We believe that the difference between attainment and success is fundamentally linked to the availability and accessibility of opportunities. Data tells us students of African and Caribbean descent who outperform their peers are still less likely to achieve the same level of access to appropriate jobs and careers due to their ethnicity.
We partner with corporates who are keen to improve and implement their ”Diversity, Equity and Inclusion” agendas in the real world. By providing access to a highly capable yet underrepresented pool of academically-able young people, we can help you improve the diversity of your workforce at all professional levels within your organisation. 


“It has been fantastic to work with ACEN to promote the National Graduate Development Programme (NGDP). Our aim was to encourage more applications from Black students to the NGDP. ACEN helped us to achieve this through using their networks, mailing lists and a social media campaign to raise awareness of the programme. Aisha was easy to work with and was in regular contact to update us on the progress of the campaign up until the closing date”
Some of the companies we have worked with include:
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Both online and in-person, we support and deliver events to provide students with the opportunity to experience graduate and career opportunities to which they may otherwise not have had exposure. We usually find that co-hosting an event with our corporate partners yields the best results. This can be both online or in-person.


With the close relationship we have with both our existing clients and our Black student, parent, and teacher network, and our extensive experience in advising organisations on how to embed anti-racism practices within their institutions, we are able to identify (often unintentional) barriers to entry for Black students. This knowledge allows us to effectively and creatively solutionise while ensuring that we support and enhance corporate EDI intentions, allowing us to respectfully shape/tweak initiatives that will engage Black students, subsequently enriching your business both experientially and ultimately financially.


Much like that of the academic institutions that we engage with, we know many companies are seeking to educate their organisations on issues of DE&I as part of their own cultural shift.  ACEN is able to offer the same (adapted) training services that we offer to educational establishments such as:
– A comprehensive understanding of the BLM movement today, and the historical and structural factors that have contributed to it
– Understanding how bias can manifest in you and your own setting
– Let’s just talk about race: Towards racial literacy, confidence, and competence
– Freeflow sessions to ask questions in a safe space
The feedback we have received from our training to date has been overwhelmingly strong and we understand that the young Black people who ultimately benefit from the increased culturally competent environments need this to follow through to the workplace. Our highly skilled facilitators are well versed in helping institutions to develop environments that genuinely embody inclusion for all using a framework that brings all stakeholders on board.


We donate a percentage of profits from corporate training and workshops to the ACEN 11+ School which is soon to become a charity. If you would like more information about the initiative please click here.
If you would like to explore ways in which we can help you with your marketing & outreach initiatives, or workshop and training possibilities, please contact