Simon Weston CBE kicks off Motivational Monday at BigChange
26th September 2017 - Celebrated veteran and British hero Simon Weston CBE visited technology company BigChange to mark the unveiling of Motivational Monday.
BigChange CEO Martin Port who founded the company in 2013 invited the celebrated and heroic veteran to address the team.
Simon shared his courageous and inspirational story of survival and achievement. In 1982 he was aboard the troop ship Sir Galahad that was destroyed in Bluff Cove on the Falkland Islands. Despite horrific injuries and 46% burns, Simon survived this life-changing turn of events. Addressing BigChange’s 50-strong team at their HQ in Leeds, Simon spoke about how self-belief enabled him to rebuild his life and gave him the strength to start a string of business ventures. His message was one of achievement, of triumph over adversity, of seizing the moment and succeeding.
Stressing the importance of tenacity in business, Simon challenged the BigChange team to “Face your fears in the world of business and invest in yourself; it’s not what happens to you that matters, it’s what you do about it that counts.”
The story resonated strongly with the BigChange team, who are running one of the fastest growing technology businesses in the UK. BigChange is growing annually at an average of 85%, and the company recently ranked number 12 out of 100 in the Tech North 100, a league table compiled by government backed Tech City that ranks the fastest growing Technology businesses in the UK.
BigChange’s paperless mobile workforce management platform is used by over 15,000 subscribers across the many industries. The cloud based system lets companies of any size plan, manage, schedule and track their mobile workers and fleets.
Commenting on the success of the motivational event, Martin Port, founder and CEO at BigChange said:
“Simon’s spirit passion and zest for life shone through when he told us about his incredible life story. His motivating message is a lesson for all of us in the business community and the wider. The first Motivational Monday was a massive success.”