Mosaic was founded in 2007 by HRH the Prince of Wales. Its vision is for all young people to be supported so that they can recognise their uniqueness and realise their full potential. Mosaic’s mentoring programmes provide opportunities to young people growing up in our most deprived communities across the UK.

To date, the programme has mentored over 40,000 young people, allowing them to grow, develop and realise their talents and potential. James has been a long-standing supporter of Mosaic’s work and is currently its Honorary Chairman. Most recently he launched its Enterprise Challenge competition. This is a competition for secondary schools designed to stimulate young people’s creativity and imagination and increase their understanding of business concepts and critically, how they can apply them.

The five best performing teams in each region compete to pitch their developed business concepts to an expert panel of judges. The competition is unique in that all participating students benefit from being personally mentored by experienced business professionals who are committed to passing on and sharing their knowledge and skills about various aspects of business life. Since inception, winning teams have enjoyed tours of Clarence House, the Treasury, London Eye and have experienced high tea at Harrods.

Members of the winning team are also supported by Mosaic, on the next stage of their development to refine and launch their business ideas. James firmly believes that by stimulating and motivating young people in this way, that Mosaic can help identify, nurture and grow young people’s talents, which in turn can have the transformative power to improve local communities across the UK. James has stated ‘This is the next generation, our common future. This is why we should embrace the challenge and I urge other organisations to release their staff to come on board and become mentors on this exciting, purposeful initiative!’.

The Mosaic Enterprise Challenge Grand Final

James Caan is The Entrepreneur of Entrepreneurs