• About Us

    Our story so far

    Visionpath was founded by a school-leaver from a disadvantaged background, who wanted to empower others like him to realise their potential.

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    Who we work with

    We're trusted by future-facing businesses who want to inspire, engage and hire diverse young talent. Check out real examples of how we've helped them.

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    Make a difference

    We look for people who share our belief in the importance of social diversity and are motivated to make a difference. Find out what it's like to work with us.

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Our Purpose

We see talent everywhere.

But not everyone knows where to look, or how to realise their own potential.

An under-resourced school with little to no employer engagement. A disadvantaged background that makes further learning and internships a no-go. Not having those all-important professional connections to help smooth the transition from school into work.

Across the UK, socially diverse school-leavers are missing out on career opportunities. Not only that, employers are missing out on untapped talent on their doorstep. We want to change that.

Because at Visionpath we believe a young person’s background shouldn’t limit their potential.

Our Mission

We get you future-ready.

We help businesses inspire, engage and hire socially diverse school-leavers.

Using data as a starting point and human relationships as our guide, we bridge the gap between employers and socially diverse talent. Between business and education. Between school-leavers and early careers.

Whether you’re a business, a school, or a student, we bring you the knowledge and experience to unlock potential and build a future you’re proud of.

When it comes to social diversity, Visionpath is your ultimate ally.

Our Vision

We're not box-tickers.

We do what we do because we want all young people, no matter their background, to start their career on an equal footing. And because we know that right now, businesses are missing out on a wealth of untapped talent.

That’s why we help any business, of any size, in any industry, to start welcoming socially diverse school-leavers into their workforce. 

Because we want to see social diversity embedded in every business.

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We've got a story to tell.

Visionpath was founded on the simple belief that social mobility is good for young people and good for business. Learn more about the problem we're trying to solve, why social diversity should be a priority in every company, and how we got to where we are today.

Our story

Our Team

Our experience sets us apart.

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    Patrick Philpott

    Founder

    The driving force behind Visionpath, Patrick focuses on strategy, business development and programme design.

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    Joe Bennett

    Programmes Manager

    Joe joined Visionpath in February 2019 and now helps to manage a number of key programmes at Visionpath, ensuring high quality delivery and the best possible outcomes for employers, schools and students. Before joining us he spent five years helping young people to maximise their potential in the sporting world. He now empowers young people in a different way by helping them progress into their ideal career.

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    Lawrie Berry

    Adviser

    Lawrie has been an adviser to Visionpath since 2016 and works closely with our founder on finance and strategy. A chartered accountant, he was previously a partner at one of the UK's largest accountancy firms and now works with a number of SMEs across a variety of sectors.

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    Matt Kepple

    Lead Facilitator

    Matt is our lead facilitator, bringing his unique style of delivery to programmes like upSKILL and creating inspirational learning experiences.

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    Katie Ledger

    Associate

    Katie is a communications consultant, developmental coach, conference facilitator, speaker and author.

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    David Pilbeam

    Adviser & Development Lead

    David is a specialist in leadership and performance coaching, helping Visionpath provide powerful learning for our clients and their people.

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    Cíara Stokes

    Programme Support

    Cíara coordinates our Learning programmes with employers, schools and students. She is passionate about helping young people achieve their potential.