Steaming ahead with audit

April 5, 2019

Ward Goodman’s audit team steamed ahead with fieldwork in preparation for an audit of the Swanage Railway Trust, the volunteer-led charity behind the award-winning Swanage Railway.

The team, comprising Tom Mackey, Joseph Foard, Dan Cotter and Emily Mitchell, joined Lorna Lock, finance manager at Swanage Railway, as the Flying Scotsman steamed into the town.

The record-breaking locomotive was travelling between Norden and Swanage for a week and arrived on the Swanage Railway to be reunited with a rare Devon Belle Pullman observation carriage for the first time in five decades.

Ward Goodman, which has offices in Wimborne, Ferndown, Shaftesbury and Wareham, is renowned for its charity accounting expertise.


(L-R) Lorna Lock, Joseph Foard, Tom Mackey, Dan Cotter and Emily Mitchell


Jen Richardson, Ward Goodman Head of Charities said: “The team always enjoy a visit to Swanage Railway and this proved to be a truly memorable and wonderful day away from the office for the team, a rare opportunity to see the world’s most famous steam locomotive whilst gathering information for our forthcoming audit work at this wonderful and much-loved Dorset attraction.”


Swanage Railway business division director Mick Gould said: “It was an honour and a privilege to have Flying Scotsman visit and we’re very grateful to the National Railway Museum in York for enabling this to take place.”

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