Applications now open for The Circle Academy

Are you a new founder of a business that cares about more than just the bottom line?

Are you seeking a career change to 3rd sector?

Are you jumping in at the deep end as a new CEO and need the support to make an impact?

Are you a current trustee or looking to join a board of trustees?

Do you want to help your current workplace become more enterprising?

Do you want to encourage your workplace to value more than the bottom line?

Do you want to build a strong Board with the correct legal support?

The Circle Academy is a 12-week training programme, developed to change the mindset and knowledge of candidates involved in More Than Profit businesses. The Academy will be delivered through a mixture of expert led sessions and practical learning, covering everything from Mindset and People to Governance and Legal alongside unique income-generating tasks and mock Board meetings.

The candidates will leave the programme with strong business and enterprise skills and the correct mindset to allow them to make the biggest impact! Throughout the programme, candidates will create a business plan which will then be pitched to an audience of investors, funders and mentors.

The income generated throughout the 6 tasks will go into a

‘pot’.  There will be 2 winners, each will have an equal share of the money.

They will be awarded in categories of:

After the 12-week programme, the candidates will have use of co-working space for a further 9 months alongside monthly meetings with the Academy Manager. In addition, they will have 9 masterclasses where they can continue to develop their skills. The opportunity for continuing support is endless, with The Circle Academy alumni, who will be encouraged to become peer mentors.

Does this sound like what you have been looking for?

Do you have more questions?

Please get in touch today as spaces are limited!

You can contact us for more information about The Circle Academy by emailing our Academy Manager, Kara Swankie at

You can also visit our website for more information and to download a prospectus and application form at

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