Breaking Down Barriers Commission and Curtins Announce Strategic Partnership

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Curtins on 18th Mar 2024


We are so pleased to announce Curtins have been invited to join the Breaking Down Barriers Commission, a new initiative by the Purpose Coalition, which is led by Nick Forbes CBE, a former Member of Keir Starmer’s Shadow Cabinet.

We were identified as a business that has best practice and have been invited to share our expertise to support the Commission’s mission. Together with collaborating organisations, we will focus on innovative strategies to remove barriers that prevent individuals from reaching their full potential, regardless of their background or circumstances.

Rhiannon Carss, Board Director said:

“The positive impact that we can have on the world around us – be that on individuals, on industry, or on the wider planet – it’s at the very heart of what we do, and it’s nothing new to us. Having the opportunity to work with other like-minded businesses; to share good practice, learn from each other and together generate new ideas too is hugely exciting. We’re looking forward to getting stuck in and being part of a collective voice that champions business as a force for good.”

The Commission is part of the wider Purpose Coalition, made up of organisations who are working to break down barriers to opportunity. With a General Election in Britain later this year, the Commission seeks to showcase the role of the best of British business in breaking down the barriers to opportunity.

The Coalition includes some Britain’s biggest names including the BBC, UK Power Networks, bp, Virgin Money, Co-op Group, Travelodge, Centrica, Leonardo, Sodexo, Pennon Group, Channel 4, The Wise Group, Pertemps, Hitachi, Reed, Royal Mail, E.ON, NHS Trusts, Councils and Universities amongst others.

Nick Forbes CBE, Chair of the Breaking Down Barriers Commission and former Member of Keir Starmer’s Shadow Cabinet, commented:

"We are at a pivotal moment where collaboration between public initiatives and private enterprises can yield transformative results for our communities. The alliance with Curtins represents a significant step forward in our quest to dismantle societal barriers. Their exceptional track record in engineering and dedication to sustainable development aligns perfectly with our vision of creating spaces that everyone can access and enjoy, regardless of their physical abilities or socio-economic backgrounds. Together, we are setting a new standard for how industries can contribute to a more inclusive society."

We are delighted to have joined the Commission and look forward to the impact we could have on Breaking Down Barriers and building a better future.

Click here to find out more about the Commission.

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