Category Archives: Charity

Robson Laidler Certifies as a B Corp!

We are proud to announce that Robson Laidler is officially the first business in the North East to receive certification as a B Corporation (B Corp). We have joined 4000 businesses globally and 400 in the UK who have certified as B Corps reinventing business by pursuing purpose as well […]

The key notes of the trustees’ report

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There are three notes in a charity trustees’ report which often contain inaccuracies. (As mentioned in previous blog entitled, What should be included in a Trustees’ report? These are: Reserves policy Key management remuneration Public benefit These notes are often misunderstood or do not contain correct information, so these have […]

What should be included in a trustees’ report?

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Charities are vital for the support, encouragement, and enhancement of people’s lives, but during the Coronavirus pandemic they have gone the extra mile to support those in need and have shown an admirable resilience. Charities must provide evidence of the impact they deliver to the people they support, especially to […]

Coast to Coast Conquered

Last month I posted an article on my training for the Coast to Coast (C2C) cycle ride. I’m pleased to report our team managed to conquer the ride last weekend despite atrocious weather. We set off enthusiastically from Fernwood House on Friday morning loaded with enough fruit, water and chocolate […]

Coast to Coast – Charity Cycle

Here at Robson Laidler we have a strong focus on giving something back to the community.  We have regular charity fund raising activities as well as volunteering opportunities. I’ll be honest I often ignore the requests for help with this or that charity effort but when someone suggested a charity […]

Amanda’s Great North Run Training Update

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I agreed at the start of the year that I would join the rest of the team at Robson Laidler in running for our charity of the year – Freeman Heart and Lung Transplant Association.  I’ve done a couple of half marathon’s before, the GNR in 2010 and the Sunderland […]

Converting Corporate Charitable Companies to Charitable Incorporated Organisations

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After considerable delays, the Government has at last produced secondary legislation which will enable corporate charitable companies to convert to become charitable incorporated organisations (“CIOs”). CIOs now account for over 50% of all charity registration. There have been approximately 8,000 new CIOs registered since the introduction of this new legal […]