Portcullis Security Solutions
As Pele once said:
“Success is no accident. It is hard work, perseverance, learning, studying, sacrifice and most of all, love of what you are doing or learning to do.”
The same could be said about running your own businesses. It is no accident that sporting metaphors are prevalent in business, we have teams and coaches, we set goals and keep our eye on the ball. The values learned on and off the playing field are universally good; to be part of a team, greater than the sum of its parts, to share the failures and successes with your team mates creates; a powerful bond, a shared sense of purpose and commitment to each other. Who could not appreciate these as adding value to the lives of young people and equipping them for the workplace.
The ability to invest in grass roots football, in my own small way, gives me an opportunity to help promote the values found in free enterprise; in a competitive market economy, success itself comes from sweat, sacrifice and resilience but what Pele’s quote doesn’t go onto say, winning is not everything, ethics and values are as important if your success is to be sustainable. Here at Portcullis we believe that giving back where we can makes us a better business. – Up the Badgers!