Supporting Us

See why leaders lend their support.

See how you or your organisation can have a direct impact on our work by partnering, donating or championing work:
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Why our leaders, employers and sector partners say they love working with S4S:

  • Our unique network of supporters –  they know they are part of a network of 1,300 of today’s most notable leaders and influencers dedicated to giving back to young people.
  • Reach enthusiastic students connecting with young people, opening doors and demystifying misconceptions about access to your profession or industry.
  • Spark ambition – inspiring students to think big and aim high, showing them that background is not a barrier to success.
  • The buzz – our speakers consistently tell us that stepping out of the ‘business bubble’ and engaging with young people from all walks of life makes them see the world differently, too…

‘’As an institution serving the public, we are thrilled to have been a supporter of S4S’  programmes from the get-go…it has been a win for those pupils who have benefited from an inspiring talk or work experience they wouldn’t have been able to otherwise access. But it is a win, too, for the Bank of England. The better informed young people are about the economy and the role of the Bank, the better the performance of the economy is likely to be.’’

 Andy Haldane
Chief Economist, Bank of England
Speakers for Schools Patron




‘’I have been proud to support Speakers for Schools with my time since its early days as a speaker and now also engaging
with their work 
experience programme to reach more state school students lacking the links and confidence to come into our industry.’’

Karen Blackett OBE
UK Country Manager at WWP and Chairwoman of MediaCom




‘’I have always welcomed the mission of Speakers for Schools to democratise access to these invaluable parts of education that can shape a young person and propel them in their ambitions. It is imperative that our leaders and world-class organisations support state schools in the development of their students’ skills, aptitudes and understanding of the world of work – something Speakers for Schools can help achieve via their programmes.’’ 

Sir Anthony Seldon
Vice Chancellor, Buckingham University 





‘’Speakers for Schools is a great organisation which gives people like me the opportunity to meet and interact with students whom I might not otherwise have a chance to meet… and for those students to meet with someone like me.’’

 Jimmy Wales
Founder of Wikipedia



‘’It is a privilege to have the opportunity to help shape their career aspirations, as well as welcome them into our business to give them a behind the scenes insight into the world of a fashion business. Through my work with the charity I hope we can inspire the next generation of young people, and I hope a few more will end up considering a career in fashion and retail too.”

Liz Evans
CEO, Fat Face