CGI is proud to be headline sponsor of TalkTalk’s 15th annual Night of Ambition fundraising gala for Ambitious about Autism,in partnership with PlatformX Communications.

The Night of Ambition was a resounding success for all involved, raising an impressive £366k for Ambitious about Autism. The money raised will boost Ambitious about Autism’s assistive technology programme which helps autistic young people to develop their communication skills and become more independent.

CGI UK President, Tara McGeehan, said:

“It was a tremendous honour for CGI to be headline sponsor of the Night of Ambition and pledge our support for this very worthy cause. Diversity, equity and inclusion are at the heart of our company values, and, as an IT and business consulting services firm, the assistive technology theme is one we are really passionate about. What a fantastic evening it was, coming together to celebrate the drive and determination of those striving to achieve their goals and make a positive impact in the world through the use of innovative technology.”

The annual Night of Ambition black-tie fundraising gala and auction in aid of their long-standing charity partner Ambitious about Autism, supports autistic children and young people across the nation took place on Wednesday 27 March 2024, at the JW Marriott Grosvenor House hotel in London and was hosted by Ambitious about Autism’s ambassador and television personality, Gregg Wallace.

The theme of this year’s event was assistive technology, and guests had the opportunity to pledge their support directly to this cause. Assistive technology helps to improve access to learning, independence, and participation through technology, thereby bringing huge benefits to autistic children and young people’s wellbeing.

Representatives from CGI will attended alongside more than 400 guests to support this great cause.

TalkTalk is one of our key clients in the Communications sector and we have been working together since 2018 to improve their operational services and drive future growth through development and maturing of their IT systems and processes.

Neil Wilson, Chief Product & Marketing Officer at PlatformX Communications said: We are delighted to have CGI as our Headline Sponsor for this year's Night of Ambition. Our 2024 gala is particularly special as it is our 15th Night of Ambition celebration, and we are looking forward to getting our colleagues and partners together to fundraise for Ambitious about Autism again this year.

Jolanta Lasota, Chief Executive of Ambitious about Autism said: We are thrilled that Night of Ambition, in partnership with TalkTalk, is celebrating its 15th anniversary this year. Ambitious about Autism cherishes the invaluable support from our partners, especially CGI, our headline sponsor. Together, we are standing with autistic children and young people to champion their rights and create opportunities, and this year’s gala takes place just ahead of World Autism Acceptance Month so promises to be really special.

The Night of Ambition event is not only a great opportunity for CGI to strengthen our ongoing relationship with TalkTalk by pledging support for this very worthy cause, but also reflects our commitment to being unconditionally inclusive, and placing diversity, equity and inclusion at the heart of CGI’s values.

The award-winning partnership between TalkTalk and Ambitious about Autism has raised over £4.9m to date, helping to improve the lives of autistic children and young people across the UK.