Schoolboy Entrepreneur Visits M6toll

Midland Expressway Limited (MEL) welcomed Will Leviseur and his mother to the M6toll on Wednesday 28th October, who had been invited to take a 'behind the scenes' tour of their Head Office in Lichfield after reading about his entrepreneurial skills.

The Shropshire schoolboy recently used his father's driveway to create a diversion with a toll for villagers to use after roadworks blocked the road in his home village of Clunbury.  He charged villagers 20p to take the shortcut, raising £120 which he then donated to Midlands Air Ambulance.  Will's inspiration for his own toll road came from the numerous journeys he and his family have made on the M6toll.

Tom Fanning, MEL's CEO said:

"I was thrilled to hear that Will felt so inspired by his journeys on M6toll to form his own toll road. We were delighted to welcome Will and his mother to visit us and experience first hand what goes on behind the scenes at the M6toll. Will is obviously an extremely bright boy and I wish him every success for the future… who knows, maybe I need to watch my back as he may be after my job in a few years' time!"

"Midlands Air Ambulance (MAA) provide an invaluable service, saving many lives on the region's roads and has been one of MEL's nominated charities since road opening. It is an honour to present Will with a cheque to the MAA to match his £120 raised."

Helen Hitchman, Area Fund Raising Manager for Midlands Air Ambulance added:

"What an impressive young man! The Midlands Air Ambulance relies entirely on public donations to maintain our helicopters and flight crews, and we are constantly amazed and delighted by the imaginative ways that people find to raise funds for us. Will's initiative is truly exceptional and we thank him for his superb effort and contribution to Midlands Air Ambulance."



Pictured: Tom Fanning, Chief Executive of Midland Expressway Ltd and Will Leviseur sitting in an Incident Support Unit vehicle


IMG2Pictured: (from left to right) Debbie Leviseur (Will's mother), Paul Culling-Manix, Dominic Black (Motorway Operatives and Rod Instone (MEL Motorway Supervisor) and James Hodson (Head of Motorway Operations) with Will Leviseur sitting in an Incident Support Unit vehicle.