ACCOUNTANTS may not be well known for their daredevil spirit or attention grabbing antics, but several employees of big four firm PwC are doing their best to prove the stereotypes wrong.
First up, Iain Mackay – part-time PwC trainee, part-time Team GB Hockey hero.
The midfielder’s dedication to his sport has seen him undertake intensive training and compete for more than a year, go part time at work, and even move offices to fit round his schedule.
Though he broke his hand just before the qualifiers, Mackay recovered in time to make it into the squad, and will line up with the team on Monday to face Argentina in the heats.
But not content with one Olympian, the firm is also fielding competitors in sailing, marathon running, and wheelchair basketball for New Zealand, Ireland and Japan, as well as one of the coaches for the Japanese team.
The proud PwC lot reckon their very own Team GB might just be a record for a City firm – but The Capitalist wants to hear from any one who begs to differ, so please get in touch if you know a banker moonlighting as a badminton whizz, or a basketball-playing barrister.