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We won the John Hampson Award at the NWN Best in Business Awards 2024

⭐ We are absolutely delighted to announce that EBP received The John Hampson Award at the NWM Best in Business Awards 2024. ⭐

This award is presented in memory of the late John Hampson who organised the awards for many years.

His son Olly said: “Dad’s genuine passion was championing young people and giving them opportunities to succeed in their adult life and so his award recognises the organisations that are committed to that goal.”

Congratulations to the EBP team and all of our Business Ambassadors, partners and supporters. 🙌


Kind donation from Newbury Building Society

A massive thank you to Newbury Building Society for their £500 donation which will enable us to support even more young people.

We plan to use this funding for our Junior Citizens programme.

Junior Citizens is aimed at Year 6 pupils to raise their awareness of citizenship, personal safety and responsibility.

It gives pupils the opportunity to engage with organisations and cover topics such as keeping safe when out and about and online, and other varied social and environmental issues that may affect them as they transition to secondary school.


Work Experience Portfolio

Take a look through our Work Experience Portfolio and discover our full offer for schools:


Our CEO on Kennet Radio

For anyone who missed our CEO, Kate Barrow, on the Kennet Radio ‘Saturday Chatterday’ show on Saturday 20th January 2024, you can listen here:

Kate talked about all the opportunities we have for businesses to engage with school students to inspire their future.

School Engagement Opportunities for Business 2023/24

Our new portfolio of opportunities for business is now available. Take a look and find out how your business can benefit from getting involved with our activities!


Destinations Expo 2024

If your organisation would like to book at  stand at West Berkshire’s largest Careers Fair, take a look here for all  the details!



Impact Report 2022/23

We’re delighted to share our Impact Report for 2022/23.  It’s a quick, easy read that’s a celebration of our collective efforts. We hope you enjoy flipping through and getting to know us better.


Primary School Workshops

We are thrilled to introduce our Primary School Portfolio. With this portfolio, we now offer an extensive selection of workshops and events that create a safe space for raising awareness, building self-esteem, and boosting confidence among young learners.

We’re excited about our primary school offering because it enables students to start thinking about their future careers and gain insights into various job sectors. It’s all about sparking curiosity and helping them understand different opportunities available to them in the future.


Destinations Expo 2023

Thank you to all who supported our biggest Destinations EXPO event ever which took place last Thursday, 12th October 2023.

We had a fantastic day and received wonderful feedback from the students, teachers and companies who attended.

We welcomed around 1200 students who were inspired by over 65 organisations.

All made possible by our main funder Greenham Trust.

Find out more here.


EBP’s 30th Anniversary

This year (2023), we are excited to be celebrating our 30th anniversary!

We’ve come a long way and are extremely proud of our growth and our achievements each academic year.

~ We’ve got a fantastic team of 24 dedicated staff members, and we spread our wings over West Berkshire, Reading, Wokingham, Swindon, Oxford, and Hampshire.

~ We collaborate with over 70 schools, reaching almost 20,000 students through in-school events annually.

~ But that’s not all! We’ve teamed up with more than 900 businesses, and our incredible business volunteers generously contribute 4,500 hours of their time to support us annually.

~ And we organise a whopping 1,800 student work experience placements each year, opening doors to new opportunities.

A huge heartfelt thanks to everyone who has joined us on our journey!


Cultivate Final 2023

In July 2023, we held the Cultivate programme final and the winner was from Little Heath School. Congratulations!

This was a ‘Dragon’s Den’ style challenge involving students from the following Reading schools:

~ Little Heath School
~ Highdown School and Sixth Form Centre
~ Reading Girls’ School
~ Blessed Hugh Faringdon Catholic School
~ The Willink School

Well done to everyone who took part.

This event was funded, supported and hosted by Zebra Technologies.

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