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November 23rd, 2020

Social Business Trust is delighted to welcome Career Ready to its charity and social enterprise portfolio. Thousands more young people are set to get help kick-starting their careers, with an investment package valued at £210k to develop Career Ready’s future growth plans. Thomson Reuters are the lead partner for this investment, with support from Refinitiv and EY Parthenon.

Career Ready are a national charity at the heart of a network of educators and employers, who all believe that every young person deserves the opportunity of a fulfilling and rewarding future. Since 2002, Career Ready have worked across the UK to transform over 150,000 young lives. Together, Career Ready and SBT will focus on strategic priorities for the charity and accelerating digital growth, enabling them to reach more young people.

“I’m delighted that Career Ready are partnering with the Social Business Trust, and I am particularly encouraged by how holistic and bespoke the offer of support is. In just a matter of months, we have already witnessed significant value from the partnership and we are excited about the impact the partnership will provide as we begin the journey of developing a new strategic plan for our charity.”

Tokunbo Ajasa-Oluwa, CEO, Career Ready

In addition to the in-kind strategic project support, SBT appointed Mamta Lal Patel, VP, Finance at Thomson Reuters as the Career Ready Investment Director. The Investment Director is a trusted strategic business advisor to the CEO, providing ongoing support.

“I am really looking forward to my role as ID with Career Ready. We have some exciting things in the pipeline! I am proud to be working with a charity whose mission seeks to improve life chances for young people from all backgrounds”.

Mamta Lal-Patel, Thomson Reuters, Career Ready Investment Director

“We are delighted to welcome Career Ready to our portfolio of social enterprises and charities. Helping young people from all backgrounds kick start their futures, gain employment and fulfil their potential is more important than ever. I really look forward to seeing how the planned projects will scale up their growth and impact.”

Adele Blakebrough, CEO, Social Business Trust

For more information, visit www.careerready.org.uk. Click here to hear Career Ready alumni, Lucy’s story.