Simon Bladen

Partner, Sheffield

Simon is the partner responsible for looking after the firm’s legal and charitable clients in particular, although he also holds a general practice portfolio. He trained and qualified at Hawsons before becoming a manager and subsequently a partner at the firm. He has a wealth of experience within the legal and charitable sectors and is also a non-executive director for the Sheffield Chamber of Commerce.

Despite the fact Simon supports Tottenham Hotspur he is actually a keen footballer and, when he’s not playing, he enjoys keeping fit in the gym. He has a son and a young daughter who both keep him occupied most evenings.

Simon Bladen

Partner, Sheffield

0114 266 7141

[email protected]

Simon’s recent articles

ICAEW Publish Updated Guidance on SRA Accounts Rules

The SRA Accounts Rules were last updated in November 2019 and are now more condensed with the focus shifting from prescriptive rules to principles-based regulation. The ICAEW’s Audit and Assurance Faculty have now released TECH 01/21 AAF which provides the latest...

Two Promotions at Hawsons Doncaster office

The Partners of Hawsons are pleased to announce two new promotions at the firm’s Doncaster office. Effective from 1 April 2021 Dan Wood is promoted to Partner and James Snipe to Audit Manager.   Dan WoodDan trained and qualified as a Chartered Accountant with...

New Grant Funding Available for Charity Retailers

Charity retailers can now access up to an additional £9m in grant funding if certain criteria are met. This is due to the government lifting the allowance limits previously capped by an outdated EU ruling. The Charity Retail Association and Charity Tax Group had...

Charities and Fundraising During Lockdown

Recent research including nearly 250 charities conducted by Pro Bono Economics (PBE), the Charity Finance Group, and the Chartered Institute of Fundraising found that in the weeks leading up to Christmas charities lost out on more than £200m of fundraising income....

Rebrand 2021 | When better than now?

Hawsons are delighted to introduce our new rebranded logo. The sleek design fits in with the image we aim to give our clients and connections, of a professional, high-quality multi-disciplinary Accountancy and Business Advisory Firm. Our new brand incorporates our...

SRA Penalise Firms for Breaking Transparency Rules

In December 2018 the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) brought in the transparency rules. Firms were required to publish price and service information for particular services on their website. These rules were brought in by the SRA to ensure potential clients had...

Chancellor Announces New Grant for Businesses

The Chancellor has announced a new one-off top-up grant which will be available for businesses in the retail, hospitality, and leisure sectors. The grants will be worth up to £9,000 per property. This grant is available on top of business rates relief and the furlough...

How Will Brexit Affect the Legal Sector?

Who would have thought that as we enter the final stretch of 2020 the UK is yet to agree on a trade deal with the EU? Even though a deal has not yet been agreed the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) has confirmed that some changes will definitely happen no matter...

Additional COVID Support Announced for Businesses

Two new COVID support schemes have now been made available to businesses   Restart and Recovery Fund Supply Chain Grants   Restart and Recovery Fund From Wednesday 2nd December businesses will be able to apply for the Restart and Recovery Fund. This £1.1m...

The Impact of a Second National Lockdown on Charities

Due to the combination of increasing demand and the decreasing income it is estimated that a funding gap of around £10bn has been created across the charity sector over the past six months. Recent research conducted before the second lockdown was announced showed that...

Indicators Suggest Smaller Charities are Struggling

Recent polls and fundraising data have indicated that donations to NHS charities have risen dramatically since March. Whilst this is perhaps not surprising other charity sectors have seen a decline in donations, this includes homeless and animal shelters as well as...

Government Increases Business Support Across England

The Prime Minister has recently announced that the following schemes will all be extended to 31 January 2021:   Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme (CBILS) Coronavirus Large Business Interruption Loan Scheme (CLBILS) The Bounce Back Loan Scheme (BBLS)...

Are Solicitors more Affordable than People Think?

The Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) has recently conducted a survey of 3,539 users of legal services. The survey found that only 10% of consumers believed that solicitors were an unaffordable option once they had accessed information on price. This figure was...