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Ugo Eboh

Ugo has been involved in Virgin Money’s drive for “Everyone is Better Off” which aims to enhance some of the core traits for their Customers, Corporate Partners, Company Brand, Colleagues and the Community. He is also helping get Virgin Money involved in the BAME communities that surround their business locations and has recently been given the role as Ethnicity lead for a new bank-wide affinity group. He coordinates cultural festival celebrations across multiple locations, including Diwali, Chinese New Year and Black History month. Ugo also created an Ethnicity Network in 2017 across the bank, that currently has 50+ members across all band levels in the business. He is currently part of work being done with NICOT (Nigerian Igbo Community in Teesside) building a partnership with them to deliver empowerment programmes for their young adults, children, and older mums who have been in the country, but struggled to marry their African culture with the UK culture.

Matt Elliott

Matt is responsible for developing and driving Virgin Money’s ambition to be a welcoming and inclusive workplace for all. He received Board approval to adopt the Sir John Parker report recommendations, before the findings had been formally launched, and encouraged transparency, leading to Virgin Money reporting its ethnic minority representation in its 2017 Annual Report & Accounts. Matt has led a strategy to improve diversity of hiring, resulting in a double digit hiring percentage for ethnic minority candidates in 2017 for the first time. He also founded the Virgin Money Affinity Group, which aims to involve all colleagues in the conversations around workplace inclusion. Under Matt’s sponsorship, Virgin Money have partnered with the Black British Business Awards to create an ‘Accelerator Programme’, a pan-industry approach to accelerating ethnic minority talent, which will launch later this year. He is also a member of the CMI Race Committee and mentors ethnic minority people outside Virgin Money, demonstrating his personal commitment to accelerating progress.

Ugo Eboh

Ugo has been involved in Virgin Money’s drive for “Everyone is Better Off” which aims to enhance some of the core traits for their Customers, Corporate Partners, Company Brand, Colleagues and the Community. He is also helping get Virgin Money involved in the BAME communities that surround their business locations and has recently been given the role as Ethnicity lead for a new bank-wide affinity group. Ugo has been successfully placed onto a future business leader program, and has written an article about being a Black Man in a British Business. He is building a partnership with EDF Energy to work in the local Brixton area, delivering STEM talks to students from BAME backgrounds, as well as helping to deliver enablement programs for students from BAME and deprived backgrounds; to help increase their opportunities to not only study abroad, but to also enhance their employability skills.