About Us

The Denman Charitable Trust was created in 1984 by a gift of shares  from Arnold and Dorothy Denman at the time of the flotation of their family business .  For a number of years the trust retained their investment in the company but the capital is now held in a spread of investments under professional management.

The original trustees Arnold Denman, Dorothy Denman and David Marsh managed the trust until 2008, when they were joined by a younger generation of family members in Sue Blatchford and Joanna Denman. David Marsh stepped down in June 2019 and Matthew Lee joined in his place. All the work of running the trust is carried out by the Trustees and no expenses are charged for its operation.

It is the policy of the trust to distribute its income, but to retain its capital intact. It does not directly carry out any charitable activities but helps other charities which the trustees consider worthy of support and our deed does not restrict us to specific areas of need. Donations over the last 35 years have totalled in excess of £2 Million.