HMRC E-LearningNovember 21, 2014
Sun shines on charity golf dayNovember 24, 2014
Mentoring is a powerful personal development and empowerment tool. It is an effective way of helping people to progress in their career or business and is becoming increasingly popular as its potential is realised. To mentor is to support and encourage another to manage their own learning in order that they may maximise their potential, develop their skills, improve their performance and become the person they want to be. PRIME Cymru provides individual mentors to people over 50 wishing to develop a business, secure employment or take up a volunteering opportunity.
Over 100 of our mentors attended the event along with some of our successful business start-ups and supporters of the charity.
As well as HRH we were delighted to welcome to our event Emma Jones MBE, Founder of Enterprise Nation, a small business support company.
A small business expert, Emma was instrumental in getting the StartUp Britain off the ground and is a prolific author with works including ‘Spare Room Start Up – how to start a business from home’, ‘Working 5 to 9 – how to start a successful business in your spare time’, ‘Go Global – how to take your business to the world’ and ‘The StartUp Kit.’ Emma is also in demand as a speaker and advisor to government and regional development organisations and we were thrilled she was able to share some of her expert advice with us all.
HRH The Prince of Wales joins in the Celebration of our Enterprise Mentoring Event
In December we were delighted to host a celebration of our Enterprise Mentoring Programme in the historic venue of Tredegar House in Newport where we were honoured to welcome our Founder and President HRH The Prince of Wales.
The PRIME Cymru Mentoring Programme, which HRH launched in 2007, is now the largest mentoring programme in Wales with over 350 volunteer mentors all recruited, professionally trained and supported by PRIME Cymru staff. This means we have in excess of 42,000 hours of mentoring time available each year to support the over 50s, equivalent to over £1,050,000 in value to the Welsh economy each year.