Atlas Professionals New Zealand announces charity for Points for Charity Programme

As a part of this year’s major sponsorship of the Taranaki Bulls, Atlas Professionals New Zealand is delighted to announce that the Taranaki Retreat will receive fundraising support from our Points for Charity Programme. For every point scored by the Yarrows Taranaki Bulls in a home game, Atlas Professionals will donate $50 to the Taranaki Retreat.  

Points for Charity

In early July, Atlas Professionals invited the public to nominate and vote for Taranaki community-based charities to receive Points for Charity. People enthusiastically seized the opportunity, resulting in a very close race between the Taranaki Retreat, the Little Fighters Trust and Women’s Refuge. 

The Atlas Professionals team at the office in New Plymouth then voted among the top 3 charities chosen by the public, with a unanimous decision to support Taranaki Retreat this coming season. 

“Taranaki Retreat is delighted to be partnering with Atlas Professionals and their awesome Points for Charity Initiative. All funds raised will go towards the Suicide Prevention work that is our passion,” says Suzy Allen of Taranaki Retreat. “Support the game, support the Bulls and you'll be supporting a 'Space to Breathe' - Taranaki Retreat.”

Strong community ties

Atlas Professionals is a global recruitment and HR services provider for Energy, Marine and Renewables. In Australia and New Zealand, Atlas Professionals supports clients within the offshore energy sector with the full cycle of recruitment, manning and support services, and approximately 1500 staff across the region. Its office in New Plymouth has strong ties with the local community. Formerly known as Programmed Marine, the company has been a major sponsor of the Taranaki Bulls for several years. 

Dave Bishop, General Manager New Zealand, says: “Atlas Professionals New Zealand has a long standing relationship with the TRFU (Taranaki Rugby Football Union, ed.). Giving back to the community in which we, our employees and their families live and work, is vitally important to us. We are very excited to work with the Taranaki Retreat this year, and hope to be able to generate as much support for them as possible.”

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