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BDO business studies awards

The top Year 13 business studies students across secondary schools were given a boost to their tertiary education savings at an awards presentation at BDO Gisborne last week.

The four are Jake Wheeler (Campion College), Rebecca Collier (Gisborne Girls’ High), Riata Maynard (Lytton High) and Drew Scott (Gisborne Boys’ High).

To recognise their achievement, the BDO Gisborne Business Studies Award winners were presented a $500 prize by BDO staff members Richard Briant (BDO Associate and Chartered Accountant) and Tegan Moore (a past Business Studies Awards winner and a BDO audit team member).

Mr Briant said BDO Gisborne had a proud history of backing the next generation of business leaders and were committed to supporting young talent about to commence their tertiary journey.

He encouraged students to consider coming back home on completion of their degree qualifications.

“We are working in an ever-changing environment, which is heavily influenced by the rapid development of new technologies.”

“It is essential we ensure our service offerings continue to remain relevant to our client base and the community. As a result, we embrace energetic and enthusiastic people who can add definite value to our organisation.”

BDO Gisborne offers a paid intern programme to encourage local students back to the region.

There were many opportunities at the company, in accounting and areas of business advice, information systems and human resources, he said.

Next year Jake is enrolled at Auckland University to study commerce and global studies, Rebecca will study law and commerce at Victoria University, Riata will head to Waikato University to study management studies and Drew will study commerce at Victoria University.

BACKING TALENT: The BDO Gisborne Business Studies Award winners are, from left, Jake Wheeler (Campion College), Rebecca Collier (Gisborne Girls’ High School), Riata Maynard (Lytton High School) and Drew Scott (Gisborne Boys’ High School). Picture supplied