Author Archives: Tracey Herald

About Tracey Herald

Tracey has worked in a range of public, government and NGO settings to support young people, delivering local and national youth programmes and developing national youth policy. Tracey joined O2 Telefonica in 2012 to champion the company's Think Big programme which aims to support 1 million young people to develop the entrepreneurial, digital and work skills to succeed.

O2 welcomes FTSE100 2050 Net Zero move - but industry must do more

As a sustainability leader, we’re welcoming the news that 30 of the FTSE100 have signed up to become Net Zero by 2050 – but we’re also urging other major UK businesses, including our tech peers, to join us in going even further, working together to enable a low carbon economy faster. This week, the government … more »

Thinking Big for #iwill week

Today marks the start of #iwill week, an annual celebration of youth social action across the UK and a chance to shine the spotlight on remarkable young people who are changing their communities for the better. We’re proud to support the #iwill campaign as a business pioneer, championing the role that businesses large and small … more »

O2 helps young people break into the film industry

At O2, we’re excited to launch a new work skills campaign, in partnership with BFI, to give young people across the UK the opportunity to break into the film industry. 24 young film-makers will be selected to produce three short films to support the release of the 2015 film, SUFFRAGETTE, at the London Film Festival, which … more »

Today's young people, tomorrow's workforce

At O2, we’re passionate about helping young people to develop the skills to succeed. Our award-winning Think Big programme is designed to help young people to take action on the issues that matter to them, developing their leadership and entrepreneurial skills and inspiring them to take more control of their futures. Over the last 5 … more »

Powering the digital imagination

By Tracey Herald, Head of Community at O2 It’s London Tech Week – celebrating London’s global position as a hotbed of tech innovation, business successes, entrepreneurship and creative talent. Yet it’s fair to say that technology is only as interesting or useful as we make it – without technical skills to build and create, or … more »

O2 Think Big wins a Big Society Award

We’re delighted to announce that O2’s flagship Think Big youth programme is the latest winner of the Prime Minister’s Big Society Award for our work to help thousands of young people across the UK to turn their ideas for positive social change into action. O2 Think Big programme offers young people aged 13-25 funding, training … more »

Young creatives invited to Think Big

2015 marks the 5th year of O2’s Think Big programme, impacting young people in the UK and across Europe. Supported by the Telefonica Foundation, O2 Think Big gives young people the digital and entrepreneurial skills they need to create positive social change. O2 Think Big has a proud tradition of putting money and trust in … more »