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SSA Preferred Partners

We listened carefully to our members over the past 18 months, understanding exactly where they could benefit from having access to specific support services. Following this period of consultation we established there was a need for further dedicated support services, therefore, in a similar vein to the Shared Pension Scheme we sought to forge strong partnerships with a number of new and existing commercial partners and suppliers.

The first of which was our new Preferred Accountancy Partner in the shape of Propel by Deloitte. Propel by Deloitte provides technology-led cloud accounting services which helps support transparency, strong governance and helps ambitious organisations grow. In addition to helping SGBs, this tailored package will also be available to the sports clubs which are members of our members. The Propel by Deloitte services include: full bookkeeping service, accounting, compliance as well as forecasting, setting and measuring KPIs and receiving alerts through Propel’s real-time analytics dashboard.

For more information on this service please click the link here.

Sharing Best Practice Event

We hosted our first SGB Sharing Best Practice (SBP) session with the support of our shared pension scheme provider Scottish Widows. The goal was to bring together ambitious likeminded individuals and connect them to their peers by offering access to a diverse network of governing body contacts. We wanted to give them meaningful opportunities to explore new ideas and discover new ways of thinking with the common goal of helping develop sport in Scotland.

A lot of what happens in sport is transferrable and there is often curiosity as to what other SGBs are doing. We want to help support our members to be innovative in their development, and this often happens by learning from others, by sharing skills and knowledge, by working together and adapting what has gone before. Our thanks go to everyone involved including the speakers from Badminton Scotland, Scottish Gymnastics, Scottish Athletics and Cricket Scotland. The feedback received was excellent and we are already looking forward to hosting our next session. Please contact Kim if you would like your SGB to be a speaker at future events.