Building brighter futures through confidence with numbers
Another year, another National Numeracy Day!
It's been one year since Capital One UK announced its strategic partnership with National Numeracy, a charity helping children and adults in the UK to feel more confident with everyday maths so they can fulfil their potential at work, home and school.
On 17th May 2023, we celebrated our second year being a Lead Supporter for National Numeracy Day helping to make it bigger and better than ever. As well supporting National Numeracy's campaigning, there was plenty going on across the business to help support its associates and communities to become more confident with maths.
Lucy Marie Hagues, CEO at Capital One UK communicated the importance of maths to all associates to kick off the day. She said:
“Numeracy confidence is a big challenge in the UK and it holds too many people back from fulfilling their potential. As a lender and responsible business, a more numerate society is a win-win situation for us. It leads to better outcomes for customers, a wider pool of talent to draw from, and thriving communities with everything they need to lead successful financial lives.”
So what went on at Capital One UK?
On 18th May, Katya Jones, Strictly Come Dancing professional dancer and National Numeracy Ambassador hosted a ‘Big Number Natter’ with four Capital One UK associates to shine a sparkly light on all things numbers and discuss their experience of maths growing up, and in their career.
Capital One UK also saw a whole host of Numeracy Volunteering sessions during May to bolster the awareness of National Numeracy Day.
As part of its corporate volunteering ‘Numeracy Champions’ scheme, 11 associates hosted assemblies and classroom sessions across eight primary schools, speaking to more than 1,000 children about the importance of maths skills in the real world when they grow up.