Trustees’ Week 2022

Date posted: 8th Nov 2022

Now in its 12th year, Trustees’ week aims to thank those who volunteer their time at trusts across the country. We are proud that members of our team, are trustees for a range of different not-for-profit organisations across a broad field of sectors. You can read more about Trustee’s week here. 

We specialise in working with the not- for- profit sector, having over 30 years experience in this sector, and qualified specialist charity accountants that are always on hand to offer guidance and advice. This sector has a significant place in today’s economy and we understand the complex issues faced by charitable organisations.

Mark Fletcher, an audit and accounts assistant manager at our Middlesbrough office shares his thoughts on being a trustee, and what he gives back to the community.

“I am a trustee for a local Multi-Academy Trust. The trust is responsible for 10 schools. 

My responsibilities include, offering financial guidance, sitting on several boards including the audit and risk committee and financial resources. My experience in these areas and having worked in the education sector for over 20 years allows me to add something valuable to every meeting and understand the decisions the trust looks to make and how these will impact the schools and the children within them.

I chose to become a trustee as I was interested in giving back to a trust that is close to me and my family. Over the past 2 and a half years I have seen the impact my decisions have had on a day-to-day basis.

I believe it is crucial to support my local community, and give back where I can. Each trustee has different skill sets, ensuring that decisions are properly scrutinised. The changes we are involved in can have a massive impact on the local children, something I find incredibly rewarding!”

Michelle McIntyre, a charities manager at our Darlington office is a trustee for two local trusts. Find out why she gets involved with these causes.

“I have two trusteeships – one is a wellbeing charity, which provides professional services to children within the North East of England. I am also a treasurer for Darlington South Park Foundation (DSPF). 

My main responsibilities for the wellbeing charity are, overseeing the financial management, meeting quarterly to discuss activities over the previous quarter including financials, strategic outcomes and  strategic direction.

DSPF is a new position, having recently taken over from a colleague. I provide financial assistance and discuss projects that will enhance the park and people’s enjoyment.

I deal with charities daily in my position and I wanted to give back. I felt the wellbeing charity was a worthy cause that helps vulnerable children, providing them with skills to allow them to succeed.  I agreed to join the South Park Foundation as I live locally and use the park regularly for dog walking.”

We are proud of our trustees and would like to thank them for everything they do. If you would like to find out more about how we could work with your charity or trust, then contact the team here. 


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