Passionate about Entrepreneurs

"people with something that you can’t teach"

We own half of Skills For Security

All the profits from our half stake in SfS fund The Banks Foundation (TBF).  Everyone that works for Skills for Security (SfS) is a shareholder.  The other half of SfS is held by the British Security Industry Association (BSIA).  All of their profits from SfS are placed in a special reserve account to fund security sector initiatives.  All profits go to good causes.

About the work

The Banks Foundation is committed to helping the next generation of entrepreneurs fast-track their career ambitions.

"I'm passionate about helping young people realise their potential, whether through apprenticeships, entrepreneurship or both. TBF provides an important boost for young enterprise by seeking out people that have something you cannot teach, or are blocked from demonstrating their abilities by standard academia. By creating wealth in our sector, we will ensure we attract the very best talent and move the security sector forward, benefiting the entire value chain.

Simon Banks

The Banks Foundation


world skills uk

We are an independent charity and a partnership between employers, education and governments. Together, we are using international best practice to raise standards in apprenticeships and technical education so more young people and employers succeed.

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're passionate about helping young people realise their potential. The Banks Foundation provides an important boost for young entrepreneurs - these are people that have something that you can’t teach

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.