Reach Society

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Reach Society News

Durham University and Reach Society
Supported Progression Summer School 2018
Reach Society has invited Durham University to showcase the benefits of its innovative summer school to talented young people in the Black community. 
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. 

Forthcoming Events

  • 28/09/2018 6.30pm - Networking Conversation (Transport for London, Palestra House)
  • 06/10/2018 14.00pm - Durham University Summer School for Talented Black Students
  • 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 (Transport for London, Palestra House)
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 has been recognised for developing equal and inclusive workplaces for Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) employees by being Highly Commended in the Future Workforce Award category at the Business in the Community Race Equality Awards 2016


The awards ceremony, hosted by ITV News presenter Charlene White, took place last night (11th October 2016) at the Hilton Park Lane and was attended by more than 500 business leaders. Now in their 10th year, the Awards celebrate outstanding practice, innovation and dedication to race equality and inclusion in UK workplaces.

Reach Society was Highly Commended in the Future Workforce Award category, which recognises organisations who are addressing the future talent pool challenge by taking action to improve the attraction, engagement and employability of young people from BAME backgrounds.

Dr Dwain A. Neil, Chairman, Reach Society said: “The Society is humbled by this award from BITC. When the project was kicked off in October 2010, my co-founders and I just wanted to play our part to help young people from the Black community, especially our boys and young men, to make viable transition into adult life. Six years later we have impacted more than 7,500 young people and have the capacity to impact more than 1,500 every year. Reach Society is truly grateful to BITC for their interest in our on-going work.” 

Sandra Kerr OBE, Race Equality Director, Business in the Community, said: “Congratulations to Reach Society on being Highly Commended in the Future Workforce Award category at the Business in the Community Race Equality Awards 2016. They are ensuring BAME employees are represented at all levels within their organisation, developing the diverse talent they attract and strengthening the pipeline for the future. I hope other organisations will follow their lead.”

A full list of the winners, Highly Commended and finalist organisations is available online.

Guests heard from Dr Nicola Millard, Customer Experience Futurologist at BT who spoke about the importance of diversity of thought in future work, Adrian Joseph, Chair of the Business in the Community Race Equality Leadership Team, and Sandra Kerr OBE, Race Equality Director, Business in the Community.
There was also a Twitter takeover by I.C.U.C. on behalf of the global media group Dentsu Aegis Network, who managed the Business in the Community race equality campaign Twitter handle (@BITCRaceatwork) and the hashtag #RaceEqualityAwards, encouraging guests to share photos and inspiring moments from the evening.