Our supporters

Our Supporters

ThinkForward couldn’t have been created without the support of a wide range of partners.  We would like to thank all those who have made the development and implementation of this innovative programme possible:

  • Strategic Partners:  Barclays, EY, Garfield Weston Foundation, ICG
  • Donors: Education Endowment Foundation, The Nomura Charitable Trust, UBS, Vitol Foundation, 29th May 1961 Charitable Trust
  • Pro Bono Partners: Apax Partners, Ashurst, Bain Capital, Bain & Company, The Blackstone Group, The Carlyle Group, Centerbridge, Clifford Chance, Kirkland & Ellis, KKR, PwC, RR Donnelley, TPG Capital, Travers Smith

“As a major employer we know that talented individuals are to be found in every community.  ThinkForward complements our own apprenticeship programmes and Barclays is pleased to support this very valuable initiative in providing young people with the tools to prepare them for work.”
Antony Jenkins, Chief Executive, Barclays

“We believe we have a responsibility for and are committed to, giving young people regardless of their circumstances the opportunity to achieve their work potential. ThinkForward gives us the opportunity to support some of the most at risk students in Britain today.”
David Vaughan, Partner, Transaction Advisory Services, EY

“ThinkForward provides a practical, well run and cost effective way to help teenagers in difficult circumstances become productive citizens: put simply, it makes a difference.”
Philippa Charles, Director, Garfield Weston Foundation

“As the first investment by Big Society Capital, we are particularly pleased to be involved with this ground-breaking development”
Nick O’Donohoe, Chief Executive, Big Society Capital

Strategic Partners