Kenneth Olisa: ‘To improve social mobility, we must raise children’s aspirations’. The Guardian reports on the UK Social Mobility Awards

Oct 22, 2018

The Chair of the Judging Panel for the UK Social Mobility Awards 2018 on how greater diversity means better business for everyone.

Sir Kenneth Olisa OBE, Lord Lieutenant of Greater London. Photograph: Martin Godwin for the Guardian

On 9th October 2018, The Guardian published an interview with Sir Kenneth Olisa OBE, judging panel Chair for the UK Social Mobility Awards 2018. Interviewed by Mary O’Hara, Sir Kenneth discussed the importance of an awards ceremony that provides an incentivise to organisations that are looking to break new ground in opening up opportunities.

“It’s not that people are evil. They’ve just always done it [recruitment] the same way. We’re trying to break them out of that habit,”
This is an excerpt from the Guardian.

Ken drew attention to the UK Social Mobility Awards as an initiative that encouraged organisations to include social mobility as a core tenet. Further, the awards represent a chance to share and replicate social mobility success stories, as well as a chance to celebrate your teams positive impact.

To read the full article, click here.

Follow the UK Social Mobility Awards on social media for all the latest news and updates.


The UK Social Mobility Awards is a fundraising initiative for the registered charity, Making The Leap.

Share This