Carmichael Fisher supports The Prince’s Trust Million Makers entrepreneurial fundraising challenge
Carmichael Fisher will host the next round of The Prince’s Trust Million Makers competition 2016-17, an entrepreneurial fundraising challenge which sees teams of employees from companies across the UK compete to raise at least £10,000 or more over a period of six months.
The competition is a learning and development tool that Carmichael Fisher says is proven to build essential business skills and motivate employees. Collectively, teams are aiming to raise £1,000,000 to transform the lives of disadvantaged young people in the UK.
Now in its ninth year, the fundraising competition has successfully raised over £5m to date. All the money raised is invested back into disadvantaged young people in the UK through their programmes. Three in four young people supported by The Prince’s Trust move into work, education or training.
Carmichael Fisher has volunteered to host a Dragon’s Den-style fundraising round in their European headquarters at the iconic Tower 42, City of London. Teams are invited to pitch their business plan to a panel of senior business leaders. Presentation skills are put to the test in order to secure £1,500 seed funding from The Prince’s Trust. In addition to hosting, Justin Hobday, managing director at Carmichael Fisher, will also be on the panel of senior business leaders judging this round of presentations.
Eriko Kobayashi, Million Makers manager at The Prince’s Trust, said, “The Million Makers competition is a fantastic way for companies to engage their employees to learn new skills whilst also raising valuable funds for disadvantaged young people. Thanks to the generosity of companies like Carmichael Fisher, teams have the chance to pitch their ideas at inspirational venues within London to leading business figures, providing a great way to kick start the challenge.”
Hobday commented, “It’s an honour to be involved with such a worthy cause as The Prince’s Trust. Community involvement and charitable giving have always formed a part of work life at Carmichael Fisher. Our staff has supported a range of charity initiatives over the years and when we were approached to get involved with Million Makers it was an easy decision for us.”