Improving People's Lives: Emma Harrison

Emma Harrison recently took part in 'Rich Famous and Jobless' on BBC1 at the beginning of March. it was a follow up to last years successful Rich, famous and homeless in which four celebrities went to live on the streets on their own and after four days buddied up with a homeless person.

Emma was a presenter and it was her job to make four celebs unemployed and hand over their benefit payment whilst following them on their journey.

Emma realisation at doing the programme was that the benefit system has to change, making it simpler and it has to support people who are trying hard to find their way back to work.

Catch 'Rich Famous and Jobless' on the BBC iPlayer if you missed it and watch Emma Harrison from A4e in action.

Emma Harrison A4e

Emma Harrison CBE is a UK entrepreneur. Emma is chairman, owner and founder of A4e (Action for employment).

A graduate engineer, Emma Harrison has received honorary doctorates from the Derby University and the University of Bradford.

Emma Harrison founded A4e in 1991 which employs 4000 staff across 250 centres worldwide – it is the principal supplier and prime contractor to governments of services such as the Legal Aid Helpline, Flexible New Deal, Social care, Education for Offenders, Business Enterprise and Youth Vocational centres.

She was appointed Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) in the 2010 New Year Honours.

Emma has received numerous awards, including Fast track 100 motivation award and Finalist at Veuve Cliquot Woman of the Year.

A4e Emma Harrison