Partners Day 2012

“Business Bringing Impact Against Poverty”

As a business or professional person your skills and experience can have a massive impact in the neediest areas of the world. TBN’s network of Members & Partners use their skills to bring lasting transformation to some of the world’s poorest communities and work together to increase their effectiveness, and the Partners Day is our chance to bring together the knowledge, experience and resources of the Network in one place to share, collaborate and amplify our effectiveness.

The TBN Partners Day presents an excellent opportunity to be inspired, informed and resourced. It promises to be an inspiring day of compelling speakers, case studies and interactive sessions and great opportunities for networking. There will also be plenty of time dedicated to making valuable connections with other Partners and Members and sharing your project plans or initiatives with like-minded, resourceful people.

Additionally it presents an ideal opportunity to introduce newcomers who want to get involved using business as a tool to fight poverty and gives them the chance to interact with seasoned veterans in the field.

Early bird discounts and savings for introducing guests are in place until 12 November.

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For a taster of what to expect have a look at last year’s programme »

Please note that this event is open to non-members of TBN.


Nicholas Colloff
Nicholas Colloff – Director of Strategy and Innovation, Oxfam
"A Meeting of Minds - Oxfam's Small Enterprise Impact Investment Fund"
Africa now hosts some of the fastest growing economies in the world. Oxfam is the UK's largest anti-poverty charity. Oxfam has taken the initiative to harness the massive poverty reduction potential of SME growth. They are partnering with asset managers Symbiotics to create their Small Enterprise Impact Investment Fund (SEIIF) to harness this opportunity. As Director of Strategy and Innovation at Oxfam Nicholas is best positioned to tell the story.
Tim de Borde
Tim de Borde – Director, Exagris
"Cultivating prosperous communities and commercial crops in Malawi"
With over 8k hectares producing commercial cash-crops complemented by community empowerment that sustains several thousand smallholders and their families, Tim presents a great example for investment in agriculture in Africa.
Cyrille Antignac
Cyrille Antignac – Uberis Capital
"From Smallholders to Retailers – A Social Venture in Rural Development"
A journey of transition and scale-up amongst the Khmer rice growers - from a non-profit social business into a full-scale commercial business.
David How
David How – Oasis Transformation Ltd.
From the Managing Director’s perspective, we will look at engaging with impact investors, accessing commercial markets, tackling logistical challenges, working in a business hostile context, seeking lives impacted for good, and making a profit.
Andrew Carruthers
Andrew Carruthers
"Insights from East Africa – Gerum Motors and more"
TBN trustee and venture capital fund Director, developing social impact investments, will be freshly returned from East Africa will bring an update and insights.
Martin Brook
Martin Brook
"An Enterprise Vision to challenge an Atrocity – The Oasis Resort"
A bold vision for a tourist enterprise to generate revenue to educate and empower Cambodian villagers and break the cycle of exploitation of child trafficking.
Stuart Forman
Stuart Forman – The Mission House
"Skills for life and empowered employment in Madagascar"
Over the years a committed team has made repeated trips to to poorest region of Madagascar to develop enterprise opportunity in association with the local community. Over 800 people have completed life skills course that have been recognised by the Chamber of Commerce and employers. A local company (a major worldwide blue-chip corporation) is looking to sponsor the course amongst their employees and so create sustainability and scalability for the programme. This is the latest update with fresh footage from the November trip.
George Blair
George Blair – Just Buy UK
"Negotiating shark-infested waters and finding the pearl"
As a seasoned veteran of many expo trips George offers valuable lessons on keeping the business-mind focussed whilst the heart-strings are pulled.
Valuable lessons, hard-earned ... and with a happy ending - a scalable business importing Kenyan handcrafts.


Item Speaker(s)

Registration, Coffee & Networking


Stuart McGreevy

"A Meeting of Minds"
Oxfam's Small Enterprise Impact Investment Fund

Nicholas Colloff, Oxfam SEIIF

TBN Update

Stuart McGreevy

Next Stage Community
Socialising the Network

Stuart McGreevy & Harrison Brown

Coffee & Networking

Practitioner Insights
Ideas & Implementations

Tim de Borde - Exagris Ltd.
David How - Oasis Transformation
Andrew Carruthers - Spark Ventures
Martin Brook - Oasis Project (Cambodia)
Cyrille Antignac - Uberis Capital

Open Mic
One minute to offer or ask for resources from the Network

Lunch & Networking

Expo Exposures

Chris Green – A first TBN and Kenya experience
Jane Wwathome – TBN Dental Clinic
Stuart Forman - Madagascar Expo
George Blair - Negotiating Shark Infested Waters & Finding the Pearl
Stuart McGreevy – The DNA of an Expo



Schedule subject to change.

Warren House
Warren Road,
Surrey KT2 7HY


1. Choose Tickets

Please choose your ticket depending on your level of membership of TBN. If you are purchasing tickets for guests please also choose the correct ticket type for them, and ensure you specify their details below.

TBN Partners & TBN Members can invite guests at a 20% discount from the non-member ticket price.

If you are unsure of your membership status please contact TBN.

Ticket No. of tickets Cost per Delegate % VAT VAT Total
TBN Partner (£84 incl VAT) £70 20% £ £
TBN Member (£102 incl VAT) £85 20% £ £
TBN Non-Member 138 incl VAT) £115 20% £ £
Total £ £

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