Ethical Goods began as a good idea between a charity and a business and has grown to become an impressive consultancy with a large and ever-growing portfolio of charity and corporate clients. In the 11 years since inception, Ethical Goods has enabled over £75 million in new funding for charitable causes and made immeasurable strategic improvements to the social good being implemented by our corporate clients.
The idea of Ethical Goods was birthed by a group of friends following the successful tie up between the company Harrogate Spa and charity Pump Aid. This first concept saw the launch of the Thirsty Planet brand. Thirsty Planet was the genesis product for Ethical Goods and continues to sell well, having produced increased turnover for Harrogate Spa and over £2m for clean water in African nations.
The Ethical Goods team deliver the charity function of Crowdfunder.co.uk and since commencing work with them in 2019 have helped hundreds of charitable organisations to raise millions for their various causes, in new and innovative ways. In February 2020, we launched a free fundraising product into the charity sector which has enabled charities to avoid paying costly platform fees, freeing up more budget to be spent where it matters – with their beneficiaries. The new product was put to good use in Lockdown when we ran a fundraising campaign to support NHS Charities Together which raised over £76k, with 100 fundraisers and 3,357 supporters. There are 21,000 other charities with free fundraising pages available on the site now too, so fundraisers can pick their favourite charity and get fundraising knowing that 100% of funds raised will go to charity, plus the gift aid!
So far during the global pandemic, E.G. has provided hundreds of hours of free consultation to assist charities in creating and rolling out successful Crowdfunder campaigns which have benefited from received additional funding from local authorities, corporates and other funding bodies, including charitable trusts. The team have helped charities to think creatively around sourcing and promoting rewards to encourage higher donations. We have helped charities to leverage the impact of their corporate and individual supporter base, activate their fundraisers and to organise digital fundraising events. We even achieved a Guinness World Records™ for the world’s biggest virtual pub, featuring celebrity comedians such as Russell Howard and Jason Manford, with funds split between National Emergencies Trust and helping to save community pubs.
Our team have extensive expertise in business development, investment, mergers and acquisitions, marketing and communications, business, charity and NGO leadership, product development and production, poverty alleviation projects, consumer engagement, sponsorship endorsement and Cause Marketing, knock-out presentations, event management, campaigning and fiscal management.
Our varied team of experts are on hand to discuss how we can support and help your organisation. Give us a call on: 0845 6436412
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Duncan has a unique academic and professional background in International Development within the third sector and the commercial world. Duncan’s previous roles include field work in Africa, Americas and Asia, being the International Development Director for The Salvation Army (UK), Managing Director for an African Agricultural investment fund and running his own consultancy.
Duncan has a passion for making the world better, spending time with his family and friends and coffee…lots of coffee! He has run and competed in a whole host of physical challenges for the benefit of charity including running 6 marathons in 6 days for his favourite charity.
Ralph’s background is in both commercial and social enterprise. He is a Trustee of the Transformational Business Network, a network of business people and corporate organisations that use an enterprise approach in developing countries to create and sustain jobs in small to medium size businesses to empower the poor and transform communities.
Ralph is the chairman of Ethical Goods and is actively involved in the business development and overall strategy of the company. He founded Housing Partners, a business providing software and services to the UK’s social housing sector, which annually improves housing conditions for tens of thousands of households. Prior to that Ralph was a director of a large UK stockbroker in the City of London operating in the Corporate Finance arena and he remains active in the private equity market.
Ralph is a keen amateur artist operating under the pseudonym Fergus Ottac (he has already produced two ‘masterpieces’ that are simply waiting to find an audience!) and loves scaring friends and colleagues to death with his consummate skills on the ski slopes of Europe. To read more about Ralph go to his LinkedIn Profile.
Board Member, Shareholder & Strategic Advisorinfo@ethical-goods.com
Andrew is the Chief Executive of the Pemberstone Group, a private equity and property investment group that is one of Ethical Good’s principal partners.
Andrew’s skills and experience span a range of sectors and he has led the growth of Pemberstone for a number of years, having been a Director of the Company when it listed in 1995 and after its subsequent ‘public to private’ move in 1999.
He is a director of a number of growing businesses with which Pemberstone works or has interests. These range across the manufacturing, logistics, leisure and technology sectors, as well as Pemberstone’s original property investment and development business.
Board Member, Shareholder & Strategic Advisor
Commercial & Finance Directorinfo@ethical-goods.com
Richard covers commercials and finance for Ethical Goods. He is a graduate ACA and over the last 20 years has held senior finance and operational roles across a wide range of business sectors including retail, marketing and distribution, technology and manufacturing. In his last role Richard co-founded and grew a manufacturing business supplying blue-chip food processors with packaging products. He is also integrally involved in a number of other businesses including a chain of high street bicycle retailers, a business finance company &amp;amp;amp;amp; a venture capital group.
Richard is passionate about the power of genuine Corporate Social Responsibility and how it can impact and transform a business into a world-changing profitable enterprise. To read more about Richard go to his LinkedIn Profile.
Commercial & Finance Director
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John is a successful commercial engineer having helped build and ultimately lead Housing Partners a business that has already enabled over one quarter of a million social housing tenants to move home and exercise a life choice. John feels he benefitted from a Grammar School education and believes that his responsibility, wherever and however possible, to provide the necessary resources that provide the opportunity for others to achieve their potential.
John started at 3i plc as a management trainee and took his skills into the world of Social Housing working on diverse projects including large scale disabled facilities adaptations and providing open access computing facilities for all. He was a founder and worked for many years in a youth group that offers Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme training. To read more about John go to his LinkedIn Profile.
Business Development Consultant
An accomplished and energetic MD/VP of UK/EMEA with outstanding leadership, commercial and sales skills. Extensive leadership experience, living in and out of the UK, in start-up and established businesses. An enviable track record of over achievement of objectives for companies in the EMEA market, increasing shareholder value.
Recognised as a “hands-on” operational leader and an effective, articulate and passionate advocate of new technologies, new markets and new value propositions.
Successful enterprise technology sales leader with experience in SaaS, Digital, Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Process Automation, Data, CRM and Analytics. Often moving sector-specific business-processes online and automating them.
Martin was the MD of Blackbaud Europe leading it's work with the UK Charity Sector. Martin is a keen footballer, skier and family man.