Who is the winner?
Since joining Andrews Property Group seven years ago, Nathan Moore has been the company’s top-performing financial advisor.
After leaving care as a child, a lack of support led to a “lost decade”, including periods of homelessness; but Nathan’s determination and hours of hard work saw him progress through the financial services industry.
When Andrews Charitable Trust (ACT), the charity owner of Andrews Property Group, launched the Establish project focused on buying homes for care leavers, Nathan stepped forward as a volunteer.
What did he do?
Nathan worked with ACT and charity partner 1625 Independent People, spearheading awareness-building of the Establish project within Andrews Property Group.
He contributed his personal story for promotional videos, talking to care leavers about the issues they face and how Establish is helping them.
Nathan has galvanised fundraising efforts, inspiring his local staff team. His experience as a care leaver has helped him to mentor three young people, providing an important role model.
Why did he win?
In 2019 Nathan became Establish Ambassador, a role created to recognise his work. Officially only two hours a month, Nathan has put in many more voluntary hours while also encouraging others to engage with the scheme.
He has also used his professional skills to research, negotiate and secure a multimillion-pound loan facility for Establish, and is the first employee to be invited to join the ACT board of trustees.
What did the judges say?
The judges were united in their praise for Nathan’s achievements. “Using his own experiences to offer understanding, support and mentoring to others is incredibly inspiring,” said one.
Aaron Kirkham, Coventry Building Society
Lou Walker, HSBC UK