Pertemps is one of the UK’s leading independent recruitment specialists. Established in 1961 in Birmingham, the award-winning company remains true to its core values of exceeding expectations, supporting the communities it works in and helping people be the best they can be. 

Supporting our communities is an unpinning value of Pertemps. Birmingham Children’s Hospital supports families across the UK. The work done there is incredible and it is important to us to help in whatever way we can. We are immensely proud to be one of Changemakers founding partners.

Part of the St Francis Group, DSM is one of the UK’s leading demolition companies, with a reputation for Health and Safety, Quality and Innovation. Established in 1988, the business is driven to deliver lasting community benefits and support worthy causes.
“DSM is delighted to become a Changemaker Partner. Birmingham Children’s Hospital, is such a renowned hospital and we look forward to being part of this journey to improve the hospital’s first-class care and experience for patients.”

The Francis Family

Ben Francis is the Founder and CEO of leading sports apparel brand Gymshark and the first-ever Patron of Birmingham Women’s and Children’s Hospital Charity. Ben founded Gymshark when he was 19, while still a student at Aston University. The business has grown from an operation in Ben’s garage to one of the most recognised fitness brands in the world, gaining ‘Unicorn’ (£1bn+ value) status in August 2020. In January 2023 Ben was awarded an MBE for his services to commerce and the economy. 

“My family and I are honoured to become Partner level supporters of Changemakers. My love for the NHS was instilled in me by my mum, who dedicated her working life as a nurse at Birmingham’s QE Hospital. More recently, as proud Patron, I have seen first-hand the amazing work that takes place across Birmingham Children’s Hospital and I look forward to working with fellow Changemakers to ensure a lasting impact for the sick kids treated there”.

Thomas Franks is a family-owned, family-run contract catering company with family always at the heart of its values.

"Becoming a changemaker for Birmingham Children’s Hospital means being able to benefit and make a difference in people’s lives, which is something we at Thomas Franks strive to do every day for those around us."

The Lusty Family

Alan is Founder and CEO of, what is now known as, adi Group. Establised in 1990, adi is a multi-disciplinary engineering firm based in the heart of the Midlands.

"We hold the children’s hospital very close to our heart and it will be one of our family's greatest achievements to make such a life changing impact to so many children locally and nationally." 

Absolute Collagen (AC) is the original collagen specialist, launching in May 2017 with the UK's first liquid collagen supplement. AC took the market by storm, building a credible and ever-growing beauty business which turned over £20m in just a few years. Within three years, AC had secured external investment to grow the business further and attract the best-in-class people. 

“We take philanthropy seriously, which is part of The Laceby family DNA and could not be prouder to become Partner level supporters of Changemakers. We are a Midlands-based business, and Birmingham Children's Hospital has touched many people we know, including personal friends and absolute collagen team members.”

For over 40 years, LDC has been the trusted investment partner for ambitious management teams from all corners of the UK and across every sector. Part of Lloyds Banking Group, its unique experience, scale and relationship-based approach has helped over 675 businesses to grow. Its Birmingham office opened in 1989 and has invested more than £1.1bn to support almost 150 management teams across the West Midlands. Its current portfolio in the region spans technology, business services, healthcare and industrials. 

“We are passionate about supporting local causes and have been a proud supporter of Birmingham Children’s Hospital Charity for over 10 years. Becoming a Changemaker provides a unique opportunity for us to continue and expand our support by joining a network of like-minded businesses and individuals dedicated to transforming the lives of patients at the hospital.”

Founded in 2010, Prosperity Wealth is an award-winning Financial Adviser firm based in the heart of the West Midlands, providing truly independent financial planning solutions to its clients.

 “Having witnessed first-hand the impact the hospital has on the lives of children and their families, it was only fitting to progress our ongoing support further and become a Changemaker.”

Established in 2022, Clive Henry Group is a collection of companies dedicated to becoming a healthcare solutions centre for the NHS.

Based in Birmingham it is dedicated to giving back to the city, having witnessed the remarkable impact the Children’s Hospital has had on the lives of its families, friends, colleagues and the community. It is immensely proud and honoured to become a partner level changemaker.

As a pillar of the Birmingham community, Intercity is dedicated to making a tangible difference in the lives of those around us. Our partnership with Birmingham Children's Hospital is a testament to this commitment. We are inspired by the hospital's remarkable impact and are eager to support its endeavours in any way we can. Through this collaboration, we pledge to uphold the hospital's mission of excellence in paediatric healthcare and to champion its efforts within and beyond our community. 

BSN Group is a specialist construction company working within healthcare, government and commercial sectors. Established in 2018, the award-winning team has become a trusted name for delivering construction projects in which to live, work and heal.     

“Over 60% of our work is in the healthcare sector and we’ve had the privilege of seeing the dedication of the hospital’s estates and charity team first-hand, behind the scenes. We are truly thrilled to continue our relationship by becoming changemakers.”  

Headquartered in Birmingham, Sigma Connected provides customer contact services on behalf of some of the UK’s leading brands. The company was founded in the West Midlands nearly 15 years ago. Since then Sigma Connected has grown significantly and now employs over 5,000 people globally, many of whom live in the Birmingham area.