• About James Adeleke

    Founder & CEO of Generation Success.

○ Graduated with a 2:1 llb law degree from BPP University
○ Fellow of the Royal Society Of Arts
○ Entrepreneur of Excellence Award, National Diversity Awards 2022
○ Ones to watch, Social Entrepreneur Index 2022
○​Accelerate Entrepreneur Of The Year, EY Social Impact Awards 2021
○ Alumni, European Social Innovation Competition 2021
○ Finalist, this is us diversity impact business awards 2023​
○ Finalist, SEUK social enterprise building diversity, inclusion, equity & justice award 2022
○ Finalist, the diversity champion award in the scale-up awards 2022
○ Outstanding contribution as a speaker at Toastmasters international spring conference 2021

James Adeleke

​I'm James Adeleke and my area of expertise is social mobility and on removing the different social mobility factors that impact under represented groups at different stages of their careers. I founded Generation Success which now has a network of more than 10,000 young people and partnered with more than 70 employers.


My vision is to empower the young generation to excel and create a network that advances social mobility by empowering people of diversity to reach their career aspirations. I aim to achieve these goals by making it easier for businesses and people of diversity to connect, thus creating equal access to more opportunities and building a fairer world for everyone.


I am passionate about creating a world where we all have equal access and equal opportunities to achieve our career aspirations, improve the well-being of people from disadvantaged backgrounds and build a world that is fair for all.


Change, Not Noise

I wanted to be part of the change rather than the noise. As a young man with dyslexia and dyspraxia from a single-parent household from South London, I have spent the last 10 years navigating the social enterprise space, to become a respected figure in social mobility and employability. 

The legacy that I’m building is not just impacting one’s life but it's having a butterfly effect on those who they know today and will meet tomorrow. I can't wait to see where the journey will take them to and celebrate their success every step of the way.