More than 400 business leaders attended The Prince’s Trust and Dell EMC Leadership Dinner this week, which raised over £360,000.
Hosted by Celebrity Ambassador and BBC journalist Naga Munchetty, who is also chair of our UK 2030 Taskforce, Naga was joined by a panel of speakers including: Ian Stuart, CEO of HSBC UK; Alison Brittain CBE, CEO of Whitbread; and Ronan Harris, Google’s Managing Director for the UK and Ireland.
The main discussions during the evening explored the UK business landscape, and the role of business in supporting young people into the workplace – complementing the work of our UK 2030 initiative, which aims to develop constructive and actionable recommendations for businesses, the third sector, government and young people to ensure that the next generation has a stake in society and the economy.
Taking place at the London Hilton on Park Lane, guests also heard from a Young Ambassador Hansa Munyegera who regained her confidence during one of our employability courses. Through this, she overcome her anxiety which was preventing her from securing a job after she left university.
"I received emotional, financial and social support from all the staff from both Inditex and The Prince’s Trust which enabled me to get the most out of the Get into programme. There was a great sense of togetherness which made me feel more included.
The Leadership Dinner, which demonstrates a collaborative approach to fundraising by our Leadership Groups, has raised more than £2.9 million for The Trust since 2010.