The UK Social Mobility Awards, in association with Capita, are launching for the third year with a Social Mobility Business Seminar, sponsored by Milkround. The seminar will bring previous winners and sponsors together with organisations interested in entering the 2019 awards or developing social mobility initiatives and seeking best practice guidance.
Jonathan Andrews, Trainee Solicitor at Reed Smith and winner of the ‘Rising Star of the Year’ award at the UK Social Mobility Awards 2018 talks about his journey from a comprehensive school to one of the biggest law firms in the world and a wealth of recognition for his work to promote social mobility, diversity and inclusion.
Geoffrey Williams, UK Social Mobility Awards Judge and Global Head of Diversity and Inclusion at Thompson Reuters, talks about his social mobility story and why the awards are so important to encourage best practice amongst organisations across the UK.
A review of the UK Social Mobility Awards 2018, including photos from the night, details of the speeches and thoughts from the Founder of the UK Social Mobility Awards and Making The Leap, Tunde Banjoko OBE; Chair of the Judging Panel for the Awards, Sir Kenneth Olisa OBE; and CEO of the Headline Sponsor, Capita, Jon Lewis.
Kenneth Olisa: ‘To improve social mobility, we must raise children’s aspirations’. The Guardian reports on the UK Social Mobility Awards
The Chair of the Judging Panel for the UK Social Mobility Awards 2018 on how greater diversity means better business for everyone. On 9th October 2018, The Guardian published an interview with Sir Kenneth Olisa OBE, judging panel Chair for the UK Social Mobility...
‘Promoting Social Mobility is a Strategic Imperative’. Thoughts from UK Social Mobility Awards 2017 Winners, KPMG
Winners of the ‘Leadership of the Year’ and ‘Mentor of the Year’ awards at the inaugural UK Social Mobility Awards, KPMG’s Jatin Patel discusses the business benefits of investing in social mobility and the positive outcomes of the awards.
An interview with social mobility champion Claudine Adeyemi. An associate at Mishcon de Reya, Claudine founded the Student Development Co and recently launched an app designed to enable young people to find out about different careers, called Career Ear.
Employers urged to recruit more socially disadvantaged people: The Financial Times reports on the UK Social Mobility Awards
Sarah Gordon, Business Editor at the Financial Times, interviewed the Chair of the judging panel for the UK Social Mobility Awards 2018, Sir Ken Olisa OBE.
Tunde Banjoko OBE, Founder and Chief Executive of social mobility charity Making The Leap, and The UK Social Mobility Awards, talks about why organisations must do something to advance social mobility.