Tribute to Teg Bevan – longstanding PRIME Cymru Volunteer Mentor
PRIME Cymru would like to pay tribute to longstanding Volunteer Mentor, Teg Bevan, who has sadly passed away.
Described by his peers as a ‘Mentor’s Mentor’, Teg was a shining example of giving back to the community. He used his vast business knowledge to help many PRIME Cymru clients succeed in self-employment.
Teg had a very successful career background working for BOAC, British Airways and then General Electric where his skills were recognised and he progressed through the ranks to become the Senior Buyer for all Aircraft Engines in the fleet. His career enabled him to travel widely negotiating and purchasing products from both global and family run businesses across the world.
After retiring he wanted to help others to achieve their goals, so trained to become a PRIME Cymru mentor, and was awarded PRIME Cymru Mentor of the Year in 2015.
Teg’s lasting legacy at PRIME Cymru is the Mentor Circle meetings, which he co-founded in 2013. To this day, they continue to provide a space for Volunteer Mentors to network, discuss experiences and share ideas.
Teg meant a lot to his mentees, who felt he made a huge difference to their lives. Dave Marchant of Coed Cae Tree Services credited Teg with giving him the confidence to set up his business. Dave said: “Teg gave me advice, was inspirational and really gave me the confidence to start the business. That reassurance was just terrific.”
Teg will always be a shining example of what it means to be a Volunteer Mentor and our thoughts go out to his family and friends during this difficult time.