Passionate about Entrepreneurs

"people with something that you can’t teach"

We own half of Skills For Security

We allocate all profits from our 50% share in Skills for Security (SfS) to The Banks Foundation (TBF). Every employee at Skills for Security (SfS) is a shareholder, while the remaining 50% is owned by the British Security Industry Association (BSIA). The profits generated by SfS at BSIA are directed to a special reserve account supporting initiatives within the security sector. All profits contribute to charitable causes.

About the work

The Banks Foundation is dedicated to accelerating the career aspirations of the upcoming generation of entrepreneurs.

"I am enthusiastic about guiding young individuals to recognise their potential, be it through apprenticeships, entrepreneurship, or a combination of both. TBF plays a crucial role in supporting young enterprise by identifying individuals with innate qualities that can't be taught or hindered by conventional academia. By fostering prosperity in our sector, we aim to attract top-tier talent, propelling the electrotechnical industry forward and benefiting the entire value chain."

Simon Banks

The Banks Foundation


world skills uk

As an autonomous charity, we collaborate with employers, educational institutions, and governments. Collectively, we leverage international best practices to elevate standards in apprenticeships and technical education, fostering success for more young individuals and employers.

british security industry association

The BSIA is the trade association for the professional security industry in the UK.  Our members are responsible for more than 70% of privately provided UK security products and services (by turnover) including the manufacture, distribution and installation of electronic and physical security equipment and the provision of security officer services and consultancy.

Skills for Security

The UK's largest security sector skills body. Skills for Security works with organisations to improve skills and professionalism within the security sector.  The organisation offers a range of public courses as well as options for in-company delivery.

Engineers of tomorrow

Engineers of Tomorrow helps to raise the profile of engineering apprenticeships and the opportunities they represent within the sector. Taking place at IFSEC and FIREX International each year, winners of regional heats compete in a live installation challenge at the show.

About the work

We are deeply committed to enabling young individuals to unlock their potential. The Banks Foundation plays a crucial role in empowering young entrepreneurs, individuals with qualities that cannot be taught conventionally.

Contact us

We would love to hear your story and your ideas and experiences that can add value in business

Case studies

See what we're up to!TBF engages with schools and colleges of all types to seek out entrepreneurial ambition within young people.  We believe that some individuals have what it takes from an early age.