Apprenticeship event for young people from the Minority Ethnic Community

Young people from Glasgow have the chance to find out more about apprenticeship opportunities at a special event taking place on Friday 13 January 2017.

Radiant and Brighter, in partnership with Skills Development Scotland and Wheatley Group are working on the event which aims to promote inclusion of the Minority Ethnic Community.

The free event is aimed at young people living in Glasgow and the surrounding areas aged between 16 and 24 and their parents and carers.

Information will be available at the event on opportunities and support available for individuals, helping young people when making choices about their future.

The event also includes the opportunity for individuals to register for a programme which could lead to a guaranteed apprenticeship interview.

Employers including Ernst and Young, You Train and Loretto Health Care are already confirmed to attend.

Email to register your place.

Check out apprenticeship opportunities on dedicated website


Celebrate Diversity & Inclusion in Scotland, 9 November, 2016

When: Wednesday 9 November 0930hrs – 1200hrs

The GoGlasgow Hotel,
517 Paisley Road,
Glasgow G51 1RW

Radiant and Brighter have been working with Marks and Spencer over the past year on a project to help them find hidden talent for their workforce and to help the migrant community integrate into the Scottish economy.

Hear about the initiative from David Bates, Head of Region for Marks & Spencer Scotland Central and West and from participants on how their lives have changed.

Laurie Russell, Chief Executive of the Wise Group will talk about what role others could play in supporting minority ethnic inclusion in the work place.

Refugee Week Event 2016

As an organisation which reaches more than 250 refugees and asylum seekers every year, we are most delighted to invite you to our next event which will take place during the refugee week on 23rd June 2016 from 5pm to 9pm. This event has been organised in line with the refugee week theme this year, ‘welcome’.

Performances will include;

  • The fantastic Centrestage Gospel choir singing with our very own Radiant and Brighter family
  • A play organised and acted by Refugees and asylum seekers
  • The unlikely lads from Centrestage
  • African products for sale and much more….

Tickets will be sold at the door at £10 and will include an African hot buffet meal. Bring your friends and family along to a fun packed inspirational event!

The first of our inspirational events on 18th March 2016

We are pleased to announce that we will be having the first of our inspirational events on 18th March 2016. Our inspirational events aim to inspire, educate and change perceptions as well as raise funds for our work. We also aim to bring together people from all walks of life to engage in the current diversity discussion and inclusion of less privileged communities.

The March event like all our inspirational events will have a proverbial theme, “Milk and honey have different colours but they share the same house peacefully”- African proverb. It is intended to get people thinking deeper about diversity and its benefits to communities, organisations and businesses.

We would like to thank Marks and Spencer and The Wise Group who are sponsoring the event. We would also especially like to thank our keynote speakers Lea Gilmore and Laurie Russell Chief Executive of The Wise group. Look out for further updates on this event soon or to find out more, please contact us here

Once again thanks
Pheona Matovu, Director
0785 297 9089
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Radiant and Brighter Fundraising Dinner

Friday, 4 December 2015 from 18:00 to 22:00 (GMT)

Glasgow, United Kingdom


Event Details

Following The Diversity Event at The Glasgow City Chambers in September, we would like to invite you to join us again to mark the importance of communities coming together at Christmas. Celebrating the festive period together and acting as role models for inclusion at this special time of year.

In an evening celebration, you will have the opportunity to catch up with people who shared their stories in September and hear updates on how they have moved on. They so welcome your support and encouragement. You will also have the opportunity to network and enjoy a fabulous Hot African Buffet. Don’t miss out on the raffle!

We are a small team of 4 unpaid volunteers and are thankful that your support has enabled us to reach over 250 people this year. As the need for our work continues to grow, we are hoping to raise £20,000 which will make it possible for us to pay rent and operational costs for next year. It will make it possible for us to provide and safe, learning community space for migrants, refugees and asylum seekers who often find themselves in new communities with no understanding of the new systems and often no friends or family.

If you are not able to make it and would still like to support, you can donate a ticket or enter a donation.

Children’s entry 0-4 years Free, 5 – 12 years, any donation will be accepted.

Please pass on the invite to 10 of your colleagues/contacts, and come let’s together enjoy an inspirational and fun evening!