WHY I DONATED
Chirag Shah, Executive Chairman, Simfoni
“When you reach the top, be sure to send the elevator back down” – I didn’t come up with the quote, but I certainly share the sentiment.
WHY I DONATED
Michael Hill, Investor in early to mid stage Businesses
“The Engineering skills I developed earlier on continue to be an important part of my career.
WHY I DONATED
Ean Lewin, Managing Director at Dtec International Ltd
"My MBA gave me an entirely new skill set to handle any situation!
WHY I DONATED
Andy Phillipps, PhD Materials Science, Entrepreneur and early-stage tech investor and venture capitalist
"Engineering skills certainly helped us to build the world’s largest hotel booking group but it was the business management training that I learned at
WHY I DONATED
Dame Anne and Matthew Richards, CBE CEng MIET, CEO of Fidelity International
"I couldn’t have made the transition to investment without taking an MBA.
WHY I DONATED
Richard Kluth, Managing Director, Bandweaver
"I started out as a field engineer in an optical fibre development company and now I am MD of an international fibre optic company with over 300
EIBF Alumni have already donated £2 million of the initial £5 million target. EIBF invites like-minded organisations, trusts and individuals to support Engineers in Business Fellowship.
WHY SUPPORT THE SMF SCHOLARSHIP SCHEME?
The UK needs leaders who are qualiﬁed engineers with expertise in strategic thinking, marketing, economics and ﬁnance.
Engineering and technology sectors need investment to produce innovative products for global markets.
Engineers need education and scope to develop entrepreneurial businesses to boost the UK economy.
The UK and world urgently need to move to a more sustainable economic and industrial model.
Executive Chairman, Simfoni
"When you reach the top, be sure to send the elevator back down” – I didn’t come up with the quote but I certainly share the sentiment.
Of course, it’s a highly personal decision how one deﬁnes reaching the top, and another personal decision how one chooses to ‘pay it forward’. In my case, I look back at my career and count both my MBA and the SMF network as being the two most inﬂuential factors in supporting my entrepreneurial career. The MBA argument is clearly understood by this audience, but I’d like to emphasise how much the SMF network has been a fantastic source of advisors, clients and partners, staff, PR and support group of like-minded entrepreneurs.
Investor in early to mid stage Businesses
"The Engineering skills I developed earlier on continue to be an important part of my career. However an MBA allowed me to broaden them, and provide a variety of different perspectives when reviewing a particular situation or opportunity. The Sainsbury Management Fellows scholarship significantly helped me to take that next step and move out of my comfort zone. I think it's important that we build a sustainable platform to help the next generation of leaders, and that is why I'm keen to support this fundraising campaign."
Managing Director at Dtec International Ltd
"My MBA gave me an entirely new skill set to handle any situation! Thanks to the Sainsbury Management Fellowship Award, I was able to transition from an apprentice building nuclear submarines and on to travelling the globe as a Schlumberger Wireline engineer, on to being an engineer, manager and entrepreneur in another six very different market places. My career has now spanned submarines, nuclear, noise & vibration, automotive distribution, pharmacy, brewery dispense manufacture and sales, high end motorcycle retailing, illegal drug detection technology and lobbying for requisite legislation and on top of all of that, small business consulting. I am pleased to have taken part in the SMF from the outset, but it has taken 30 years to be able to contribute back and to help maintain the sustainability of the Sainsbury Management Fellowship Scheme and hope that many other young, keen and adventurous engineers will benefit from it as much as I have."
PhD Materials Science, Entrepreneur and early-stage tech investor and venture capitalist
"Engineering skills certainly helped us to build the world’s largest hotel booking group but it was the business management training that I learned at INSEAD, thanks to being selected for a Sainsbury Management Fellowship award, which enabled me to launch the company and keep it afloat and profitable. I am pleased to give back to the SMF scheme without which I could not have achieved this."
Dame Anne and Matthew Richards
CBE CEng MIET, CEO of Fidelity International
"I couldn’t have made the transition to investment without taking an MBA. The Sainsbury Management Fellows scheme facilitated that critical step up to management and leadership. For this reason, my husband Matthew, (also a Sainsbury Management Fellow who now focuses on Angel investing) and I were both pleased to lend our support so that the scheme will continue to help other engineers like ourselves in the future."
Managing Director, Bandweaver
"I started out as a field engineer in an optical fibre development company and now I am MD of an international fibre optic company with over 300 employees with facilities and projects across the globe. My MBA has been invaluable is my career progression. Every day I am using the skills that I learned at business school – negotiation, strategy, sales development, the list goes on. It was important to me to give back to the Sainsbury Management Fellowship which helped me to be where I am today. For this reason, I chose to give on a monthly basis, which was easy to set up, with little impact on my finances."
Martin Dickinson, James Raby, Chirag Shah
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A legacy donation would come from an estate free from inheritance tax. An amendment to a Will would be required to contribute this in this way.
If you plan to leave a legacy to EIBF, it would help us greatly if you could complete this Living Legacy Pledge Form. This will enable us to claim the matching grant currently available, and to recognise your gift appropriately.
This enables income and capital gains tax relief. For entrepreneurs, the gifting of shares, or even the beneficial interest while retaining legal title and voting rights in shareholdings, can mean that the proceeds on a sale are passed to the SMF scheme with no income or capital gains taxes due by the donor or the EIBF charity.
To discuss this, please contact Cathy Breeze on 01590 673404 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Engineers in Business Fellowship welcomes donations and collaborative partnerships with organisations, trusts and foundations. To discuss this, please contact Cathy Breeze on 01590 673404 or email email@example.com.