Press release

PA Consulting wins Social Mobility Initiative of the Year at the British Diversity Awards 2024

26 March 2024

PA Consulting, the consultancy that’s bringing ingenuity to life, is pleased to announce that it has won ‘Social Mobility Initiative of the Year’ in the British Diversity Awards 2024. The winning entry from PA celebrates its outstanding commitment to social mobility issues through its PA in the Community programme and partnership with The PA Foundation, an independent charity launched by PA in 2022.

Announced on 20th March at an awards ceremony in London, the British Diversity Awards celebrated leading organisations and individuals championing diversity across the UK. The Social Mobility Initiative of the Year category recognises those whose commitment to social mobility is a business imperative that sets them apart.

‘PA in the Community’ focuses predominantly on STEM and supports individuals from disadvantaged backgrounds to excel in education, hone crucial employability skills, and access meaningful employment opportunities. A panel of experts from business, charity, politics and the public sector, reviewed the finalists and selected the winners based on a specific set of criteria.

PA’s award-winning achievements in partnership with The PA Foundation in 2023 include:

  • £2m distributed to 32 charities and non-profits funded across the UK, US, Nordics and Netherlands
  • More than 21,000 hours volunteered
  • Supporting 9,300 people facing disadvantage.
We are delighted to win Social Mobility Initiative of the Year at the British Diversity Awards. This award reflects PA’s commitment to building a fair society and breaking down barriers for those from disadvantaged backgrounds. We are proud of what we have accomplished so far and grateful to The PA Foundation, our volunteers and teams that have enabled us to achieve this. We look forward to continuing to improve social mobility through the power of innovation.”
Head of Communities at PA Consulting
This recognition from the British Diversity Awards is testament to the impactful work PA is doing to improve socio-economic outcomes. At The PA Foundation, we believe that everyone, regardless of their background, deserve the chance to fulfil their potential and access opportunities that enable them to succeed. We hope this award will inspire other organisations to join us in driving social change and opening doors for disadvantaged individuals.”
Chair of The PA Foundation

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