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WATCH OUR FILM: What school leaders say about Make the Grade

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We are a social enterprise that connects businesses and communities to create social and economic change.

We work with employers and organisations from the public, private and not-for-profit sectors to develop practical projects which widen economic opportunity for everyone.

Watch our film and explore our programmes to find out more about how we make a difference.

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