BPC members
Business Philanthropy Club members
Founder members
  • Blandy & Blandy LLP is a Thames Valley firm of solicitors, established in 1733
  • Content Guru is a Bracknell-based company that provides cloud-based communications integration services to large enterprise and government organisations.
  • Panasonic is a Japanese multinational electronics corporation headquartered in Kadoma, Osaka, Japan.
  • Rapport Marketing develops effective brand and marketing strategies to help organisations achieve their aims and objectives and deliver a return on their marketing investments.
Full members
  • Hall Hunter Partnership (HHP) is a family business located in Berkshire, Surrey and West Sussex, growing strawberries, raspberries, blackberries and blueberries.
  • Shorts Group is an independent, family owned business offering services which range from Plant Hire to Agricultural Contracting, Skip Hire, Waste Management, Demolition and more.
  • TradeMark is a leading home improvement company offering Conservatories, Orangeries, Windows & Doors throughout Berkshire, Hampshire & Surrey.
  • One Medical Group design innovative solutions and deliver state of the art premises, healthcare services and facilities.
  • The Torftech group of companies are based in Thatcham and develop, licence and provide the TORBED Energy Technologies to a wide range of industries.
  • Volume Global is a global provider of digital content, technology and innovation based in Wokingham.
  • Nortons are a firm of Chartered Accountants and international business advisors providing a full range of services to dynamic companies, based in Spencers Wood.
Associate members
  • Appledore Dental Clinic provides cosmetic dentistry, opening up a brand new world to modern stress free, dental care in Binfield, Bracknell.
  • CentriLogic is a global provider of managed hosting, cloud computing and advanced IT outsourcing solutions, based in Bracknell.
  • Clayton Ventures is an advisor and principal investor in the telecoms, payments, technology, business services and renewable energy sectors.
  • Griffin is a broadband and Ethernet integrator that provides high-quality communications solutions to UK SMEs via telecommunications resellers and IT solution providers.
  • Pitmans provides legal advice across many sectors including technology, cyber security, employment and pensions and is based in London and Reading.
  • Run Print Run is a Commercial printing company based in Slough, providing print and copy service to companies across the tri-county area.
  • Wasing Estate is one of Berkshire’s best kept secrets, located near Reading, just 45 miles from London.
How to join
To start making a difference now, you can join with one of the following methods:

  • Send a cheque made payable to “Berkshire Community Foundation” to 100 Longwater Avenue, Green Park, Reading, Berkshire, RG2 6GP.  Please mark that your donation is for the Business Philanthropy Club.

If you want to find out more about the Business Philanthropy Club and how to join please call 0118 930 3021 and talk to our Director of Philanthropy or email philanthropy@berkshirecf.org


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Impact Report
Vital Signs 2016
  • “Diligence is always needed, as great projects, indeed great communities, aren't formed overnight."
    Joe McKenna
    Executive Director of BCF, 1993-1998
  • “During my 13 years as Lord Lieutenant, I witnessed what a difference Berkshire Community Foundation's grants made to the lives of so many people in Berkshire.”
    Sir Philip Wroughton KCVO DL
    Honorary Life President, Berkshire Community Foundation
  • "I believe in Berkshire. We all put our own families and homes first but in doing so, we want to ensure the community in which we live is one that we can be proud of."
    Harry Henderson DL
    Vice President, Berkshire Community Foundation
  • “The continuing support for local groups would not have been possible without a myriad of corporate and individual supporters, enthusiastic trustees and staff, the dedication of whom underwrites the success of Berkshire Community."
    Brigadier Robin Draper CVO OBE
    CEO, Berkshire Community Foundation 1998-2008
  • “Since I first became a trustee in 1991, my enthusiasm for BCF has never waned, as is the case it seems for everyone else who gets to know BCF. Particularly, of course, the recipients, who not only receive a grant but also sound advice on all aspects of developing the work of their organisation."
    Jane Wates OBE
    Vice President, Berkshire Community Foundation
  • “The original plans for the Foundation were driven by the needs of those living in Berkshire and how those needs could be alleviated. History has proven that not only was the concept behind the Foundation an inspired idea, but it was a workable one. As a former trustee of BCF, I am very proud that my family was involved from the start in establishing and developing such a fundamental part of charitable operations within the county."
    Richard Benyon MP
    MP for Newbury
  • "Phi-lan-thro-py: the act of donating money, goods, time or effort to support a charitable cause...any altruistic activity which is intended to promote good, or improve the quality of human life..."
    Definition of philanthropy
  • "I view the Community Foundation as an ideal complement to our charity programme. It is a most effective method of delivering support to local charities."
    John Nike OBE DL
    Chairman, Nike Group of Companies
  • “Whilst many people believe Berkshire is an affluent area, each unitary authority faces a number of real and, sometimes, hidden problems."
    The Hon. Mrs Bayliss CVO JP DL
    Honorary Life President, Berkshire Community Foundation
  • "I recognise that those of us that are luckier in life than others have the responsibility to those that are finding life a struggle... The Foundation makes it all so simple for me - I know the process and attention to detail ensures that what little help I do give hits the spot in the most efficient manner it can."
    Harry Henderson DL
    Vice President, Berkshire Community Foundation
  • “Localgiving.com is an excellent way of showcasing all the fantastic work being carried out at grassroots level to help those most in need. It allows people to support a local cause and to see what a real difference their donation has made."
    Liz McDaniel
    Fundraising & Events Manager, Dingley’s Promise
  • “Although child poverty is falling in the UK, there are still too many children growing up in disadvantaged circumstances, and we cannot be blind to areas of deprivation even in relatively affluent places such as Berkshire.”
    The Rt Hon. Theresa May MP
    Prime Minister

Friends of Young Carers

A grant of £5,000 from the NHS Carers Fund, managed by BCF, has helped to fund ongoing outings and activities for Young Carers in West Berkshire.