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Chairman and Senior Partner
Social mobility is a major issue for our country and our economy. A person’s future should be determined by their talent and determination, but for too many people around the UK, unfortunately, that is not always the case.
The issues related to social mobility are complex and the solutions are many and varied. Businesses have a key role to play in advancing social mobility and in being part of the solution to this important problem. As major employers and as influencers in the society we serve, business has the power to effect positive change.
At PwC we have had a focus on social mobility for many years. We have more than 20,000 staff and we ensure that our recruitment processes promote social mobility and enable access for all. We’re active in our communities, raising skills and aspirations that will help people to be more aware of the world of work and more successful within it, whether at PwC or elsewhere. Through our PwC Social Entrepreneurs Club we also provide a range of training and development support to social enterprises, who are often run by, and serve, some of the most disadvantaged communities across the UK.
We are delighted to be the lead sponsor for the first UK Social Mobility Awards. We look forward to celebrating those people and organisations that are working to advance social mobility, making the UK a fairer society for everyone.