Our Auckland Takapuna team is also committed to supporting local business, arts and sporting communities, including the North Shore Business Excellence Network (founding members), Employers and Manufacturers Association (EMA), ExportNZ Auckland, Takapuna Business Association and Takapuna Rocks.
BDO Auckland local community days
The Business Advisory Services team volunteered at Eat My Lunch for their community day. For each lunch purchased, Eat My Lunch will give a lunch to a kiwi kid who would otherwise go without. With a good lunch in their tummies, the kids to better in so many ways from helping them focus on learning to simply putting a smile on their faces. The team contributed to making over 2,000 lunches by 9am then delivered the lunches to the participating schools – that’s loaves and loaves of bread, tubs of coleslaw, packets and packets of ham, boxes of apples and a small treat as well.
- Wairau Valley Special School
The BDO Takapuna office has developed a strong relationship with the transition centre from Wairau Valley Special School. The school caters for the learning and care needs of students with intellectual and physical disabilities between the ages of 5 and 21 from varied backgrounds. The school embraces a holistic approach to learning – celebrating successes at all levels. The BDO team have taken students to the movies, had morning tea and lunch celebrations. The Takapuna office currently has one of the students – Edward – gaining work experience by visiting every Monday morning to prepare morning tea.
BDO Auckland local sponsorships
BDO backs Heart Kids to make a difference to the thousands of families that are facing the challenges of living with a child that has a childhood heart defect. The BDO Auckland and BDO Northland partners got on their bikes to raise much needed money.
Steptember is a charity event that challenges people to take 10,000 steps a day for 28 days in the month of September in support of Cerebral Palsy. Multiple teams participated to raise over $4,000
BDO Auckland local donations
Backing the communities we work in, wherever it is needed, is an important part of doing business at BDO. In 2019 we donated to a number of charities, including; Auckland Rescue Helicopter Trust; Diabetes Youth Auckland; Heart Foundation NZ; Hospice North Shore, Mental Health Foundation of New Zealand; New Zealand Spinal Trust; Prostate Cancer Foundation of New Zealand; Starship Foundation; Surf Life Saving Northern Region; Sweet Louise; The Fred Hollows Foundation NZ; The Rotary Club of Ellerslie Sunrise; Wairau Valley Special School; and Wallace Arts Trust.
Local business sponsorships
We are delighted to be a long-term sponsor of the Auckland Theatre Company (ATC), established in 1992. ATC is Auckland's premier professional theatre company and presents a season of main stage plays each year as well as running a highly regarded creative learning programme. In 2016 ATC took up residence at the ASB Waterfront Theatre in Wynyard Quarter.
- Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra
We’re delighted to be a silver sponsor of the APO, New Zealand’s full-time professional metropolitan orchestra. With a comprehensive programme of concerts, education and outreach activities, more than 250,000 people listen to the orchestra live each year, with many thousands more reached through special events, recordings and other media.
- Business Excellence Network (BEN)
The BEN breakfast series, on Auckland’s North Shore, began in 2005, enjoys a morning coffee with bacon and eggs, likes to share insights and inspire, wants you to meet others, help businesses to thrive and likes to give back to the community.
BEN IS delivered by North Harbour Club & event Partners BDO, Westpac, Schnauer & Co. and Regatta Bar & Eatery.
BEN delivers surplus profits to aspiring youth to enable them to achieve their goals in Arts, Innovation, Music, Sport, Education or Service to the Community (AIMES Awards).
BDO Auckland is proud to play an active role in New Zealand’s financial and capital markets eco-system with INFINZ through significant membership of our senior and emerging leaders teams.
INFINZ purpose is to enhance the New Zealand financial and capital markets and the capability of its members. It was established to promote the quality and standing of both the industry and its participants and to represent and advocate on behalf of its members to legislators, regulators and policy-makers, government and other professional/industry bodies.
- NZ Private Capital Association / NZVCA
BDO Auckland is delighted to have had a long-standing relationship with NZVCA, and be the digital sponsors of the NZVCA conference 2018.
The NZ Private Capital Association, formerly known as the NZVCA is a not-for-profit industry body committed to developing the venture capital and private equity industry in New Zealand. Its core objectives include the promotion of the industry and the asset class on both a domestic and international basis and to develop a world-best venture capital and private equity environment for the benefit of investors and entrepreneurs in New Zealand.
Lucette Chu, BDO Auckland’s Senior People and Performance Advisor is also the Founder and Director of Quan Am Foundation, a NZ charity committed to empowering children and families in Vietnam out of poverty through education.
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