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BSTLC was launched because, quite simply, we live in challenging times and the directors believe that businesses of all sizes have a huge role to play in making our communities stronger and more resilient.
BSTLC CIC was registered as a Community Interest Company limited by guarantee on 8th March 2018, although projects were operational in a different guise before then.
If you look at BSTLC’s constitution, it confirms that under UK law we operate as a ‘not-for-profit’ organisation. This is a phrase the directors all dislike as all organisations, including charities, need to make a profit/surplus otherwise they would cease to exist! But nonetheless, our commitment is on making a difference not on making a profit and none of the directors take a salary.
There are 3 directors, all with professional business backgrounds. We understand what it’s like to run a business!
Kirsten Woodgate, Director
Kirsten worked at Lloyds Bank for over 20 years with various roles including Commercial Relationship Manager and Business Development Manager. Her commercial banking experience provides insight in to how SMEs in many different sectors operate and the challenges they face.
Kirsten has worked with Jill since 2015 and is equally passionate about creating a positive change in society. Her primary role within BSTLC is managing the social media platforms, as well as more general support.
Kirsten is also the proprietor of KLW Business Evolution, a consultancy offering expert advice in business development and social media.
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