Yearly Archives: 2014

Autumn Statement 2014

December 4th, 2014

Yesterday’s Autumn Statement was the Chancellor’s opportunity to launch the Government’s General Election campaign. He has introduced a number of measures that will please many people, although they are balanced with a fall in public spending that will continue to provoke debate around the UK for some time to come. Our Autumn Statement summary provides […]

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Champion Strengthens Senior Team to Drive Growth

November 11th, 2014

Champion Accountants has appointed Sue Harris as director at it’s Chester office. Harris, from Waverton, joins the practice following a three-year stint working as a consultant across a variety of sectors including contracting and construction, providing advice on financial management and reporting, corporate governance, risk management and business strategy. Both: Prior to this, she spent […]

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BLACKPOOL LAD CROWNED GLOBAL NUMBERS GURU

November 6th, 2014

A trainee accountant from Blackpool’s Champion Accountants has joined a roll-call of elite accountancy talent after scoring top marks on a global exam. Of the 17,398 learners worldwide, 20-year-old Ben Clarkson, accounts & audit trainee, was one of only three UK employees to score 100 per cent in the F4 exam in Corporate and Business […]

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USA Quiz Nights

October 28th, 2014

This November we’ll be living the American dream at Champion with our USA themed Quiz Nights! Our Quiz Nights offer Champion clients, contacts and team members the chance to compete for the coveted Champion Quiz Challenge trophy and a bottle of bubbly each to boot. Whether you’re a music, sport or TV buff, our quiz […]

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Superheroes v Snowdon!

October 3rd, 2014

A team of superheroes from Champion’s Chester office have successfully climbed a 3,500 ft mountain, all in the name of charity. SuperTed, Spiderman, Iron Man, Bat Girl and Super Mario were amongst a team of 17 invincible superheroes and superdog to successfully summit Mount Snowdon on Saturday 20th September. Underneath the guises were Champion team […]

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ACCOUNTANT CELEBRATES 35 YEARS’ SERVICE

September 19th, 2014

A practice administrator is celebrating a career spanning three and half decades with Champion Accountants. Jackie Tebble, 52, from Mickle Trafford, joined Champion’s Watergate Row office, formerly Jones & Hack, in 1979 as a shorthand typist. Prior to this, the former Stanney Comprehensive student spent 12 months at Newton Secretarial College. As practice administrator, Jackie […]

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Overseas Sales Growth Predicted for SMEs

September 10th, 2014

Overseas sales for small and medium-sized firms (SMEs) are predicted to total £15 billion over the next 12 months, according to a survey by Clydesdale and Yorkshire Banks. The poll of more than 1,000 SMEs found that overseas sales account for 21% of the turnover of existing exporters. This figure is expected to rise to […]

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Overtime Normal for Most Managers

More than 90% of managers work more than their contracted weekly hours, according to research from the Institute of Leadership and Management (ILM). Nearly two thirds (65%) of respondents to the ILM’s survey reported pressure to work overtime, while 44% said they were under pressure from their boss. The survey of more than 1,000 ILM […]

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A Quarter Want to Be Entrepreneurs

September 1st, 2014

More than a quarter of employees dream of running a business, according to a survey from Lloyds Bank Insurance. The report reveals that 26% of workers have entrepreneurial aspirations but the fear of taking a risk is preventing a third from starting a business. Nearly half (48%) believe that the economic environment is not strong […]

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Increase to R&D Tax Credits for SMEs

August 21st, 2014

Budget 2014 introduced new measures affecting loss making SMEs undertaking research and development activities. Group Tax Director Gill Molloy explains how businesses could now recover up to 32.6% of costs. Loss making SMEs with no corporation tax liability could be eligible for a cash payment, known as a “Research & Development (R&D) Tax Credit”. In this year’s Budget, an increase […]

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