Business Schools & Professional Bodies

Leading international business schools and professional bodies work in partnership with us.

Cranfield School of Management is our founder school and we regularly recruit its alumni to our volunteer register. We are also proud to partner with other leading international business schools and professional bodies.

45% of our volunteers hold an MBA, with 80% in total holding a postgraduate professional qualification.   

Our volunteering partners include:

Partners - Business Schools & Professional Bodies

Cranfield School of Management

For more than 40 years, Cranfield School of Management, a world leader in management education and research, has been helping individuals and businesses learn and succeed by transforming knowledge into action.

We maintain a close relationship with the School and are delighted that it offers scholarships in the Trust's name. The Cranfield Trust MBA Scholarships for the Voluntary Sector in Europe are full fee scholarships open to candidates working for a European charitable voluntary organisation addressing issues of poverty, disability and social exclusion. Read about a recent project with Cranfield alumnus, Stefan Lubomirski de Vaux.

The Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development

The CIPD is the professional body for HR and people development. The not for profit organisation champions better work and working lives and has been setting the benchmark for excellence in people and organisation development for more than 100 years. It has more than 135,000 members across the world, provides thought leadership through independent research on the world of work, and offers professional training and accreditation for those working in HR and learning and development. CIPD members volunteer with us to support HRNet, our online HR information and advice service for charities.

Read about what volunteers say about us, including the views of Pauline Moignard, Chartered Fellow of the CIPD.

Durham University Business School

Durham Business School is part of Durham University, and one of the longest established business schools in the UK. It combines academic excellence, internationally-rated research and superb student support services to give students the very best business education. We have been working with Durham Business School since 2010 to promote professional skills volunteering.

Manchester Business School

The academic rigour and business relevance of Manchester Business School’s activities is one of its key strengths. It ensures that its innovative research covers contemporary topics and is informed by interaction with industry. Manchester has been our volunteering partner since 2008, encouraging alumni to volunteer in the North West and around the UK.

Strathclyde Business School

The University of Strathclyde Business School is regarded as a pioneer and a major innovator in the field of business and management education.

Strathclyde's partnership with us has been instrumental to our success in Scotland, with over 30 MBA alumni registering with us to date: around half have completed one or more projects successfully.  We have also appreciated the successful volunteer and third sector discussions and network events that we have held in partnership with Strathclyde.

Warwick Business School

Warwick Business School is a leading thought-developer and innovator, in the top one percent of global business schools. Consistently top-rated for teaching quality and research, WBS means business. 

Our relationship with Warwick has included successful events and we are delighted to welcome many alumni who volunteer in the West Midlands and across the UK.

University of Glasgow Business School

The Adam Smith Business School draws heavily upon the research and scholarly traditions of one of the ancient universities of Scotland. Students benefit from its learning environment, resources, support services, high quality academic staff and links with business and industry.

Through our partnership with the School, a number of highly talented individuals have already come forward to volunteer, and we look forward to welcoming many more from its alumni network.