Champion Accountants – Manchester

Manchester Office (Head Office)

1 Worsley Court
High Street


M28 3NJ
Tel: 0161 703 2500
Fax: 0161 703 8212

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Champion & Co Ltd was formed in 1971 by Fred Champion. Based in Manchester, the firm began as a provincial practice, providing audit, accounts and taxation advice to local businesses.

In 2001, Champion acquired another small accountancy practice – Durcan & Co., and later added corporate finance to its service range, with the creation of a specialist department. This service line expansion continued into 2002, with the addition of Financial Management and Vehicle Solutions; a personal and corporate car leasing benchmarking service with added tax advice. Champion’s internal IT department also expanded and, as a result, IT consultancy was added to Champion’s accountancy services.

Our Manchester Accountants Office Today

The Manchester office now boasts a 60-strong team, led by Managing Director, Ged Cosgrove, and Finance Director, Karen Baird.

Our core services include audit & accounts and tax compliance, but we also offer a number of other services for businesses including tax planning, payroll, corporate finance, business development, insurance and IT.

Recent work completed for clients by our Manchester team includes: company audit, due diligence, selling a business, business expansion, business restructuring and research and development (R&D) tax relief.

Accountants in Manchester & Beyond: Champion’s Expansion Throughout the North West

In 2003, Champion acquired Southport-based accountancy practice Jones Harris. This was followed by the acquisition of Chester practice Allwood Baird Hack in 2004, and Preston-based practice Lithgow Nelson in 2005. In 2007, Champion acquired two further practices: Stokes Dickinson in Preston and Haworth Moore in Blackpool. Preston firm, Robinsons was acquired in September 2008, and, in the same year, Champion launched a Leisure Division to provide specialist accountancy and tax services to park home and holiday park owners.

In 2009, specialist division Champion Contractors was launched, to address the needs of the freelance contractor market. This was followed in 2010 by the launch of a specialist Charities division, headed by Preston Director Stephen Robinson. In the same year an insurance arm was added to the business, with the launch of commercial insurance specialists Champion Insurance Brokers.

Call Champion today and speak to one of our Manchester accountants on 0161 703 2500.

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