Old Mutual Global Investors sponsors Leap’s awards for the third year running


For the third year running, Old Mutual Global Investors (OMGI), part of Old Mutual Wealth,  is proud to be sponsoring the ‘Lighting the Fire’, Leap’s annual excellence awards which are taking place in London on Thursday, 18  May.

London based charity Leap empowers vulnerable young people aged between 11 and 25 to make changes in their lives by gaining a greater understanding of themselves and their relationship with conflict. Many of the young people Leap works with have grown up in care, display violent behaviour, or are caught up in the criminal justice system. Through its training programmes it provides multiple organisations with the tools in which to manage conflict in vulnerable young people.

Hosted and planned by Leap trainers and graduates, the Lighting the Fire awards ceremony is an opportunity to honour the extraordinary people, and projects, recognised for inspirational work with young people. The nominees come from a variety of places such as schools, colleges, prisons and youth groups.

OMGI is pleased that it is continuing to support and work with this amazing charity in its 30th year and to be the main sponsor of this year’s awards.

Richard Buxton, CEO, OMGI, comments:

“We are thrilled to be partnering with Leap for the third year running. It is a fantastic charity that strives to make a real difference in the lives of those it works with.

“At OMGI we aspire to be an inclusive, diverse organisation that supports the community in which we operate. Leap’s work is both inspiring and humbling and we’re proud to partner with a charity reflective of our own values. Together we aim to create a positive environment for young people facing challenging times, giving them the opportunity to have a better future.

“Well done and good luck to all those nominated at the Lighting the Fire awards. I look forward to a fun evening with you all.”

Thomas Lawson, CEO of Leap adds:

"I am delighted that Richard Buxton and his team at Old Mutual Global Investors are our partners for this year's Lighting the Fire Awards - helping Leap celebrate 30 years of supporting young people. OMGI shares our belief in the importance of investing in young people and their potential. Providing real opportunities for young people to succeed in the workplace is crucial and it’s fantastic to see Old Mutual Global Investors leading the way. Leap’s approach can be used in the workplace to give staff tools to manage conflict with colleagues and customers."