Reach Society

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Reach Society News

2018 Is Our 70th Anniversary
In 2018 Reach Society celebrates the 70th year, the platinum anniversary, of the modern Black community (or MBC) in the UK, which began with the arrival of the 492 Windrush pioneers in 1948.
2017 Recognition Awards & QAVS Report
On Saturday, 21 October, more than 220 guests at Reach Society's 6th Recognition Awards celebrated the Society’s national honour, The Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service or QAVS (which is also known as the MBE for volunteer groups) which was won last June. This was a historic achievement because Reach Society became the first social enterprise, led by a team of male professionals in the Black community, to win this national honour.
Rene Carayol - SPIKE is Here!
Over the last few months, I've been planting my "SPIKE" seeds wherever I go around the globe, whether it be in schools, SMEs, large corporations, with entrepreneurs, MBA students and now I'm starting to hear quiet rumbles 'what is Spike, who is Spike, where can I find these Spikes?'

Forthcoming Events

  • 26/01/2018 6.30pm - Networking Conversation - Venue: Black Cultural Archives, Brixton Square, SW2 1EF
  • 20/02/2018 10.00am - 5th Employability Day, CANDI
  • 22/02/2018 11.00am - Wolverhampton Employability Day
  • 23/02/2018 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 FINALIST IN UK WORKPLACE RACE EQUALITY AWARDS

Reach Society has been recognised for its commitment to increasing Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) representation in the workplace by being named as a Finalist in the Future Workforce Award category at the Business in the Community Race Equality Awards 2016.
 

The Awards are the only race equality at work awards in the UK and recognise organisations that are taking action towards race equality and inclusion in UK workplaces. In 2016, the Awards will be celebrating their tenth anniversary.

Reach Society joins 33 finalists across 10 categories. The winners will be announced at the Awards Gala Dinner, which will take place on 11th October 2016 at the London Hilton Park Lane.

Dr Dwain Neil, Chairman of Reach Society said: “Encouraging, motivating and inspiring young people to take responsibility for their personal development is central to our work. More professionals and employers are reaching back to showcase successful pathways to them; we are delighted to contribute to this movement, and pleased to be one of the Finalists for an Award.”

Sandra Kerr OBE, Race Equality Director, Business in the Community, said: “Congratulations to Reach Society on being named as a Finalist in the Future Workforce Award category at the Business in the Community Race Equality Awards 2016. They are creating more skilled young people which puts race equality at the heart of their activities and ensures that diverse talent has equal opportunity to succeed at every level. I hope other organisations will learn and be inspired to action from their example.”

Adrian Joseph, Head of Analytics and Measurement Services EMEA, Google, and Business in the Community Race Equality Leadership Team Chair, said: “Reach Society has demonstrated that having a strong business case for developing a diverse and talented workforce is key to creating real change. I congratulate them for their innovative approach.” 

A full list of the Finalists can be found online. The winners will be announced at the Business in the Community Race Equality Awards Gala Dinner, which takes place at the London Hilton Park Lane on Tuesday 11th October 2016.