Jacob Hill

Managing Director of Offploy Community Interest Company   

What does a typical ex-offender look like and how should society deal with them?

Jacob Hill is the Managing Director of Offploy Community Interest Company. By 21, Jacob’s prolific portfolio of entrepreneurial antics had won him a string of impressive awards including; the Yorkshire Post’s Young Entrepreneur of the Year, the Duke of York’s Young Entrepreneur Award, the Lloyds TSB Best Start Up (Yorkshire and North East) award.

When he faced seismic setbacks, from business failures to a 28-month prison sentence after a slew of bad business and personal decisions and rash reactions, Jacob pledged to push through and re-build. He spent his time in incarceration proactively, helping others to understand that they could be afforded the same opportunities he’d had if they worked hard and believed in themselves.

Despite all the unfortunate circumstances that he’s faced, Jacob’s most admirable trait is his determination to push through and stay inspired. He is proof that success comes with passion, instinct and sincerity. Keen to continue repaying his debt to society following his release, Jacob has embarked on a new business venture, a recruitment agency for ex offenders, to help them into employment through individual and business support.


Participating in

Day 2 – Wednesday 15th May

14.00pm – 15.00pm

‘What can HR do to support’ Fringe sessions

Ex-offenders: Jacob Hill will be sharing his experiences of being on the wrong end of the criminal justice system and the inspiring and transformative journey he has since taken in creating a charity supporting other ex-offenders.

Breakouts – Library & Queens

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