19 December 2022
Top 100 influential people
Mark has been announced as one of the winners of the Top 100 Influential People of 2023!
The awards are new and were created to highlight and reward truly influential people who affect and impact society today, across a broad range of sectors. The guiding principle is that people who are genuinely making the world a better place need to be encouraged, thanked, and given every opportunity to get their message out.
Mark joins an illustrious group of winners which includes Steven Bartlett, founder of Social Chain, sculptor Sir Amish Mikhail Kapoor CBE, Dame Sharon White, Chairman at the John Lewis Partnership, the Olympic gold rowing medallist James Cracknell, Ben Francis CEO of Gymshark, and even Joe Wicks!
Mark has been a huge influencer in the field of social mobility for two decades.
He opens up unprecedented opportunities for disadvantaged young people, is benefitting business, investing in UK plc and creating a more positive, skilled and talented workforce.
He genuinely revolutionised the way businesses support young people and education, which has resulted in an additional £200m being invested.
He has worked with 250 businesses, charities and government organisations, delivering real social impact at an unprecedented level and overwhelmingly focused on deprived areas.
His focus areas are: skills, jobs and opportunity; fairness, diversity and empowerment; health and wellbeing; environment and climate change; the arts.
More than 18 million young people have benefited directly from his work.
The full list of 100 winners and their bios can be found in this link below.