Eversheds Adviser of the Year 2016
Winner: Jeremy Jones, Fulcrum Direct Ltd
Jeremy Jones, Fulcrum Direct Ltd & Di Botcher
Image by Glenn Edwards
Jeremy chairs the board of the Baglan based community dance group TAN. Initially matched through A&B Cymru’s Skills Bank in 2012, his expertise in marketing and finance had a significant impact on how TAN could maximise limited resources. His commitment to the company led him to join the board and, as the annual core funding from Arts Council of Wales has been cut, Jeremy has taken a leadership role and is steering TAN towards a new future. The judges praised his exceptional commitment during an incredibly difficult time for the company. Jeremy says the challenges faced by TAN have given him invaluable experience, teaching him more than working in the private sector ever could. Currently he works pro bono one day a week for TAN and says his ambition is to secure more sustainable funding to ensure the company can continue to contribute to the health and well-being of the local community.
Armin Kia, Admiral
Armin has transformed the fundraising strategy of Music in Hospitals (MiH) Cymru / Wales. His advice and guidance has steered the charity into a position of exceeding its annual income generation target. Armin convinced MiH to apply for fewer but much larger grants with dramatic success. The judges were impressed by the impact made in a short space of time and Armin says that his life has been made more meaningful by contributing to the health of the society he lives in.
Dave Morgan, Spindogs
The judges were unanimous that Dave has been instrumental in transforming the board of Rubicon Dance. Initially recruited to bring expertise in marketing, IT and social media, Dave’s contribution has gone much further. He has played a crucial part in Rubicon’s recent restructure, committing an enormous amount of time and energy to ensure its long term sustainability. Currently he is helping to develop a new website with the full support of his company Spindogs.