Yearly Archives: 2019

Championing our trainee programme with seven new recruits

October 7th, 2019

Champion has expanded its team by welcoming seven new recruits onto its group-wide accountancy trainee programme. We offer young people the opportunity to earn a competitive salary, while gaining professional qualifications and developing their industry knowledge through hands-on client experience. Among those starting their accountancy careers within our 2019 trainee cohort are Niamh Bonnett and […]

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Windows 7’s days are numbered – do you need to upgrade?

October 4th, 2019

Windows 7, the desktop operating system from Microsoft and Windows 2008 R2 Server (the server platform), will no longer be supported by Microsoft from 14th January 2020. The lifecycle for the technology ends on this date, meaning Microsoft will not release software updates, security updates and fixes after January 14th, nor will they provide any […]

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Specialist tax services for social media influencers

October 1st, 2019

The mismanagement of a business’s finances can cost millions. Juggling money is challenging for the most experienced business owner, but for those who find themselves suddenly in the throes of success within a brand new industry, it can prove a minefield. Here at Champion Accountants, our specialist tax advisors were referred to a family with […]

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Delayed: VAT reverse charge

September 10th, 2019

An important update for those in the construction industry, as HMRC has announced that major changes to VAT administration are to be put on hold until next year. Originally due to come into force from October 2019, the domestic reverse charge will now be implemented from 1st October 2020. The Government has stated that the […]

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Champion design for interiors business acquisition pays off

September 4th, 2019

The Blackpool practice of Champion Accountants has advised on the acquisition of Thompsons Contracts (Blackpool) Limited by Sigma GRP. The undisclosed deal marks one of the largest and most complex agreements negotiated by the accountancy group, which boasts offices across the North West and nearly 50 years of operation. Led by David Hardy, director of […]

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Jan hangs up her many Champion hats after 42 years

August 27th, 2019

‘Working hard, staying loyal and never taking advantage’ is the secret to a long and happy career with Champion Accountants, according to Jan Litherland in our Manchester Head Office, who joined the company in January 1977 and very sadly leaves us this month. Hanging up her Champion hats to embark on a series of exciting […]

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GUEST SPOT: Unlocking funding for your business

July 30th, 2019

At the Development Bank of Wales, we provide loans and equity investments to Welsh businesses, or those willing to move here. Established by the Welsh Government, our aim is to unlock the potential in the Welsh economy by increasing the provision of sustainable, effective finance. Through our work with the business community, we invested £80million […]

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Champion’s first Ironwoman

July 29th, 2019

Emma Bradfield, who works in our Audit & Accounts team in Manchester, competed in her first Ironman earlier this month, making her Champion’s first Ironwoman! She completed the gruelling course in an impressive 13 hours 42 minutes and 46 seconds. Ironman is a long-distance triathlon, with the UK version taking place in Bolton each year. The […]

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Non-compliant employers face pension spot checks

July 25th, 2019

Businesses that fail to comply with auto-enrolment rules could be caught out as The Pensions Regulator (TPR) continues its campaign of spot-checks this summer. New rates for auto-enrolment came into force in April this year, meaning that businesses must ensure that a total minimum contribution of 8% is reached for each employee. As part of […]

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Champion partner, Sue Harris, takes the chair for Chester and North Wales

July 23rd, 2019

The Chester and North Wales Society of Chartered Accountants has appointed Sue Harris, partner at North West accountancy group, Champion Accountants, as its new chair. The Chester and North Wales Society forms part of the Liverpool branch of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW), which supports more than 4,000 members in […]

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