Mario became one of our EBO Stars by inspiring young entrepreneurs.

The Virgin Money ‘Make £5 Grow’ programme was designed for primary schools to inspire tomorrow’s entrepreneurs to start mini businesses, to learn and build skills for their future, and have fun along the way. Mario inspired Girl Guides in South Wales to take part. It was a great success, with the Guides making an impressive £690 profit from the small businesses they started using our £5 loans.

Mario also inspired the Girl Guides to create a “Make £5 Grow” achievement badge, complete with our logo, which will now be worn with pride by Girl Guides who take part in the programme. Thanks to him, more and more Scout, Guide and Brownie units across the UK are aware of the programme, and aware of Virgin Money. The Guides are also now talking to us about a broader fundraising partnership with Virgin Money Giving.