Image of Eva Hamilton MBE Founder of Key4Life

How diverse are you prepared to be? What if you could change a life?

Thursday 30th September, 2021

For our next Zoom Breakfast Forum, we are delighted to be joined by Eva Hamilton MBE, Founder and CEO of Key4Life, a rehabilitation charity for young offenders.

In this session we will look at:

  • How companies can unlock untapped potential of those who carry criminal records
  • How to create a diverse and inclusive workplace
  • Hear at first hand how leading companies have employed former offenders and how both the young man and the company have benefitted
  • Celebration of success through the YOUNITED Flag campaign

What you will get out of this session:

  • A greater understanding of the extraordinary Key4Life 7 Step Programme to re-habilitate ex-offenders
  • An insight into the real life case stories of some of our participants and how employment has broken the cycle of offending
  • Dispelling the prejudices companies have towards employing offenders and seeing those who have offended as an asset to your company and not a liability
  • Be inspired to take action within your own company and be awarded the YOUNITED Flag


Eva Hamilton MBE has worked for 34 years with some of the most marginalised groups in the UK, including co-founder of the veteran’s charity ‘The Warrior Programme’; she helped launch the ‘Ready for Work’ programme, Business Action on Homelessness at Business in the Community, helping homeless into employment, which was rolled-out across 23 cities and HRH The Prince of Wales’ ‘Seeing is Believing’ programme, taking top 250 FTSE business leaders into inner cities. She is currently the Founder and CEO of Key4Life, a rehabilitation charity for young offenders, which as she says is the most exciting and life-changing programme she has ever been involved with, turning the lives around of some of the most disaffected young people in Britain. 

In 2005 she was awarded an MBE by HRH The Prince of Wales with whom she has been closely associated for 30 years. Eva was born and grew up in Ireland and moved to Somerset in 2006. Eva has two grown-up children and has balanced her working life with being a mother and looking after her animals at her home in Somerset.