[A]s part of its commitment to providing sustainable, value added services to Cumbria’s businesses, award-winning accountancy firm Lamont Pridmore has signed up to the UN Global Goals for Sustainable Development campaign.
The campaign aims to transform the world by 2030 by reducing poverty, combating climate change and fighting injustice and inequality.
Lamont Pridmore is one of a number of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales’ (ICAEW) members taking part in the UN’s Global Goals project, which has laid out 17 goals for businesses and people to follow, including decent work and economic growth, clean and affordable energy, quality education, and responsible consumption and production.
As a firm it is looking at ways of supporting the aims of the campaign in its day-to-day work with the region’s businesses and will look to implement a number of changes in the weeks and months ahead, including through its continued support of young people and local communities.
The firm has its own charitable fund, the Lamont Pridmore Grassroots Grant Fund, which is managed by the Cumbria Community Foundation. This provides grants to organisations working with children and young people in Cumbria, helping to raise aspirations and increase opportunities.
Chris Lamont, Partner at Lamont Pridmore, said: “We naturally help economies to grow and improve profitability through our advisory work, and as a winner of the Best Business to Work For award in the national Family Business Place Awards we constantly strive to provide a flexible and supportive working environment for our team. We already operate a fairly sustainable business and have already supported many of these Global Goals in a number of ways.
“However, when we learned about the UN Global Goals campaign we knew that we could do more and wanted to get involved. We are delighted to be giving something back through our involvement in this excellent project.”
Graham Lamont, Chief Executive of Lamont Pridmore, added: “Many of the aims of Global Goals sit very closely alongside our own set of values and beliefs as a business. We already support the communities within which we work through a variety of sponsorship projects, helping to develop young people and supporting community groups together with undertaking our pro-bono activities, which now cumulatively exceed £8 million. These activities have been recognised nationally by the ICAEW.
“We hope that our involvement in Global Goals will help us to explore new ideas, which can help to create a more sustainable world and a better future for all.”
The work of the firm has previously been recognised by the ICAEW when they were presented with the Community Award and the Everybody Counts Award in recognition of their commitment to their local communities.
Further information about Lamont Pridmore is available by telephoning 0800 234 6978 or emailing [email protected]