Business Partnerships

Integral to our work are partnerships with businesses, together developing long-term, sustainable solutions to the issue of refugee resettlement.

A Responsible Business Response

“When the refugee crisis hit the world’s press we wanted to respond but we wanted to give the right thing that was really needed. Breaking Barriers helped us to do this. We now provide employability skills courses for refugees helping those who have arrived in the UK to navigate the job market and secure employment using the many skills that they have. It has been a deeply rewarding programme for our staff and we are constantly astounded at the wealth of knowledge and skills that the refugees have and hope that sharing our skills and experience helps them into jobs where all their talents are recognised and utilised.”

Heidi Newbigging | CSR Manager

How do we partner with businesses?

Join Our Community of Businesses

If you are interested in joining our growing community of businesses, please contact
Will Gogerty, our Head of Corporate Partnerships.

We are working with Breaking Barriers to identify the best candidates for the open roles we have in the company. We’re incredibly fortunate to be launching our Refugee Initiative alongside Breaking Barriers, who have really inspired us by the work they have done.

Anthony Yazbeck

COO of WeWork Europe

We work with Breaking Barriers because they really deliver. I’m amazed by the pro-active nature of the charity and its ability to grow and scale programmes. It’s not a numbers game, it’s about career development. We quickly realised that their focus on employment was unique. They believe in putting refugees into meaningful employment.

Hilary Jenkins

People & Communities Leader of IKEA

Breaking Barriers plays a key role in supporting refugees in London, providing vital experience, training and access to career guidance through their mentorship programme, work placements and skills sessions. As a former refugee, I know first-hand how isolating the experience can be so this motivated me to help and participate as a mentor. This is also why the work that Breaking Barriers does to empower and integrate refugees into the world of work, nurture their talent and build confidence is so crucial towards helping them to achieve a meaningful milestone in rebuilding their lives.

Milos Starovic

Senior Sales Director, Bank of America Merrill Lynch

Businesses we have worked with