A range and inclusion consultancy wins £25,000 Covid-19 restoration grant from 25,000 candidates

A diversity and inclusion consultancy wins £25,000 Covid-19 recovery grant from 25,000 applicants

A consultancy specializing in business results improvement through diversity and inclusion was selected from nearly 25,000 UK applicants for a £ 25,000 grant.

Watch This Sp_ce offers intersectional diversity and inclusion training to improve job satisfaction and productivity by influencing long-term structural changes in companies. They have received the £ 25,000 Business Boost grant from B Corp-certified small business insurance broker Simply Business to help the company grow and recover from the ongoing effects of the pandemic.

Watch This Sp_ce was founded during the initial lockdown and has been on a mission to reinvent and repair the world of work ever since. They provide consulting, training, mentoring, coaching, and content creation services for existing businesses and underrepresented entrepreneurs looking to start and grow businesses.

Their no-nonsense approach to training has resulted in the consultancy growing in strength and helping the organizations they work with increase both job satisfaction and profits.

The money from the scholarship will be used to make their content more accessible, expand it to digital platforms and develop an app to reach more people with ongoing education.

With the UK under the bogus of the pandemic for nearly two years, research by Simply Business has found that small business owners will lose an average of £ 22,461 as a direct result of the pandemic – with 81% of owners believing they haven’t had enough support by the government. In addition, more than one in three (37%) SMB owners have had no access to government programs or grants, while the total estimated cost of Covid-19 for small UK businesses is a staggering £ 126.6 billion.

The winner was selected by a jury consisting of:

Piers Linney, CEO of Moblox and Dragons’ The Dragon
Carina Lepore, winner of The Apprentice UK and founder of Dough Artisan Bakehouse
Tony Robinson OBE, author and vocal master of the self-employed
Merlie Calvert, Founder and CEO of Farillio
Larissa Cooper, Business Boost 2020 winner and Creative Director and Owner of Rowan Bay
Alan Thomas, UK CEO of Simply Business

Rugby legend and former Wales and British & Irish Lions captain Gareth Thomas is also on board as the campaign’s official ambassador.