WHY WE EXIST


 
 

why social mobility?

  • Inequality continues to grow in the UK

  • Poorer Pupils will not catch up

  • Disadvantage is systemic

  • School funding is in crisis

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THE CHALLENGE

A fragmented, under-resourced and fragile education sector reflects the state of society.

Current social mobility initiatives aimed at young people can be inefficient, unsustainable and not as impactful as they might be.

Social inequality is only likely to increase if young people are not better prepared to adapt to the changing world they will live in.

THE OPPORTUNITY

Humans have never been better connected - it is our capacity to collaborate which drives social progress.

Increased connectivity will lead to greater accountability and, in the age of the conscious consumer, a commercial advantage for those businesses which most clearly demonstrate their genuine social responsibility.

Given the right incentives, we can all profit from doing good.

 

 

why becs?

We believe in the positive potential of building the right connections.

Business:

As the engine driving social change as well as the economy

Education:

As the cornerstone of a fair society

Charity:

As an outlet for humanity’s drive to do good and do well at the same time

Sport & Art Organisations:

As vehicles for the positive impact we and our partners have on society, providing structure and stability for our next generation of leaders in their formative years

 

 
There is a lot happening between the independent and state sectors, and we are keen to encourage more. I am always struck by how keen businesses and charities are to work with schools, but often they do not know how to do so in an efficient way, and that is why BECSLink can be so useful. BECSLink Communities will enable that to happen
— Lord Nash, former Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for the School System
 

 

What We've Achieved

 
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