Champion Round-Up | 18th June

Champion Round-Up | By Ged Cosgrove, group managing partner

As a business with a rich history, spearheaded by our founder Fred Champion back in 1971, Champion Accountants has seen countless things come and go – from technological revolutions to changing laws, emerging industries to fading crafts, and the ever-evolving workplace trends. Amidst this dynamic landscape, one constant beacon that has shone brightly through the years is our cherished Champion culture.

Fifteen years ago, a group of passionate individuals within Champion united to craft a profound culture that defines our ethos, guiding how we interact with each other and our valued clients. At the heart of our revered culture lies a simple yet powerful ethos: doing what’s right, always.

This principle serves as our North Star, guiding us through challenges and uncertainties, and anchoring us in times of dilemma. Navigating strategic decision-making is where our Champion culture competencies come into play, offering a compass to steer us towards the right path. Let me give you a glimpse into these guiding competencies:

  1. Develop: We strive for excellence by fostering continual improvement within a supportive learning environment, embracing a culture devoid of blame. From mentoring our peers to fostering a curiosity for knowledge, Champion thrives on personal and professional development.
  2. Responsibility: Taking accountability for our actions and their implications on ourselves, our colleagues, and our clients forms the cornerstone of our culture. We uphold individual responsibility, whether in managing our tasks efficiently or upholding Champion’s values.
  3. Respect: Nurturing a supportive and respectful atmosphere is key to fostering a cohesive team and providing exceptional service. Adhering to the principle of treating others as we wish to be treated, we champion positivity and holistic understanding among our team members.
  4. Pride: Infusing pride into everything we do not only bolsters our collective efforts but also drives exceptional service delivery to our valued clients. With unwavering determination and a constructive attitude, we set high benchmarks and fulfil them by uplifting one another.
  5. Morale: Cultivating a stimulating work environment where challenges fuel inspiration and motivation is at the core of our ethos. Encouragement, positivity, and mutual support define our interactions, fostering a space where every team member thrives.
  6. Communication: Championing open, transparent communication that encourages diverse voices and nurtures innovation is fundamental to our collaborative spirit. Through active listening, sharing knowledge, and promoting a culture of openness, we foster a vibrant community built on effective communication.

Our culture is more than just words; it’s the foundation of a harmonious and empowered team capable of delivering exceptional service and fostering delighted clients. As you immerse yourself in these values, I hope you see reflections of your own experiences with our remarkable Champion team. While change is inevitable and constant, the enduring pillars of our culture remain steadfast, a testament to our collective commitment to growth, integrity, and excellence.