Teams rising to the challenge

Irwin Mitchell Solicitors with their �50 from the Master Cutler
Irwin Mitchell Solicitors with their �50 from the Master Cutler

MORE than 150 people from schools and businesses attended a launch event for the Master Cutler’s Challenge at the Cutlers’ Hall.

The theme of the challenge this year is Developing Talents and aims to raise the aspirations and skills levels of young people in the Sheffield Region, so that t hey can improve their employment prospects and benefit of this region’s businesses.

Master Cutler Bill Speirs said: “The Challenge this year aims to help 1,000 young people to improve their employment prospects in the region. We have had a great response to the challenge, but it is not too late to get involved. By raising money for this year’s Master Cutler’s Challenge, businesses and other organisations are helping to give young people more opportunities and a greater chance in life. I want this to be the biggest and best challenge so far and I know it is something that we can achieve with the strong support of our local business community.”

Each organisation which accepts the challenge is loaned £50 and challenged to use their talents, skills and entrepreneurial flair to grow this amount, raising as much money as possible over the next few months. The Challenge culminates in a final celebration event at the Cutler’s Hall in September, when the Master Cutler will present certificates and awards and those participating will be able to celebrate their successes.

The challenge is not only a great opportunity for organisations to put something positive back into the local community, but there are business benefits to employers and their staff. Previous businesses who have been involved have found that the challenge helps them to raise their profile and network with other like-minded companies and leading business figures, as well as developing their employees’ teamwork, organisation and communication skills.

Visit www.mastercutlerschallenge.org.uk or contact Janice Richardson on 01709 336700 or Janice.richardson@be-sy.co.uk find out more or to register.