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Singapore, 13 June 2017 – The firm extends its congratulations to staff Chua Meng Koon, who recently represented Singapore in the World Para Athletics Grand Prix in Beijing, China (9-16 May) for both Javelin and Shot Put. The international sporting event, organised by the China Administration of Sports for Persons with Disabilities, is part of the nine Grand Prix events across four continents in 2017.
In March 2016, Meng Koon approached the Singapore Disablity Sports Council (SDSC) to go through a series of athletics programme training in Javelin and Shot Put, which eventually culminated in his participation in the 5th China Open Athletics Championship. Nexia TS supported the athlete’s sporting goals by granting him additional paid leave for these periods. Meng Koon works as a Senior IT Executive at the firm.
“Special thanks to my family members, Coach Jaﬀa, Mr. Loh from SDSC and my colleagues from Nexia TS: Henry Tan, Tan Kah Leong, Tan Swee Wan, Maria Teo and Angeline Peh. With their on-going support and encouragement, I was able to realise my goal of participating in an international sports competition which gave me invaluable sporting exposure.”
Chua Meng Koon, Staff & Athlete, Nexia TS
“We are very proud of Meng Koon’s participation in the recent World Para Athletics Grand Prix in Beijing – being able to take up a new sport and mastering it in a short time span to compete globally is not an easy feat. It takes a lot of hard work, determination and courage. This is something everybody can learn from, not only as an individual but also in business – never giving up, being bold and always pressing forward.”
Henry Tan, Managing Director, Nexia TS
About Singapore Disability Sports Council (SDSC)
SDSC is the only organisation in Singapore that caters to sports for persons across all kinds of disabilities. It aims to help persons with disability lead full and independent lives through sports. Besides providing sporting opportunities for them to realise their potential, SDSC trains talents to represent Singapore and pursue excellence at regional and international competitions. Find out more at www.sdsc.org.sg.
About 2017 World Para Athletics Grand Prix
Athletics has been part of the Paralympic Games since 1960 and always attracts the largest number of spectators. The sport offers a wide range of competitions and events and is open to male and female athletes in all impairment groups. Athletes compete according to their functional classification in each event. Some compete in wheelchairs and some with prostheses, while those who are visually impaired receive guidance from a sighted guide.
Para athletics is governed by the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) and coordinated by the World Para Athletics Sports Technical Committee. In 2016, the sport was renamed from IPC Athletics to Para athletics and the International Federation was renamed to World Para Athletics.
For more information, please visit www.paralympic.org/athletics.
About Nexia TS:
Nexia TS was founded in 1993 by two experienced chartered accountants – Henry Tan and Sitoh Yih Pin. After working as managers for one of the international accounting firms, they saw a vision and an opportunity to establish their own organisation – not any accounting firm – but one which is unique in their personalised and well-qualified expertise.
To date, Nexia TS is recognised as an established mid-tier local accounting firm. We have grown significantly in size over the years. Being an independent member firm of Nexia International, we are affiliated to accounting firms in many parts of the world. This means that our clients will get to enjoy personalised, comprehensive and quality services at competitive rates in Singapore and globally. Our reputation for quality has been recognised by clients and accounting professionals. As testimony to this, we are among the first few local accounting firms to be accredited by the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia to provide supervision of professionals undergoing traineeship to qualify as Chartered Accountants.
Headquartered in Singapore, Nexia TS has established a strong presence in various countries across the region. Nexia China is a one-stop centre providing advisory services for foreign-invested enterprises in China. NTS Malaysia and NTS Myanmar provide a full suite of corporate advisory services for our clientele with operations and new foreign investments in the respective countries. Nexia International is an international network of accounting and consulting firms with origins going back to 1971, making Nexia International one of the longest established networks. Currently, with more than 28,000 staff serving our clients at over 650 offices in 115 countries, it is ranked as the top 10 largest international accounting and consulting network.
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