Thank you to all those who attended the OurCity2030 Impact Event on Tuesday 21st May at the Bristol Beacon. It was inspiring to have over 160 diverse guests attend and engage with the impact achieved over the past year.

At the event we presented the impact achieved by Babbasa and the OurCity2030 initiative in 2023, and introduced our new CEO, Nyoaka Squire. You can read more about Nyoaka here.

We’d like to give a huge thank you to all of our speakers and contributors:

  • Inaz Hussain (Babbasa Trailblazer)
  • Kevin Millwood (Babbasa Chair)
  • Sangeetha Wynter (Head of Services, Babbasa)
  • Gigi El-Halaby (The Bristol Cable + Babbasa Trailblazer)
  • Delika Nicole-Burke (Arup + Babbasa Trailblazer)
  • Dominic Savolainen (Arup)
  • Henry Lawes (West of England Combined Authority)
  • Ed Rowberry (Bristol & Bath Regional Capital)
  • Poku Osei (Founder, Babbasa)
  • Nyoaka Squire (CEO, Babbasa)
  • Zahir Nayani (Foot Anstey + Babbasa Mentor)
  • Jeril Laiju (Forrest Brown + Babbasa Trailblazer)
  • Mo Ali (Opulence Growth + Babbasa Trailblazer) 

For those who were unable to attend on the night, the impact we presented at the event can be viewed in more detail in the Babbasa Impact Report 2023.

The updated OurCity2030 Socio-Economic Analysis, which we saw highlights of at the event, will be launched in the coming weeks, so keep your eyes out for that on our website and socials.

The vision of OurCity2030 is a bold one – to support 2,030 young people from low income households, starting from inner city Bristol, to secure a median salary role by 2030. Special thanks to the Core Partners and Strategic Partners who are working together to make this vision a reality: Arup, Babbasa, Black South West Network, Bristol & Bath Regional Capital, Bristol City Council (through the One City Office), Business West, Cabot Learning Federation, the University of Bristol, and UWE Bristol.

If you or your organisation want to get involved in OurCity2030, please register your interest at ourcity2030.com

We look forward to an equally impactful 2024.