Dear UK business leaders,
As winners of the prestigious Mosaic Enterprise Challenge we are writing to you to ask for your help in recruiting volunteers from your business to mentor pupils in this year’s competition. Mosaic is HRH The Prince of Wales’ mentoring charity which works in deprived areas to promote high aspirations and achievement.
Earlier this year we won the Enterprise Challenge competition with a business idea for a scheme called iRoundUp. The scheme, which is now in the early stages of professional production, allows students to donate spare change to a nominated charity from the electronic currency stored on their ParentPay school identity cards. We calculate that the app could result in a £14.4M investment back into UK charities each year.
Claude Littner, best known for his appearances on the BBC’s Apprentice said we delivered “a comprehensive and well thought-out business concept with real potential”.
None of this would have happened without Mosaic.
Over 4000 pupils from over 100 schools in the UK took part in last year’s competition before the final five were shortlisted to compete in the Grand Finals. Over 400 volunteer business mentors from high-profile companies such as Marks and Spencer, HSBC, Jaguar Land Rover, PwC and Ernst and Young were allocated to the teams.
This year Mosaic plans to extend the Enterprise Challenge to even more schools but to do so they need more volunteers from the UK business community to guide and inspire the young people taking part in the competition.
Therefore, we’d be very grateful if you could promote Mosaic’s Enterprise Challenge within your company and help recruit members of your own staff to work as mentors. We know first-hand the positive impact that business mentors can have on young people and we want this year’s participants to receive the same high quality guidance that we were so lucky to receive.
We know that pupils throughout the UK are full of brilliant ideas but don’t always have the confidence to bring them to fruition. Mosaic’s Enterprise Challenge encourages them to believe that anything is possible and with help from your staff, these young people could become the next generation of successful entrepreneurs and businesspeople.
Yours faithfully and in anticipation of your help,
Agnieszka, Daisie, Elif, Mark, Matthew