Over the past few years we have worked to extend our reach into more schools in the London area.  We have, however, found funding difficult to raise. Our model depends on schools signing up to the programme and contributing to programme costs.  We know that our programme is well-received by participants and teachers alike and that it is effective in boosting important things like self-confidence.  We also know, however, that there are other enterprise programmes which are less rich but also much cheaper for schools.  This means that some schools who might otherwise like our programme say they cannot afford it.  Many other schools simply prefer to offer much lighter touch programmes.

We have therefore concluded that the business is no longer viable and the company has been dissolved. We have made our materials available to The Mercers’ Company for use in their similar programme.  Other charities and social organisations that might like to use our material are invited to email info@progressuk.org to explain their programme and how our material might fit in.

We are very proud of the work we have done with hundreds of young people across London.

We would like to thank all those who have worked so hard to help young people over the past few years – our directors, our staff, volunteer mentors, other volunteers and corporates.