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 Hill

Partner, Sheffield

0114 266 7141

[email protected]

Chris’ recent articles


Manufacturing and engineering suffering skills shortage

According to an industry report, struggling to recruit skilled workers is one of the sectors key issues currently and, as a result, Britain's manufacturers are struggling to keep pace with global technology. Productivity growth will continue to be put at risk if a...

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...

New polymer banknotes start circulation with £5 note

The 13th September marked the first day of the brand new polymer banknotes being issued. The £5 note is the first of the banknotes to be launched in England and Wales. The polymer made banknotes are much more durable than the old banknotes and can withstand getting...

Hawsons’ partners take part in international football tournament

Two of Hawsons partners, Simon Bladen and Scott Sanderson, took part in an International 'World Cup style' tournament in Paris, France, over the weekend Simon and Scott represented the UK team of HLB International - a worldwide network of independent professional...

Hawsons launch new exit planning service

Hawsons Chartered Accountants are pleased to announce the launch of a new exit planning service. The service is aimed at owner managed businesses looking to realise the maximum value of their business as they exit the business in the next 5 years. It puts a structure...

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...

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