Simmons Gainsford Volunteers Get Stuck In at Raystede Animal Shelter in Lewes

The Simmons Gainsford team in Uckfield took a day out on the 2nd October to volunteer at The Raystede Centre for Animal Welfare.

Five members of the team helped clear raised beds and weeds to make way for a new Tortoise enclosure.

The team will be returning at the end of October to roll their sleeves up and get stuck in again to help create a warm and loving environment for the animals.

Take a look at the Raysdede Centre for Animal Welfare here

Simmons Gainsford Bask in the Brighton Sun for Annual Staff Summer Social

On Friday 5th July, Simmons Gainsford Group took a well-deserved break from their working week and embarked on their annual staff summer social.

The venue this year, Horatio’s in Brighton.

Basked in the Brighton Pier sunshine, nearly 100 colleagues gathered for an afternoon of relaxation and social natter.

The team work tirelessly throughout the year to ensure that our clients receive a quality, efficient service.

Organised by the Firm’s Social Committee, who organise staff events throughout the year, Brighton brought together teams from both the London and Sussex office covering Simmons Gainsford LLP, Pay-Assist Limited and Fl3xiBooks Limited.

The staff would like to thank the partners for allowing time out to spend with their colleagues and friends and we thoroughly look forward to the Christmas event.

We wish everyone a Happy Summer!

Simmons Gainsford Host 7th Annual Charity Rounders

Simmons Gainsford LLP, along with Neva Consultants held the 7th annual Rounders tournament on Thursday 20nd June at Maresfield Recreation Centre near Uckfield.

The British Summer shone down on the Maresfield pitch as more than 100 people from the local business community attended the event.

The event was in aid of the Chailey Heritage Foundation, with all proceeds being donated to the charity.

Chailey Heritage Foundation is a Sussex based charity providing education, care and transition services to children and young adults with complex physical disabilities and health problems.

Staff members from Simmons Gainsford, Neva Consultants, The Marketing Eye, Uckfield FM, Chailey Heritage, SO Legal, Thornes, Peter Taylor Associates all competed for the prize of best Rounders team in East Sussex.

The winners, Chailey Heritage Foundation, taking the crown from CJ Thorne after a gritting final against Neva Consultants.

Hundreds of pounds were raised on the day and donations continue to come in.

James Duggan, Partner at Simmons Gainsford LLP in Uckfield commented Another great event for the local businesses of Uckfield as well as managing to raise some important funds for Chailey Heritage, who we proudly have as our chosen charity. As an added bonus, the bad weather held off until the end which was helpful”

Graham Prince, Director at Neva Consultants added “We were delighted to sponsor this event again with Simmons Gainsford. This enabled 100% of the monies contributed passed directly to The Chailey Heritage Charity. It was fantastic to see so many people from the local business community supporting this event and making new acquaintances in a relaxed atmosphere. Thank you to Maresfield Cricket Club for producing a delicious BBQ. Congratulations to all 7 teams for participating and, although they beat Neva in the final, it was lovely to have a new winner this year and even more ponente that the team from Chailey Heritage won. A huge “Thank you” to everyone for contributing and raising in excess of £275.00 for the Charity”

A huge thank you to all of those who participated and supported this year’s tournament and we hope to see you again in 2020.

The Force is Strong with SG at SiNK Pong

Simmons Gainsford LLP staff enjoyed an evening of Ping Pong at SiNK in the heart of London.

The competition was fierce amongst colleagues and the winners enjoyed some fun prizes.

The team bond is strong at Simmons Gainsford which means that the team spirit is positive socially and professionally.

Here at Simmons Gainsford, we organise regular staff socials which are popular with everyone. These are additional to our summer and Christmas parties.

 

Christmas Jumper Day 2018

On Friday 14th December, Simmons Gainsford’s UK offices in Sussex and London held their annual Christmas Jumper Day.

Christmas Jumper Day 2018 saw staff from both offices brighten up the atmosphere by wearing their favourite Christmas jumpers. This was all in aid of raising money for Simmons Gainsford’s chosen charity, Chailey Heritage Foundation based in Lewes, East Sussex.

Chailey Heritage Foundation is a pioneering charity providing education, care and transition services for children and young people with complex physical disabilities and health needs. As one of the UK’s leading centres for children and young adults with neurological motor impairment such as cerebral palsy, Chailey work tirelessly to provide support for children and their families.

Thank you to all involved and we wish Chailey Heritage Foundation, our clients, colleagues and friends a Happy Festive Season and Prosperous 2019.

 

Christmas at Simmons Gainsford

Christmas time at Simmons Gainsford is always very festive. We have a beautifully decorated tree in our reception area and our Audit, Tax and Book keeping teams always make an effort with the tinsel and sparkles on the 6th floor. Plus, the Staff Christmas Event is not to be missed!

We are a sociable firm so we love getting together for our Summer and Christmas Staff events. Past years have seen us have a delicious dinner and drinks at Villandry, book a VIP area at Riley’s for the night (complete with a Christmas jumper dress-code) and throw black-tie events in London. Whatever we do, it is always an opportunity for the whole firm to come together to celebrate another successful year.

Simmons Gainsford Staff Summer Social 2018

The Simmons Gainsford staff took a well-deserved break to enjoy their annual staff Summer social event.

This year, the Simmons Gainsford Social Committee organised a scenic boat cruise on the River Thames.

The Hawaiian themed event included very colourful surroundings, loud shirts, grass skirts and some of the best-worst karaoke voices you will have heard this side of the river.

The Simmons Gainsford team would like to thank all the staff for being part of a fantastic team.

We all look forward to the Christmas event.

 

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All Round(ers) fun with Simmons Gainsford, Uckfield

Simmons Gainsford, along with Neva Consultants held the 6th annual Rounders tournament on Thursday 22nd June at Maresfield Recreation Centre near Uckfield.

The British Summer shone down on the Maresfield pitch as more than 120 people from the local business community attended the event.

The event was in aid of the Children’s Respite Trust, with all proceeds being donated to the charity.

The Children’s Respite Trust works tirelessly to assist families who are seeking respite services for children with disabilities. (www.crtcharity.org)

Staff members from Simmons Gainsford, Neva Consultants, TR Fastenings, Peter Taylor Associates, So Legal, CJ Thorne and Pennells Carpets, Pennell’s Carpets, Dawson Hart, The Highlands Inn, Garrison Roofing, ActionCoach, JS Electrical and Lyons Finance all competed for the prize of best Rounders team in East Sussex.

The winners, for the second-year running were CJ Thorne after a gritting final against Neva Consultants.

Hundreds of pounds were raised on the day and donations continue to come in.

James Duggan, partner at Simmons Gainsford LLP in Uckfield commented I am pleased that in our 6th year the sun shone again for this increasingly popular event and there appeared to be more than ever in attendance last night – not bad for something that one of my partners suggested 6 years ago and that I thought we may have a handful of people turn up for, at best! I now have businesses emailing me in the Spring to find out when we are holding the infamous summer rounders event”

Graham Prince, director at Neva Consultants added We were delighted to sponsor this event with Simmons Gainsford. This enabled 100% of the monies contributed passed directly to The Children’s Respite Charity. It was fantastic to see over 120 people from the local business community supporting this event, which really demonstrates the appetite for social events where different businesses can come together, away from the pressures of the office, and make new acquaintances in a relaxed atmosphere. Thank you to Maresfield Cricket Club for producing a delicious BBQ. Congratulations to all 8 teams for participating but in particular Thorne’s for winning the event, even though they beat Neva in the final! However, the real winner was The Children’s Respite Charity who are delivering such a vital support to families within the Uckfield and surrounding areas”

A huge thank you to all of those who participated and supported this year’s tournament and we hope to see you again in 2019.

For press enquiries please contact Mario Christodoulou, mario.christodoulou@sgllp.co.uk

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Simmons Gainsford Sports Relief Bake Off

At Simmons Gainsford we are highly fortunate to have an abundance of talent within our team.

Our staff are not only professional in their field, they also hold a keen interest in baking.

For Sports Relief 2018, some members of our team kindly dedicated their spare time and became wannabe Bake-Off Champions!

Here are some of their amazing (and highly tasty) creations.

All funds raised in the Simmons Gainsford London and Sussex offices will be donated to Sports Relief. Thank you to everyone who contributed…bakers and tasters!