out externally with events, presentations and roadshows.  Being a small charity with just five full time staff, limits what can be achieved but ‘never saying no’ unless it is really impossible has resulted in Bright Ideas Trust having a high profile and being continually in demand.

Current generous supporters include Accenture, EY, Garfield Weston and William Wates.  More support is needed to help Bright Ideas Trust continue its very worthwhile work. In return for donations, a wide range of...

Donate and support

Are you interested in helping the young and the disadvantaged into self-employment and set up their own businesses?

Does your business need support to achieve its charitable aims and objectives?

Would you like your employees to engage with needy or underprivileged people?

If your business has a strong or moral code and is keen to extend its corporate social responsibility, then Bright Ideas Trust can provide compelling reasons for your support.

Bright Ideas Trust is a registered UK charity (charity number 1121480) which relies on donations and grants to carry out its vital work helping people get their business ideas off the ground and creating employment opportunities.

Originally established in 2007 to focus on young people not in education, employment and training, Bright Ideas Trust now works with all disadvantaged or needy, regardless of age.

Bright Ideas Trust needs

  • Entrepreneurial and innovative corporate organisations who are seeking to support their corporate social responsibility initiatives, give back to those in need and provide opportunities for their own staff to engage directly with business start-ups.
  • Philanthropic entrepreneurs, who seek to give their time and money to support the audiences that Bright Ideas Trust reaches.
  • Trusts and Foundations who are keen to help individuals or groups become self-sufficient and exceed their expectation levels

Current supporters

We would like to add YOUR logo to this list!

For further information, please contact Bright Ideas Trust CEO Paul Humphries on 020 3581 2407 or email


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