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The Second Curve Network Secretary
Sharon Leader
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The Second Curve Network


Mobilising business leaders to improve the lives, and life chances, of those in the UK’s most stressed communities.

This is made possible by fostering collaborative action by business and other employers to build positive societal change in clearly agreed and defined areas of need.


Covid-19 has changed things. It's proven that businesses can operate in a very different way, and resulted in a wider realisation that business is the cornerstone of a peaceful and fair society. Key workers weren't only providing public services, but delivering logistics, childcare, IT infrastructure. While those of us within The Second Curve Network have known this for a long time, it gives us a moment in time, an opportunity, to harness.

We believe that businesses and business leaders, in particular, hold the key to making real headway on the difficult and complicated issues we face in the UK today. Business itself has a central responsibility to ensure that the prosperity it brings is used to build social cohesion.


The Second Curve Network consists of like-minded individuals who are willing to connect their leadership and resources to projects that make a difference – it is not an organisation. The role of the network is collaborative and it works with employers and third sector partners. It never operates solely on its own. The Network will use its expertise and experience to connect best practice and also recommend new members.

The Network and its projects are drawn together by a Steering Group chaired by The Second Curve Network’s Vice-Chair, Jeff Hayes, and a small core team of experienced practitioners, who will develop the direction of The Second Curve Network and provide scrutiny where needed.

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We’ve identified four major projects for vulnerable groups which are replicable, benefitting from a collaborative approach and addressing long-standing social issues. 

Discover some of our latest projects and see how you can help improve the lives and life chances of others.

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