Empowering Inclusive Communities

Transatlantic business and government supporting ingenuity and innovation to make our communities stronger, safer and more resilient. 

BritishAmerican Business (BAB) advocates for corporate citizenship and is partnering with the U.S. Embassy and the UK Home Office to create an exhibition and networking reception to showcase how business, government and communities are working together to create understanding and opportunities in a diverse world.   

We will highlight innovative community projects and social enterprises that have benefited from Embassy, Home Office and BAB support. Transatlantic business executives are invited to meet these teams and learn about new ESG and CSR initiatives transforming today’s communities while creating solutions for a more cohesive society.

Please see a a directory and more information about the participating organisations below.


Contact: Lara Wilks Sloan

Email: lara@annefrank.org.uk

Website: www.annefrank.org.uk/

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Anne Frank Trust

The Anne Frank Trust UK believes everyone should live in a society safe from prejudice & discrimination, where everyone can thrive. They use Anne Frank’s inspirational life & diary to empower young people & offenders in prison with the knowledge, skills & confidence to recognise, challenge & resist all forms of prejudice, discrimination & division. They partner with schools, local authorities, the criminal justice sector, community groups & others to deliver our programmes in a variety of settings. Our impactful core programme includes an interactive exhibition on Anne Frank’s life & diary, workshops, peer education & a young Ambassador programme. Last year they worked with over 100,000 people across England & Scotland.

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Bradford Literature Festival

Bradford Literature Festival (BLF) is an inspirational arts and cultural event with a national profile, and international outlook, deeply rooted in Bradford’s diverse communities.

Established in 2014 BLF is underpinned by a fundamental love of literature, and a belief in the power of literacy and cultural engagement, to promote community cohesion and resilience and break even the most tenacious intergenerational cycles of socioeconomic deprivation and civic disengagement. An improvement in literacy and cultural education – particularly within the most diverse and disadvantaged communities – is also the first vital step towards socioeconomic and cultural regeneration.

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Contact: Syima Aslam


Website: www.bradfordlitfest.co.uk


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Contact: Simon Taylor

Email: Simon.Taylor@ChelseaFC.com

Website: www.chelseafc.com/en/foundation/building-bridges

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Chelsea Football Club – Building Bridges

Building Bridges is Chelsea FC’s campaign to promote equality, celebrate diversity and make everyone feel valued throughout our club, stadium and wider community.

Through Building Bridges we work with everyone from children and young people in schools to community groups, anti discrimination organisations and our men’s, women’s and Academy teams, to create a club where everyone feels welcome.

That includes our work with the Chelsea Disabled Supporters’ Association, a range of charities and football authorities including Kick It Out, and our LGBT fans’ group, Chelsea Pride, which was established in 2016 to increase visibility and give LGBT people a representative voice at the club.

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Community on Solid Ground

Community on Solid Ground (COSG) is a registered charity that has been running successful programmes for 12 years in South Manchester. Each week more than 400 people benefit from the activities of this well-loved local organisation. We have a unique relationship with the community and use sports, informal education, training, mentoring, and social activities, to empower people.

Our programmes are purpose designed to focus on young people, to build a stronger, safer and coherent community. Young people joining in the projects experience an increase in personal confidence, motivation, skills and employability; all generations, families and neighbourhoods are healthily, happier and full of hope.

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Contact: Majid Dar

Email: admin@yosg.org.uk

Website: www.yosg.org.uk

Tel: +44 (0)161 862 0955

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Contact: Hanisah Othman

Email: hanisah@crackedit.org

Website: www.crackedit.org

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Cracked It

Cracked It is an award-winning social enterprise smartphone repair service staffed by young ex-offenders and youth at risk. Our mission is to support young people and steer them away from crime towards employment and more positive futures.

We use smartphone repair to create opportunities for at-risk youth to break down barriers to employment – to realise that income, belonging and self-worth can be gained through legitimate work. Our phone repair employability programmes give young people the tech skills to repair phones and the support to transition into employment.

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Integrate UK

Integrate UK is a youth-led charity that invests in the skills, passions and talents of young people to nurture future leaders who promote our vision of gender and racial equality, integration and community cohesion. We engage around 150 young people annually in a range of creative and educational activities focusing on addressing issues relating to gender and racial inequality that they identify as affecting their lives.

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Contact: Lisa Zimmermann

Email: lisa.zimmermann@integrateuk.org

Website: Integrateuk.org

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Contact: Karina O’Gorman

Email: crteam@ihg.com

Website: www.ihgplc.com/en/responsible-business/our-communities 

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InterContinental Hotels Group

At IHG, our commitment to help and care for people comes naturally to a business which stands for providing True Hospitality for everyone. With 5,900 hotels in over 100 countries, we are proud to be at the heart of local communities and recognise the opportunity we have to make a real difference to others.

Hospitality is a special place. It’s an industry where difference is sought after and celebrated; whether that’s cultures, experiences, people or places – and we want to open doors for everyone by creating opportunities to build hospitality skills and education that can change lives for the better.

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Contact: Jess Thompson

Email: hello@migrateful.org

Website: www.migrateful.org

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Migrateful runs cookery classes led by refugees, asylum seekers and migrants struggling to integrate and access employment. The cookery classes provide ideal conditions not just for learning English and building confidence, but also for promoting contact and cultural exchange with the wider community.

The Migrateful idea was borne following discussions with a group of refugee women at a Time Bank project in Tower Hamlets. The women in the group were all very qualified, yet were unemployed because of language barriers and their qualifications were not recognised in the UK. When asked about the skills they could share with the group, many of them said they could cook. This gave Jess the idea to launch Migrateful in July 2017; with the aim to get these women into employment by supporting them to share their incredible cooking skills with the world.

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ODD Arts

Odd Arts deliver issue-based creative programmes with vulnerable and excluded groups.

We work within: Criminal Justice; Education; Community; Mental Health.  Last year we worked with over 25,000 people.

Odd Arts Aims:

  • Reduce-risk of (re) offending
  • Build more cohesive and safer communities
  • Improve mental well-being including increased confidence and self-worth
  • Improve work-based skills through accreditation, communication-skills and therapeutic learning
  • Increase access and engagement to arts and culture for disadvantaged groups

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Contact: Rebecca Friel

Email: rebecca@oddarts.co.uk

Website: www.oddarts.co.uk

Tel: 01612261912

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Contact: Esmat Jeraj

Email: esmat@patchworkfoundation.org.uk

Website: www.patchworkfoundation.org.uk

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Patchwork Foundation

The Patchwork Foundation promotes, encourages and supports the active participation of young people from disadvantaged and minority communities in British democracy.

The Foundation delivers its mission through four key outputs:

  • Impactful skills development and education programmes
  • Rare and insightful opportunities to experience democracy and civil society
  • Inspirational engagement events and campaigns
  • Powerful recognition programmes and events

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PWC Social Mobility Programme

We recognise that boosting social mobility isn’t just about our own internal business practices, but how we support our local communities too. As part of our social mobility community programme, we work with disadvantaged school students, undergraduates and other social mobility beneficiary groups (such as refugees and our PwC Social Entrepreneurs Club members) to:

  • help them make the most of their potential
  • develop skills and employability prospects
  • support, empower and inspire them to achieve positive employment outcomes in their career of choice
  • remove barriers to access, creating equality of opportunity and actively encouraging diversity and social mobility.

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Contact: Niusha Bonakdarian

Email: niusha@renaissance-foundation.com

Website: www.Renaissance-Foundation.com

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Renaissance Foundation

Renaissance Foundation is a specialist youth charity based in East London working with young people aged 13-19 living with significant life challenges. We work with young people from three hard-to-reach and often overlooked groups: young carers, young transitioning hospital patients, and school pupils at risk. Research has shown that these three groups tend to suffer in various degrees from difficulties at school and a lack of development and employment opportunities. Their life challenges impede their ability to prioritise plans for the future, including making adequate preparations and attaining the confidence and experience necessary for entering employment.

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The Tees Valley Inclusion Project CIC

Tees Valley Inclusion Project CIC was established in December 2011 and its registered charity and community and victim service, The Halo Project, in December 2014.

Tees Valley Inclusion provides a range of programmes that aim to improve the social, economic and well-being of Black Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) Women and Girls and the wider communities across Tees Valley in the North East of England.

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Contact: Yasmin Khan or Penny Thomas

Email: info@haloproject.org.uk

Website: www.haloproject.org.uk

Tel: 01642 683 045

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Contact: Mamaa Duker

Email: mamaa.duker@wpp.com

Website: www.wpp.com

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WPP Roots is a professional network driven by individuals passionate about championing greater ethnic and cultural diversity within the advertising industry, our independent agencies and our work. Since its inception at Ogilvy UK in 2017, Roots has gone from strength to strength, informing talent Management strategies and real client briefs across the network.

Roots is about long-term, effective change, and our continual expansion within WPP is important for building a solid support system for our talent base, encouraging greater collaboration with our partners, and achieving long-term success. Currently, we have 20 Roots networks within our agencies in the UK and US.

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