Congratulations to Phil Cole and his wife on the arrival of their new baby boy Noah Sebastian Cole. Born Sunday 14th at 12.57pm, weighing a healthy 8.1Ibs. Enjoy your new bundle of joy both.....and the lack of sleep!
Well a great run was had by Nick, Nikki, Neil and Matt with an impressive £350 being raised for Gloucestershire Young Carers..........Congratulations Team PGT! A special congratulations goes to Matt for leading the team home, and to Nikki for a great first 10K. Personal times were:
They also entered into the corporate challenge and were rewarded with a 2nd place! Well done!
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Yesterday Nick spent the day with Xero (the cloud based accounting software provider), and is now full of the benefits it can bring to your business. So if you want your business to work smarter and faster, cloud accounting software is a wise investment. Working in the cloud will give you a better overview of your finances, and improve collaboration with your team and your financial advisors. If you want to hear more then please get in touch with us.
Nick, Nikki, Neil and Matt will be running the Gloucester 10K next month for our firm's charity of the year, Gloucestershire Young Carers. If you wish to show them and this fantastic charity your support, please find below a link to our Just Giving page:
PGT LLP are delighted to announce that Claire Bishop is now our Managing Partner.
Claire will be implementing a strategic planning process involving all team members, in order to ensure our success and growth.
We would be pleased to be invited to help implement yours!
Congratulations Claire from all us here.
Nick Bishop and Nikki Arnot have attained ‘Xero Certification’ and are now ‘Certified Xero Advisors’. Well done Nick and Nikki!
Xero is an award winning web-based accounting software for small business owners and their advisors. It is beautifully designed and easy to use.
Stay up to date on your business finances and cashflow, generate real time reports, and customize and send invoices using Xero. The accounting application allows you to import bank transactions, making reconciliation a quick and easy task. With Xero you can authorize anyone to access your accounts and collaborate on your finances thanks to the unlimited number of user logins.
Xero integrates with over 200 other business applications, including eCommerce platforms, time tracking apps and CRM systems. Users can connect all the solutions they use to run their business, eliminating the need for tedious data entry.
You can even use Xero on your mobile phone and tablet. Be informed while on the go about your bank balances, recent transactions and who owes you money using the Xero iOS or Android apps.
10th January 2014
We are pleased to announce that our charity of the year for 2014 is Gloucestershire Young Carers. This fabulous charity works with children and young people who have a caring responsibility for a family member. Their aims are to:
- create a network of support for young carers across the County
- work closely with young carers to ensure that service providers understand their needs and respond appropriately
For more information about the charity and the amazing work that they do, please visit their website: www.glosyoungcarers.org.uk
We look forward to working closely with them and raising lots of funds.
10th January 2014
It has been a great year supporting Emmaus and the wonderful work that they do. We are so pleased we could help not only by raising funds, but also by offering our time to assist with projects throughout 2013. We raised a grand total of £717.18. Well done all, and thank you to all clients that contributed in some way also.
7th November 2013
Our pink fun and silliness on Wear it Pink day managed to raise £100 for the Breast Cancer Campaign 2013. Yay!!! Well done all, and especially to Dawn and Bev for winning the best 'pink' dressed with their fantastic pink present costumes!
25th October 2013
We are wearing it pink today to help raise lots of money for the Breast Cancer Campaign. With prizes for the best 'pink' costume, games to take part in, and cakes and sweets to buy, it is all go and lots of fun in the office today! Happy 'pink' Friday all! Watch this space for news on how much we raise and who wins the best costume!
24th October 2013
Look at our lovely new shiny 'Downing Street' front door! It looks even better now it's up!
24th October 2013
Nikki turned £2 into £20,000 on the National Lottery! Well done and Congratulations Nikki. We are all so pleased for her and wish her happy happy spending.
We are also all frantically buying our own lottery tickets. We all know what they say.............It could be you!!
This month we say a sad farewell to Rachel Keenan, who is leaving the firm's tax department to pursue a change of career. We wish her the very best of luck in her new role. Taking her place is Emily Patrick, who we welcomed to the firm last week. We hope she will enjoy her time at PGT LLP, and that she settles in quickly.
11th October 2013
A fantastic night was had last Friday at the Charity Night organised by Lisa and her friend, and an impressive £1465.00 was raised for Mesothelioma UK and SANDs. We also took the opportunity to have a couple of new team photos taken...........
4th September 2013
Today we remember the life of a very special man; Mr Ted Price, who peacefully left this world on 23rd August after a courageous fight. Ted will be sadly missed by all of us here at PGT LLP, and by all that had the pleasure to have known him. We send our thoughts out to his family and friends at this difficult time, and say not goodbye, but see you later Ted.
Lots of fun was had at our annual charity BBQ. Thank you to Nikki for being a fantastic host, and to Nick for being chef. We raised a total of £182.40 for our charity of the year. The funds are increasing nicely!
A huge congratulations to Billy Twelvetrees on being made Gloucester Rugby Vice Captain. The lovely Bishop girls caught him for a celebratory snap!
Do you fancy a fantastic night out while supporting two very worthy causes?
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for tickets, or speak to Lisa here at PGT LLP.
Neil Williams has passed his final exam and is now a fully qualified Accountant. We are all so happy for him, and we get to enjoy cakes to celebrate. Yay!
A few of us attended the Emmaus Gloucestershire Open Day this month to join them in one of many events planned to celebrate their fantastic 10 year anniversary. Lots of fun was had, and Partner Nick Bishop got first prize in Apple Bobbing! Well done Nick! You've done that before!
Another ladies night at the Everyman was recently had; watching the fantastic 'Save the last dance for me'. We highly recommend the show if you get chance to catch it on tour!
Many thanks to The Everyman for looking after us so well, and for a wonderful meal pre show.
PGT for Billy Twelvetrees….once again!
We are extremely proud to announce that PGT are once again the official sponsors of Gloucester’s fantastic rugby union talent Billy Twelvetrees!
Twelvetrees has had a remarkable year playing with Gloucester, and exactly a year after joining Stuart Lancaster handed him his first full International cap for England's Calcutta Cup clash with Scotland at Twickenham, scoring a try on his debut. On June 12th 2013, following an impressive performance against Argentina; Twelvetrees was called up to the British and Irish Lions Tour of Australia due to concerns about possible injuries sustained by the fly halves and centres prior to the tests.
Get peddling Nick........
Partner Nick Bishop is taking part in a charity bike ride on Saturday 18th May; raising funds for our charity of the year Emmaus Gloucestershire.
Participants will be cycling from the Emmaus shop in Nailsworth, and then on to the Cheltenham shop via the Gloucester - Chequers Road store, where they will be stopping for a well deserved spot of lunch! If you wish to see Nick in action and show your support then try and catch him on route, or call in to our office to sponsor him.
Grab your Tickets.......
After 7 months of rehearsals, our very own Lisa and her cast are ready to bring to you 'Gloucester Gang Show 2013'. They have been busy publicising the show with flash mob performances at The Brewery, Cheltenham, the next of which will will be performed on Monday 1st April @ 12.45pm. Get yourself down there for a sample of what the show has to offer.
The many varied scenes include 'The Orphanage' with hit songs from Annie and Oliver, a 'We Will Rock You' dance number based on the famous Musical by Queen and Ben Elton, a 'Disco' number taking you back to the 70s, and many many more......
Tickets available from their Box Office on 01452 304024.
Show dates: 2nd - 6th April. Evening performances @ 7.15pm, Matinee (Sat only) @ 2.15pm.
10th January 2013
The votes have been counted and the firm’s charity of the year for 2013 is………. Emmaus Gloucestershire.
Emmaus offers homeless people a home, work and the chance to rebuild their lives in a supportive environment. Their business activities include a second hand Superstore in Gloucester, and shops in Nailsworth, Cheltenham and Stroud. They also operate three vans that collect donated furniture and white goods from Gloucester, Cheltenham, Stroud valley and the surrounding areas.
We are proud to be supporting them and look forward to raising funds.
10th January 2013
What fantastic news it is that our sponsored player Billy Twelvetrees has been called up to the England Elite Players Squad!
All of us here wish him many congratulations and the best of luck.
21st November 2012
A few of us took some clients along to The Everyman theatre, Cheltenham last night and had a very enjoyable; although also spooky evening, watching The Woman in Black. The performance was fantastic and we highly recommend it. Many thanks to The Everyman for looking after us so well. We look forward to watching many more performances!
From left to right:
Anne Ballinger, Claire Bishop, Pip Veale, Nikki Arnot, Michele Goddard, Helen Facenfield, Kay Holmes, Michele Grant, Jane Nicholls, Annete Devlin
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9th November 2012
Men’s health is a cause Nick Bishop here at PGT is passionate about, but in order to make a difference he needs your help. His commitment (as part of the team ‘The Five Rotary Clubs of Gloucester’) is to grow a moustache for the month of November and in doing so, raise vital awareness and funds for mens health including prostate and testicular cancer.
Please support Nick and this great cause by making a donation. The size of which isn’t important, every little contribution helps Movember to continue its funding of world class programmes. To highlight the importance of what Nick is doing, take a look at these statistics:
• 1 in 9 men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer in their lifetime • This year 40,000 new cases of the disease will be diagnosed in the UK
• 47% of testicular cancer cases occur in men under 35 years and over 90% occur in men under 55 years
If you’d like to help change these statistics, please donate to Nick by:
• Donating online at: mobro.co/njbishop
You will also get to see his progress and how silly he looks! Many thanks.
Romeo, Romeo, wherefore art thou Romeo.......
9th November 2012
PGT are now official supporters of the Everyman theatre; and we will be putting our thespian hats on to attend regular productions with our clients.
29th October 2012
Once again Pitt Godden & Taylor LLP took part in the annual 'Wear it Pink' day; helping to raise money for the Breast Cancer Awareness Campaign. The prizes for the best pink costumes were............. 1st prize to Nick and Matt for their very pink sporty outfits, and 2nd prize to Dawn and Beverley for their amazing imagination and creativity dressing up as Quality Streets! The rest of us here didn't look too bad either.
All donations and monies raised from cake sales and games amounted to an impressive £92.05!!
As sponsors of Gloucester Rugby Club we get the opportunity once a year to have our photo taken with the team of that season.
This year Matt Newman, Rachel Keenan, Nick Bishop, Lisa Oliveri, Neil Williams and Jo-Anne Chard went along to say cheese!
A few of our PGT ladies and female clients recently enjoyed a 'Women in Business' lunch at Gloucester Rugby Club; in which the tables were turned on The Lunch's usual presenter Jill Douglas.
Suzanne Hall-Gibbins, Gloucestershire Chamber of Commerce Chief Executive, took the mic and interviewed Jill about her recent experiences at the Olympics and her career to date. And what a career it has been!
Maggie's Cancer Care were opted as the charity for the lunch, and the event went on to raise £315 for Maggie's. As Maggies were our firm's charity of the year in 2011, we were very pleased to be part of further support for them.
From left to right: Lisa Oliveri, Pat Strutt, Benita McLean, Gill Pinnell, Claire Bishop & Linda Dempsey.
Gloucester rugby update and a cheeky photo with our sponsored player!
11th September 2012
The first local derby of the season saw Gloucester travel up the M5 to Sixways Stadium, the home of Worcester Warriors. An error-strewn game left both teams knowing they can do better but a late penalty from Freddie Burns earned a valuable draw away from home. Meanwhile post match, Phil and Nick caught up with the firms sponsored player for the season, Billy Twelvetrees.
7th August 2012
Pitt Godden & Taylor LLP have recently welcomed Jo-Anne into our Accounts department, and we are sure you will join us in giving her a warm welcome!
Jo-Anne pursued a career within Accountancy after her successful graduation last year. She feels very passionate about her career choice and we are very pleased to have her on board as part of the team.
31st July 2012
We are extremely proud to announce that PGT are the official sponsors of Gloucester’s fantastic new rugby union talent Billy Twelvetrees!
As a junior, Twelvetrees played for Pulborough, Horsham and Haywards Heath. He joined the Leicester Tigers academy from Leicester Lions in 2007, moved to Bedford Blues for the 2008-09 season, and then re-signed for Tigers in 2009. Now signed with Gloucester for a two-year deal effective from June, Twelvetrees is hoping to play at number 12 and contribute to the new look Gloucester squad.
1st June 2012
On 26th May 2012 Mike Godden plus 101 other foolhardy souls managed to climb Croagh Patrick in County Mayo. The weather conditions were the opposite of what was expected with temperatures reaching the high 20’s centigrade.
Describing the climb, Mike said: “It was more difficult that any of us imagined, but that gave us a greater feeling of satisfaction. I have currently raised in excess of £1000 for Cystic Fibrosis Trust and would like to thank everyone for their generosity”
There is still time to donate, if you click on the hyperlink below you will go straight to Mike’s fundraising page: uk.virginmoneygiving.com/MikeGodden
25th May 2012
Gloucester came to a standstill when the Olympic torch passed through on the latest leg of its journey on Thursday 24th May. A very proud moment! Despite the early start, thousands of people lined the streets to cheer on the torchbearers in their moments of glory. The torch relay lasts 70 days and will see 8,000 torchbearers running 8,000 miles around the UK, reaching it’s climax on July 27th at the opening ceremony, to mark the start of the 2012 Olympic games.
LISA GOT TO HOLD IT!
It was an exciting time for both Lisa and Rachel from our tax department as they managed to get their hands on one of the Olympic torches. The torchbearer had just been dropped off ready for the change over when he was pounced upon by Lisa, desperate to get her hands on his torch, “Quote”
18th May 2012
Matt succeeded in his Marathon efforts coming in at an impressive 4 hours, 2 minutes and 29seconds! His team have raised £3,400 for WellChild, which is such a great achievement. Well done boys!
What Matt has to say ‘I felt awful after, pretty much just wanted to cry and fall over in a heap, and I swore to never do it again. But looking back I was happy to have finally done the London Marathon and was very proud of the money we have raised. I’ve also entered the ballot for next year!!’
17th April 2012
On 26th May Mike will be joining about 100 foolhardy souls in climbing Croagh Patrick mountain in County Mayo.
Mike is very serious about achieving this and in preparation is walking the 2-mile journey to the office most days.
All money raised will be donated to the Cystic Fibrosis Trust. If you wish to make a donation to this fantastic event and very worthy cause, please visit Mike’s fundraising page below:
Any contribution will be gratefully received.
1st April 2012
On 1 April 2012, Claire Bishop and Nick Bishop will become partners in the firm. Both Claire and Nick have worked for the firm for many years, joining from university, qualifying with the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants and working as managers for a number of years. We welcome them, their skills and experience to the partnership.
Coinciding with these appointments, from 1 April 2012, Pitt Godden & Taylor will become a Limited Liability Partnership (LLP), with a new logo of Pitt Godden & Taylor LLP business advisors.
29th March 2012
If you fancy something to do over the Easter hols then get yourself down to The Bacon Theatre, Dean Close School, Cheltenham and watch the Gloucester Gang Show 2012; produced by our very own Lisa in the tax department. Lisa also stars in the show! Show dates: 10th – 14th April, Evening performances @ 7.15pm, Matinee performance @ 2.15pm (Saturday only). Ticket prices: £6.50 -£8.50. This is a family show full of great songs, dancing and comedy!! A must see!
13 Mar 2012
Our very own Matt Newman will be running the London Marathon next Month whilst raising funds for WellChild – the national charity for sick children.
Matt is running around 30-40 miles a week in preparation and is all set to achieve!
We are very proud of Matt here at Pitt Godden & Taylor LLP and he is getting our full support. If you would also like to show your support please visit Matt’s Just Giving page below:
22 Feb 2012
Congratulations to Matt Newman in our accounts department for passing his Performance Management and Taxation papers as part of his ACCA exams. Two more down!!
30 Jan 2012
Our personal tax department has recently been joined by Rachel Keenan and we are sure you will all join us in saying WELCOME RACHEL!! Rachel has joined us after achieving very well in her A-levels and she is now looking forward to taking her personal tax exams once she has settled in with us.
27 Jan 2012
The nominations were made and votes were cast and we are pleased to announce that the firm’s chosen charity of the year is WellChild, the national charity for sick children. WellChild help sick children and their families throughout the UK deal with the consequences of serious illness and complex conditions. Their mission is to reach as many children and young people as they can year after year. Matt Newman in our accounts department will champion this year’s charity, so well done to Matt!
The firm are once again proudly sponsoring Gloucester Rugby Club for the 2011/12 season.
We take pride in supporting our local team and we wish them good luck for the coming matches.
We are currently nominating and casting votes to decide our charity of the year for 2012.
Watch this space!
The firm says a fond farewell to its 2011 Charity of The Year, Maggies
Cancer Caring Centres. www.maggiescentres.org
Over the year, the firm has raised an impressive £2,600 by taking part in dress down days, raffles and a sponsored skydive bravely achieved by Dawn Stoodley and Nikki Arnot.
We wish Maggies best wishes for the future.
Danielle Stefaniak from our personal tax department has sadly left the firm as she has emigrated to America to live with her fiancé.
We wish her all the best for her future in the USA and we have enjoyed having her as part of the team over the past 3 years.
Wear it Pink 2011
We proudly took part in the ‘Wear it Pink’ Breast Cancer Campaign once again this year and raised a total of £88.00.
The prize for the best ‘pink’ dressed went to Dawn and Bev from our payroll department. Well done girls!
They Jumped, They Landed!!!
24 Aug 2011
I am sure you will all join us in saying MASSIVE CONGRATULATIONS to Dawn Stoodley and Nikki Arnot of Pitt Godden & Taylor LLP for achieving their skydive in aide of the firm’s charity of the year; Maggie’s Cancer Caring Centres.
There were understandably some nerves on board beforehand, but the girls remained brave and after 3 they jumped!
What they have to say:
“What an amazing experience, I loved it! I am happy I was given the opportunity to do it and raise money at the same time for Maggie's Cancer Caring Centres” – Nikki Arnot
“It was amazing” – Dawn Stoodley
We are proud to announce that the girls achievements and your support has made a whopping total of £2230.00 for Maggie’s Cancer Caring Homes!!!
Amazing! Well done Dawn and Nikki!!
Thank you to all those that kindly sponsored Dawn and Nikki. It was greatly appreciated and helped them remain focused on the day.