how we're structured

people and places is a social enterprise - and is not run for the benefit of shareholders.

Since our first meeting in a Gambian garden, we constantly work hard to demonstrate full transparency and accountability - and we report to an advisory committee that keeps us on our toes! Our local partners are also committed to high standards of financial transparency and accountability.

Professor Harold Goodwin is Chair of the advisory committee, and there is always at least one previous volunteer member. Read More.

As co-founders of people and places, Harold, Sallie and Kate have signed a legally binding agreement not to pay any dividends. Any company profit is covenanted to be reinvested in people and places or for charitable purposes.

The entire people and places team is comprised of volunteers.

With apologies for paraphrasing the Cape Town Declaration, people and places is committed to equitable business practices, harnessing the power of volunteering abroad to benefit local people.

Expert Tours People and Places Ltd trading as people and places - Company Number 03805796 - Registered in England at: 1 Naboth's Nursery, Canterbury Road, Faversham, Kent ME13 8AX