Reach Society

Building Connections

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

Reach Society News

On Tuesday, 5th April, Reach Society made history. It was the day when Reach Society broke through the 1,000 barrier by having more than 1,050 participants involved in its 5th Careers Conference - the vast majority of whom were young people aged 14 to 24.

The author, abolitionist and humanitarian, Harriet Tubman said:

"Every great dream begins with a dreamer. Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world."

Reach Society have awarded their first scholarship, allowing student Demani Jules-Carbon the opportunity to read International Football Business at UCFB.

On 23 October Reach Society rolled out a Careers Day event for Grinling Gibbons Primary School in Lewisham. 

Demani Jules-Carbon, a UCFB undergraduate, was honoured for winning the UCFB Reach Society full scholarship (worth £27,000 over 3 years); 

What forms the cornerstone or bedrock of the Black British Community?

“Change will not come if we wait for some other person or some other time. We are the ones we've been waiting for. We are the change that we seek”.President Barack Obama

At Thames Water we recognise that it is our people that are at the heart of our business. To help us succeed in our next steps as an organisation, we need a range of new skills and capabilities.

View the pictures from our conference here

Over 450 students have attended an employability day at City and Islington College’s Centre for Applied Sciences (CAS) in order to be inspired and receive expert advice from a range of industry experts in regards to their future careers.

View the pictures from our awards dinner here