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 Fuller Foundation is a legacy trust which will support individuals looking to advance within a company to enable a managerial or directorate level change to both the individual and the company, through the study and application of continuing professional development, training and/or education.

Its aim is to enable individuals to progress their managerial competences to director/executive competency level within the company in which they are currently employed.

This new initiative is administered and managed by The Benevolent Society in addition to their existing bursary support for individuals who are looking to advance their careers to the industry.

Patrick Fuller said “This is an exciting opportunity to give a younger individual in the Trade the chance to gain an MBA or similar business qualification to further their career in the future management requirements of our Trade.”


Prospective applicants need to complete an application form. This should include as much information as possible including all/any financial information. Once the completed form has been received the bursary committee will assess the application and successful applicants will be invited 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 provider at the start of each term by BACS

6. Recipient acknowledges award and agrees to participate in publicity and PR. Recipient also agrees to provide regular half yearly updates to the Fuller Foundation trustees throughout their year of study.

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

The Benevolent Society, charitable society of the British Allied Trades Federation financially assists individuals that have worked within the giftware, jewellery, surface engineering, travel goods and fashion accessories industries. Registered Charity number 208722.

The British Allied Trades Federation (BATF) is a company limited by guarantee which comprises five trade associations. Together these 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 annual sales worth in the region of £22 billion.


Laura Banner, Secretary, The Benevolent Society, 07985611209

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