Luis Wilkinson

Finance Officer

What is you motivation for working at UpRising?


The passion at UpRising is brilliant. The belief in the mission provides a fantastic energy to every day!
It is hard to argue the case that we live in an inherently fair and just society. It is equally difficult to ignore the voices of those striving to level the playing field and improve opportunities for future generations. So UpRising provides me the opportunity to be part of a movement of increasing not only social mobility, but also empowerment and the sense of community.

What were you doing before you worked at UpRising?


Immediately before my time at Uprising begun, I took a step away from the world of work to focus on a few personal projects, including converting an old panel van into a motorhome!
Prior to that, I spent the best part of six years working for a national cancer charity. This included a variety of roles within the finance function, from paying bills to running budgeting processes

What is one piece of advice you would give your 18 year old self?


Persevere!