Atlas Professionals New Zealand hands over $9,203.20 cheque to Taranaki Retreat

On Friday November 23 November David Bishop, General Manager Atlas Professionals New Zealand, and Geoff Hitchcock, Commercial Manager Taranaki Rugby, handed over a $9,203.20 cheque to Suzy Allen of Taranaki Retreat, a suicide prevention initiative providing support through a residential retreat and community outreach programme. The grant total is the result of the Points for Charity Programme initiated by Atlas. 

Successful Points for Charity Programme

As a part of this year’s major sponsorship of the Taranaki Bulls, Atlas Professionals invited the public to nominate and vote for Taranaki community-based charities to receive Points for Charity in early July. The Atlas Professionals team at the office in New Plymouth voted among the top 3 charities chosen by the public, with a unanimous decision to support Taranaki Retreat. 

For every point scored by the Yarrows Taranaki Bulls in a home game, Atlas committed to donating $50 to the Taranaki Retreat. Alongside the Points for Charity donations, Atlas staff also volunteered their time to take gate donations for all home games, totalling $2,828.20. Atlas Professionals wants to thank all involved in fundraising during the Bulls’ home games. 

“All funds raised will go towards the Suicide Prevention work that is our passion,” says Suzy Allen of Taranaki Retreat. “We want to thank all that have supported the games, supported the Bulls and will now be supporting a 'Space to Breathe' - Taranaki Retreat.”

Workplace Mental Health Training by Jamie Allen

On Tuesday 6 November Retreat Coordinator Jamie Allen ran a workshop on ‘workplace mental health’ for Atlas Professionals New Zealand crew, staff and Atlas’ clients in recognition of the support Atlas has provided to Taranaki Retreat. 

“Given the nature of the oil and gas industry, I believe the information and tools that Jamie provided to both staff and offshore workers may prove invaluable to many,” David Bishop comments. 

About Atlas Professionals

Since 1982, Atlas Professionals has been a major provider of industry specialists to the energy, marine and renewables industries. In July 2017, Atlas Professionals formed a joint venture in Australia and New Zealand with Programmed Marine. The new business operates under the name Atlas Professionals. With a global presence in 16 countries, Atlas Professionals can turn complex personnel challenges into transparent and assured solutions wherever needed. 


David Bishop – General Manager New Zealand

Tel: +64 6 757 6300