Help

It’s the Page Kirk Lockdown Challenge!

With England now into its second lockdown, we have been thinking up ways to stay connected with each other while working from home.

It's hard for everybody right now. And as we temporarily become more isolated again to combat coronavirus, the wellbeing of our employees is at the forefront of our minds. After all, it's only with a happy, healthy workforce that we're able to achieve great things that lead to better results for our clients.

Our latest challenge is one that rewards effort rather than ability. Yes, we've decided to bring some Page Kirk competitive fun to lockdown, getting the team out and about and placing an emphasis on the importance of regular exercise. We hope that our plans will keep everyone together virtually, throughout a time where social isolation and loneliness can be all too common. Let's keep motivated!

Twenty-seven of our staff members have been split into two teams and each will be recording the number of miles they complete through the various walks, runs, cycles and workouts that team members collectively complete whilst we're stuck in lockdown.

We know that not everyone is capable of the same level of physical activity, so we decided we needed to make things fair. So we've created a points system that recognises people's effort along the way.

Wendy O'Connor, Page Kirk partner, had the idea to do the challenge.

“It is a great way to have some competitive fun, get fit and create that team spirit we all enjoy and miss when we are not in the office,” she says. “We all enjoy that spirit and camaraderie – honestly, you cannot beat it. It is a great sense of achievement. Page Kirk thrives on teamwork. And activities, such as the lockdown challenge, are a way of promoting collaboration. Already both teams are motivating their members to keep going on days they feel less enthusiastic. Encouraging them to put their trainers on and go for a run! I can't wait to see what both teams achieve over the coming days.” 


Meet the teams taking part in Page Kirk's challenge. Which team do you think will gain the most points by the end of lockdown?!

Team 1

Sonja Dengler

Sonja Dengler

Trainee Accountant

Superpower: Increasing profit and improve cash flow for your business.

Preferred method:

Cycling

Nick Giles

Nick Giles

Tax Consultant

Superpower: Advising on complex tax strategies for you and your business.

Preferred method:

Running

James Haywood

James Haywood

Manager

Superpower: Helping build better businesses for ambitious business owners.

Preferred method:

Running

Ken Kirk

Ken Kirk

Consultant

Superpower: Helping established businesses continue their growth by advising on financial decisions.

Preferred method:

Walking

Bryn Luffman

Bryn Luffman

Tax Trainee

Superpower: Ensuring that your business is operating in the most tax-efficient way possible.

Preferred method:

Running

Oliver Lumb

Oliver Lumb

Chartered Accountant

Superpower: Assessing your systems and internal controls and providing advice on how to improve efficiency and reduce costs.

Preferred method:

Running

Neil Moon

Neil Moon

Partner

Superpower: Business structures, property taxes, remuneration planning, HMRC enquiries.

Preferred method:

Running

Wendy O'Connor

Wendy O'Connor

Partner

Superpower: Devising complex tax strategies to help you and your business.

Preferred method:

Running

Lucy Parker

Lucy Parker

PA & Secretary

Superpower: Creating a truly amazing client experience and ensuring that your enquiries are dealt with promptly.

Preferred method:

Running

Joshua Ruthven

Joshua Ruthven

Accounts & Tax Trainee

Superpower: Helping you pay no more tax than you need to.

Preferred method:

Running

Luke Shacklock

Luke Shacklock

Trainee Accountant

Superpower: Ensuring your firm is compliant with the latest regulatory rules to offer your clients a service they can trust.

Preferred method:

Running

James Tarr

James Tarr

Trainee Accountant

Superpower: Keeping your records and returns organised and up to standard.

Preferred method:

Running

John Wallis

John Wallis

Partner

Superpower: Developing the perfect strategy for your business.

Preferred method:

Walking

Team 2

Jacqui Bradford

Jacqui Bradford

Secretary

Superpower: Client communication and looking after your company secretarial requirements whilst making sure your company details are correct at Companies House.

Preferred method:

Walking

Rachael Cobb

Rachael Cobb

Assistant Manager

Superpower: Ensuring accurate reporting and developing professional relationships so you feel you can always pick up the phone if you have any issues.

Preferred method:

WalkingHIIT

Steve Connington

Steve Connington

Tax Consultant

Superpower: Providing tax planning advice on complex issues and liaising with HMRC on any aspect of your tax affairs.

Preferred method:

Running

Martin Cull

Martin Cull

Trainee Accountant

Superpower: Warning you of your financial risks and presenting you with realistic business opportunities.

Preferred method:

Running

Rebekah Gough

Rebekah Gough

Marketing & Business Development Manager

Superpower: Helping you find the perfect advisor for you and your business.

Preferred method:

CyclingHIIT

Steph Gubas

Steph Gubas

Trainee Accountant

Superpower: Providing your growing business with slick, streamlined financial functions.

Preferred method:

CyclingRunning

Liam Hollis

Liam Hollis

Marketing Assistant

Superpower: Informing you of the services we offer and keeping you up-to-date with new legislation and economic changes across different types of media.

Preferred method:

RunningCycling

Tom Johnson

Tom Johnson

Trainee Accountant

Superpower: Carefully analysing the details of your business and providing you with strategies to increase cash-flow and profitability.

Preferred method:

Running

Jessica Maddams

Jessica Maddams

Accounting Technician

Superpower: Ensuring that you never miss a deadline through efficient and timely filing of information.

Preferred method:

RunningCycling

Jack Moore

Jack Moore

Manager

Superpower: Being a trusted business advisor you can phone to really discuss and drill down into your business in a practical manner.

Preferred method:

Running

Samantha O'Hara

Samantha O'Hara

Credit Controller

Superpower: Helping you avoid unexpected bills by managing deadlines and paying invoices on time.

Preferred method:

RunningWalking

Karen Bottomore

Karen Bottomore

Accountant

Preferred method:

RunningWalking

Mathew Walton

Mathew Walton

Trainee Accountant

Superpower: Helping you stay in control of your money as your business grows.

Preferred method:

Running

Amanda Willis

Amanda Willis

Head Receptionist

Superpower: Ensuring you get that amazing client experience that meets and exceeds expectations.

Preferred method:

Walking

If you want to be part of our award-winning firm, which puts our employees first, graduate and placement scheme applications are now open. Click here to find out more.

Contact us | Accessibility | Disclaimer | Privacy Policy | Help | Site map | © 2021 Page Kirk LLP. All rights reserved.

Page Kirk LLP is a Limited Liability Partnership registered in England & Wales with registered number OC 332369.

Registered office: Page Kirk LLP, Sherwood House, 7 Gregory Boulevard, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire NG7 6LB . Page Kirk is the trading name of Page Kirk LLP.

Insurers: Royal and Sun Alliance plc No 93792. Registered in England and Wales at St Mark’s Court, Chart Way, Horsham, West Sussex, RH121XL

We use cookies on this website, you can find more information about cookies here.