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Surviving the Wolves Den

Everything in life comes down to the time and effort you put into it.
Some say there is no such thing as luck; real results are through blood, sweat and tears.

On a sunny Wolverhampton afternoon, at the end of a glorious September, LearnPlay Foundation put this to the test as we entered the Molineux Stadium and pitched to win £10,000’s worth of KPMG consultancy, as part of the Wolverhampton Business Week’s ‘Wolves Den’

We were greeted and questioned by 5 ‘Wolves’ hailing from the world renowned KPMG, Wolverhampton City Council, the Express & Star and a leading local business.

The nerves…
…The excitement!

This pitch was very important to the business as we have arrived at a key juncture; our interactive digital media business has grown significantly over the last 24 months, as has our Apprenticeship & learning delivery business. The latter seeing us achieving a 100% success record against the Governments benchmark of 53%. In addition, our very recent move to a big city has opened up a range of opportunities that we need to address.

A nice quandary, granted and who better to provide a steer than a world leading professional services firm?

Pitch delivered, questions asked and then the hardest part…the waiting. We were aware that the competition was high, after all, an opportunity like this does not manifest every day.

The longest week (ever) passed and we finally received the outcome, delivered in the manner of all good, award bearers…’the competition was stiff and the quality exceptionally high…but…’

…the news was good. Success! We are very excited to welcome KPMG over the coming weeks.
For more news, please visit: http://www.expressandstar.com/business/business-picks/2016/10/11/wolves-den-winners-announced/

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It’s a Knock Out!

It’s a Knock Out!

On Wednesday the 28th September LearnPlay Foundation sent its most fearless gladiators on a mission to bring honour to our organisation. The name of this battalion; Teamy McTeam Face.

As part of Wolverhampton Business Week, organisations from across Wolverhampton were invited to compete against each other in an obstacle course for the chance to win a shield commemorating their valiant efforts.

Over a one hour period, we witnessed our heroes bounce, dive and swing along, all with the hopes of bringing back first place honour.

Alas it was not to be…

Despite all the energy and effort, Teamy McTeam Face came in sixth. But this does not mean they are losers, to the contrary, the spirit with which they undertook this task embodies LearnPlays core values; a willingness to try, a thirst for new experiences and a passion for team work.

From all of us here at LearnPlay Foundation we are proud of Teamy McTeam Face for showing the businesses of Wolverhampton what we are made of and what we stand for and thank you for your effort.

And in times of crisis, when no one else can help, we shall call on Teamy McTeam Face to answer the call of duty.

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