Our community, sponsorships and events
With Invercargill as our home we are committed to providing quality services to the Invercargill, wider Southland and Central Otago areas that we love and spend time in. We pride ourselves on our commitment to supporting local businesses, the community and our people.
BDO Invercargill in the community
BDO Invercargill was presented with a Pounamu stone to bless our new premises, entitled “Tamatea”. This koha (gift) was presented to connect us to Murihiku and offers BDO good health, safety and good fortune. The Pounamu resembles the overturned hull of Tamatea’s waka, Takitimu, and faces the sky to connect to Ranginui (Sky Father). The rimu base connects to Papatūānuku (Mother Earth).
▶ Southland Chamber of Commerce
The Glass Elevator Professional Women’s Networking Group was launched in 2012 and has become a popular networking option for women in the region. BDO Invercargill as principle network sponsor provides support for networking events and seminars with topics ranging from personal growth to professional development.
▶ Community groups we sponsor
Our Firm supports a number of charitable and not for profit organisations. This support is led by our people, who generously give back by participating in various activities including workplace giving, fundraisers and donation drives. We currently support the following organisations:
- Spirit Army
- Women’s Refuge
- Westpac Rescue Helicopter Appeal
- Southland Food Bank
- Salvation Army
▶ Tour of Southland
BDO Invercargill is a long-term sponsor of this annual Southland event with the Iconic Bluff Hill Stage bearing the BDO name. One of our core values is social responsibility and we are proud to support an event that encourages people in the community to look after their health and wellbeing.
▶ Southland Amateur Sports Trust and Sport Southland
The aims of the ILT Southland Sports Awards are to inspire the Southland sporting community, recognise and honour outstanding achievements and performances, recognise and honour our top coaches, recognise and honour the services of our top officials and administrators, and promote positive sporting role models for Southlanders.
BDO sponsored the first ever Southland Secondary Schools Sport, International Students Sports Day. The inaugural event was held on 15 April, and had students participating in a range of sports, including badminton, basketball, futsal, pickleball, volleyball and squash. There were 120 international students from seven secondary schools, and originating from counties including, China, Colombia, Netherlands, Germany, Malaysia and Philippines.
▶ The BDO Invercargill culture
We support our team in and out of the office through external qualification support and professional development whilst meeting their commitments to their families and others with a flexi time programme that suits their needs yet continues to ensure we deliver exceptional client service… We also know how to have fun! Be that corporate rowing, basketball, netball or our BDO Big Day Out for training and development.
BDO Invercargill is proud to support the Ronald McDonald Family Room, Southland Hospital. To find out more about how you can support the Family Room, go to rmhsi.org.nz/ways-to-help/Christmas.