This film is a tale of an innovative, triple-sector partnership that has changed lives for the better, helping a social entrepreneur to make his vision a reality – supporting people at risk of homelessness to turn their lives around. Aged 16 Simon Boyle started his career as an apprentice at The Savoy, and food has been at the heart of his career ever since, although it’s taken some interesting twists and turns. In 2004, he volunteered in Sri Lanka as part of a post tsunami relief team assisting a small community to rebuild their lives. He was a changed man, and fired up to use his skills to help those less fortunate than himself. Since, Simon has worked tirelessly to help homeless people across London, using food as a catalyst, and encouraging them to move their lives forward, setting up the Beyond Food Foundation to do so. PwC has a long history of supporting the communities it operates in and, inspired by Simon’s passion, worked with him to establish a social enterprise restaurant, Brigade. The professional services firm convened various partners with complimentary capabilities – including De Vere Venues, and Big Issue Invest – to support his apprenticeship model on a bigger scale. The Homes and Communities Agency also made a significant investment in the venture. Since opening, Brigade has had a profound social impact – not only transforming the lives of more than 50 people, but also generating £1.57 in social value for every £1 invested in the first three years. This video, made for its 3rd birthday in 2014, tells the story of this extraordinary project, in the voice of all those involved – the creators, contributors and beneficiaries. With an infectious optimism, it was shot to celebrate an incredible achievement and to inspire others to follow suit.