Bristol businessman Mike Beesley has been announced as the new Chair of The Prince’s Trust South West Leadership Group (SWLG), which brings together business leaders who want to support the next generation of aspiring entrepreneurs.

Mike Beesley is the CEO of Bristol-based recruitment organisation Resource Solutions Group (RSG). He takes over from previous Chair Mark Mason, CEO of Bristol-based app development company Mubaloo.

He will work closely with the group to raise awareness of the our Enterprise programme and the aims of the South West Leadership Group (SWLG). Mike will also be responsible for helping to grow membership, seek out events and opportunities and generate interest in the group’s activities.

For most, the primary reason for becoming a SWLG member is to invest in young people and inspire them to realise their business dreams.

Sally Mabbutt from The Prince’s Trust said:

We are delighted to welcome Mike into this role as he has been an active and energetic supporter of The Prince’s Trust. He is passionate about helping young people and getting them into meaningful employment so that they can fulfil their ambitions. 

"We are looking forward to working with him and know he will bring a great deal of expertise and business savvy with him that our aspiring team of entrepreneurs will thrive on."

All funds raised through the SWLG go towards The Prince's Trust Enterprise programme.

The group also offers members a chance to become a business mentor, working directly with the young people who take part in the Enterprise programme.

Mike said:

"The overall aim of The Prince’s Trust SWLG is to practically provide support for those young people who are ambitious and want to do well but who, for one reason or another, need a bit of financial help and business advice.

I believe we will not only help these individuals, and the people around them, but also we will be investing in the future of our region, its continued innovation, entrepreneurial spirit and, in turn, economic welfare.