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Budding entrepreneurs from Morley proved they have what it takes to become the next Richard Branson, Hilary Devey or Lord Alan Sugar after scooping a national award from The Prince’s Trust. The talented team received the “Creativity Award, National Winner 2018-19” after raising £68,000 during the charity’s Million Makers challenge.
The Morley Moguls, who work together at parcel delivery company Hermes, fought off competition from 38 other teams from across the UK after earning praise for their business idea – selling advertising space on the back of Hermes trailers. This was in partnership with company suppliers, including Aura Graphics, Winner Recruitment, Cartwrights, Vitronic, Skweeky Kleen and Itelligence. They raised the £68,000 from an initial donation of just £1,500, exceeding their £10,000 target by 580%.
Jill Maples, HR Director at Hermes, said: “We are extremely proud of the Morley Moguls for winning this fantastic award. I’m absolutely certain this talented bunch will go on to achieve great things during their careers and we will certainly benefit from their ambition and talent. We are encouraging colleagues to participate in Million Makers as part of our wider leadership programe, as we look to nurture the next generation of CEOS and Managing Directors of the logistics sector.”