January - March 2023

New Staff

In February, Accru Dulwich were pleased to welcome three new undergraduates! Max Kelly (L), Cormac Dwyer and Bella Baggio.

Raising Funds for a good cause!

Meet Damian and his son Julian. Damian McLeod has worked as an Accountant with us for 6 years. For the last ten years, his family has been involved in a global-first research study in beating juvenile diabetes, ever since his eldest son, Julian, was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes at 22 months old. This was the first study of its kind in the world, investigating environmental factors that may contribute to the development of type 1 diabetes in children. Recently, an additional $12m in new funding was announced and Damian and his family attended the formal announcement, where they were interviewed by the media.

Damian says that being involved in the study, which has included his other three children, has been a lot of work for them all but absolutely worth it. Damian says, “South Australia punches above our weight when it comes to medical research. This study has been so high profile that it’s recently attracted the attention of David Panzirer, trustee for the Helmsley Charitable Trust, who provided a huge injection of funding. It was a humbling experience yesterday to meet all the people involved in the research. It’s been a fantastic trial to be involved with and the data coming out of it is unbelievable – we are so grateful to play a role in this important study.”

Watch the Channel 10 news coverage:

Bring your dog to work day!

As part of an exciting new initiative – Bring your dog to work day has brought some smiles around our office.

Having a pet to in the office has been shown to provide a range of benefits including (but not limited to) lower stress levels, improved morale and increased productivity.

This quarter’s visitors were Oscar, Colin and Charlie, each pictured below. We’re all looking forward to their next visit!

Adelaide Motorsport Festival

One of Adelaide’s attractions and a highlight for the quarter, the Adelaide Motorsport Festival was held in March. Organised by one of our clients, it’s a great weekend of racing, which takes place in Victoria Park and one we’re incredibly proud to sponsor.

International Women’s day

On 8th March, Accru celebrated International Women’s Day. The team at Accru Harris Orchard include a number of women who have greatly contributed to the success of our firm and also to the success of our clients.