New Strategic Support Service For Northern Ireland’s Charity Sector

Chief executives from Northern Ireland’s top charities will attend the launch in Belfast on Wednesday 19 October of “Protecting People with Purpose”, a leadership support service for Northern Ireland’s charity sector.

Protecting People with Purpose

Chief executives from Northern Ireland’s top charities will attend the launch in Belfast this evening of Protecting People with Purpose, a leadership support service for Northern Ireland’s charity sector.

 

The new service is a strategic initiative by leading accounting firms, PKF FPM and PKF Littlejohn LLP. It will provide a forum where the leaders of Northern Ireland’s charity sector can discuss challenges and formulate strategic responses at a time of unprecedented risk and uncertainty.

 

Speakers at the launch will include Lowry Grant, Charity Director of PKF-FPM Accountants Limited and Ian Mathieson, Not-for-Profit Partner of PKF Littlejohn LLP, both of whom are recognised charity sector experts across the United Kingdom and Ireland. David McAuley, Chief Executive of the Trussell Trust will provide a CEO’s perspective.

 

“Charities across Northern Ireland face a prolonged period of uncertainty and risk. CEOs must lead with confidence in the face of the long term uncertainties posed by Brexit. These will have enormous implications for funding and will increase demand for the vital services that charities provide. At the same time, new technologies, data protection, cyber security, and social media together with developments in corporate governance and regulation are driving change. In launching “Protecting People with Purpose” our aim is to provide a forum where Chief Executives can share experiences, discuss these challenges and formulate appropriate strategic responses,” comments Lowry Grant, Charity Director of PKF-FPM Accountants Limited.

 

“Brexit will undoubtedly pose challenges for the charities sector in Northern Ireland. The key advice we can offer leaders at this time is to monitor the position closely, consider the potential implications on their organisations, and undertake some scenario planning. Seek professional support and be prepared to respond as and when circumstances change,” comments Ian Mathieson, Not-for-Profit Partner of PKF Littlejohn LLP.

 

The launch of ‘Protecting People with Purpose’ demonstrates PKF-FPM’s ongoing commitment to supporting the charities sector in Northern Ireland.

 

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Photo Caption:

Lowry Grant (Charity Director, PKF-FPM) and Ian Mathieson (Charity Partner, PKF Littlejohn, London), launch “Protecting People With Purpose” initiative to support the Not–For–Profit sector in Northern Ireland.