Picture of Jonathan with his quote about Black History Month

Jonathan Wills
Admin assistant 

Jonathan is the first face people see when they come to our head offices.

Black History Month is a very important part of the year because of its unique message and what we can learn from all of our diverse communities.

Like millions of others from across the world, Jonathan draws his inspiration from the late-great Nelson Mandela…

I am inspired by the sheer determination and dignity held by the late Nelson Mandela – this is captured in the wonderful poem Nelson Mandela kept and recited to himself in his prison cell during his years of captivity.

Invictus by William Ernest Henley

Out of the night that covers me,
Black as the pit from pole to pole,
I thank whatever gods may be
For my unconquerable soul.

In the fell clutch of circumstance
I have not winced nor cried aloud.
Under the bludgeoning of chance
My head is bloody, but unbowed.

Beyond this place of wrath and tears
Looms but the Horror of the shade,
And yet the menace of the years
Finds and shall find me unafraid.

It matters not how strait the gate,
How charged with punishments the scroll,
I am the master of my fate:
I am the captain of my soul.

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