PODCAST: The Social Mobility Pledge

Exploring social mobility, and The Social Mobility Pledge, with leading figures from business and culture in Hull.

From challenging backgrounds and humble beginnings, to setting the bar high and settling for nothing less than success – some of Hull’s best known faces have shared their inspirational and positive journeys as they back a powerful social mobility message.

They spoke at an event entitled ‘The Kid Done Good’, which was organised by Sewell Group as part of Humber Business Week 2019 and hosted by the Rt. Hon Alan Johnson at Sewell Studio in Geneva Way, East Hull.

Hull Is This editor & photographer Jerome Whittingham (@photomoments) met some of the icons, and the event’s host, ahead of ‘The Kid Done Good’ presentation.

Pictured, clockwise from top left: Rt Hon Justine Greening MP, Tommy Coyle, Rt Hon Alan Johnson, Emma Latimer, John Godber OBE, Dr Paul Sewell OBE. Portrait photographs by Jerome Whittingham, @photomoments.

Produced and presented by Jerome Whittingham, with contributions from:

0:00 – Rt Hon Justine Greening MP

0:55 – Tommy Coyle, boxer.

2:25 – Rt Hon Alan Johnson.

8:10 – Rt Hon Justine Greening MP

10:00 – Dr Paul Sewell OBE, Chair Sewell Group.

11:30 – John Godber OBE, playwright.

15:18 – Rt Hon Justine Greening MP.

17:43 – Emma Latimer, Chief Officer Hull Clinical Commissioning Group.

21:02 – Rt Hon Justine Greening MP

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