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Reach Society News

GRACE FOODS ANNOUNCES BRUNEL UNIVERSITY LONDON SCHOLARSHIP
Grace Foods UK, the UK’s leading supplier of Caribbean food and drink, is marking its first successful collaborative scholarship with Brunel University London by announcing a second scholarship.
2018 Careers Conference Report

On Tuesday, 4th April, Reach Society once again showcased talent in the Black community in its 7th Careers Conference. The climax of the day was the announcement of the second full scholarship for a British young man of Caribbean background seeking entry to Brunel University London in September 2018; and the new summer internship at Grace Foods for a British young woman, of the same background, who is studying at Brunel University. 

Employability Day in Wolverhampton

Young people, aged 14 to16, in Wolverhampton and nearby areas, and their parents and carers, had the opportunity to gain invaluable information, advice and guidance from roughly two dozen professionals, from the local Black community, and a similar number of local employers at the Employability Day held on 22 February, in the iconic Molineux stadium.

Forthcoming Events

  • 27/07/2018 6.30pm - Networking Conversation (Transport for London, Palestra House))
  • 28/09/2018 6.30pm - Networking Conversation (venue tbc)
  • 20/10/2018 19.30pm - 7th Recognition Awards Dinner and 70th MBC Anniversary Celebration - guest speakers incl. Dr Victor Olisa, QPM Ex MPS Borough Commander; Lord Herman Ouseley, Chairman, KIO; and Patrick Vernon, OBE and Windrush Day Campaign Champion
  • 26/10/2018 6.30pm - Networking Conversation (venue tbc)
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.