It's been a 5 year journey, and we're not finished yet!

In 2016 while running LocalGiving, Marcelle Speller initiated the Smarter Grants Initiative which surveyed 500 UK charities and discovered
1) 99% wanted simplified grant making processes
2) 94% wanted a central database of funders
3) 65% wanted standardised application forms
And so Brevio was born.
Here’s what we have achieved so far – and what is still to come
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Built from research

Brevio was built from the ground up, following 18 months of research, feedback and development with the University of Bath, grant givers and non-profits.

Real solutions

In 2020 the Brevio vision came to life, delivering impactful solutions and led by a board with expertise from across government, academia,the corporate and third sectors.

Levelling up a sector

Evolving rapidly, our products have transformed into a comprehensive suite of data driven tools for both grant givers and nonprofits.

A team of game changing innovators

Brevio brings together skills and experience from academia, the third and private sectors. We develop our platform in-house and regularly consult with external specialists to enhance our products, services and ways of working in line with industry best practice.

Marcelle Speller OBE

Founder & Chair
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Philanthropist with a serial track record of delivering innovative disruptions across industries. Built and sold the first and largest holiday rental website in Europe. Identified a need for charities to diversify income and built Localgiving which has raised over £30m for local charities. She has now founded Brevio, to fundamentally improve the process of grantmaking in the UK.

Billy Wright

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Highly experienced senior executive with extensive strategy, change management, digital product development, technology and operations experience leading enterprise-scale businesses and digital transformation initiatives for global blue-chip organisations across the Financial Services, Technology, Media & Telecommunications industries.

William Priest

Board member | Government & Business
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Commercial Advisor to the Cabinet Office & Independent board member at DCMS. Leads global teams to achieve growth, performance improvement and digital transformation. Entrepreneur and non executive director, personally involved with a number of leading edge technology start ups.

Alistair Brandon Jones

Board member | Operations
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Multi-prize winning Professor in Operations and Supply Chain Management, who co-authored world’s leading textbooks on the subject worldwide. Published researcher in world elite journals for the private, public & third sector. Consultant to global organizations including Schroders, RBS, Baker Tilly.

Dimo Dimov

Board member | Entrepreneurship & Innovation
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Highly accomplished entrepreneurship & innovation scholar, teacher, and consultant. Ranked among top 100 entrepreneurship professors in the world by Hot Topic. Specialist consultant on innovation, performance and finance to many global international companies.

Julian Padget

Board member | Artificial intelligence
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Elite researcher and academic Reader of Artificial Intelligence. Advisor to ETIQ, working closer towards trusted AI developments. Consultant and invited researcher to multiple world renowned institutions for research into socio-technical systems, legal reasoning, policy and privacy modelling.

Vicky Gregory-Thorpe

Head of Product
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Experienced digital product manager with a background in delivering bespoke, complex systems across a range of industries. Specialising in bringing new products to market and leading digital transformation programmes.

Chloe Padfield

Head of Sales & Communications
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Tech startup consultant with international experience in the world of enterprise strategy, marketing communications and sales. Passionate about growing innovative services that bring a positive change into the world.

Charlotte Mortimer

Customer Success Lead
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Experienced relationship management professional with a background in both the charity and IT sectors. Skilled in strategic partnerships, fundraising, account management and business development. Passionate about supporting and encouraging the Third sector to achieve its full potential...

Ed Gwynne Harris

Account Management Lead
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Customer Success professional with experience within a range of industries. Previously part of a Customer Success team in a rapidly growing SaaS start up. Passionate about implementing change in the platform based on customer feedback.

Freya Jones

Copy writer
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Highly experienced senior executive with extensive strategy, change management, digital product development, technology and operations experience, leading enterprise-scale businesses and digital transformation initiatives for global blue-chip organisations across the financial services, technology, media and telecommunications industries.

Tom Gardner

Lead Full Stack Developer
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Experienced full stack developer delivering Ruby on Rails solutions. With a wide range of knowledge working with Azure, AWS, Google Cloud Services (GCS), PostGIS, ArcGIS and AD integration.

Sam Anderson

Software Developer
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Developer of all things Brevio - Focusing on the Front End aspect of the platform!

Anastasia Nikolic

Marketing Campaign Manager
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Just an individual that likes to make things happen. With a broad background in marketing, managing projects across both traditional and digital marketing including event management, social, content, advertising, PR, paid ads, email marketing, etc.

Christina Collis

Design and Marketing Intern
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Illustration student at NCAD Dublin currently doing a placement at Brevio. Working across the business to generate design requirements and building assets that can be leveraged by the marketing, sales and platform development teams.

Vision, mission & values

Our vision, mission, and values  provide direction for everything that we do. They keep us focused on where we are going, what we are it is trying to achieve, and how we are expected to behave.

Our Vision

A platform that unites nonprofits and funders to grow together and create more impact on society.

Our Mission

Brevio makes researching and applying for UK charitable grants more efficient, accessible and rewarding by using data-led insights to match nonprofits and funders.

Our Values

  • Creating positive change
  • Being honest & direct
  • Balancing soul & science
  • Lifting each other up
  • Using our time and resources smartly