Staff mark a milestone

Photo caption 1-  Tait Walker partners at the 'get fit in January' boot camp (front to back /l-r: Tony Crawley, Andrew Moorby, David Arthur, Mark Brunton).
Photo caption 1- Tait Walker partners at the 'get fit in January' boot camp (front to back /l-r: Tony Crawley, Andrew Moorby, David Arthur, Mark Brunton).

STAFF at the Morpeth branch of a chartered accountancy firm have started a charity campaign to mark a milestone anniversary.

Tait Walker is celebrating its 75th year in business by carrying out a number of exciting challenges in a bid to raise £75,000 for organisations such as the Great North Air Ambulance, Tiny Lives and Macmillan Cancer Support.

Among the activities that more than 140 employees at its centres, including Morpeth, will be doing are the Coast and Castles bike ride and the Three Peaks Challenge.

To kick off the 12-month campaign, they are taking part in a Get Fit in January series of exercise classes and Zumba events.

With an annual turnover of £8million and specialising in a range of financial services, the company has survived many peaks and troughs, including four UK recessions, since opening its doors in 1937.

Managing Partner David Arthur, who joined in 1977, said: “By setting ourselves the challenge of raising £75,000 for local charities, the staff at Tait Walker are marking what is an impressive milestone for the company.

“The team are really proud of what we have achieved over the years, but we wouldn’t be where we are without the support of the North East community. One of the main secrets to our success has been that we are a sustainable business with a sustainable outlook on practices such as management and staff development, for example we were recently awarded a Gold Investors in People accolade.”