Redeem, the leading mobile industry services company, is delighted to celebrate a successful first year in partnership with Grow Movement.
Grow Movement supports entrepreneurs in Africa by matching them to leading business consultants from around the world, who volunteer their time to provide strategic and operational advice via web conferencing. The non-profit currently operates across Uganda, Rwanda and Malawi and works with over 1,100 volunteer consultants from leading global consultancies with relevant business and entrepreneurial experience, as well as with business schools that include Stanford Graduate School of Business, London Business School, Chicago Booth and Cass Business School.
Over the past 12 months, Redeem has supported Grow Movement’s charity work as a donor and by providing pre-owned smartphones and laptops to small business owners, which allows them to communicate with their allocated consultant and work through their mentorship and business improvement programme.
So far, Redeem has raised over £44,000 from corporate clients, 85% of which was donated by Nordic customers, and a further £6,000 from internal fundraising events. These events included employees taking on the Three Peaks Challenge and the Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge, bakeoffs, fancy dress and dress down days.
Paul Adams, CEO of Redeem, said: “We are proud of the success of our partnership with Grow Movement over the past year and it is a privilege to see the difference the handsets we’ve processed can make in improving the lives and businesses of African entrepreneurs.”
Paul Gahir, Chairman of Grow Movement, said: “Grow Movement has greatly benefited from the financial support from Redeem clients and staff, and the donated handsets and laptops are helping unlock the potential of small business owners in Uganda, Rwanda and Malawi every day. Redeem’s devices are key in providing access to the advice, mentoring and support entrepreneurs in the Grow Movement programme need for their businesses to flourish.”