Why did you decide to join the City Of Change campaign?
Team Love are inspired by bringing people together through festivals and events across Bristol and beyond. Our aspiration is to open up our workforces to people from across the City, through employment, training, and opportunities for all. By partnering with Babbasa we are able to actively promote placement opportunities to a talented pool of young people who may otherwise not have had access. Involvement in the City of Change Campaign also unites us with other businesses and organisations in the City who are committed to working towards a fairer and more equal future.
What do you think young people may contribute to your organisation?
We are a small, independent company started by a group of friends that has expanded over the past eight years. Our company’s foundations, growth and place within our sector as a whole has often seen us operating within closed networks. We are actively seeking to address this issue, as the very nature of our work is about bringing people together to share experiences and culture.
We are a collaborative team who share and learn from each other. By including diverse and intergenerational voices in these conversations, our team is strengthened and more representative of the communities in which we live and work.
What do you think companies may be missing by having a lack of younger voices/influence in the organisation?
Like many others, our industry has been hit hard by the Coronavirus Pandemic. By meaningfully including young people in the challenges we face to rebuild, we hope to generate increased innovation, creativity, and resilience.
What advice do you wish someone had given you at the start of your career?