St Giles Trust is delighted to have been selected by Moore Kingston Smith as its new charity partner, via a firm-wide vote.
Moore Kingston Smith is a leading UK multidisciplinary professional services firm, and the London firm of top 10 accountants and business advisers, Moore UK.
St Giles Trust is an award-winning charity using expertise and real life past experience to empower people who are not getting the help they need – people held back by poverty, exploited, abused, dealing with mental health problems, caught up in crime or a combination of these issues.
Through Moore Kingston Smith’s Community Foundation, the company will support St Giles Trust with donations and fundraising, while the firm’s people will get involved with employment workshops, food kitchens, mentoring, and going on the frontline with the charity’s clients, as well as supporting its organisational strategy and helping teams to develop ESG (environmental, social and governance) reporting data.
St Giles Trust Chief Executive Tracey Burley said:
“We are so grateful to Moore Kingston Smith for choosing to partner with St Giles. To achieve long-term change for young people and adults in adverse circumstances we rely on partnerships with organisations who share our values and ambitions.
We are thrilled to be working together to develop our services and support more people to turn their lives around.
We show people there is a way to build a better future – for themselves and those they care about – and help them create this through support, advice and training, harnessing the power of lived experience.
We are very much looking forward to working with Moore Kingston Smith over the next three years to ensure those positive long term-changes are put in place.”
Maureen Penfold, Managing Partner said:
“Our people voted, and I am personally delighted to be partnering with St Giles. Social mobility is a critical issue in the UK and within the accountancy profession, which many of us here feel passionately about helping improve. While a very complex issue with no easy answers, we are determined to continue to grow in our understanding of what further changes we can make to help support social mobility, both within the profession and beyond.
“We are looking forward to developing our knowledge, skills and processes to help ensure equal access to opportunity, which we highly value as a firm, as demonstrated by several of our existing policies and practices. We share St Giles’ vision to see a society where everyone, no matter their background, has an equal chance at a positive future. One of our core pillars as a firm is sustainable success, and we are excited to see how this new partnership will really help us contribute to long-lasting change for young people and adults across the UK.”