Hawsons 170 Year Anniversary

In 2024, we are celebrating our 170 year anniversary

170 Year Anniversary

In 2024, Hawsons is celebrating its 170th Anniversary. Hawsons was founded in Sheffield in 1854 and we are one of the longest-standing independent firms of chartered accountants in the UK.

Pete Wilmer, Senior Partner at Hawsons said ‘Our history of 170 years demonstrates our ability to adapt through periods of change and still provide our clients with the highest quality service. In recent years, the firm has rebranded, introduced core values and adapted to the challenges presented by the pandemic. As we move forward, we will continue to adapt to an ever-changing landscape to ensure Hawson’s success both now and in the future.’

Our belief in building long-term client relationships by providing a high-quality, tailored service, is a key reason why we have grown to become one of the largest, independent practices of chartered accountants in our area.

If you would like to find out more about Hawsons, please visit our homepage.

To celebrate our 170th year we have compiled a timeline of key dates in Hawson’s history. Which can be seen below.

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Hawsons timeline

Sheffield advert

1854

John Hewett joined Partnership with Alfred Allot to form Hewett & Allott Public Accountants. The above image is an advert for Hewett & Allot Public Accountants in White’s Sheffield Directory from 1956.

Harthead offices

1876

George Hawson joined the partnership alongside Allot, Thomas Hadfield and John Kidner and moved into new premises at Hartshead.

W G Hawson

1919

George Hawson retired and his son Grafton formed partnership with Edgar Jenkinson called W G Hawson and Co.

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Northampton office 2005

1986 - Northampton office

Hawsons opened its Northampton office as we merged with Northampton-based firm Moores Rowland.

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Sheffield office

1971

Hawsons moved from their Harthead offices after almost 100 years and moved to Pegasus House in Broomhill where the Sheffield office is still based today.

1946

W G Hawson and Co acquired Wing and Co and were known as W G Hawson, Wing & Co.

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1963

W G Hawson, Wing and Co merged with Hubert Smith and Co. This is when the firm changed its name to Hawsons.

Doncaster office 2005

1990 – Doncaster office

Hawsons opened its Doncaster office as we merged with Doncaster based firm Harold Moon & Taylor.

Hawsons wealth management

1998

Hawsons established a joint venture with a London-based banking group to launch a financial services company providing independent financial advice. Subsequently, Hawsons acquired 100% of this firm now known as Hawsons Wealth Management.

2013

Hawsons acquired Sheffield-based Holmes Widlake to grow the practice.

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Hawsons 170 Anniversary logo

2024

Hawsons celebrates its 170-year anniversary.

Hawsons timeline

1854

John Hewett joined Partnership with Alfred Allot to form Hewett & Allott Public Accountants.

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Harthead offices

1876

George Hawson joined the partnership alongside Allot, Thomas Hadfield and John Kidner and moved into new premises at Hartshead.

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W G Hawson

1919

George Hawson retired and his son Grafton formed partnership with Edgar Jenkinson called W H Hawson and Co.

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1946

W G Hawson and Co acquired Wing and Co and were known as W G Hawson, Wing & Co.

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1963

W G Hawson, Wing and Co merged with Hubert Smith and Co. This is when the firm changed its name to Hawsons.

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Sheffield office

1971

Hawsons moved from their Harthead offices after almost 100 years and moved to Pegasus House.

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Northampton office 2005

1988 - Northampton office

Hawsons opened its Northampton office as we merged with Northampton-based firm Moores Rowland.

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Doncaster office 2005

1990 – Doncaster office

Hawsons opened its Doncaster office as we merged with Doncaster based firm Harold Moon & Taylor.

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Hawsons wealth management

1998

Hawsons established a joint venture with a London-based banking group to launch a financial services company providing independent financial advice. Subsequently, Hawsons acquired 100% of this firm now known as Hawsons Wealth Management.

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2013

Hawsons acquired Sheffield-based Holmes Widlake to grow the practice.

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170 years

2024

Hawsons celebrates its 170th year anniversary.

Memories

Over the last 170 years, Hawson’s success has been built on a solid foundation of great staff which have helped build the firm into what it is today. Here are some photos of our staff (past & present) who have worked for Hawsons over the past 170 years.

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