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GWA Staff News – Summer 2022

Once again, there are many new faces around the GWA offices. We are pleased to welcome Ellie Turner to our Accounts department, Emily Hunt to our Tax team and Margaret Heston as Admin Assistant. Our Wealth Management department, which continues to go from strength to strength, is delighted to have Zoe Deary and Daniel Bullen join the ranks as Trainee Paraplanners.

As ever, we hope all of our recent starters settle in quickly and feel part of the team.

We are sorry to say goodbye to Andrew Colls who retires from his position as Financial Controller in July. Stewart Charlton joins GWA as Andrew’s replacement.

Accounts team member, Steven Burns, celebrates 20 years of service this summer and Associate, Lindsay Dalgliesh, has chalked up an impressive 10 years. Thank you Steven and Lindsay for your loyalty and dedication.

It has been an eventful year so far for Payroll manager Dianne Bradshaw. As well as celebrating 35 years of service with GWA and becoming a Grandma for the first time, she has been granted membership of the Chartered Institute of Payroll Professionals. Congratulations Dianne – a lady of many talents!

Monday 27 June saw the welcome return of the GWA Golf Day. This popular staff outing is usually held annually. However, due to COVID restrictions it was pared back in 2020 and 2021.  It was therefore with great enthusiasm that 29 members of staff gathered at the Glen Golf Club in North Berwick for a great day on the fairways. Although the guys have been trying to encourage the GWA ladies to get involved for some time now, this was the first year that some of our female staff took up their clubs. Well done to those ladies for paving the way and hopefully setting a trend.

There was some great golf played which resulted in impressive scores from both novice and more experienced golfers.

2022 Winners:

  • Graeme Hyland was the overall winner securing him the GWA Tankard and coveted Arran cardigan
  • as best partner, Ewan Miller won the Graham Hush Shield
  • The Bill Renton cup for best employee was awarded to James Patterson
  • newbie Dan Bullen won longest drive
  • closest to the pin was achieved by Toby Douglas
  • Alan Potts was awarded the scratch prize
  • Robbie Dalgleish, Craig Chatwin, Anthony Hogg & Ryan Thomas won the 4 person Texas scramble earning them the Jim Spence Salver.

We had a speedy GWA team from our Berwick office enter the ‘Curfew Run’ on 6 July. Neil Forrest was first of the GWA runners home and Hannah Bagley was first woman across the line, not only for GWA but for the whole race.

A number of staff have been taking in the views from the top of The Cheviot recently with two walks up to the highest point in the Northumberland National Park.  One more still to come, hopefully the weather keeps as fine.

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