Youth Can Be Unfairly Represented says Managing Director of Totalpost
Leading cartridge manufacturer nurtures talent for the future through Young Enterprise involvement.
David Hymers, Managing Director of, leading European franking machine cartridge manufacturer, Totalpost Services Plc, has taken time out from a busy expansion strategy to provide expertise to young entrepreneurs interested in business.
He commented: “Too often there are negative stories in the press about young people. Young Enterprise (now celebrating their 50th year) is an excellent example of some of the drive and enthusiasm for work, business and entrepreneurship that is present in young adults across the UK.”
Hymers made a gap in his schedule of trips abroad to France, Germany and the US where the company is currently expanding, to take part in mentoring programmes and judging for the Warrington area finals.
He continued: “At Totalpost we are passionate about providing opportunity and run our own successful apprenticeship programme. Having being involved with Young Enterprise over the last 6 months I have been pleasantly surprised by the level of innovation and entrepreneurship that is present on our doorstep. At the recent judging event I was so impressed with some of the people in the competition that I’d be happy to employ them immediately after they finish their education.
“I broke into the business world myself at a young age, gradually working my way up based largely on raw enthusiasm for creating a successful business. I am keen to provide youngsters with opportunity and to pass on some of my knowledge acquired over 40 plus years of being in business.”
Hymers continues to provide support to local students through sharing expertise and Totalpost has put forward funding for the next intake of Young Enterprise students.
Totalpost is no stranger to innovation themselves as a company that is constantly innovating with the launch of new mailroom products. Additionally in the last 12 months the company has entered a new market becoming a leader in the supply of X-Ray threat detection equipment for letters, parcels, baggage and freight.