The Prime Minister has presented BeyondMe founders Adam Pike and Michael Harris with Points of Light awards, recognising the work of the professional volunteer network.
The awards honour exemplary examples of volunteering in the UK.
The BeyondMe platform mobilises professionals to form teams within their businesses, which give their time, skills and money to charity projects on BeyondMe’s portfolio.
The teams of seven commit to a charity project for one year, providing funding and skilled volunteer hours to projects such as fundraising, marketing and PR, employability skills workshops and product development to their charity partner.
Since its launch four years ago, BeyondMe has launched over 100 teams, with 1,000 professionals involved across the UK in more than a dozen businesses. Teams have so far donated 12,000 hours of business skills and over £200,000 to the social sector, and helped their charities attract more funds.
Prime Minister David Cameron said:
“BeyondMe is a great initiative to bring together teams of professionals with time and skills to give, with charities who can benefit from a partnership. Adam and Michael have empowered hundreds of professionals to give a fantastic amount of time and money that is making a real difference to charities around the country.”
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