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Young and Enterprising

09 Apr 2014

What an exciting couple of weeks we’ve had at Accounts and Legal! Not only have we been working closely with our charity partners Young Enterprise but we’re preparing for our 1st birthday too!

Fans of A and L and loyal readers of our blog will already know about the charity project we embarked on at the beginning of this year but for those of you who are new to us we have pledged to raise a whopping £2000 for the wonderful Young Enterprise; a charity who work with school pupils to give them experience in setting up and running real businesses.

On Friday the 28th March our very own Jen was invited along to speak at the London Final of the Deutsche Bank Young Entrepreneurs Competition. As a former entrepreneur Jen was able to talk to the students about her own experience and about how Accounts and Legal apply their passion for entrepreneurship to help businesses grow.

Read more about the occasion in this pre-event blog by Young Enterprise London Area Manager Michael Anderson http://www.young-enterprise.org.uk/blog-deutsche-bank-young-entrepreneurs-competition/

Then on Wednesday the 2nd April Jen was again invited along but this time to MC the Central North London Company Awards! As expected it was another fantastic event which really showcased the business talents of the next generation and highlighted the importance of the work Young Enterprise do. The event was attended by guest speaker Deputy Mayor of London Lady Victoria Borwick who was fascinated by our Behind Every Great Woman article after an interlude chinwag with Jen; a great time was had by all.

So… it’s almost our 1st birthday! Yes, it’s almost one year since the Accounts and Legal brand came to life and it’s been quite an incredible year! Look out for a special birthday blog coming next week! We’re growing every day.

Keir Wright-Whyte


Managing Director

0207 043 4000

About the author

Originally graduating with a degree in geography from Edinburgh University, Keir claims that he was then tricked into becoming an accountant by one of the UK's top 5 accountancy practices.The deception extended to the usual training in audit and associated activities.

Keir subsequently worked in a number of advisory roles with clients including in the energy trading, pharmaceuticals and financial services sectors.

He loves working at Accounts & Legal because of the variety of work and clients, the excellent team ethos and morale, the importance placed on genuinely helping and being useful for clients and because he believes what he does matters to clients and helps the firm.

Keir's primary role is to ensure that new clients with complex businesses or needs are on-boarded in the best way and he is a "trouble shooter" both for clients and where complex issues arise internally. He also helps the accounting teams strive to improve what we do for clients, whether processes or services.

When not debiting or crediting, Keir has a penchant for fixing old buildings, skiing, surfing and cycling.


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