Herald - Issue 450

7th December 2023 • The HERALD • Page 65 v THE HERALD - SUPPORTING LOCAL BUSINESSES v BRYANT & CO Chartered Accountants & Business Advisers We provide a wide range of accounting and business services to individuals, partnerships and limited companies. We specialise in working with family owned businesses, providing guidance and advice as appropriate. Our services include: • Annual Accounts • Bookkeeping • VAT • Payroll and CIS • Personal and Corporate Tax Returns • Management Accounts • Business Advice • We also provide training on the use of Sage and Quickbooks, and the implementation of computerised and manual accounting systems. • Meetings can be arranged to suit your needs, including evenings and weekends if more convenient to you. • The initial meeting is free of charge, regardless of the length of time, as we believe it is important to develop a good working relationship from the outset. • All fees are agreed in advance of any work being undertaken. Please call Peter or Lisa on 023 8089 4982 to arrange a meeting to discuss your business needs. You can also contact Peter on 07976 808969, or email us at info@bryantandcompany.co.uk Have a look at our website www.bryantandcompany.co.uk for a fuller understanding of our business. ASK A PROFESSIONAL Barratt Homes Supports Southampton’s ‘Sustainable’ Celebration A glittering evening celebrating the incredible achievements of organisations and individuals helping the country’s journey to net zero, was held in Southampton recently, and leading housebuilder, Barratt Homes, was Ambassador. e Big Sustainability Awards, organised by e Southern Sustainability Partnership and now in its 5th year, took place at Southampton’s Ageas Bowl. Attendees tucked into a 3-course meal as a panel of experts chose winners in ten highly impressive award categories. A ra e saw big prizes won, including top skin care, a round of Golf for two and a signed England shirt which was donated by Barratt Homes. ere was also entertainment and dancing until midnight. Host for the evening was the well-known author, broadcaster and television presenter, Fred Dinenage MBE, who recalled many anecdotes from his long TV career including the time he met Dame Julie Andrews. Barratt Homes, which is building sustainable properties across the region, and is committed to protecting the environment, was not only Ambassador for the event, but also sponsored the award for Energy Management Project of the Year. James Dunne, Barratt Homes Managing Director, Southampton Division, said: “It’s critical that more organisations take steps to become more sustainable, and these awards are highlighting the big players in that regard. At Barratt Homes sustainability is a top priority and it’s been fantastic to meet those other businesses which are making it theirs. It’s been a pleasure to show our support for this important event.” Other awards were for Net Zero Journey of the Year; Start-Up of the Year; Communicating your Sustainability Project; Waste Management Project of the Year; SME: Your Sustainability Journey; ISO 14001 Business of the Year; Sustainable Transport Project of the Year; and Sustainable product or service of the Year. Lynda Daniels from The Southern Sustainability Partnership, organisers of the Big Sustainability Awards, said: “This has been a really successful evening, and it has been a delight to be able to acknowledge the great sustainability efforts from businesses and individuals across the country. We were delighted to have Barratt Developments as Ambassador. Our ethos for both now and the future is so well aligned, it made sense to join forces.” Barratt Homes has maintained its position as the ‘Leading National Sustainable Housebuilder’ in the influential NextGeneration sustainability awards, receiving the ‘Gold Award’ for the seventh consecutive year, as well as the ‘Crystal Award’, for Transparency, for a third year. It was also recently the top housebuilder, and scored an A rating, in the leading global sustainability benchmark CDP. Big Sustainability Expo Gala Dinner