The 7 voluntary and community sector organisations from across Shropshire are getting new life breathed into their work after successfully securing support and advice from local businesses at the ‘Dragons’ Den’-style event.
The finalists – Confide, Citizens Advice Shropshire, Imagematch, Landau, Young Advisors West Midlands (Shropshire & Telford), West Mercia Women’s Aid, and Autonomy Self Help Group – were each given the opportunity to make a ten minute presentation to the panel on why their organisation deserved to receive free support and advice.
After a series of passionate presentations and some intense questioning, each of the seven participating organisations successfully secured the services of at least two of the five Dragons!
Sarah Fishbourne, Director at Impact Consultancy, who helped to organise the event, commented:
“Working alongside the ‘Dragons’ in the weeks and months to come could be the stepping stone these voluntary organisations need to secure more investment for their worthwhile projects, as well as helping to generate a greater awareness for their causes. “The event was a huge success and we’d like to offer our thanks to everyone involved, especially the five ‘Dragons’, who have so kindly pledged to provide their support and advice for free, and Toby Poulsom, Principal Consultant at The Academy, who gave the seven finalists invaluable training and advice in the run-up to making their final pitches.”