Mosaic’s founder, HRH The Prince of Wales, has hosted a formal dinner at St James’s Palace to recognise and thank supporters of Mosaic, and two of his other charities, The Prince’s Institute for Mature Enterprise (PRIME) and In Kind Direct.
Prince Charles welcomed 130 guests to the event, a mixture of individual and business supporters, who have been instrumental in providing financial and other support to the organisations.
Mosaic ambassador and BBC London newsreader Asad Ahmad gave a presentation at the event which highlighted the vital work of the organisation. But the real stars of the evening were students from Slough and Eton College, and winners of the 2013 Apax-Mosaic Enterprise Challenge (Team Silver Tie). They gave the audience a repeat of their business pitch which won them the competition.
The school’s head teacher, Paul McAteer, also told the audience – which included HRH The Prince of Wales, Mosaic ambassador, Lord Rumi Verjee CBE and Mosaic chairman, Khawar Mann OBE, about the positive impact Mosaic’s mentoring programme is having at his school. He added: “It was a great honour and an experience not to be forgotten.”
Khawar Mann OBE, said:
“We are so grateful to His Royal Highness for hosting this dinner and spending so much time in acknowledging the generous support that makes our work possible.”
Mosaic’s National Director, Jonathan Freeman added:
“I’d like to take this opportunity to personally thank all of Mosaic’s supporters, without whom we could not achieve so much.
“I’d also like to thank Lord Rumi Verjee CBE for the lovely commemorative plates donated to all the guests by his company, Thomas Goode & Co., to mark this special occasion.”
Other Mosaic supporters in attendance included representatives of the Apax Foundation and Department of Communities, who support the Apax-Mosaic Enterprise Challenge, Mosaic board member, Farida Gibbs, whose company supports Mosaic’s Patrons scheme, and the new Mosaic Scotland Chairman, Khalid Javid.
Saker Nusseibeh, CEO, Hermes Investment, added:
“[The dinner was] enjoyable and uplifting but also enlightening with regards the other charities HRH sponsors. I thought the kids from Slough were brilliant! Aisha (a Team Silver Tie team member) is clearly CEO material!”
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