What’s happening at Sowerby – Winter 2023/24

What’s happening at Sowerby – Winter 2023/24

It’s been a busy few months at both our Beverley and Goole offices! The building works are coming along nicely at Beverley as you’ll see below, and we had lots of festive activities and fundraising at both offices in the run up to Christmas.  We’re also planning ahead for new networking activities and a big fundraising challenge – find out more in the ‘What’s to come in 2024’ section below!



Building Works Update


Some of you will have seen our previous updates regarding our building works at the Beverley head office. We’re delighted to let you know that the rear extension is now complete! The accounts team have moved in, and apart from a few finishing touches to tidy up the room, everything is finished.


We’ve also had a major renovation of our toilets; updating the existing toilets and creating more, which now look fantastic.


The extra office space will now enable us to continue with our expansion plans as we are always looking for talented professionals to join our team.


We’ve also started on the extension at the front of the building, which will house two new meeting rooms.  This will hopefully be completed by the Spring.




Christmas Fundraising


We ran various fundraising activities during the festive period, including a Festive Bake Sale at the Beverley office which raised £65, and a Hamper Raffle at our Goole office raising £146, with all proceeds going to our 2024 charity challenge (see below for details).


The team also made a great effort to help those less fortunate at Christmas by donating presents to the Cash for Kids ‘Mission Christmas’ appeal and the Goole Toy Appeal. Well done to the team for your contributions!     



Young Farmers Public Speaking Day January 2024


We recently sponsored the Public Speaking Day organised by the Young Farmers at Beverley Racecourse.  This is an annual event full of competitions and gives the members a chance to develop their skills at applying for jobs, public speaking, reading, debating and much more.  With our strong client base of agriculture businesses we love to get involved in these type of events, so if you have one coming up do let us know.


Many thanks to our Audit Director, Adam Welbourne, for attending the event and judging the Situations Vacant competition.


What’s to come in 2024…


Breakfast Seminars


We’re excited to bring back our breakfast seminars once all of the building works are complete at our Beverley office.  We’re hoping to launch these in the spring, so do keep an eye on our social media channels or your inbox for more information in the coming months.


Driffield Show


Once again we will be having a stand at Driffield Show.  This year the show is taking place on Wednesday 17th July, and we hope that you’ll come and join us for a drink if you’re attending the show.  Let’s hope we don’t have a repeat of the torrential rain of last year!


2024 Charity Challenge


We’re delighted to announce that our charity challenge for 2024 is Trek26.


This will be held on 1st June in the Lake District, and the team will be walking 26 miles to raise money for the Alzheimer’s Society.

We’ll be setting up a Just Giving page shortly, for which any sponsorship is greatly received.

We’ll share more details in our next newsletter and on our social media pages over the coming months.


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Published by Sowerby Chartered Accountants, January 2024