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Introducing Sophie Jones, our new CEO

Photo of Sophie Jones, BWBF's new Chief Executive Officer

After nearly four decades of remarkable leadership, British Wireless for the Blind Fund (BWBF) is embarking on a new chapter with the appointment of Sophie Jones as our new Chief Executive Officer, effective March 1st, 2024. 

Sophie has been an integral part of the BWBF family for fiteen years and has been instrumental in shaping and executing our strategic vision in her role as Head of Regional Development. 

Sophie expressed her excitement about her new role, “It’s a tremendous privilege to have been chosen for this role. I’ve worked closely with Margaret for a while, and I am truly excited about driving BWBF’s strategy forward. I also look forward to collaborating with the remarkable individuals and organisations who share our vision and dedication to providing essential comfort, connection, and companionship to those living with sight loss.” 

As Sophie steps into her new position, we bid a fond farewell to Margaret Grainger, our esteemed outgoing CEO, who has led BWBF with such dedication for almost four decades. Margaret’s guidance has been instrumental in our journey, leaving an indelible mark on the landscape of sight loss support throughout the UK. 

Reflecting on her tenure, Margaret shared, “It has been an honour to serve as CEO of BWBF for nearly forty years. I am immensely proud of the progress we’ve made and the lives we’ve touched during my tenure. I am confident that Sophie’s leadership will propel BWBF forward, and I wish her and the incredible BWBF team continued success.” 

This transition marks a pivotal moment in BWBF’s history as we remain steadfast in our commitment to providing innovative, inclusive, and trustworthy audio solutions and information services and support for people living with sight loss. 

Please join us in extending a warm welcome to Sophie as our new CEO, and let’s continue working together to make a positive impact on the lives of people with sight loss.