Shepherd lends support to Captain Tom Moore
During the Second World War, chartered surveyors enjoyed the status of a Reserved Occupation per the schedule passed as an Act of Parliament in 1939, thereby avoiding conscription and National Service.
Shepherd Chartered Surveyors has therefore decided to do what it can in support of the NHS and frontline staff and it was deemed a natural fit to support 99-year-old Yorkshireman Captain Tom Moore’s magnificent fundraising efforts and donate £2,500, the notional cost of PPE for its business for two months.
Additionally, all Shepherd’s e-mail communications are signed off with its current COVID-19 business branding which reads ‘Stay Home, Stay Safe, Supporting the NHS’.
Senior partner George Brewster said: “We’re supporting the property industry from home so our PPE would be put to far greater use by protecting the NHS and frontline staff in their fight to save lives. Thank you NHS; it’s only by your sacrifice now that we can ever hope of returning to work; our generation will remain indebted to you all.”
The partners and staff of Shepherd are respecting lockdown, working from home, but still advising and supporting clients remotely from the safety of their own homes. Like many firms, a number of its staff now have personal experience of the dreaded COVID-19.
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