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.

Measuring the impact of Think Big

It’s #iwill week – a chance to celebrate and shine the spotlight on youth social action across the UK, as part of the Step up to Serve #iwill campaign. The campaign aims to inspire over 50% of 10-20 year olds to regularly take part in youth social action – practical action in the service of … more »

Hands up who wants to be an entrepreneur?

Enterprise education has become a bit of a hot topic in recent weeks, with the PM’s enterprise advisor, Lord Young, calling for children as young as 5 to be engaged in enterprise activity as part of the school day. Lord Young’s report, Enterprise for All, outlines a number of recommendations to improve the enterprise education … more »

O2 supports e-safety education in schools

In September 2014, the new Computing Curriculum will become a mandatory part of every child’s education, offering opportunities for students to develop the skills to participate confidently and safely in the digital world. The new curriculum aims to develop a combination of analytical and creative skills to help students create purposeful solutions to everyday problems. … more »

Connecting young people to digital jobs

It’s London Technology Week and we’re proud to announce our support for a new youth employability initiative – Connecting Tech City. Thanks to the collaborative success of the Centre for London’s crowd-funding platform, businesses, education partners and individuals have rallied to raise £50k towards a new digital platform. The website aims to bring together the … more »

Think Big secures two Big Ticks from BiTC

We are delighted to announce that the Think Big youth programme has been awarded not one, but TWO Big Tick Awards from Business in the Community. This is a huge achievement which recognises the quality, credibility and impact of O2’s investments in young people. Our first Big Tick is a re-accreditation of the Think Big Youth Programme, our … more »

Think Big & UnLtd join forces to power youth social enterprise

This week, we’ve been celebrating Global Entrepreneurship Week (GEW) – the world’s largest campaign to promote entrepreneurship. Each year, GEW plays a critical role in encouraging the next generation of entrepreneurs to consider starting up their own business. At O2, we’re proud to play our part in fostering this culture of creative, entrepreneurial thinking, through … more »

O2 backs the Campaign for Youth Social Action

Over the last 12 months, we’ve been working with government and key opinion-formers to explore how we can embed youth social action at the heart of communities across the UK. Since 2010, O2 has been proud to play its part in creating exciting youth leadership opportunities through our Think Big programme, which has so far funded over … more »