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Chris Hill

Partner, Sheffield

Chris acts as commercial partner for a wide range of corporate and non-corporate clients and has worked for Hawsons throughout his career. He is also responsible for maintaining technical standards throughout the firm and has extensive knowledge of grants available in the region.

He is a past President of the Sheffield and District Society of Chartered Accountants and Honorary Treasurer of Sheffield Industrial Museums Trust Limited.

Chris really enjoys watching England play rugby, but is now more often found watching his son play at Abbeydale.

Chris’ recent articles

 

UK manufacturing challenges in 2016 – including Brexit

This article summarises some of the key challenges facing UK manufacturers in 2016. Brexit and exchange rates It is difficult to predict what may happen over the coming months and years following the UK’s vote to leave the European Union – a lot of questions remain...

UK automotive driving the manufacturing sector

The UK automotive sector is in a period of sustained growth, overcoming challenging export conditions, investing highly in research and development and leading the way to the long term future success of the whole UK manufacturing sector. Research from The Society of...

Manufacturing 2016 Budget review and analysis

Welcome to our manufacturing 2016 Budget review Following a year in which the Chancellor had a pre-election Budget in March, a surprise summer Budget in July and an Autumn Statement in November, on 16 March the Chancellor delivered his first Budget of 2016. In the...

SME manufacturers ‘missing out’ on £25bn

Could SME manufacturers be making more money than they are? The Exact 2015 SME Cloud Barometer – an independent research study of almost 3,000 SME leaders across the UK, the US, France, Germany, the Netherlands and Belgium – has indicated that small and medium-sized...

Possible benefits of 3D printing in UK manufacturing

Rapid advancements in 3D printing have led to UK manufacturers exploring the use of the technology in production, but what really are the possible benefits of 3D printing? In this article we look at customisation, cost, flexibility and speed to market. Firstly, 3D...

Manufacturing Autumn Statement 2015 review

On 25 November, the Chancellor delivered his latest Autumn Statement. In a year which has already seen two Budgets - which have both brought challenges and opportunities to the manufacturing sector - manufacturers were perhaps understandably tentative, yet optimistic,...

The decline of the British steel sector

The British steel sector has seen prices half in the last 12 months as it falls behind in an industry which is dominated by China. In the last 6 weeks alone a number of steel manufacturers have announced job losses as they look to cutback steel production in the UK....

Natasha Fathers joins growing Hawsons Wealth Management team

Hawsons Wealth Management are delighted to announce that Natasha Fathers has joined the firm as an Independent Financial Adviser. Natasha is an experienced financial adviser having worked in financial services throughout her career, both across Yorkshire and at a...

Manufacturing outlook – challenges and opportunities

Welcome to our manufacturing outlook 2015/16. Manufacturing remains one of the key sectors within the UK and I think it’s fair to say we should be upbeat about the future. The picture remains largely positive and it is not particularly surprising that so many...

Peter Wilmer joins as Corporate Finance Partner

Hawsons are pleased to announce that Peter Wilmer has joined the firm as Corporate Finance Partner. Peter is highly experienced in the field of corporate finance having worked for two firms of Chartered Accountants, including a national firm, as well as two major...

Manufacturers to increase focus on innovation?

UK manufacturing executives see innovation as a pivotal part of their strategic focus going forward, according to the KPMG Global Manufacturing Outlook 2015, a survey of 386 senior executives, released earlier this month. Key takeaways from the report: 50% of...

Manufacturing skills shortage: retaining key employees

Arguably one of the biggest challenges facing many manufacturers is the shortage of qualified, highly-skilled employees. With a shortage already building, a recent report published by the Government office for Science forecast that there will be thousands of jobs to...

Is 3D printing the future of manufacturing?

3D printing could be the key element in determining whether or not many manufacturing businesses will flourish or fail in the future. Research indicates that 3D printing is revolutionising manufacturing as we know it, which will see companies being able to fulfil...

Hawsons makes history after 160 years in business

Hawsons is one of the longest standing firms of independent chartered accountants in England. Formed in December 1854, Hawsons celebrates 160 years of providing expert advice to businesses of all types and sizes. Our clients know that irrespective of how small they...

Quality and innovation vital for growth

Quality and innovation are the ways to post-recession success for the Sheffield region’s companies, a business specialist claims today. Chris Hill, partner with Sheffield-based independent chartered accountants and business advisors Hawsons, of Glossop Road, says that...

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