Justin Madders, MP for Ellesmere Port and Neston and Chair of the All Party Parliamentary Group on Social Mobility, was delighted to host the launch of newly registered charity ‘The Social Mobility Business Partnership’ (SMBP), a unique and award-winning social mobility programme.
The SMBP brings together professional bodies, social mobility experts and existing profession-led movements as well as commercial businesses, law and accountancy firms, and sports clubs, to promote social mobility in business, with particular focus on the legal and the accountancy professions. The scheme runs in different regions throughout the UK to deliver week-long, work insight and skills programme for Year 12 students.
“I was delighted to host the launch of this great new charity in Parliament. We need to ensure that young people’s life chances are not limited by circumstance and bright students from disadvantaged backgrounds have the same opportunities as their more affluent peers.
Entering into a profession or business seems like a huge mountain to climb when you have no network or understanding of what is required. The SMBP aims to provide bright students from poor backgrounds with a fighting chance of success by providing them with confidence and social capital through exposure to the business world as it is now and support through their career journey.
“I applaud the charity’s aims and wish it every success.”