On 21 March 2014, Richard Jackson, co-founder and architect of The Winning Edge programme, received his MBE at Buckingham Palace, awarded for services to Development and Corporate Training Services.
The award, presented by HRH Prince of Wales, is the first to be awarded for services to personal development and training within the corporate sector. It’s the cherry on the cake as Mancroft International celebrates its 30th year in May. Jackson has built credibility over the past three decades by demonstrating that what Mancroft’s Winning Edge programmes offer is unique – mindset management is THE key determinant in organisational success – it even affects people’s willingness to embrace and fully implement the ‘how to’ and skills that they possess. The over-riding ethos being that how we think about things is much more important than what we think about.
The MBE also recognises Jackson’s charity work with children affected by bullying as well as an acknowledgement of working in schools, primarily with GCSE students. One advocate of The Winning Edge has said: “Mancroft’s work in schools is the future for business, we cannot just address our success in the business place as adults, the only way to truly build a confident and passionate workforce is to build on the aspirations of our children; this should be as mandatory as English and Maths!”
Mancroft’s unique Winning Edge programmes have taken Richard nationwide with companies such as BT and B&Q, as well as worldwide to China, Russia and America.
On receiving the MBE, Jackson said: “This is an incredible honour and I feel very privileged that Mancroft’s work in both the corporate and charity sectors has been recognised. It was incredibly exciting to be at Buckingham Palace – it was quite a day!”