Charity Skydive with Hawsons

Charity Skydive with Hawsons

Hawsons continue to support and fundraise for local charities as Aimee Smith and Dalia Qarawi threw themselves out of their comfort zones for the Paediatrics Department at Northampton General Hospital. The charity skydive took place on 19 September 2021 at the Hinton Airfield, where the pair descended 13,000ft.

Aimee said, “This was the opportunity of a lifetime, I haven’t stopped speaking about it since the day. I loved every second, from the freefall to taking in all of my surroundings once the parachute was pulled, to the support I felt from the Northamptonshire Health Charity, family, and work colleagues who came to cheer us on on the day!”

Dalia and Aimee felt the experience was incredible and doubled their fundraising target on their Just Giving page.

Dalia said, “The skydive was something I’d never of chosen to do myself, but I am so glad I threw myself in at the deep end, to be able to say you have jumped 13,000ft out of a plane is something I never thought I’d be able to do. You didn’t even have time to think about what was going to happen until it did, which was all the more exciting!”

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Hawsons staff donate food for HLB Communities Day

Today our international network HLB is holding its annual communities day in an effort to support local communities during COVID-19. Due to the current COVID-19 restrictions, we decided to arrange a large donation for local food banks in their respective areas similar to the one we did in October last year.

Our Sheffield office has been collecting for the Sheffield S6 Foodbank

Our Doncaster office has been collecting for the Given Freely, Freely Given food bank operated by Churches in Balby, Wadworth and Loversall.

Our Northampton office has been collecting for the Weston Favell Food Bank.

 

We would like to thank all the staff at all three of our offices in Sheffield, Doncaster, and Northampton for donating so generously over the past few weeks for such a worthy cause.

We hope that Hawsons staff will be able to have a day out volunteering at local charities in future years!

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HLB Communities Day – Food Bank Collection

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Today our international network HLB is holding its annual communities day in an effort to support local communities during their COVID-19 recovery. In previous years Hawsons staff have had a day out volunteering at various local charities across each of the three offices. However due to the current climate this year Hawsons have decided to arrange a large donation for local food banks in the respective areas.

Our Sheffield office has been collecting for the Sheffield S6 Foodbank.

Our Doncaster office has been collecting for the Given Freely, Freely Given food bank operated by Churches in Balby, Wadworth and Loversall.

Our Northampton office has been collecting for the Weston Favell Food Bank.

We would like to thank staff at all three of our offices in Sheffield, Doncaster and Northampton for donating so generously over the past few weeks for such a worthy cause.

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Hawsons makes history after 165 years in business

Hawsons Chartered Accountants is 165 years old

Hawsons Chartered Accountants was founded in the city of Sheffield in 1854 – more than 25 years before the creation of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales – by Alfred Allott and John Hewett.

Hawsons remains one of the longest-standing independent firms of chartered accountants in the UK. One of the main reasons why clients choose Hawsons is not just because of our experience and expertise in accountancy but the high-quality advice and service our team delivers.

Our mission is to provide our clients with service of the highest quality and value in a professional, friendly, and responsive manner, to assist them to develop their business, to develop the maximum potential of our people and thereby be the leading independent practice in the area.

Our unrivalled history demonstrates that through many periods of change, we have evolved as a business to ensure we continue to remain relevant to our clients, providing them with the quality and breadth of service they need.  Clients understand that irrespective of how small they are when they become a client or how large they will grow, Hawsons will always be there for them.

Our belief in long-term client relationships is why we offer all prospective clients a free initial meeting so we can really get to know you and your business and you can get to know us.

Chris Hill, Senior Partner at Hawsons, said on the firm’s development: “We’re proud of our extensive history and the success we’ve achieved since we were founded in Sheffield 165 years ago. To have reached such an age and still be going strong is a great feat. Despite our company’s growth and expansion into other areas across the UK, we’ve stayed true to our philosophy that no matter what size or sector, every business we work with will always receive the same high standard of advice and service from our team.”

If you are looking for an expert accountant book your free initial meeting with us here.

If you would like to find out more about us visit our website here.

 

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Stephen Allender joins Hawsons

Stephen Allender joins Hawsons

Stephen Allender Joins Hawsons

Hawsons are pleased to announce that Stephen Allender has joined the firm as a Senior Tax Manager.

Stephen is a Chartered Tax Advisor and member of the Association of Taxation Technicians. He has worked in tax since 1997 having gained a wealth of experience working for top 20 firms and in-house for a leading global law firm. Stephen specialises in giving advice for all areas of taxation, including corporate, personal, capital gains, inheritance tax and pensions.

Stephen will work primarily from the firm’s Sheffield office, but will also assist clients in Doncaster.

Stephen said: “I’m really excited to join Hawsons and look forward to working with clients from around the Yorkshire area on all aspects of taxation.”

Stephen Allender is a Senior Tax manager at the firm. He advises on all areas of taxation, including corporate, personal, capital gains, inheritance and pensions. For more details and advice, please contact Stephen on [email protected] or 0114 266 7141.

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Grants for food and drink manufacturers in the East Midlands

Grants for food and drink manufacturers have been made available by ‘The Food and Drink Forum’ along with the FEAST project. ‘The Food and Drink Forum’ has secured funding for the next three years which offers a range of useful services.

What are these services?

There are a total of five services on offer, and these are:

Grant Funding

The grant funding enables food and drink manufacturers to claim a minimum spend of £2,500 and a maximum of £80,000. This allows them to purchase new equipment to grow as a business and create new jobs.

Technical Support

The Food and Drink Forum’s technical team offer two days of free technical support to eligible businesses. These industry experts offer a range of support from shelf life extension to factory layout, along with much more.

Business Mentoring

Industry experts are keen to share their experience in running food and drink manufacturing businesses, and this will be fully subsidised for eligible businesses and they will also receive mentoring in any aspect of the business.

Technical Apprentices

Technical apprentices will be made available by the Forum in order to bridge the skills gap in the sector. They will be trained by the Forum’s team of technical experts and will be employed by the Forum at no extra cost to the business, as well as the apprentices gaining hands on experience in this work placement.

Industry Events

Throughout the course of the project, The Food and Drink Forum will host a number of events where like-minded people in the industry can share experience and knowledge.

Eligibility

In order to be eligible for the funding by the FEAST project, businesses must be:

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The eligible are areas are:

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  • Chesterfield Borough
  • Derby City
  • Derbyshire County
  • Derbyshire Dales District
  • Erewash Borough
  • High Peak Borough
  • North East Derbyshire District
  • South Derbyshire District
  • Ashfield District
  • Bassetlaw District
  • Broxtowe District
  • Gedling Borough
  • Mansfield District
  • Newark and Sherwood District
  • Nottingham City
  • Nottinghamshire County
  • Rushciffle Borough
  • Daventry District
  • Kettering Borough
  • Corby Borough
  • East Northamptonshire District
  • Northampton Borough
  • Northamptonshire County
  • South Northants District
  • Aylesbury Vale District
  • Bedford Borough
  • Central Bedfordshire
  • Cherwell District
  • Luton Borough
  • Milton Keynes

For further information, please visit: foodanddrinkforum.co.uk/web/xfdf/feast.cfm or contact us at [email protected].

David Owens has extensive knowledge of the issues that impact on the legal and transport and logistics sectors. David became a Partner in 2015 and acts for a large number of our clients, encompassing sole traders, partnerships and audit clients. For more information, please contact David on [email protected] or 01604 645 600.

Paul Wormald is a partner at Hawsons, working in the Doncaster office. He worked previously with two national firms of Chartered Accountants prior to joining Hawsons in 2001. For more information or advice on anything covered in this article, please contact Paul on [email protected] or 01302 367 262.[/author_info]

Chris Hill Senior Partner

Chris Hill acts as commercial partner for both corporate and non-corporate clients and has worked for Hawsons throughout his career. For more information or advice on anything covered in this article, please contact Chris on [email protected] or 0114 266 7141.