PwC pledges support for Invictus Games and launches crowd-sourcing initiative to help build a legacy for wounded, injured and sick Service personnel

Published at 11:07 AM on 01 July 2014

PwC, the UK’s leading professional services firm, is to back the Invictus Games, the international sports event for ‘wounded warriors’ from the armed services.

 Competitors and ex-Services personnel joined Sir Keith Mills, chairman of the Invictus Games, and former Team GB Olympic athlete and celebrity ambassador Iwan Thomas today (Tuesday) to hear PwC Chairman Ian Powell announce the firm’s commitment to the Invictus Games.

PwC will be providing expertise to help deliver the event as well as volunteers at the Games itself.

PwC has also launched a ‘crowdsourcing’ initiative across its 17,000 strong UK workforce called 'the One Campaign', inviting employees to submit their ideas on how PwC can further help provide a legacy for current and future wounded, injured and sick Servicemen and women leaving the armed forces. The top suggestions will be implemented across the firm for the benefit of current and future WIS ex-service personnel. 

 Ian Powell, PwC’s chairman and senior partner, said:

 

“PwC is immensely proud to be lending its support to the Invictus Games. Our firm is committed to doing the right thing for the communities we work in, and so we are not just a sponsor, but will be helping by donating our in-house expertise to the delivery of the Invictus Games.

“We are all looking forward to helping make the Games a great success. The clock is counting down to the competitors demonstrating their bravery, ambition, teamwork and a determination to succeed - attributes that we greatly admire. PwC has a long-standing commitment to employing ex-Service personnel at all levels of our firm and I am hugely impressed by the vision behind the Invictus Games.

“By the nature of their experience, many of these ex-servicemen and women have a blended set of skills and experiences that businesses could benefit from – leadership, focus, and working under pressure - to name just a few.  How we support our wounded, injured and sick service personnel and veterans and work with them to harness their skills and experiences is important not only to them individually but also to wider society.”

 

The Invictus Games take place from 10-14 September with more than 400 wounded, injured and sick Service personnel, serving and veteran, from 14 countries competing in nine adaptive sports at world-class venues such as The Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in London.

Tickets for the Invictus Games, which is championed by Prince Harry, can be bought at www.invictusgames.org.  

ENDS

David Jetuah

Media relations, PwC

0207 2121812

Notes to editors:

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