About us

We believe in a 4th Sector of the economy.

One for the people and organisations who don’t feel they fit in the commercial, public or charitable economies.

One where financial capital, employee capital and social capital are considered of equal importance and are therefore entitled to an equal return.

We believe that key to the success of this 4th Sector is clarity.
Clarity of leadership, clarity of strategy and clarity of culture.

That is why our purpose is to help 4th Sector entrepreneurs achieve the clarity they need to grow their social value.

Our values

We use these values to guide all our work.

WIn/Win

Any interaction should offer a win for all involved, based on mutual honesty, respect and trust. Otherwise we aren't interested

Challenging

We will always challenge anyone we deal with in order to maximise what we believe is the potential of the situation

Collaborative

We like to collaborate as we strongly believe that we are more effective together

Passionate

We like to collaborate as we strongly believe that we are more effective together

Meet the team

Co-founder & managing Director

Craig Carey

Craig has a 21 years experience working as a business coach, consultant, non-exec and advisor across a range of different sectors – charity, social enterprise, NGO, SME and finance (specialising in Insolvency and business turnaround). Craig founded Bubble Chamber CIC with Ben in 2014.

Previously Craig worked at Social Enterprise UK (SEUK) where he was Head of Operations. At SEUK he managed all operational elements of their portfolio, undertaking consultancy contracts focusing on business planning and the training of entrepreneurs in India and China. He also developed a national leadership programme for a range of social enterprise CEOs (Emerging, Senior and Public Sector spin out leaders) and designed a replication programme to help scale up enterprises.

Prior to SEUK Craig worked at Pilotlight where he developed over 30 strategic plans for charities and social enterprises by matching directors of those organisations with teams of senior business people from the corporate world. Craig also has experience of setting up SMEs in the Education sector and overseas in Malawi.

Craig has an MBA and degree in Economics and is an accredited practitioner for Strategy on a Page, Harrison Assessments, Talent Dynamics, with a certificate in coaching and MSP qualification in programme management.

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Co-founder

Ben Freedman

Ben has combined a career in the cinema industry with extensive experience of the Third Sector.

In 1982 he helped found Aspire, the UK’s leading Spinal Injuries Charity and in the mid 90s was also part of the team that created Breakthrough Breast Cancer (now Breast Cancer Now), which has become the UK’s largest Breast Cancer Charity.

Ben went on to become a founding participant member of Pilotlight, an organisation that supports the growth of charities by providing free business consultancy, drawing on the skills of a pool of business professionals. Over a five year period he worked with a number of charities, gaining a unique insight into the challenges they face.

Ben has been interested in how enterprise can create social value since the early 90s when he first came across the Social Venture Network and spent over five years researching the UK Social Enterprise market before setting up Bubble Chamber CIC in 2014 to offer its unique approach to growth in the sector.

He also owns the Prince Charles Cinema in Central London as well as Singalonga Productions, a company that produces Singalonga film and theatre events around the world.

Digital Design Manager & B Leader

Jubilee Barrow

Jubilee has an MEng in Design & Innovation from Goldsmiths and Queen Mary, Universities of London. She is also a B Leader, trained to help organisations certify as B Corps.

Previously, she worked for Creative Conscience, an organisation with the aim of inspiring designers to apply their talents to socially valuable projects.

With one day a week to spend on side-projects, Jubilee has assisted on a consultancy project helping Survival International to strategically improve their website’s design using data from Google Analytics and HotJar to draw insights, and has redesigned Unseen Tours‘ website to improve the user experience. Currently, she is supporting Rights for Peace to raise their profile through website improvements and marketing materials.

Social Impact Associate

Heidi Fisher

Heidi’s background is as a Chartered Accountant, having trained with PricewaterhouseCoopers. She also founded Harris Accountancy Services CIC – a specialist social enterprise and charity accountancy firm, which she sold in December 2015.

Now Heidi runs Make an Impact CIC which helps organisations to become sustainable through trading, to secure social investment and to effectively report the difference they make with Social Impact and Social Return on Investment reports.

She trained with the Social Audit Network, NEF and the SROI Network (now Social Value UK) in Social Impact Measurement and Social Return on Investment.

Heidi has worked with over 1,600 social enterprises, ranging from start-up enterprises through to those with over £1 billion of income. This includes community organisations, youth projects, education and employment initiatives, as well as health and social care.

Heidi is multi-award winning, and is listed on the WISE100 as one of the hundred most inspiring and influential women in social enterprise in the UK. Heidi is also the author of the best-selling book “Social Enterprise”.

Our partners

We're a small, lean team. But true to our values we collaborate with some great partners, who are as passionate as we are about helping leaders channel the good in their business into good that profits all stakeholders and shapes a future we're proud to be part of.

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