The newest member of Team Mosaic and Director of our Northwich office, Gareth Phoenix took part in a ‘Dragon’s Den’ style event hosted by the Cheshire and Warrington Pledge.
The Pledge Partnership puts businesses at the centre of inspiring, informing and speaking to the next generation of potential employees in the Cheshire and Warrington area.
We sat Gareth down at our Northwich office to discuss the event in which in his own words, left him ‘feeling inspired’!
Which event did you attend and where was it?
The event was the Northwich NCS (National Citizen Service) Autumn cohort held at Barnton Life Church.
What did your role as a ‘dragon’ involve?
Listening to pitches from two groups of 15-16 year-olds, who were pitching ideas to raise funds for nominated charities. We had to give feedback and advice on how to tackle any potential issues and how best to maximise their event and funds.
The second half of the day consisted of 1-2-1 ‘interviews’ on how the course has benefitted each group member and also offering them some advice on their futures too.
What do the students do as part of the course?
The course aims to teach skills such as team-building and individual skills that they can take into later life. This includes a short trip away where they complete different exercises in team-building, intending to break down barriers, such as fear of heights by taking on abseiling!
What was the highlight of the event for you?
100 %, the students! They were truly inspiring from wanting to better themselves, overcoming fears and building relationships but also their determination to help and raise awareness for some very important charities.
So impressed was ‘Mr. Northwich’ that Gareth donated to both groups chosen charity causes on behalf of Mosaic Digital Media, which all of us in Team Mo are fully in support of
If you’d like to find more about the work that The Pledge do, head to their site here: http://bit.ly/2NKPP1o