Coverage from speakers at this years ICAS Charities Conference featuring Martin Aitken’s CEO Adrienne Airlie.
Martin Aitken & Co’s People’s Choice Award 2014 has been presented to Fife Gingerbread, an association for one-parent families, at this year’s Scottish Charity Awards.
Adrienne Airlie, Chief Executive of Martin Aitken & Co, the leading accountancy and business advisory firm, presented the prize to Rhona Cunningham of Fife Gingerbread at an Awards ceremony at the Assembly Rooms in Edinburgh.
Almost 19,000 people voted for their favourite finalist in the People’s Choice Award. The winner, Fife Gingerbread, is a small grassroots organisation, that has been striving to improve the lives and futures of disadvantaged lone parents and families in Fife for more than 30 years. They provide vital support at a time when poverty and welfare reforms are having a major impact on very many disadvantaged communities.
Commenting on this year’s Awards, Adrienne Airlie said: “Sponsoring the People’s Choice Award at the Scottish Charity Awards is a great opportunity for Martin Aitken & Co to support the diverse and vibrant charity sector in Scotland.
“Congratulations to Fife Gingerbread, winner of Martin Aitken’s People’s Choice Award and congratulations also to all the other winners and entrants, who have clearly demonstrated their ability to lead their organisations through challenging times, resulting in outstanding achievements. The charity sector’s ability to maximise small budgets for significant return is admirable, as are the high levels of motivation and dedication provided by all those working in this sector.
“Working with the charity sector is a refreshing challenge and, on a daily basis, we enjoy helping and supporting charities to work around many complex financial, management and governance issues facing this sector.”
Martin Aitken & Co’s specialist charity team, headed by charity directors Adrienne Airlie and Ewen Dyer, have been advising charities for many years and the company’s continued sponsorship of the Scottish Charity Awards demonstrates its firm commitment to the third sector.
Martin Aitken & Co is one of Scotland’s leading accountants and business advisers to the charity sector.
Appeared in the Dunoon Observer on Friday 23 May 2014