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We are proud to be one of the 100 businesses who are supporting the South Tyneside Pledge, an initiative by South Tyneside Council that has a goal of creating a thriving future for the Borough.

Launched this year, the pledge aims to boost local economic activity, reduce health inequalities, cut carbon emissions, and enhance civic pride for the benefit of the whole Borough. It sets out nine commitments covering topics such as encouraging employees to shop and eat in South Tyneside, hiring more local residents and using the area’s green spaces.

Businesses that sign up to the pledge will be asked to demonstrate how they are meeting those commitments, through a short report, every six months. The South Tyneside Partnership and its Economic Regeneration Board will provide advice, guidance, and support to those signing up. 

Councillor Tracey Dixon, Leader of South Tyneside Council and Chair of South Tyneside Partnership said: ‘We have had a fantastic response to the South Tyneside Pledge since we launched it three months ago. By signing the Pledge, organisations, big or small, public, and private, and across all sectors, are saying that they will do all they can to spend, recruit and support our local area and bring about positive change.’ 

Why we at Torgersens have signed up to the Pledge

It was straightforward for us – we have an office in the centre of Jarrow and the aims of the Pledge tie in very strongly with our own Vision, Mission, and Values. We will be regularly reviewing the commitments we’ve made to ensure that we’re contributing in a meaningful way to this very worthwhile initiative. 

How to sign up

To find out more and to sign up to the Pledge, click here.

About the Author

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Martin Johnson

Partner
With expertise in advising family-owned companies on a range of tax, accountancy and business issues, Martin also has an in-depth knowledge of the automotive and property sectors. In addition, he provides advice on inheritance tax planning and financial management to owner-managed businesses.  Martin leads the firm in developing its expertise in the buy-to-let sector, advising both residential and commercial property owners on relevant tax and legislation issues. A further element to Martin’s role is to build Torgersens’ relationships with banks, financial advisors and specialists in commercial and employment law to ensure that the firm’s clients have access to market-leading guidance.  

To get in touch please e-mail martin.johnson@torgersens.com.

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