Being inspired and supported is something we all need within our lives

15th October 2021

I grew up in a relatively poor area of Derby; the schools I attended didn’t feature on any league tables. At a young age I realised that there were children in my school who didn’t have the things I was used to having (which thankfully included) – clean clothes, hot food, a loving family environment. It made me look around and realise that being part of a community was so important, to be there to help one another.

I have always had a desire and drive to achieve, and that was helped by having a supportive and nurturing family and some amazing teachers who brought the very best out in me. But there are huge barriers in the way for some children – these barriers mean they are already at a disadvantage in education and they don’t always know the right paths to take to get to where they want to be in life.

I have thought about giving something back to the local community for some time – something which provides a structured and helpful approach to young people in education. When I heard about The Careers & Enterprise Company and how vital their role is in supporting and helping deliver world class careers support for young people, it made perfect sense to explore how we at NG Chartered Surveyors can help within our local community.

I met the lovely Julia Matthews, Enterprise Coordinator at Futures Management Group, and within minutes of our initial conversation I knew I was talking to the right person, who would be able to match us with a school where we can make a difference.

By becoming an Enterprise Adviser I am volunteering my time to work closely with the Senior Leadership Team to provide strategic support. By utilising my business experience and professional network, I will be helping develop an effective careers strategy which ensures opportunities are shared and put to the heart of a young person’s education.

As a company established in Nottingham it is important NG Chartered Surveyors provide that support to a Nottinghamshire school and we have recently been paired with the Garibaldi Academy School in Mansfield. I am very excited to meet the team and get stuck in!  

To find out more, feel free to contact us, give us a call on 0115 958 8599 or email [email protected].