Modern Slavery Statement

Who we are:

FSE C.I.C. is a not-for-profit Community Interest Company (C.I.C.), a company limited by guarantee which is registered in England and Wales under company number 4463599. The Group includes a number of entities including FSE Fund Managers Limited, a company incorporated in England and Wales under company number 5644712, which is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) Further details about FSE Fund Managers Limited are available on the FCA Register at FSE Fund Managers Limited’s FCA firm reference number is 458820. For a full list of companies owned by FSE C.I.C visit: FSE CIC Companies

Services we offer:

FSE C.I.C. and its assets and profits are dedicated to and to be used for the benefit of the community and are not distributed to its members. Its objects are to carry on activities which benefit the community, in particular to promote and support the development and growth of small and medium sized enterprises in the United Kingdom. Its activities are monitored by the UK C.I.C. regulator

FSE C.I.C provides a range of services within the structure of investment and fund management. Investments are made directly into a range of business and industries on behalf of our stakeholders, with the focus on key sectors that we deem to be low risk in relation to slavery and human trafficking.

Our suppliers:

FSE C.I.C relies on the use of third parties to support the day to day running of the business. This includes IT providers, Recruitment Agencies and Accounting & Legal Services. We expect all of our suppliers to operate in a responsible, ethical, open and transparent way and in compliance with all applicable laws and regulations.

The majority of items purchased by FSE C.I.C relate to items that would be used in the office environment. e.g. office supplies and technological equipment. Therefore, our supply chains are relatively simple, and we believe that there is limited risk of slavery or human trafficking taking place. All of our major suppliers are head quartered in low-risk countries.

Our Staff:

Our Staff are predominantly made up of professionally qualified and skilled individuals and we consider the risk of modern slavery occurring within our business to be low. All new employees go through induction training and are signposted to our employee handbook which includes our Equal Opportunities Policy. This policy makes it clear we oppose all forms of direct and indirect discrimination.

Our Modern Slavery Statement is reviewed regularly by FSE C.I.C’s Management Risk Committee and is approved by the CEO Paul Marston. As required by the Modern Slavery Act 2015, this statement describes the steps which FSE C.I.C. takes to ensure that slavery and human trafficking is not taking place in any part of our business or in any of our supply chains.

Last Updated: March 2024.