400 Baker Tilly advisors to bike 700 miles for charity

19 June 2015 Consultancy.uk

From the 25th of June until the 9th of July Baker Tilly will host the second ‘Tour de Baker Tilly’ around its offices in the UK. The event will see more than 400 of the firm’s staff and clients travel the 700 mile route between 18 of its offices, with the aim of collecting money for the Anthony Nolan and the Duke of Edinburgh Award scheme.

Last year Baker Tilly organised a grand bike tour, the ‘Tour de Baker Tilly’. The tour took 300 Tilly insiders on a 660 mile trek, passing 23 offices before finishing back at the head office on the 4th of July. The money raised, around £20,000, was donated to the Anthony Nolan and the Duke of Edinburgh Award scheme.

Tour de Baker Tilly

With the success of last year’s Tour de Baker Tilly, the business advisory firm is striving for a second run. This year the route has been extended to 700 miles, with more than 400 staff and clients taking part in the effort. The Tour is expected to pass by 18 of the firm’s offices and take 11 days to complete. The money raised this year, expected to be around £25,000, will go towards the firm’s long supported national charities, Anthony Nolan and The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award.

The two week even will start on the 25th of June, and run until the 9th of July. As part of the event, Baker Tilly will collegiate the blog and photography entries of participants and disseminate them to a wide audience.

CSR in consulting
Earlier this week Consultancy.uk highlighted two other CSR activities from consulting firms. Last Sunday consultants from Q5, an organisation change consultancy from London, raised more than £25,000 for MQ through competing in the Windsor Triathlon, while Protiviti unveiled that it had in recent months provided 1 million meals to people in need globally.

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Travel firm hosts consultancy marathon to raise money for charity

19 March 2019 Consultancy.uk

A communications consultancy has announced it will perform a ‘consulting marathon’ to raise money for a charity based in Africa. SEO Travel will offer a 12-hour consulting surgery to as many small travel businesses as possible, while raising money for the cause.

SEO Travel has been helping travel companies improve their online presence since 2011. The firm works with a wide range of global travel brands who it helps develop brand visibility online through SEO, social media, PR and other techniques. Based in Ilkley, West Yorkshire, the firm works to create engaging campaigns that increase brand awareness and drive more business and sales in a sustainable way.

The professional services firm has announced that as of the 21st of March, it will be offering these services to small travel businesses as part of a charity fundraising drive. The session will last 12 hours straight, and offers the chance for a 30-minute session, which travel companies can sign up for at the SEO Travel website. The marathon session will help small travel businesses which wouldn’t usually be able to afford a respectable and trustworthy agency’s advice.

Travel firm hosts consultancy marathon to raise money for charity

As well as helping small businesses, the event is also being used as an opportunity to raise money for charity, with SEO Travel donating to Tanzanian safari charity ‘Care with a View’ for each person that signs up, as well as asking businesses taking part to make a small donation of £10 themselves. The event will run from 8am to 8pm UK and is open to anyone around the world.

It will run by SEO Travel founder Tom McLoughlin, bringing more than 10 years of experience to the table. He explained, “I’ve got the team here on standby to order pizzas and bring me Tangfastics on demand throughout the day!”

According to Mcloughlin, while there is a lot of marketing advice on the internet, the volume of information is so high that it's impossible for small firms to tell what will help and what will hurt their company. He concluded, “With the ‘Charity Travel Marketingathon Bonanza’ we want to take away the part of not knowing so these businesses can go away with clear, actionable tactics that will help grow their business.”

Related: Charity football cup sees Hays consultants raise £3,000 for Action for Children.