Company Information

Common Purpose is an independent charity that aims to create better leaders at work and in society. It runs leadership development courses all around the United Kingdom.


Common Purpose was established as a charity in 1989.

Common Purpose UK is a subsidiary of The Common Purpose Charitable Trust, with both bodies being registered with the Charity Commission under the Registered Charity number 1023384.

The charitable objective of Common Purpose is the advancement of education for the public benefit.

The Common Purpose Charitable Trust and Common Purpose UK charitable objects are described in its governing document as:

"the advancement of education for the public benefit and in particular but without prejudice to the generality of the foregoing to educate men and women and young people of school age, from a broad range of geographical, political, ethnic, institutional, social and economic backgrounds in constitutional, civic, economic and social studies with special emphasis on civil and social awareness and responsibility in the United Kingdom and elsewhere".

Common Purpose UK

This is a company limited by guarantee with charitable status which undertakes all charitable activities in the UK.

Company registered number: 3556983
Charity registered number: 1023384

Annual Report and Accounts 2014


Common Purpose Customised Ltd

This trading company delivers our customised work.

Common Purpose Customised Ltd is a subsidiary of and covenants all profits to Common Purpose UK.

Company registered number: 3476595

Annual Report and Accounts 2014

There are Common Purpose entities in a number of other countries around the world. All have not-for-profit status in their country and deliver Common Purpose courses in their country under a license. The head license is with the Common Purpose Charitable Trust.


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