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 social entrepreneurs achieve the clarity they need to grow their social value.

Our values

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 are passionate about the Fourth Sector and the abilities of the people within it to create social value.

Meet the team

Meet the Team

Craig Carey

craigc@bubblechamber.net

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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Ben Freedman

benf@bubblechamber.net

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 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.

Jubilee Barrow

jubileeb@bubblechamber.net

Jubilee studied Design & Innovation at Goldsmiths and Queen Mary, Universities of London. She previously worked for Creative Conscience, an organisation with the aim of inspiring designers to apply their talents to socially valuable projects.

She joined in May 2016 as Digital Learning Co-ordinator and curates Bubble Chamber's online curriculum on the Learning Management Platform.

She is enthusiastic about people within the social sector making full use of their talents and helping them access learning that can further develop those talents