Helm Godfrey adviser Anthony Nash wins award for voluntary work with apprenticeship charity City Gateway
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Anthony Nash, an adviser with wealth and employee benefits adviser Helm Godfrey, has been recognised with an award for his voluntary work teaching young people from East London about personal finances and workplace skills.
Anthony was named over fellow-finalist Barclays as Volunteer Programme Award winner at apprenticeship charity City Gateway’s 15th anniversary Crystal Gala hosted by the Lord Mayor at London’s Guildhall on Thursday March 19th.
Said Anthony: “I’ve been running financial education and workplace skills training courses for young people at City Gateway since 2013 and it’s been a privilege. It’s great to be able help future apprentices gain the skills they will need to thrive in the workplace and learn how to manage their money. It is an absolute pleasure and this award is the icing on the cake and I am genuinely honoured and touched to receive it, but nothing beats getting into the classroom and engaging the students in financial education and seeing them take on practical information that will serve them well in employment.”
Eddie Stride, chief executive of City Gateway, said: “Anthony’s award is well-deserved recognition for the hard work, commitment, enthusiasm and wisdom he’s brought over the past couple of years to teaching City Gateway’s future apprentices about their personal finances and important skills such as budgeting, saving effectively, and managing debt. His broader advice on softer workplace skills has also been really well-received by the young people who have been part of his financial education programme. Anthony’s continuing work with us is greatly appreciated and valued, as this award shows. Hopefully we can inspire others to join us in bringing hope to the local community we serve.”
Helm Godfrey recently produced a short film in partnership with City Gateway and Pimlico Plumbers, a well-known and vocal advocate of apprenticeships, in which Anthony Nash, Eddie Stride, and Pimlico managing director Charlie Mullins talked about the important role apprenticeships can play in getting young people into training and work.
Anthony Nash adds: “Research last year showed apprenticeships contribute some £34bn a year to the UK economy, with individual organisations receiving a bottom line boost of £2,000 per apprentice1. In London the figure was higher, at £2,621, so there is a real business case for apprenticeships. Every employer, large and small, can play a role in educating and training our next generation of workers.”
Editor's Note: 1 March 2014: The Value of Apprentice Report: Centre for Economic and Business Research
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About Helm Godfrey:
Helm Godfrey provides specialist, holistic, independent advice on wealth management, employee benefits and financial planning for businesses and individuals. Based in the heart of the City of London, Helm Godfrey has grown steadily and is now a top 100 UK IFA. To find out more about Helm Godfrey, visit the website: http://www.helmgodfrey.com/
About City Gateway:
City Gateway is a charity dedicated to bringing hope to the local communities of Tower Hamlets that haven't benefited from the area’s wider economic development. The charity looks to connect with local women and disadvantaged young people, and run programmes; which engage, train and provide them with the skills and opportunities they need to enter work or further education.
About Pimlico Plumbers:
Pimlico Plumbers, now part of the Pimlico Group plc, is London's largest independent plumbing & service company, providing all trades, with a workforce of around 260 and turnover in excess of £24 million. Pimlico's philosophy is to provide value for money, do the right job, at the right price, at the right time to suit all customers and keep things simple.