Black Britain at Boiling Point

Written by Jade Sullivan, Outreach Manager for Brixton Finishing School   I am of mixed heritage. My mother is white English, my father is black Jamaican. My mother is very pro-black, teaching me my black history alongside my father. My white Granddad was a Grenadier Guard who marched HRH Elizabeth II to become The Queen […]

Why is there an Award dedicated to Diversity In Advertising in 2022 and why do we ‘actually’ have a greater need for it?

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Written by Martina Cavagna, an ADcademy Alumni Channel 4, the British public service broadcaster that works across television, film, and digital media – not to mention, Brixton Finishing School’s own long-lasting partner – is once again sponsoring the Diversity In Advertising Award. This year’s award launches with over £1 million TV and social media advertising […]

Brixton Finishing School and PUSH unite to improve youth careers and wellbeing

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We are excited to announce a partnership with wellbeing company PUSH Mind & Body. Read all about it here and at the original article on DiversityQ. Wellbeing and mental health training company PUSH Mind and Body has partnered with Brixton Finishing School to help young people feel empowered about their careers. PUSH’s partnership with Brixton Finishing […]

These 10 awesome women are shaping the future of advertising and marketing

Our Founder, Ally Owen, was honoured with a Future is Female 2022 award during Advertising Week Europe this month.   Read all about it below, and on Stylist’s round up of the winners and the event   The UK’s most brilliant minds in the fields of advertising and marketing have been honoured at the 2022 […]

Has there been progress in board level diversity – and for who?

Our Founder, Ally Owen, shares her thoughts with D&I Leaders. The original article, by Annie Makoff is over at D&I Leaders   It’s an issue which has been top of the board level agenda for decades, with companies taking steps to improve their senior-level recruitment drives and retention strategies, along with government-introduced quotas and ratios, […]

Will the metaverse improve access to the creative industry?

Our founder, Ally Owen writes in Creative Review about her thoughts on the Metaverse and inclusivity.   “The metaverse offers exciting possibilities for education, including the potential for more diverse access to the creative industries. But only if it’s built with inclusivity at its heart” writes Ally.   Read the full article over on: https://www.creativereview.co.uk/will-the-metaverse-improve-access-to-the-creative-industry/

Research finds advertising industry lacks diversity

A survey we conducted amongst 17-30 year olds about Covid-19 and the futures of youth revealed the widespread feeling that much more needs to be done to make the industry inclusive and welcoming to people from diverse backgrounds.   Click here for an article on our findings.

Ally Owen named as one of the BIMA 100 2020

The BIMA 100 recognises the UK’s most influential people in digital and tech. It celebrates the leaders, pioneers and changemakers in the UK digital industry. We are delighted to announce that our founder Ally Owen has been included in this illustrious line-up as a Champion for Change! Congratulations Ally!