Welcome to Shared Interest's eleventh social accounts report,
covering the 12 months to 31 September 2015.
Welcome to Shared Interest's eleventh Social Accounts and the
first since I became Chair. This report covers 12 months from 1
October 2014 to 30 September 2015.
Shared Interest's 25th year has been full of achievement. Not
only have we surpassed our target of reaching £33m in Share
Capital, but our lending has also continued to increase. With
customers across the globe, we have recruited additional staff
overseas to support our regional managers and also have a regional
manager and regional representatives here in our Newcastle office,
responsible for customers in Europe, North America, Asia and
Shortlisted for 13 awards this year and winner of the
prestigious Third Sector Award in the Enterprise category, we can
be sure that this commemorative year has reflected the progress
made since our inception in 1990.
Shared Interest Foundation has continued to help small and
medium sized businesses in the developing world to create jobs and
increase incomes in disadvantaged communities. Our evaluation of
the Access to Finance project has seen our charity more than double
its target in helping businesses benefit from over £2.5m of
finance. This means that 31,260 members of 24 organisations will
see improved trading opportunities, new equipment and product
It is a pleasure to introduce a set of Social Accounts that
detail the real impact behind our activities. We hope you enjoy
reading this report, and welcome any feedback. Please email any
comments to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mary Coyle MBE, Chair