June 11th, 2018

Champion Accountants’ Manchester office has been providing expert accountancy and business advisory support for 17 years to Wigan based client, Belmont Packaging.

Female-led Belmont Packaging develops quality printed, flexographic and corrugated cardboard packaging solutions from its state-of-the-art manufacturing facility in Hindley.

The business was formed in 1978 and in 2013 Kate Hulley, now managing director, bought the company and gave it a new lease of life.

Kate comments: “I’ve been working with Champion since I bought the business and they were instrumental during that time, always going above and beyond to help me.’’

Over the years Champion has provided Belmont Packaging with a range of services, from payroll to insurance needs. More recently, Champion helped Belmont Packaging identify a spend of almost £80,000 on R&D activities over the last two financial years.

Kate continued: “Champion were brilliant throughout the entire process and were able to extract all the information from me and ensure our claim included every possible investment.’’

With help from the money that Champion helped claim back, Belmont Packaging has been able to reinvest in site infrastructure and equipment to further improve the products and services it offers to customers.

Over the next five years Kate sees the company going from strength to strength with more machinery investment, greater product ranges and further growing their eCommerce offering, Boxed-up. Champion regularly advise on new opportunities and how best to access the finance for Belmont’s continuous growth.

“Over the past 17 years we haven’t once considered changing our accountants. The team are friendly, flexible and always on hand to help and that’s exactly what Belmont Packaging needs to help with our continued success.’’ says Kate.

The accountancy group, which also has offices in Preston, Blackpool and Chester has celebrated a number of long standing clients already this year which showcases their ability to provide excellent service.

Ged Cosgrove, group managing partner at Champion Accountants, added: “Our long standing clients are testament to the relationships that our team work so hard to build and maintain.

“It’s great to hear such lovely feedback from our clients but especially those that have continued to work with us over the past ten to twenty years. We’re looking forward to working with Belmont Packaging for another 17 years.’’

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