Read the latest edition of our ONE Magazine - out now! It’s packed with client stories, practical business advice, some lifestyle content, Haines Watts News, and of course the lovely city spotlight feature about Edinburgh.
Haines Watts is for... the NEXT Generation! At Haines Watts we are very passionate about our communities and inspiring the next generation, that’s why we recently announced our National Sponsorship of the Reach Next Generation Summit. The first ever summit took place on the 26th of June at DLD College in London but was also broadcast live over YouTube. This pioneering event was the brainchild of Sky Sports Anchor and Reach Founder Sarah Stirk and was aimed at young girls aged 11-14. It was a great success with high-achieving women such as Stephanie Boyce, president of the Law Society, Alison Edgar MBE, Best-selling Author and Wanita Bardouille, Creative Services Director at Ralph Lauren, taking centre stage to pass on their advice and experience to an eager crowd. The purpose of the event was to advise, inform and empower those attending or watching, more events will hopefully take place around the country and the aim is to enable young people to handle societal pressures. The summits also focus on crucial issues around diversity and inclusion.
Haines Watts Recognised as a Top Ten Accountancy Firm to Work For Employee health and wellbeing is high on the agenda at Haines Watts, and as a result, we have made it into the UK’s Top Ten accountancy and advisory practices to work for by Best Companies after investing in staff well-being, culture development and mindfulness support during the pandemic. The accolade sees us move into the top 10 for the first time and comes after we secured a prized one-star accreditation for employee engagement from Best Companies. According to Best Companies, the 1-Star accreditation shows 'very good' levels of workplace engagement. “Employee engagement has become more important than ever before and we have worked hard over the past year to make sure we not only maintained standards but improved them. We have made significant investments into our people, culture, and support systems, which have become more crucial still as the pandemic forced lockdowns and home working on most of us." - Michael Davidson, Group Managing Partner
Throughout April, as part of Stress Awareness month, Haines Watts launched Stronger Together. A way of keeping our people connected and supported during remote working. Our teams celebrated, had fun, chatted and kept active together. Here's a look back at the past month. https://youtu.be/GrscoTDv9_Q
At Haines Watts we took part in RED January, a campaign to get active and beat those January blues away, in aid of Mind (the mental health charity). Our offices were enthusiastic to get involved from lunchtime walks and yoga to table top games. Not only that, Haines Watts is donating to Mind, currently over £1,500 and rising.
Karen McLellan, Managing Director of Haines Watts Hereford talks loneliness at the top: “It’s up to business owners to find the right rules for them – and stick to them! But you don’t need to come up with all of these answers overnight, and business owners should never have to walk alone.” Read the full article here: http://glassdoor.com/slink.htm?key=vMFPl
You may have heard that the Duke of Cambridge is championing a new online initiative by Mind, a charity which supports mental health in the workplace. With nearly half the nation’s workers experiencing mental health problems in their place of work, it’s about time we talked about it. A healthy mind, after all, is as important as a healthy body. And those who need our help are, all too often, staying silent. Read the full article here: http://glassdoor.com/slink.htm?key=vQxdq
Exciting times ahead in Haines Watts with us posting our best growth for a decade and leadership changes at Board level. The future looks bright. Read the full article here: http://glassdoor.com/slink.htm?key=vQ1YP
Five Ways to beat the Brexit Blues Read the full article by David Fort below. http://glassdoor.com/slink.htm?key=vQ6Tq
Resilience - the key to business success Read the full article by Hereford Managing Partner, Karen McLellan http://glassdoor.com/slink.htm?key=vQfTg