Reach Society

Building Connections
A member of the Council of Leaders, The COL
A member of Fair Education Alliance, The FEA

Reach Society News

Reaching Scotland
Pulling into Waverley train station in Edinburgh signalled the arrival of Reach Society in Scotland. The name of this station is also the title of the first novel by Sir Walter Scott, reputed to be the William Shakespeare of Scotland; and it is fitting that just 3 minutes’ walk away is a very large statue of him within the Scott monument.
Mixed Blessings from a Cambridge Union
Bestselling memoirs of Professor Dame Elizabeth Nneka Anionwu, DBE CBE FRCN PhD, Emeritus Professor of Nursing, University of West London.
2017 Queen's Award Winner
Reach Society is honoured and delighted to receive the Queen's Award for Voluntary Service (which is the MBE for volunteer groups). Everyone on the Society's management team is proud of the recognition this national award has bestowed on the Society for its work with young people.

Forthcoming Events

  • 29/09/2017 6.30pm - Networking Conversation (at the Meeting Place)
  • 21/10/2017 7.30pm - 6th Recognition Awards Dinner and Queen's Award Celebration - guest speakers Rene Carayol, MBE, Inspired Leaders Network, CEO and Prof. William Leahy, Deputy VC, Brunel University London
  • 27/10/2017 6.30pm - Networking Conversation (at the Meeting Place)
  • 24/11/2017 6.30pm - Networking Conversation (at the Meeting Place)
The main objectives of the networking programme in the Reach Society are to generate amity between Black professional men.
Representation ImageThe representation programme: Connects Reach Society role models with young people, and in particular Black boys and young Black men, to inspire them;
Recognition AwardsThere are two sets of recognition awards - one for self development, which will be awarded to children and young adults; and the other for extra-ordinary contributions and long service to Reach Society.

 

Lloyds Bank Community Fund, 2012 Regional Winner
City & Islington College, 2014 Community Partner
BITC Race Equality Award, 2016 Highly Commended Award Winner
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John Budu-Aggrey, Managing Director, Alpha BSE Training

 

Mr John Budu-Aggrey is a professional building and civil engineer with extensive experience in new build, restoration, refurbishment and conversion activities.

 

He worked as a project manager in Liberia for the United Nations for 8 years in the mid-1970s on a project called “Self-help Village Development Programme” which is aimed at helping rural residents to acquire life skills and alleviate poverty.

 

For more than ten years, 1984 to1995, John worked as a project engineer in many countries with a number of world class construction organisations including Sir Robert    McAlpine, Mowlem Construction and John Laings Construction. John was awarded “Best Engineer of the Year” at Sir Robert McAlpine in three consecutive years from 1987.

 

After years of delivering projects, and inventing and developing new practices in the construction and engineering sectors, John decided that his real passion was in the training and developing of people with employable skills in the building engineering industry.

 

Consequently, in 2002 he set up Alpha BSE Training (formally known as Euro Bright) which delivered construction and engineering training programmes to more than two hundred students a day. Thousands of local residents, in boroughs east of London, have benefited from these training programmes which have helped them to gain employment and transform their lives.

 

In 2012, John became a trust member for London Design & Engineering UTC. This new University Technical College is intended to provide education and technical vocational training for young people, aged 14 to 19