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Healthy Working Lives

Our Healthy Working Lives journey started in 2010 when we achieved the Bronze Award – the first accountancy firm in Fife, and indeed Scotland, to attain this challenging accolade. A successful initiative to supply fresh fruit in the office prompted the firm to sign up to the programme, run by the Scottish Centre for Healthy Working Lives (www.healthyworkinglives.com).

Following a confidential staff survey, a working group was set up to promote the aims of Healthy Working Lives and to explore the suggestions that were raised from the survey. This has led to campaigns on healthy eating and an active lifestyle, including walking and running groups and the firm’s support in taking part in events like the Edinburgh Marathon.

Healthy Working Lives is seen very much as an ongoing vehicle to promote the health and wellbeing of everyone within the Thomson Cooper team. We've now achieved and maintained Gold standard, the highest level possible. Managing Partner David Walker is a strong advocate of the programme, “We are delighted to be part of the Healthy Working Lives success story. Everyone has shown real enthusiasm for the programme and I’m very proud to see our staff getting involved in various sporting challenges.”

Step Count Challenge 2020 - Quaranteam Win The Walk!

step challenge 2020

The wait is over. The results are in,  and we can now announce that 'Quaranteam' have won the Step Count Challenge with a massive 3,300,001 steps! Well done to Gemma, Emma M, Mark M, Nicole & Stuart. And your prizes are.......some festive slipper socks so you can put your feet up in comfort after all that walking! Collectively, the total number of steps amount to over 19.5 million, estimated to cover around 9,000 miles. This equates to travelling from Fife to Perth Australia (22 hours on a plane or 126 days on foot), or Fife to Perth in Perthshire 162 times there and back.  Huge congratulations to those who took part – a tremendous effort from everyone.

Step Count Challenge 2020 - Ditch The Desk & Walk The Walk!

Step Count Challenge 2020

Our selection of quaranteams are ready and raring to go this Autumn as we undertake our latest walking challenge. Great for team building and easy to enter, check out the Step Count website and get involved!   

What are we up to?

It's okay to talk, especially over a cuppa and a bickie

Andy's Man club goodies

Our Rugby World Cup office sweep raised enough money for us to buy lots of tea, coffee and goodies for our new nominated charity Andy's Mans Club Dunfermline, Glenrothes and Edinburgh. A special thank you to Peter for organising the sweep and Ann for some canny shopping. We can't believe how far you made the money stretch!


Firm News for 10th October 2019. In light of #worldmentalhealthday we are delighted to announce that the Thomson Cooper employees have voted Andy's Mans Club Dunfermline as our nominated charity for 2019 / 2020. We look forward to working with Andy's Man Club and helping raise money and awareness of this great initiative.

Andy's Man club


Fun @ Work!

staff training day

In February our whole team took some time out of the office to get inspiration from our friends at Tree of Knowledge, catch up on some important updates and test our bowling skills! 

Tough Mudder Triumph in aid of Fife Kidney Support Group

tough mudder

Our intrepid team raised a whopping £1,400 for Fife Kidney Support Group recently at a gruelling Tough Mudder event in Thornhill, near Dumfries on June 16th. Read all about it here.

Spring Pedometer Challenge


There was certainly a 'spring' in our step this year with our teams achieving over 8.4 million steps over 4 weeks... that gets you to the Bahamas!  The overall winning team was 5 Star Steppers with a whopping 1,692,013 steps. However, the winners of the most improved team was Step Club 5, who managed to improve their performance by an amazing 48.47% over the course of the four weeks. Amazing job everyone.      

Autumn Pedometer Challenge


The spectacular colours of autumn spurred our teams on to achieving almost 5.5 million steps over 2 weeks. Extra pats on the back to Lesley, Stuart and Andrew who all broke the 200,000 step mark. Fantastic effort everyone.      


Great Glen Challenge

great glen challenge

great glen challenge team thomson cooper       mark great glen challenge  

Our Great Glen Challenge team had a fantastic day coming 8th out of 27 teams, with Mark Gibson coming 4th in the running section and raising over £1,200 for RSABI