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Adele Blakebrough MBE

Adele Blakebrough MBE is CEO and Co-Founder of Social Business Trust (SBT), a charity which supports high-potential social enterprises and charities to grow and become more sustainable.

It does that by investing professional support and cash grants from its leading corporate partners in a carefully selected portfolio of organisations.

Since 2010, SBT has positively impacted the lives of 1.9 million people, providing £18 million worth of in-kind and financial assistance, including 35,000 hours of high-quality business support.

Before setting up SBT, Adele was co-founder and CEO of CAN, a leading UK organisation for the development and promotion of social entrepreneurs.

Adele was also CEO of the nationally renowned Kaleidoscope project, working with 350 heroin users daily. Adele received the Business In The Community Sieff Award for engaging business for social benefit and was made an MBE for services to social enterprises.

She is a Director of Impact International and Chair of the International Advisory Board for Cardiff Business School.