​Accounting and advisory group Pitcher Partners has thrown its support behind non-profit community program TRACTION through a new sponsorship agreement.

The national advisory’s Brisbane office has committed to an initial three-year engagement with TRACTION, a community program that aims to empower young people to a better future.

Brett Headrick, a partner at Pitcher Partners, said while TRACTION was one of many community programs supported by the group there was no greater cause than nurturing the young to strive for achievement.

“The philosophy behind TRACTION is very much at the core of our own corporate culture to care for our staff, clients and community,” Mr Headrick said.

“The TRACTION program is very much about empowering young people in need and helping them build their own positive futures, so we are particularly thrilled to be supporting this worthy community program.”

The sponsorship will involve Pitcher Partners making an annual cash donation to support TRACTION’s programs.

A second pillar of the firm’s support will involve an annual Alumni Bike Ride for Pitcher Partners’ staff, former staff and families. The annual event is aimed at both raising funds for TRACTION and engaging the Pitcher Partners team with the community program.

Pictured above: Sandy Murdoch and Leroy Butler (TRACTION); Karen Levine and Brett Headrick (PITCHER PARTNERS)

TRACTION founder Sandy Murdoch has welcomed the much-needed support from the high-profile firm.

“We are extremely grateful for the sponsorship commitment from Pitcher Partners and their faith in the work we do,” Mr Murdoch said.

“Support from the business community makes a significant difference to the sustainability of the TRACTION program and helps ensure that we continue to make a difference in the lives of young people in need.”

Pitcher Partners has a well-established reputation in supporting local community initiatives and forging long-standing relationships.

In committing its support to TRACTION over the next three years, the firm aims to not only support the organisation but also help it grow.

“It’s definitely a two-way street from our perspective, because through community events we create a valued opportunity for our staff and their families to get together and to support a worthy cause at the same time,” Mr Headrick said.

The annual Pitcher Partners Alumni Bike Ride is expected to become a focal point on TRACTION’s annual events calendar with funds raised through ticket sales to be matched by the firm and donated to TRACTION.

“The event will help get the word out about the program and, who knows, maybe even see some of the staff from Pitcher Partners volunteering from time to time as mentors or helping participants with their bike projects,” Mr Murdoch said.

Pitcher Partners has gained an enviable reputation for developing long-term relationships with its clients due to its solid understanding of their businesses and the industries in which they operate. 

Pitcher Partners is a national corporation of independent firms with offices in Brisbane, Melbourne, Sydney, Adelaide, Perth and Newcastle.

The Brisbane office has been operating in the Queensland market for the last 40 years and has developed an extensive understanding of local business.

TRACTION is expanding and is always on the hunt for new volunteers and supporters. For further information please visit www.traction.community