Leadership4Leadership Through Sport & Business (LTSB) is a social mobility charity, set up and funded by business people, which uses football’s influence in the community to give bright disadvantaged young people access to high-level careers. At the same time we provide employers with a talent pipeline of diverse, bright young women and men, who tick all the boxes including the bottom line one.

LTSB’s life-changing sixteen-month programme doesn’t just improve employability; it results in employment. Through intensive training with LTSB, football foundations, AAT accounting training providers and blue-chip companies, our participants are developed personally and professionally, and better prepared for the business world. Each young person is placed as an accounting / finance apprentice with a leading organisation. The success rate is incredible: we’re proud that 100% of all graduates from the first two Intakes went on to full-time employment, usually with their apprenticeship employer, or chose higher education instead.

LTSB ran pilots in Liverpool and London in 2012. Since then the charity has operated in London and Birmingham. LTSB is now ready to launch in the North West, initially in Manchester in 2016 and Liverpool and other locations in the North of England in 2017 / 18.

LTSB is very grateful to the Liverpool International tennis tournament and Anders Borg for including their charity in this prestigious tennis event. The charity applauds the goal of Liverpool International with its own expensive programmes for children, which it has carried out for many years.