We are delighted to have taken part in Professional Services Week at the end of June in Solihull and Coventry. Professional Services week has run in Birmingham for a number of years and has recently expanded across the region. For our part, we hosted a number of local schools in our office to teach them about accountancy and career opportunities within our industry.  

A number of our trainee accountants and other various members of staff had the chance to speak to the students and inform them about their careers to date and to outline what life at Prime is like.

We believe it is important to be involved in projects such as Professional Services Week as we have a responsibility to integrate ourselves within the community as well as raise the awareness of accountancy and career opportunities to the future generation.

We started on Tuesday which saw two sessions with students from Park Hall and Arden Academy come in to hear about Prime and got involved with our Countdown challenge. The challenge tested the students' maths ability as well as encouraging them to work in teams which is something that can happen on a daily basis within the workplace.

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Following the two sessions, we were then joined by another 2 schools for lunch with our special guest, West Midlands Mayor, Andy Street. It was a privilege to have Andy visit Prime office and have his support for Professional Services Week. He spoke to the children about the importance of roles in Professional Services and took questions from the children and even let us know which football team he supported (Aston Villa if you were wondering).

On Wednesday morning, we also had a group of children from Avon Valley School visit us in Coventry. They worked well in their teams and managed to figure out the countdown challenge in the quickest time that we had seen across the two days.

We would like to thank the team at Professional Services Week for organising a great and inspiring event, Solihull Chamber and Council for the support, and the staff at Prime who got involved with the presentations to give the children an insight into Prime and let them know it isn't just old men in suits! We hope to see some of the children at Prime in a few years time that would like to become accountants.

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