November 03, 2016

Forward-thinking businesses attend House of Lords event

Joanne Keane at House of Lords by Lihee Avidon Oct 2016

In October, Baroness Wheatcroft hosted an evening reception for Working Chance at the House of Lords.

It was a fantastic opportunity to share with all our guests the business benefits of hiring women with convictions and young women care leavers.

Our keynote speaker Clive Schlee, CEO of Pret A Manger, said: "Hiring ex-offenders will enrich your company & strengthen your brand. It contributes enormously to the trust in our brand.”

Hiring ex-offenders will enrich your company & strengthen your brand. It contributes enormously to the trust in our brand.

Clive Schlee CEO, Pret A Manger

As one of our former candidates commented: “I believe that two things are needed for people in my position: absolute determination to turn things around, and a helping hand to get there.”

I believe that two things are needed for people in my position: absolute determination to turn things around, and a helping hand to get there.

Kristine Working Chance Candidate

It was great to meet so many forward-thinking businesses who were willing to talk about hiring women with convictions, and we would like to thank everyone who attended.

We look forward to continuing the conversations.