McGills Chartered Accountants, which has offices in Cirencester and Malmesbury, marked its 50th anniversary with an afternoon tea and an evening reception under canvas on the lawns of its Cirencester office.
The firm, founded in 1966 by John McGill, invited clients and staff, past and present to the celebrations on Thursday 16 June, as well as members of the local business community.
Among the guests were members of John McGill’s family, as well as John Moules, who was a partner at McGills for more than 30 years from 1970 to 2002 and who has maintained strong links with the firm since his retirement.
McGills also took the opportunity to raise more than £450 across the two events for its Charity of the Year, the Great Western Air Ambulance, with a Champagne raffle. The Great Western Air Ambulance was nominated by the firm’s staff last month as its inaugural Charity of the Year.
Partner, Simon Nuttall said: “We were delighted to be able welcome so many clients to celebrate our 50th anniversary with us and also to welcome back many familiar faces from the past.
“This was our way of thanking them for their contribution to the success of the firm over the last five decades. We sum up our ethos as ‘great partnerships start here’, reflecting the close relationships we have with our clients and these events really epitomised this.
“’Great partnerships start here’ was also reflected in the fact that the stunning Bedouin-style marquee we used as a safeguard against the British weather was supplied by our clients, Oasis Events.”
Partner, Alison Palmer, added: “This was a wonderful way to celebrate 50 years of service to the Cotswold business community and a great opportunity for us to meet with our clients in a relaxed, social setting.
“We were also pleased to be able to raise so much money for a very deserving cause in the Great Western Air Ambulance Charity.”
Following the raffles at each event, Simon and Alison presented a cheque for the proceeds to Nicole Beebee, the Great Western Air Ambulance Charity’s Gloucestershire Community Fundraiser.