Winner for our Mentor of the Year Award in association with Good Morning Britain, Rahul Mehra has supported young people through running employability programmes for The Prince’s Trust over the past three years.

Clothing retailer Gap has been a partner of The Prince’s Trust for the past 10 years, running programmes to help young people gain experience in retail and develop their self-belief.

Rahul has recently designed a visual merchandising course as part of the programme to give young people the opportunity to learn about brand, product placement, design and store presentation, and he has mentored over 100 young people through his work with The Prince’s Trust.

Rahul said:

Working with The Prince’s Trust and being a mentor to young people makes me proud to go to work every day. It’s amazing being able to do things over and above my day job to help young people get into employment and give opportunities to those who may have had setbacks in their lives.

“I’ve always had mentors in both my professional and personal lives, and that experience of having people nurture me and help me grow has allowed me to do the same for others.

“It was incredible to even be shortlisted for the award, and I am so humbled to have won as there are so many people who make a difference to young people daily by mentoring young people.”