EY challenges businesses in Cambridge to gear up for young people


EY, the professional services firm, is challenging local businesses in Cambridge to gear up for young people this spring with The Big EY Ride 2015


Hundreds of cyclists are expected to arrive into Cambridge from London on Tuesday 5 May 2015 as part of the firm’s first ever Big EY Ride, delivered by sporting events firm In Motion. They will be riding to raise money for the EY Foundation – a new charity founded by the firm last summer. All proceeds will go towards giving disadvantaged young people in the East of England and across the UK a great start to their working lives.

EY is urging members of the local business community to get on their bikes and join in the ride, which leaves Cambridge on Wednesday 6 May for the second leg into Birmingham. There are riding options to suit all-levels whether you’re a cycling newbie or a road geek, or someone in-between. You can cycle a single day stage; legs e.g. two days such as London to Cambridge, Cambridge to Birmingham; or a section (South, North and Scotland) or of course the whole thing – London to Inverness.

Stuart Wilkinson, Tax Partner in EY’s Cambridge office, says: “The whole office is gearing up for young people this spring and we would love it if local businesses and clients in the city got involved in the ride and joined Team EY Cambridge. We are excited to be working with the EY Foundation – our new charity founded last summer – to help young people in the UK get a great start to their working lives, improving their employment prospects: benefitting our local communities and economic growth.”

If you or your company are interested in participating The Big EY Ride this spring you can sign-up here https://ey.entry-systems.co.uk/ or contact the EY Foundation team  for more information inspired@eyfoundation.co.uk

About EY Foundation

The EY Foundation is an independent UK charity that works directly with disadvantaged young people, employers and social entrepreneurs in the UK to create or support pathways to employment, enterprise or education.

Founded by EY, the professional services firm, on 1 July 2014, the charity builds and delivers programmes, works with third parties and volunteers and raises funds to support its work with young people. Patrick Dunne is chairman of the charity and a nine-strong board of trustees. Maryanne Matthews is the chief executive. Follow our work at www.eyfoundation.co.uk or on Twitter @EY_Foundation

The EY Foundation is a charitable company registered in England and Wales and Scotland with registered charity number 1157154 and SCO45076. It is also a member firm of Ernst & Young Global Limited.


EY is a global leader in assurance, tax, transaction and advisory services. With over 400 employees in our Cambridge and Luton offices, our teams provide a range of services to a variety of sectors, including manufacturing, life sciences, consumer products and retail, technology, real estate and construction, health, and the public sector. The broad array of companies across the East allows us to bring real, relevant and key insights to our clients.