East Anglia: Lambert Chapman duo to become ‘hairy accountants’

TWO of the partners at Essex chartered accountants and business advisers firm Lambert Chapman are planning an impression of TV’s “hairy bikers” to raise money for the Alzheimer’s Society.

Managing partner Nigel Whittle, who is based at the firm’s Braintree office, and John Smith-Daye, from its Maldon office, are taking part in a national event called Not the Olympics.

It involves a challenge to transport an Olympic-style torch by any means of transportation except a modern car – and Mr Whittle and Mr Smith-Daye have decided to become “hairy accountants” for the day, transporting the torch by motorbike from Marks Tey to Wisbech.

Mr Whittle said: “We heard about the event through the membership organisation UK200 Group, which is a national network of accountants and lawyers.

“We will receive the torch on September 6, which is perfect timing as we are due to host the UK200Group North Essex Business Breakfast that morning.

“Both John and I are looking forward to our journey to Wisbech and donating all our proceeds raised to a very worthy cause.”