Last week we were delighted to hear that FTI Consulting has been nominated for The Education Partnership Award from Business in the Community. This nomination centred on their partnership with Young Citizens to support young people facing disadvantage to succeed in work and life.

We’ve been working closely with FTI since 2012 on an employee volunteering programme called ‘Boom, Bust & Crunch’ and we think this recognition is great for a business that takes its social responsibility seriously.

Boom Bust & Crunch began with teaching young people economic literacy - following the financial crash - but has now evolved to incorporate the knowledge, skills and understanding to make sense of one of the most pressing issues of the day - Brexit.  

Organisations like ours wouldn’t be able to run without the support of dedicated CSR Managers and the generosity of volunteers who give up their time to help young people grasp this incredibly relevant and important topic. Thank you to all of our colleagues at FTI Consulting for their continued support and we hope you continue to gain accolades for your work.

Having recently joined Young Citizens as Partnerships Coordinator, I am thrilled to be a part of this unique and impactful charity. I have joined the team at such an exciting time as we continue to grow and develop our partnerships, helping to ensure better educational outcomes for even more young people.

I’ll leave you with a recent quote from one of FTI Consulting's employee volunteers, Mike Archer:

“The UK’s exit from the European Union dominates the media headlines in Britain. As such an emotive subject, it’s important that young people are given fair and balanced information to help them participate in the debate. The Boom, Bust and Crunch programme is a great way to engage with young people about the issues that surround Brexit. Having the opportunity to discuss the potential implications for the UK’s economy, society, and international relations is vitally important given that they will have to live with the consequences of Brexit for many years to come.”

If you want to learn more about any of the resources, events and programmes we run in partnership, please get in touch: [email protected]