IT bosses meet at Prince's Trust dinner


IT bosses meet at Prince's Trust dinner

Cliff Saran

IT industry leaders, including the global CEOs of Canon and McAfee, will be off to Windsor Castle tomorrow evening for the Prince's Trust technology leadership group gala dinner with Prince Charles.

The group, which provides support for disadvantaged young people and guidance to help them start their own businesses, will be celebrating a milestone in its fundraising effort, which has raised £5m since 2002.

Industry veteran Richard Holway, chairman of the Prince's Trust technology leadership group, said, "Most of the people we help have just come out of prison or are on drugs. We help to give them confidence."

The group provides mentoring and guidance in helping people set up technology companies. Holway said one young offender was given a chance to build a web page on the Boots website and now runs a local web design company.

Government chief information officer John Suffork recently joined the Prince's Trust technology leadership group. Over 50 companies are patrons including Atos Origin, Accenture, CSC, EDS, Fujitsu, Microsoft and Oracle.

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