CFG Against Greenwashing

Sep 2022: CFG Receives Anti Greenwash Chartership

RTAP Internation Launch

Aug 2022: RTAP is helping Canadian farm undertake greenhouse regeneration

Skilgate: From Good to Great

July 2022: Strategy delivered to empower a low emission farm to achieve net zero

Dover Farm Innovation and Sustainability

July 2022: Innovative biodiversity and sustainability strategy delivered

Lecture: Carbon Capture with Local Authorities

June 2022: Biochar lecture delivered by Inventor and CFG Director E.Rube

Net Zero Residential Design

June 2022: CFG delivered a detailed design for a residential house project in South London

Net Zero Ampleforth

Feb 2021: Net zero and renewable technologies strategy delivered

Net Zero Design in Maidwell

May 2022: CFG commences net zero design for Paragraph 80 project in Maidwell

Net Zero with SLC Rail

May 2022: CFG completed Net Zero Policy and Strategy work for SLC Rail.

Springham Biodynamic Farm

May 2022: CFG completed energy strategy and scoping assessment for Springham Farm

Net Zero for Halton Tennis Club

Mar 2020: CFG delivered energy and sustainability strategy work

Charles Bicker MSt. (Cantab), FRSA
Non-executive Director

Charles is a social entrepreneur, strategist, policy advisor and academic with some 30 years experience of growing organisations - specialising in innovation and the development of growth models for the social sector. Charles is a member of Wolfson College, Cambridge, and has published a number of papers in his field.

He is probably most widely known as Strategic Director of the iconic and award winning Blackthorn Trust, widely cited in research as the founder of the Healthy Living movement.

Charles has been involved nationally and locally in policy implementation strategies, the development of social enterprise strategy and the creation of network structures, such as; Social Enterprise South East (joint founding Chair); Kent & Medway Social Enterprise Network CIC (founding Chair). He headed Innovation for Health, commissioned by the Minister of Health, which researched and advised on innovation and commissioning with Social Enterprise - one of the legacies has been The Innovation Consortium CIC, the national support & policy body. Recently Charles has been working to leverage more mainstream investment into the social sector.

Charles has wide experience in social investment & funding; national strategy & social sector consultancy; which has included past moderator roles at Government Regional Offices & RDAs; membership of government panels; advising or supporting grant making charities and local authorities - as well as leading or chairing large consortium initiatives.

Current Positions:

Executive Chair, The Bay Trust
Chair, Cathedral Innovation Centre
Executive Chair, The Innovation Consortium CIC
Trustee, Muddy Wellies Charity
Trustee, The Cleary Foundation
Director, Positively Useful Limited

Non-executive Director
The Bay Trust,
Executive Chair