Harper Macleod LLP, one of Scotland’s largest law firms, raised a total of £10,000 in its first year participating in the Micro-Tyco challenge.
Supporting the amazing work undertaken by the WildHearts charity, Micro-Tyco encourages companies and individuals to grab the entrepreneurial challenge with both hands.
On 1st November, Harper Macleod’s team was given £1 seed capital and the challenge to grow that money into as much as possible by the 30th. Through a variety of initiatives, including a Micro Tyco Tuck Shop, HM Bake Off, HM Hair Off, selling a charity single on iTunes and through working closely with our clients and Connect2law network, the team successfully turned the initial £1 into an amazing £10,000.
All funds raised will support WildHearts activities around the world, that invest in micro-finance projects and in doing so, help the world's poorest people work their own way out of poverty.
Paula Skinner, Partner at Harper Macleod led the Micro Tyco team:
“Taking part in Micro-Tyco was a great experience and an enjoyable challenge throughout November. It has been great to see so many people across the firm get involved and demonstrate Harper Macleod’s entrepreneurial ethos and spirit.
The enthusiasm and commitment of our team to come up with innovative ideas and ensure their success has been incredible and we are delighted to have raised £10,000 in our first year participating in the Micro-Tyco challenge. The efforts of the WildHearts charity are so important and make a genuine difference to people’s lives and we are delighted to be support such a worthwhile and important cause.”
Mick Jackson, WildHearts Founder added:
“For entrepreneurship to be taught it must be unleashed. It is a full contact sport and you cannot learn it from a book. Micro-Tyco proves that our culture has vast reserves of untapped business talent and inspires participants to discover talents they never knew they had. Already is it helping our executives raise their game, helping our young people into employment and liberating thousands of people from poverty. As it continues to grow the implications for our society and economy will be very significant."