We have previously reported that Alan Limb, from BRI's Southampton office, is a Volunteer Business Mentor for the Prince's Trust. Alan has performed this role since 2001 and has supported 9 young people in that time who have started their own business with the Trust's help.
This commitment was recognised by the Prince's Trust at the South East Values Awards 2014, which were announced at a ceremony in Southampton on 15th October 2014. Alan received the Empowering Award, having been nominated by his current Mentee, Huxley Hunt, a Magician from the Isle of Wight. Huxley offered the following testimonial when he suggested Alan for the Award:
“The second definition of this word (empowering) is - 'make (someone) stronger and more confident, especially in controlling their life and claiming their rights.' And this is exactly what Alan does for me. I know I can be fully honest with him about all aspects of my business and beyond and I know I will get a very level headed, grounded opinion that I trust and respect. It has often been said that I am a Catherine Wheel, when I need to be a Rocket, meaning there is a lot of energy going off in all directions, when I should be focusing all my efforts in one direction... Alan (and his ears and advice) keeps me on the right path. Thank You Alan, for everything”.
Alan said, "I am deeply touched to receive this Award. I am delighted that Huxley views my input so positively. His desire to succeed and his willingness to learn makes him a pleasure to work with."