PRESS RELEASE: Accountants celebrate Gold Charter Award‏

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For further information contact Jill Poet 01702 468387, jill@orbuk.org

 

Accountants celebrate Gold Charter Award

In 2015, RDP Newman Accountants in Southend achieved a Bronze Southend Business & Community Charter Award. Since then they have generally increased levels of community engagement; in particular, they committed to an eighteen-month strategy to support the wonderful Music Man Project. All employees at RDP Newman have enjoyed getting involved in a series of fundraising events and the team effort helped the firm achieve a Gold Charter Award this year.

Senior partner Paul Stafford and his colleague Joanne Upton were presented with their Charter Award certificate by Sir David Amess MP at a networking event at Space 282 in Leigh-on-Sea. The event was sponsored by Jaime Lawson, managing director of Space 282, and raised £333 for local charities.

Events arranged by RDP Newman have so far included a quiz night, name the bear competition and a hamper raffle. But perhaps the most rewarding aspect was collecting a range of musical instruments and ancillary items which were wrapped and presented to the Music Man students at a special Christmas lunch at the firm’s offices in Southend. This year, events will include entering the Colourthon, a Summer Fete / Sports Day, an abseil and more.

Apart from supporting the Music Man Project, the Charter Committee was impressed with the company’s commitment to supporting the local community in a number of other ways. The company supports young people through work experience and apprenticeships and also uses local companies in their supply chain.

For more information about the Southend Business and Charter Awards visit http://www.bccawards.org.uk/Southend or call Jill Poet on 01702 468387.

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Notes to the editor

  1. Pictures show:
  1. Sir David Amess MP presenting Paul Stafford and Jo Upton with a Gold Charter Award certificate;
  1. Music Man students receiving their Christmas gifts at a Christmas lunch at RDP Newman in Southend.
  1. Southend Business and Community Charter Awards are supported by Southend-on-Sea Borough Council, Southend Association of Voluntary Services, and a number of other local business and community groups.
  1. The Charter Awards are administered by the Organisation for Responsible Businesses. http://www.orbuk.org.uk.
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