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Translink tops ‘Million Makers’ challenge


12 February 2016

Translink’s trainee graduate managers have won Northern Ireland’s Prince’s Trust ‘Million Makers’ Competition – an entrepreneurial fundraising challenge that tasks teams of employees from companies across the UK to raise money and help transform the lives of disadvantaged young people.
Translink, the first public sector organisation to win this challenge, raised £12,000 beating stiff competition from other leading companies including Capita, Concentrix and Shredbank. The UK-wide initiative, which also helps employees build essential business skills, collectively aims to raise £1 million for the charity.
Speaking about their success, Translink’s John Morgan said: “As we’re all participants in the Translink Graduate Manager Scheme, this competition was a great way to collaborate, develop our project management skills and also do something extremely worthwhile. This official recognition is wonderful but just taking part in the competition was very rewarding as we know that all the funds we raised will be supporting people in need.”
Translink team member Veronica McKinney added: “At first, the goal to raise at least £10,000 was daunting but once we got our business plan in place and assigned individual roles we were able to form innovative business partnerships that actually exceeded set goals. It was a real team effort - we had expert support from colleagues across Translink who helped us develop our ideas and effective communication also played a vital role in our success. We’re delighted with the team’s achievement and our contribution to the Million Makers campaign ambitious target.”

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