Congratulations go to Stephen Jones, co-head of Private Clients who was awarded the West Midlands Business Masters 2016 Pride/CSR Award which recognises commitment to a philanthropic initiative by a West Midlands business or individual.
Stephen was nominated by Birmingham-based cancer charity Cure Leukaemia following his completion of the Le Tour – One Day Ahead event in 2015. Stephen completed all 3,360km of the Tour de France route one day ahead of the professional peloton and raised an amazing £80,000 for Cure Leukaemia in the process.
Stephen visited the Centre for Clinical Haematology at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham prior to the ride to meet Cure Leukaemia co-founder Professor Charlie Craddock CBE and patients who were battling blood cancer on the wards of the hospital for whom his fundraising would directly benefit. Stephen was unaware he had been nominated before the fundraising dinner at Edgbaston Stadium in June and was surprised and delighted to receive the award on the night.