What We Do


Bright Ideas Trust was established in 2007 by Tim Campbell MBE, the first winner of BBC’s The Apprentice and our Chair is Dr. Margaret Mountford.

Bright Ideas Trust is a charity that helps young people who haven’t had the same chances as the rest of society to start their own business.

Since it began, we have helped thousands of young people, many from disadvantaged backgrounds, to start and run their own business and understand how business works.

Our support covers all aspects of starting a business and is delivered by experienced business people who have been there, done that and want to pass on their knowledge and experience.

As well as support, mentoring and training, we also help you to secure start-up finance.


Training new entrepreneurs is one of the major responsibilities that Bright Ideas Trust takes very seriously. We know from experience that many start-up businesses fail in the early days as their owners are unaware of the priorities or the key tasks that require attention. Bright Ideas Trust endeavours to overcome this with informal and relaxed training programmes that inform, encourage and stimulate

Registering for a Bright Ideas Trust programme is very simple and all of our events are FREE to attend!

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Contact Us:

Bright Ideas Trust C/O Mintel, 11 Pilgrim Street, LONDON, EC4V 6RN.

+44 (0)794 352 0354


Mon – Fri: 9am – 5pm