The Reed FoundationBritish
Sir Alec Reed, CBE, FCMA, FIPD founded Reed in 1960. The company is now the 6th largest staffing firm in the UK with operations in Europe and was floated in 1971. He founded the Reed Business School in 1972 which has tutored over 10,000 students specialising in ACCA, CIMA, ICAEW and CII qualification provision. In 1995 he launched reed.co.uk, one of the leading jobsites in the UK. He has launched various charities including Reed in Partnership and theBigGive.org.uk. He is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants and was awarded the institute's outstanding contribution to business performance award. He is the author of several books and received his knighthood in 2011 for services to business and charity.