WB Creative Jewellery Group chairman Patrick Fuller with his wife Vivien Fuller. (ITP)

The Benevolent Society, the charity of the British Allied Trades Federation (BATF), has officially launched The Fuller Foundation.

Plans for The Fuller Foundation were announced during the National Association of Jewellers AGM earlier this year, and now more details of the initiative, named after Patrick and Vivian Fuller, have been revealed.

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.

Patrick Fuller comments: “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.”

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.

The Fuller Foundation Criteria

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 a first interview, with some then proceeding onto a second.

For successful applicants the award will be paid on a termly basis to the provider at the start of each term by BACS.

Recipients of the award must agree to participate in publicity and PR, and be willing to provide regular half yearly updates to the Fuller Foundation trustees throughout their year of study.

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

For more information contact Laura Banner, Secretary, The Benevolent Society, via email.

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