Milsted Langdon’s General Practice Manager Mark Wilson presented a certificate and trophy to Tobias Lorraine, winner of the Bridgwater Education Trust 2016 Entrepreneurial Spirit Award at Bridgwater’s McMillan Theatre on 19 April.
Mark, a Bridgwater Education Trust (BET) trustee, was asked by Milsted Langdon’s Tax Partner Rob Chedzoy to judge the five finalists’ entries in the Individual Showing the Greatest Entrepreneurial Spirit category, a task he admitted was ‘very difficult, given the levels of creativity and acumen shown by each of the five highly enterprising entrants from Bridgwater who are all likely to contribute positively to the region’s economy in the future’.
Tobias Lorraine led Haygrove School’s fundraising team, whose inventive efforts in securing donations for good causes outstripped those of all other Entrepreneurial Spirit award candidates. Mark added: “Tobias is clearly talented and deserves this award. His leadership skills have enabled his team to create imaginative ways of attracting funding for charities that now face fierce competition in a crowded market”.
The Entrepreneurial Spirit award was one of 15 given to individuals and teams in recognition of a wide range of categories that included academic achievement and community work in the South West.
Tobias, on behalf of Haygrove School, had presented a £500 cheque to Rosie Hather of the Taunton Association for the Homeless, in aid of the charity’s Homeless Christmas “Wear a Christmas Woolly” campaign. A further £250 has been donated to Prostate Cancer UK.
The Bridgwater Schools Celebration Evening is run annually on behalf of the Bridgwater Education Trust (BET) and organised by Careers South West (CSW) as BET’s delivery partner.
The Trustees of BET would like to thank all sponsors, including Milsted Langdon, for supporting the Bridgwater Schools Celebration Evening, which does much to contribute to one of the Trust’s key aims of ‘raising the aspirations of the community through effective employer engagement with schools and young people.’