End of June, end of an era!!
We would like to say a huge “Thank You” to 2 of our senior colleagues who left the firm at the end of June. Keith Ross is retiring after 25 years as our audit manager to conquer the world of seniors golf and Audrey Miller is leaving to concentrate on her own family business having guided our Grantown office for the last 6 years. We wish them all the very best with their future endeavours.
Highland Cross announced its 2019 fundraising total of £286,121, and presented the 5 principal benefiting charities with their cheques.
MacKenzie Kerr have now provided voluntary admin support throughout the year for this event for the past 17 years, as well as being helpers on the day of the event since 1988.
Well done to all the competitors, volunteers and charities who have worked together over the years to raise a 37 year total of over £5.3million.
MacKenzie Kerr are proud to be one of the main sponsors of Highland Cross, a charity which provides benefit to local causes in the Highland community.
The charity event, a duathlon which starts from Morvich in the west coast of Scotland to Beauly in the east coast, 20 miles on foot and 30 miles cycling, has been held on the Saturday closest to midsummer’s day since its conception in 1983. As a firm we have been helping out with the registration at the start of the event since 1988, taking over the administration for the event in 2003.
Every penny of sponsorship raised in the 37 years of the event has been passed across to the benefiting charities and any surpluses donated to smaller causes each year, resulting in over £5million being handed over to charities in the Highland area.
Two colleagues from our Inverness office, Marie Eddie and Martin Nairn, along with Michelle McCormick from our Grantown office took part in the event this year, raising the fantastic sum of £1,190.
Marie and Michelle were first time “Crossers” but this was Martin’s 3rd Crossing and his PB finish in a time of 4.58.17.
Well done to them all.
Rhona Wilson promoted to Director
Rhona Wilson has been promoted to director having been with MacKenzie Kerr for 31 years, joining the firm in 1988 as a part-qualified accountant.
John Fraser, senior director of the firm, commented ‘I am very pleased to welcome Rhona to the director group. She has consistently provided a high level of support and advice to our clients and will continue to do so in her new role. As a business, we are continually looking to improve and enhance career opportunities here to enable our staff to reach their full potential.’
Rhona, who is one of the firm’s audit directors, works on a variety of client sectors with a strong emphasis on charitable organisations. She added ‘I am delighted to be given the opportunity to continue to work with my clients at this level and also to be involved in the ongoing growth and development strategy of the firm as it continues to expand’.
John added ‘Our offices in Inverness and Grantown on Spey both look forward to welcoming new recruits over the coming months as the firm continues to grow. Training and mentoring of our people is a key part of our strategy to enable them to provide the service that our clients expect and in the future we hope to see further promotions from within the existing team’