The Book People win Beanstalk’s 2013 Corporate Challenge

Howard Lake | 17 September 2013 | News

National bookseller The Book People have won the Beanstalk Corporate Challenge, run by children’s literacy charity Beanstalk.

The Beanstalk Corporate Challenge is a CSR initiative that challenges corporate teams to compete against each other to raise at least £10,000 within six months for the charity’s work supporting children who are struggling with their reading. In return Beanstalk provides the participating teams with free learning and development in areas such as leadership, business planning and marketing through a series of structured activities and by assigning them external business mentors.

This year's competition saw three teams compete. The fundraising results were:

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How company teams raised funds

Beanstalk CEO Sue Porto said: “Our Corporate Challenge is CSR with a difference. We wanted to give something back and create partnerships where the organisations and their employees benefited too. At Beanstalk supporting learning is central to all we do so it was natural that when we came to set up the Corporate Challenge, we wanted it to be a worthwhile learning and development experience for the teams involved."