Abigail Shapiro from Tutor Trust wears a white jacket and stands alongside Adam Waller from PwC who wears a blue shirt and grey jacket

Reflecting on a successful collaboration with PwC

Becoming PwC’s charity of the year created a positive impact on everyone involved 


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Our journey as a small education charity has been fuelled by our collective and relentless passion for providing high-quality tutoring to every child, regardless of their background or circumstances. The generosity of funders and partners is crucial in enabling us to have the far-reaching impact that we do. PwC is a long-standing partner who has always believed in our work.   

Our relationship with PwC (Pricewaterhouse Cooper) goes back to the early days. They provided our founders Nick Bent and Abigail Shapiro with initial funding and pro bono support before we were a registered charity! Since then, PwC has continued to be a valuable partner in several ways, including sponsoring our annual Summer Reception. In late 2022, they selected us as their company charity for 2023. Ghalib Khan, was initially part of our first cohort of tutors way back in 2012, now a manager at PwC, he says:  

Having worked as a tutor back in 2012, I’ve seen first-hand the huge impact that their work can have on the young people they support. Now, in a post-pandemic landscape, providing access to high-quality tutoring for all young people – not just those who can afford it – is even more necessary.

I’m so delighted that we were able to support Tutor Trust by making them our company charity for 2023. Our colleagues wholeheartedly backed their mission and vision, and really enjoyed coming up with new and imaginative ways to raise money to support them. Knowing that they were contributing to making a positive change in the lives of young people was extremely rewarding.”
Ghalib Khan, Manager, PwC

PwC has shown its support to us as their nominated charity in so many ways. Bake sales, football auctions, quizzes and colleagues running the Manchester 10k - all to raise money for us. In total, across the year, PwC raised an incredible £16,000. Their financial contributions have provided much-needed resources to expand our programmes, helping us to reach more students and communities than ever before. But beyond the pounds and pence, their company-wide commitment to our cause has been just as invaluable.  

"When we first embarked on our partnership with PwC we knew it had the potential to be something special and to make a positive impact on the young people we support." reflects Abigail Shapiro, Tutor Trust Co-Founder and Executive Director, "We already had a great relationship with PwC, but becoming their company charity took that to the next level." 

We've been blown away by their dedication."
Abigail Shapiro, Co-Founder and Executive Director

"We've been blown away by their dedication," Abigail continues. "From hosting events to supporting us on the ground with fundraising, they've been with us every step of the way. It’s been a true collaboration built on mutual respect and shared values, exploring new avenues to maximise our impact and ensure that no child is left behind.” 

Although our time as PwC’s chosen charity has now ended, our relationship continues. We are exploring other ways we can work together to transform lives.  

If you'd like to find out more about how your organisation can support us, register your details using the link below and a member of our Fundraising team will be in touch. 

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