In late September, LTSB CEO Caroline Adair attended the award ceremony of the 2018 Lord Mayor’s Dragon Awards, hosted at the magnificent Mansion House. Attending alongside Rachel Engel, Regional Head of the Macquarie Group Foundation as finalists of the Accelerator award, the application focused on our relationship with our principal corporate supporters, Macquarie, to recognise the growth we have seen since first being introduced in 2012.

Needless to say, we were ecstatic to find out we had won and especially proud to be able to showcase the story of a small start-up charity and global finance firm working to have a profound – and growing – social impact. In the video below Rachel and Caroline speak about the broad ranging areas where the relationship has positively affected both charity and corporate.

Macquarie’s support represents the gold standard of corporate social engagement. It’s more than the financial value of the partnership: it’s the support, the expertise, the shared passion for our cause that really helps us transform the lives of more young people from disadvantaged backgrounds.

The seed of a great idea still needs the right conditions for growth, and Macquarie provided that – they absolutely deserve this recognition!