BDO Invercargill community, sponsorship & events

With Invercargill as our home we are committed to providing quality services to the Invercargill, wider Southland areas that we love and spend time in. We pride ourselves on our commitment to supporting local businesses, the community and our people.

Southland Amateur Sports Trust and Active Southland

The aim of the ILT Southland Sports Awards is to inspire the Southland Sporting community. To recognise and honour the outstanding achievements and performances of our sports people, coaches, officials and administrators, and to promote positive sporting role models for Southlanders.

2023 BDO Sports Administrator of the year – Rex Capil

Rex is recognised internationally as a respected and effective sports administrator. Rex’s softball story started at Surrey Park in 1977 and currently sees him on the World Baseball Softball Confederation Oceania board as Oceania Softball VP, a role he’s held since 2013.


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).

Glass Elevator ChamberSouthland 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. 

BDO Gazebo- Cycling

BDO Gazebo

Our BDO Gazebo’s are available for use in the community free of charge and have been seen at many events throughout the city and wider Southland area. Download the application and email once completed.

Community Groups

Community groups we sponsor

We continue to support 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- Cycling

Tour of Southland 

BDO Invercargill has been 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 have been proud to support an event that encourages people in the community to look after their health and wellbeing. 

BDO Invercargill supporting students

BDO Invercargill supports students in sports

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 an exceptional client experience.  We also know how to have fun! Be that corporate rowing, basketball, netball or our BDO Big Day Out for training and development.

Ronald McDonald House

Ronald McDonald House 

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

Rugby Team

Southland Rugby

The vision of Rugby Southland, which aims to "Capture, connect, and inspire our community through Rugby," deeply resonates with BDO Invercargill. The firm is committed to supporting the delivery of this vision and being a dedicated ambassador for the Stags. BDO Invercargill extends its congratulations to the players who have been selected for the 2023 NPC season. The firm wishes them tremendous success in the highly competitive Bunnings Warehouse NPC competition. Tim Ward, Managing Partner at BDO Invercargill, expressed his enthusiasm about the partnership, stating, "BDO Invercargill is delighted to join forces with the Southland Stags for the next two years. We have been a long-standing supporter of the Southland community, and our collaboration with the Stags highlights our commitment to the region. We look forward to contributing to the team's success both on and off the field."