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Autumn Budget, our reaction

November 22nd, 2017

Phillip Hammond set out his first Budget as Chancellor with the declaration that he was preparing the UK for a ‘new relationship with the European Union (EU) and a new Future outside of the EU’. He took the opportunity, as many of his predecessors have, to take swipes at the opposition but jokes about Jeremey […]


Accountants Take on 50km Trek for Charity

October 17th, 2017

Staff from the North West Champion Group have raised almost £8,000 for charity after completing a 50km gruelling walk across the Peak District’s tough terrain. A team of 13 Champion trekkers laced up for the TrekFest challenge to raise money for MIND, the Mental Health Charity and the Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Society. Of the 169 […]


Champion Recruits to Support Xero Growth

August 14th, 2017

Business advisory group, Champion Accountants, has recruited a new management accountant to strengthen its cloud-based accounting offering. The appointment of Elle Najar comes during increasing demand for Champion Accountants’ Xero offering, which has seen the number of clients using the platform grow by more than a third in the last 12 months. The 25-year-old from […]


SMEs shrug off Brexit uncertainty, reveals survey

July 11th, 2017

Confidence amongst UK SMEs is on the rise, according to new data from business advisory group, Champion Accountants. The annual SME outlook survey revealed that SMEs re focussed on growing their business during the next 12 months, with the economy (40%), cash flow (34%) and competition (23%) cited as the biggest barriers to achieving this. […]


Taking on the World’s Toughest Rowing Race

April 21st, 2017

After completing an epic trek across the South Pole in 2014/15 and the North Pole in 2013, Andy Styles, Andrew Cameron and Andy Sacker who together make up A-Adventures, took the plunge and signed up to the Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge – the world’s toughest rowing challenge. More people have travelled into space or climbed […]


Training Pays Dividends for Champion Accountants

March 9th, 2017

Business advisory specialist, Champion Accountants, has strengthened its client offering after two members of the team qualified to chartered status. Tax manager David Herd has reached the tax industry’s highest level of expertise as a chartered tax advisor, whilst senior accountant Mark Joint, also from the Manchester headquarters, passed his final exam to become Chartered […]


Budget 2017: What it means for you

March 8th, 2017

Philip Hammond’s first Budget as the Chancellor of the Exchequer was a largely quiet affair with few major and out of the blue announcements. Here’s the key changes that could affect you: The tax free dividend allowance will reduce from £5,000 to £2,000 from April 2018 The main rate of Class 4 National Insurance Contributions […]


Two New Starters at Chester Accountants

February 14th, 2017

Business advice specialist, Champion Accountants, has added two new members of staff, taking its Chester headcount to 16. Sam Thompson, 29, from Penyffordd and Spencer Youd, 19, from Penymynydd have joined as Audit and Accounts senior and junior respectively. The two new additions will be responsible for accounts preparation for an extensive portfolio of some […]


Champion Advises on Sale of Aesthetics Clinic

February 10th, 2017

Champion Accountants has advised on the sale of face etc… following a deal with founder Sharon Moore for an undisclosed sum. The award-winning advanced aesthetics and beauty clinic in York that employs 24 staff has exchanged hands to husband and wife, Nick Rhodes, a resident plastic surgeon and medical director and Orla Rhodes, business development […]


Autumn Statement Reaction 2016

November 24th, 2016

Philip Hammond delivered his first and last Autumn Statement yesterday as Chancellor of the Exchequer. All subsequent budgets following Spring 2017 will now be delivered in the autumn, starting next year. Thereafter, the OBR will produce a spring forecast to which the Government will respond making changes to fiscal policy required. Although he’d taken advice […]


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