The Taylor Bennett Foundation is a charity that exists to encourage black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) graduates to pursue a career in communications. We do this through our award-winning training programme, and internship and mentoring programmes.

Established by communications executive search firm Taylor Bennett in partnership with the University of East London in 2008, the Foundation seeks to address the need for greater diversity in the public relations industry. We became a registered charity in 2013.

With the support of leading communication companies, we run professional development programmes that provide participants with the knowledge, skillset and network required to pursue a successful career in communications.

The Foundation have gained external recognition, winning several awards: a Lord Mayor’s Dragon Award for Social Inclusion in 2010; the 2012 Business in the Community ‘Race for Opportunity’ Collaboration and Partnership Award; a Highly Commended award in the LondonlovesTalent Diversity and Mentoring category run by online business site LondonlovesBusiness; and, in 2015, a Special Recognition award at the inaugural PRCA/PR Week Internship Awards.

This year we have been shortlisted for a Lord Mayor's Dragon Award in the Community Partners category.