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GWA Staff and Community News – Summer 2023

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We had a speedy GWA team from our Berwick office enter the ‘Curfew Run’ on 5 July. Participants in this fun run are required to complete the 1.28 mile route around Berwick’s Elizabethan town
walls before the Curfew Bell stops tolling. The event is generously sponsored by Simpsons Malt.

We also had a GWA team entered in the Berwick Rotary Club Annual Charity Golf Tournament which ran on 9 August with proceeds being donated to many local charities.

GWA was proud to support the Horncliffe Beer and Music Festival which took place on 8-9 July.

The annual agricultural shows across East Lothian, the Borders and Northumberland are the social highpoint of the year for many of our clients and associates. It was fantastic to be back at the Haddington Show on 1 July as main sponsor and to see so many familiar faces. We also had our usual stand with hospitality at the Border Union Show on 28 and 29 July.

GWA Golf Day

Monday 26 June saw the welcome return of the GWA Golf Day. This popular staff outing is held annually.

13 members of staff gathered at the Hirsel Golf Club, Coldstream for a great day on the fairways. Last year was the first year that some of our female staff took up their clubs, we were pleased to see that this paved the way and set a new trend with a few more ladies choosing to play this year. It wasn’t all about the craic, some great golf was played which resulted in impressive scores from
both novice and more experienced golfers.

2023 Winners:
• The overall winner and holder of the GWA tankard and Aran cardigan,
was Chris Brown who scored an outstanding 44 stableford points.
• The best partner was Richard Ayre with 24 stableford points who won
the Graham Hush Shield.
• The Bill Renton Cup (best employee) was won by Steven Burns who
scored 33 stableford points.
• The longest drive was won by Graeme Hyland.
• Closest to the pin was won by Stephen Gilchrist.
• Robbie Dalgleish won the scratch prize.
• In the afternoon we played 2-person blind pairs stableford points, the Jim Spence Salver was won by Jay Baverstock & Beth Mill-Irving.

Staff News

Once again, there are many new faces around the GWA offices. We are pleased to welcome Ademola Ajayi to our Audit Department, Rinlada Wilson to our VAT/Bookkeeping team. Lynne Fraser,
Marketing Coordinator took the leap into the retirement world after nearly 5 years with us, we are looking forward to welcoming Gayle Skelly, who will join the Marketing team. As ever, we hope all our recent starters settle in quickly and soon feel part of the team. VAT/Bookkeeping team member, Andrew Blair celebrates 20 years of service this summer and Head of Accounts, David Black celebrates a very impressive 40 years of services. Thank you, Andrew, and David, for your loyalty and dedication, here’s to many more years.

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