Active accountants up for award

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A Truro accountancy firm is in the running for a top sports award after seeing nearly two thirds of its staff take part in physical activities centred around the workplace.

PKF Francis Clark’s Truro office has been shortlisted in the ‘Active Workplace of the Year’ category of the 2016 Cornwall Sports Awards. The result will be announced on November 4.

About 100 staff are employed in the Truro office with 60% actively involved in physical activities during the last 12 months.

Group involvement has ranged from a walking treasure hunt, inter-office cycling event, cricket matches, Get Active Cornwall Challenge and a 5k run, to the Tuff Enuff obstacle course, the Cornwall Beach Games, Classic Quarter run from Lizard Point to Lands End and the fearsomely titled ‘Boot Camp’.

Truro Partner, Scott Bentley, said: “We’re really proud to be nominated for this award but even prouder of the fact that so many of our staff take part in physical activities.

“Our day to day jobs are mentally, but not physically, challenging and can be stressful at times. It has been proven that physical exercise is a great way to improve your mental wellbeing and combat the negative effects of stress.”