Price Bailey has been shortlisted for two British Accountancy Awards. The Awards are recognised as the industry’s most prestigious accolades and awarded to firms which have demonstrated excellence in their profession.
Price Bailey has been shortlisted for the Outstanding Community Engagement Contribution award in recognition of the firm’s PB Inspires programme, which encompasses its work with local schools as well as its all-year-round charity fundraising activities. Price Bailey has also been shortlisted for the Graduate and Non-Graduate Programme of the Year award.
Partnering with local schools with a disproportionate number of pupils from disadvantaged backgrounds, Price Bailey’s PB Inspires initiative has been devised to inspire the next generation of workers who might otherwise struggle to find employment.
PB Inspires also encompasses the firm’s charity fundraising activities; Price Bailey have recently finished a two-year partnership with World Child Cancer which resulted in over £107,000 being raised and already in their new partnership with Alzheimer’s Research UK they have raised over £37,000.
The Graduate and Non-Graduate Programme of the Year award recognises excellence in developing a business-led training programme which uses 21st century learning options and innovative ways to attract, retain and develop younger generations to the accountancy profession.
Martin Clapson, Managing Director at Price Bailey, comments: “To be shortlisted in these two categories is a testament to the dedication and hard work of the Price Bailey team. We are particularly pleased to be recognised for the PB Inspires programme where Price Bailey people help and support 14-16-year-old students gain the skills, confidence and contacts they need for a successful future in employment.”
“Price Bailey’s approach to PB Inspires was to increase our level of engagement with local schools in a way which both helps disadvantaged young people and raise money for good causes, whilst at the same time having a direct positive impact on the firm.”
“The programme is currently being run in Bishop’s Stortford, Cambridge and Norwich schools and due to its success and the strong uptake, Price Bailey is looking to expand this into other regions.”