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May 31, 2023

Benjamin James

Hello I’m Granger Forson or find me on LinkedIn.

This time on ScaleUp Radio I speak with Benjamin Janes, the founder of The Trust Partnership.


The Trust Partnership is a business that manages charitable trusts, foundations and almshouse charities with its unique shared resources, helping them to be more effective and efficient. Some of these Almshouse charities go back to the 9th & 10 century. The Trust Partnership is not that old, it was started in 2005, but is does has a very long viewpoint of its future.


In his story about his business, Benjamin talks about a change point early on that allowed him to reflect on how to build a business based on his values.  This has allowed him to develop the business to serve the clients they have today.


As always, we cover a lot of ground, including:


 - a business that lives up to its values brings joy every day to all in it and all those it serves.

 - while we all have short term issues, it’s thinking about the really long term that allows you to make key strategic decisions.

 - Trust is key in everything you do.


What is so illuminating about this conversation with Benjamin is that the key to values is the behaviors you demonstrate every day.  Their defined values ‘don’t make you soft’ he says but allow the team to demand excellence and provide the best from themselves to their clients.


I know that you’ll get something out of this episode.

Find out more abou The Trust Partnership at: 

And Benjamin's authror reccomendations here:

And his podcast recommendations here:


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