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We have often alerted you to scams which purport to be communications from HMRC, but are actually criminals trying to access your bank account or your login details for your online tax account. These types of scams continue, but HMRC are conducting a number of genuine surveys through the market research firms Kantar Public and Ipso MORI. If you are selected for the survey you won’t be asked to provide any personal or financial information, or to make any payments. You can also refuse to take part...
When you access your online bank account you generally need to complete a two-step security process, which may include inputting a code generated by a keypad or received via a text message. HMRC is now rolling out a two-step security process which all businesses will need to complete before filing PAYE, VAT or corporation tax returns. This means that in addition to entering your usual login details, you will need access to a mobile phone, or a telephone landline, or an app, to receive a...
Clarke Nicklin have announced a new partnership with The Christie. The Christie raises money to fund research into new cancer drugs and treatment options, and is an incredible support function for patients and families. Clarke Nicklin employees are aiming to raise as much as possible to support the ongoing research and treatments by The Christie. Raising money for The Christie is very close to the hearts for those at Clarke Nicklin, as one of their employees, Adam Burke, was diagnosed with a brain...
Entries are now open to apply for a chance to become this year’s Stockport Business Awards charity partner. The new charity partner will benefit from all fundraising activities and proceeds arising from Stockport Business Awards. The chosen charity will also get links and branding on the Stockport Business Awards website, PR coverage before and after the awards, promotion in the awards brochure, the opportunity to make a short speech on the night and to form new relationships with local...
Your company’s corporation tax bill is payable nine months and one day after the end of the company’s accounting period, so by 1 October for a period that ended on the previous 31 December. The corporation tax bill may be the largest single tax payment you make in the year, so it’s essential to get it right. Check these points: • Does the amount you are paying agree with the accounts and tax computation? You can pay an estimated amount if the tax return hasn’t been filed yet • Are there...
How can you tax certain benefits in kind through your payroll, and how should you take action if you want to register for this? Registering for this service should mean a more efficient method of collecting tax on employees’ benefits throughout the tax year, rather than pay the tax after the end of the year. It should also mean that there won’t be any more repeated adjustments to an employees’ tax code. In addition, you won’t need to report the benefits on a form P11D after the end of the tax...
Clarke Nicklin, are once again partnering with business support initiative Pioneer 10. Pioneer 10, based in the Stockport Business and Innovation Centre, is designed to give people with great business ideas exciting access to a free business award and growth coaching programme. It is aimed at early stage businesses who are keen to grow along with established businesses looking to innovate and/or enter new markets. The winner and the runner up will receive an award worth c £15,000 and will...
If your company is registered under the construction industry scheme (CIS) as a sub-contractor, it will generally have CIS tax deducted from the payments it receives from large contractor companies. There are two ways to get your hands on this withheld CIS tax: as a credit against PAYE due, or reclaim it directly from HMRC. Your first option should always be to off-set the CIS tax against your company’s PAYE liability. Make this claim on the Employer Payment Summary (EPS) each month, and the...
Tax is complicated, and sometimes it isn’t obvious what amounts you should report on your tax return. For example, if you give away a property or shares, how do you determine whether you have to pay Capital Gains Tax (CGT) tax on that gift or not? The first step is to take account of who you have given the asset to. A gift to a charity will be exempt from tax, but where the recipient is a relative, you are generally taxed as if you had sold it at market value. A transfer to your spouse or civil...
THE STOCKPORT BUSINESS AWARDS - THE HIGHLY COMMENDED The highly prestigious Stockport Business Awards took place last October and received hundreds of applications from businesses in the Stockport Borough. Chartered accountants, Clarke Nicklin, who are the organisers, founders, and main sponsors of the event, held the first award ceremony back in 2012 at the Hallmark Hotel. The event was huge success and soon moved to the iconic Stockport Town Hall. The 2017 awards was a sell-out event with...
HMRC has upgraded its computer system to react quickly to changes in taxpayers’ pay and benefits reported through the payroll. We can help you check whether your PAYE code has been amended to deduct more tax than you should be paying. Another bug in the tax code programming affects taxpayers who receive interest. For most taxpayers, any interest they receive is covered by their savings allowance, and no tax is payable. If the explanation of your PAYE code includes ‘untaxed interest’ set...
Where your main income is taxed under PAYE, you may not be asked to complete a tax return each year. Instead, the HMRC computer automatically compares all the reports of your income made by employers and banks, and if you have under or over-paid tax for the year the computer issues a tax computation on a form P800. Interest paid by banks and building societies has been paid without tax deducted since 6 April 2016. If you received interest with tax deducted in 2015/16, the same amount of...
Research and development (R&D) tax relief allows small and medium-sized companies to claim a tax deduction for 230% of their qualifying R&D costs, but they must show how the total of relevant costs was arrived at. This total of costs claimed can include the salaries of employees and directors directly engaged in R&D projects, along with business expenses reimbursed to those individuals. The official HMRC guidance had indicated that reimbursed employee expenses could not be included in the R&D...
Last year the team at Clarke Nicklin worked hard on fundraising for the childrens charity, When you Wish Upon a Star. From dressing up, fun runs and bake offs, the team raised over £300 for this amazing charity.  When You Wish Upon a Star has a simple mission, to grant the Wishes of children living with a life threatening illness. The charity was founded in Nottingham by Barbara White who was so inspired by a seriously ill four year old with a dream to meet Mickey Mouse that she wanted to bring...
Laura Frost joins Clarke Nicklin as our new marketing manager and takes over from Chelsea Maher as she leaves to pursue her travelling dream after nine years with the business. Laura Frost will now head up our marketing department and will be the main contact for The Stockport Business Awards, which are coming up in October 2018. Laura has over 10 years’ experience in marketing and PR within professional services and joins us from property law firm PLS Solicitors. Laura commented - "I'm...
VAT is charged at three rates in the UK: 20%, 5% and 0%; so zero is definitely a number for VAT. However, zero-rated sales should not be confused with VAT-exempt sales. Sales which are zero-rated must be included within your business turnover that counts towards the test for compulsory VAT registration, whereas exempt sales are not included in that total. This distinction is particularly important for new traders, whose turnover for a 12-month period can quickly exceed the VAT threshold (now...
The VAT rules are relatively easy to operate on a day-to-day basis, if all your income is business related and all your sales are subject to VAT. You can reclaim all the VAT incurred on your purchases, and you don’t have to worry about apportioning your input costs. However, some organisations receive income from non-business activities, such as grants for undertaking environmental work, or have sales which are exempt from VAT. In these cases, the VAT-registered business will have to apportion...
Stockport Business Awards 2017 took place at Stockport Town Hall last night and 400 people turned out to celebrate the achievements of the town’s best businesses. The awards were set up by Clarke Nicklin Chartered Accountants back in 2012 and have grown year on year. 12 awards were given out in total including two new ones for this year; Best Creative Agency which went to Platform 81, and Best Food Business which went to Angkor Soul, a Cambodian restaurant based in Marple, which is 1 of only 2...
Thumbnail If your business deals in second-hand goods, it can use a concession that significantly reduces your VAT payments compared to normal VAT accounting. Using this concession you account for the VAT on its profit margin on the second-hand goods, rather than on the full sales value. The record-keeping requirements for using this concession are very strict, and you must distinguish between the goods which have had some prior use before you acquired them, and are thus treated as second-hand, and...
Thumbnail A business that has some income which is exempt from VAT, but also makes sales that are subject to VAT, is referred to as ‘partly exempt’. Input VAT on purchases can only be recovered if it relates to ‘VATable’ sales made by the business, i.e., those which carry VAT at 20%, 5% or 0%. If the input VAT relates to a range of sales, some of which are exempt and some of which carry VAT, an apportionment is needed. The partly exempt businesses must allocate its purchase invoices into three...
Thumbnail After your death your relatives will have to pay inheritance tax (IHT) at 40%, if the net value of your assets exceeds £325,000. A discounted rate of 36% applies if you leave at least 10% of your net estate to charity. Where you leave the value of your home to a direct descendant, an extra IHT nil rate band of £100,000 applies, increasing the total nil rate band to £425,000. The home-related nil rate band increases by £25,000 each year until it reaches £175,000 from April 2020. Those who die...
Thumbnail Pension scheme rules are complicated, and they are constantly changing. It is essential that you take advice from a qualified independent financial adviser before drawing funds from your pension scheme, or using those funds to invest in business assets. Before you sign any deals, check whether your financial adviser is registered with the Financial Conduct Authority, and ask about their professional qualifications. If the strict rules are not adhered to when your pension scheme lends money to a...
Thumbnail When you purchase a new property off-plan, you may put down a deposit to reserve the property before it is finished, or even started. The contract to purchase the property is normally not completed until the property is finished, and at that time the balance of the purchase price must be paid. If you can’t pay the balance when requested, you lose the right to complete the contract and acquire the property. You will also lose your deposit. In most cases you cannot set that loss against other...
Thumbnail Making Tax Digital (MTD) is a project to transform the UK tax system so that accounting data flows into HMRC digitally and at least quarterly. The General Election created a temporary pause in MTD, but it is clear that the project will continue as HMRC has invested too much in MTD to scrap it. Individuals with total business or rental income of less than £10,000 per year won’t have to make periodic reports under MTD. Most other businesses and landlords will have to use accounting software to submit...
Thumbnail The snap General Election curtailed the Parliamentary time available to pass new laws. As a result, a number of tax changes which were expected to come into effect on 1 April or 6 April 2017 did not become law, including: New Allowances Two new allowances of £1,000 each were to apply from 6 April 2017. These would allow taxpayers to earn small amounts from let property or trading and not report that income on a tax return. You need to keep records of all the income you receive and the related...
Thumbnail VAT can often get very complicated when there are three parties involved in a transaction. To clarify who must account for what VAT, it is essential to identify who is the principal, who is the agent and who is the customer. Identifying the customer is normally the easy part, as that is the person who receives the goods or services. However, that can be confused when an agent, perhaps a bank, orders services to be provided on behalf of its customer, which the customer pays for. When...
Thumbnail When your state pension is larger than your personal allowance, you will have a small amount of tax to pay for the year. To collect this tax HMRC need to ask you to complete a tax return, and ‘self-assess’ the tax due. This appears to be an unnecessary exercise, as HMRC should already know the level of your state pension. It is also pretty stressful. Now HMRC has the power to assess small amounts of tax due, using a procedure called ‘simple assessment’. HMRC have started to issue simple...
Thumbnail If you don’t pay all the VAT you owe on time, HMRC will eventually send you a surcharge calculated as a percentage of the unpaid VAT. This surcharge is not interest, and doesn’t relate to length of the delay for the payment, just the amount of unpaid VAT. The surcharge increases each time the VAT for a quarter is late: from nil to 2%, 5%,10% and finally, 15%. There is a £400 minimum floor for the surcharge for the first three late payments, so you may not receive a bill until the penalty has...
Thumbnail Individuals working on fixed-rate contracts are eager to reduce their costs, including tax deductions. They may be tempted to take part in tax schemes which promise to cut their tax bills. These are two tax schemes that are sold to contractors, which in reality save no tax at all. Annuities The worker agrees to receive a small salary with as little or no tax deducted. The rest of the money they receive is supposedly a capital payment from the scheme promoter, to acquire a deferred annuity....
Thumbnail When you work as a contractor through your own personal company, you will be aware of the IR35 rules, which have been around since April 2000. If you contract for a public sector body (PSB) you should be aware that the application of the IR35 rules has changed significantly since 6 April 2017. For contracts in the public sector the decision as to whether the individual worker is within IR35 now lies with the end client – the PSB. This organisation is supposed to use an online employment status tool...
Thumbnail If you bought a house or flat after 1 April 2016, you may have paid a stamp duty land tax (SDLT) supplement of 3% on the entire value. This supplement is generally not due when you replace your main home, even if you end up owning more than one residential property after the purchase. However, when you buy your new property before you sell your former main home, the SDLT supplement is initially payable. You can then reclaim the SDLT 3% supplement if the sale of your former home is completed...
Thumbnail Clarke Nicklin are not your ordinary accountants, aside from being award winning business and financial advisors, they are also well known for putting on a range of business events in the Stockport borough. Most notably, they set up Stockport Business Awards back in 2012 and still run the hugely successful event now, alongside their Stockport Business Networking events. The most recent bright idea came from within the Marketing department, and has seen the launch of Marketing Manager Meetup in...
Thumbnail The shortlist has been announced for Stockport Business Awards 2017. The awards, now in their 6th year, were set up by Clarke Nicklin Chartered Accountants back in 2012 to recognise and reward business excellence in the town. Judging took place at headline sponsor Orbit Development’s Beckwith House property last week, and the panel was made up of 9 local business people including representatives from other headline sponsor Gorvins Solicitors. Chelsea Maher, Marketing Manager at Clarke Nicklin,...
Thumbnail Confucius said; ‘The green reed which bends in the wind is stronger than the mighty oak which breaks in a storm’. We can help your business be that green reed, which reacts quickly and flexibly to changing commercial conditions, and to new regulations. We know the business environment will come under some pressure over the next few years. There will be challenges for businesses of all sizes if the UK does pull out of the European single market, as the free movement of goods and people between...
Thumbnail Stockport Business Awards are now in their 6th year, bigger and better than ever the awards celebrate business success in the borough and are now established as one of the best nights in the Stockport Business calendar. The awards have always been supported by local businesses and this year organisers are delighted to welcome Michelle Hay Health & Safety Training to the team. Michelle Hay are sponsoring the new ‘Best Food or Drink Retailer’ category and Michelle comment’s; “I’m thrilled to be...
Thumbnail The block on deducting interest and finance charges from residential rents for income tax purposes (introduced from April 2017), won’t apply to companies. For this reason, many landlords are looking at incorporating their property lettings businesses. However, the big hurdle is the Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT) which is payable by the company when it acquires ownership of the properties. The SDLT rates start at 3% of the property value, progressing to 15% for properties worth £1.5m or more. The...
Thumbnail Many small businesses can save time by using the VAT flat-rate scheme. You may even make money out of the scheme if the flat-rate percentage applicable to your trade sector is particularly favourable for your business. The tricky bit is picking the right trade sector for your business. Use normal English to describe what your business does and compare this to the HMRC guidance to work out which trade sector is the best fit. We can help you with that. If your business activities fall into more...
Thumbnail Last week we were proud to be part of Gander and Seashell Trust’s business challenge. The two organisations joined forces for this ‘The Apprentice’ style search for business leaders of the future, which also had the added benefit of raising funding for the charity. For those that don’t know, Gander brings business and education together by matching the two for a wide range of opportunities including careers sampling, interview preparation and mentoring. Seashell Trust is a charity which...
Thumbnail Every year HMRC reconciles the tax position for employees and pensioners who are taxed under PAYE. If a tax refund is due, or more tax is payable, this is reported to you on a form P800. HMRC wants to send any tax refund due by electronic transfer straight to your bank account. But to do that HMRC needs you to confirm your bank details. HMRC will never ask for this information by email or text, so be careful not to click on any emails that pretend to take you to a link to do this. You can...
Thumbnail Paying your taxes should be easier now that HMRC accepts funds transferred through the Faster Payments System (FPS). This means you can pay your tax on any day of the year, 24 hours a day, if your banking allows that. It’s worth checking the maximum value your bank permits for an FPS transaction as this can be as low as £10,000 for certain business accounts. Also check exactly when the bank will process the FPS transaction, as some banks won’t accept advance payments to be made on a weekend. If...
Thumbnail Funding your child through university is very expensive, but if you control your own company you can use your shares to provide the student with £5,000 of tax-free income per year. If the student doesn’t have any other income they could receive up to £43,000 in dividends and pay tax at 7.5% on £27,000. This income stream can only be achieved if the student holds sufficient shares on which dividends can be paid. Step one is to check what shares the company has issued, and if necessary subdivide...
Thumbnail Many landlords are looking to sell part of their residential property portfolios in order to reduce the burden of non-deductible interest from 6 April 2017. The deduction for interest paid will be replaced by a 20% tax credit, but this will mean highly geared lettings businesses may run at a loss. However, paying Capital Gains Tax (CGT) at 28% is a big disincentive to sell properties. One solution is to invest the gains made in Enterprise Investment Scheme (EIS) shares. Where all the...
We are delighted to announce that we have won the coveted Financial and Professional Award at the Skills for Business Awards 2016 – beating off some tough competition in our category. The Skills for Business Awards is an annual event celebrating the outstanding commitment that businesses across Greater Manchester make to skills and learning. Andrew Baggott, our Managing Partner, commented; “I am absolutely delighted with our Skills for Business Awards win, which comes in recognition of the...
Thumbnail New Chamber President for Stockport Brian Bradley, of Clarke Nicklin Chartered Accountants, has been appointed as the new Stockport President of Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce. Greater Manchester Chamber is the largest Chamber of Commerce in the UK with over 4,500 members, around 450 of which are Stockport based companies. Brian, who is a partner at the accountancy practice, takes over from Sue Souter who stepped down as President at the Chamber’s Action for Business Event on 24...
Thumbnail CLARKE NICKLIN ANNOUNCE CHARITY PARTNERSHIP Stockport based accountants and business advisors Clarke Nicklin have announced a new partnership with local charity When You Wish Upon A Star. When You Wish Upon A Star is a charity which grants the wishes of children living with a life threatening illness. It was founded in 1990 and since then has granted over 16,000 Wishes across the UK. These wishes can range from meeting sporting heroes, to swimming with dolphins, holidaying in Disneyland and of...
Thumbnail Clarke Nicklin back Spark Stockport competition Cheadle based accountants and business advisors Clarke Nicklin are delighted to support ‘Spark Stockport’ for the second year running. Spark is a business ideas competition, ran by Oxford Innovation at Stockport Business & Innovation Centre (SBIC) and part-funded by the European Regional Development Fund, whereby budding entrepreneurs put forward business ideas to be in with a chance of winning a business support package worth £15,000. The...
Thumbnail The Social raises thousands for cancer prevention charity The Social raises thousands for cancer prevention charity The Social, an invitation-only networking group for those in the property & construction sectors, has raised £4,400 at their Christmas lunch for Genesis Breast Cancer Prevention. Genesis is the only UK charity entirely dedicated to the prevention of breast cancer. Angela Wrobel, corporate fundraiser, spoke at the event; ''We'd like to say a huge thank you to the sponsors and...
Thumbnail AWARDS CELEBRATING THE BEST OF STOCKPORT AWARDS CELEBRATING THE BEST OF STOCKPORT This year’s Stockport Business Awards proved to be a resounding success as they recognised the achievements of the town’s biggest and brightest companies. Over 340 of Stockport’s leading business figures attended the event at the Hallmark Hotel to celebrate the 2014 winners and help to raise money for this year’s chosen charity The Together Trust. Andrew Baggott, MD of Clarke Nicklin Chartered Accountants,...
Thumbnail BRIGHT SPARKS GRAB EXPERT ADVICE PACKAGE Inspired Goodbyes, a unique funeral gifts provider, has won a business idea competition organised by Stockport Business & Innovation Centre (SBIC). Spark Stockport attracted a wide range of entrants but it was Inspired Goodbyes innovative thinking that saw them crowned winners. Amongst the prizes on offer was 12 months business support from Clarke Nicklin Chartered Accountants. They were involved in the competition from the get go which concluded with...
Thumbnail New-look business centre gets backing of local accountants Stockport Business and Innovation Centre (SBIC) in Broadstone Mill, has undergone a huge transformation and now boasts a fantastic environment in which businesses can thrive. The re-launched centre has been developed to support local businesses and create jobs by providing office space, meeting rooms and virtual offices plus a platform for innovative businesses to flourish. It offers its own business support to tenants and recently...
Thumbnail Clarke Nicklin client Digital Next acquires Just Search Manchester's Digital Next has announced the acquisition of Just Search, one of the founding members of the search industry. Based at The Sharp Project, Digital Next is a full service digital marketing agency and CEO Justin Blackhurst is confident that the move will position the company as 'pound for pound, the best outside London.' The acquisition was advised by Stockport based chartered accountants Clarke Nicklin, whose specialist...
Thumbnail Businesses raise £1000s for charity A business networking group has pulled together to arrange a festive fundraiser for a local charity. The event, organised by The Social, an invitation-only networking group for those in the property & construction sectors, took place at the Castlefield Rooms in Manchester and raised thousands for their charity partner Forever Manchester. Forever Manchester raises and distributes money to support local people, groups and grass-root charities throughout...
Thumbnail Autumn Statement - Key Announcements Here is a summary of the key points arising from this morning's Autumn Statement: A married couple's transferable tax allowance will be introduced from 2015-16 which will mean that certain couples could benefit by up to £200 Fuel duty will be frozen for the remainder of this Parliament, saving a typical motorist £405 between now and 2015/16 National Insurance contributions for under-21s, where earnings are below £803 per week, are being abolished The Small...
Thumbnail Mo Fundraising at Stockport Accountants Clarke Nicklin This month two staff members at a Stockport accountancy practice Clarke Nicklin will embark on a 3 month challenge to fundraise for Prostate Cancer UK and Bowel Cancer UK. Dan Woodier and Gareth Jones, from Clarke Nicklin chartered accountants, will grow their facial hair to raise funds and awareness for these two worthy causes, both of which aim to save lives and promote a better quality of life for people affected by cancer. The...
Thumbnail Another success for Stockport Business Awards This year's Stockport Business Awards proved to be a resounding success as they recognised the achievements of the town's biggest and brightest companies. 340 of Stockport's leading business figures attended the event at the Hallmark Hotel to celebrate the 2013 winners and help to raise money for this year's chosen charity The Weekend Day Centre for Dementia Care - the total amount raised was over £5000! Andrew Baggott, MD of Clarke Nicklin...
Thumbnail Another success for Stockport Business Awards Last week Clarke Nicklin welcomed John Young, one of the Bank of England’s chief economists to their offices. He visited the accountants in Stockport to present a seminar on the ‘State of the Economy.’ The seminar, which is a regular fixture at Clarke Nicklin, was attended by around 30 local business people. Attendees gave positive feedback and felt a little more optimistic about the economy after the event! John is the North West agent for the...
Thumbnail The first Technical School in the country opens in Stockport SK1, Stockport Technical opened its doors to students last week. The school is the first technical school in the country and is pioneering a fresh approach to learning with a firm focus on "education to prepare you to earn a living". The school enrolled 100 students and is full for the first year. Philippa Ollerhead, School Principal said "I am delighted to be leading such an innovative school and am passionate about providing a...
Thumbnail April 2013 – Clarke Nicklin shows support to local business and young people Clarke Nicklin has further proven its commitment to local business and young people, with partner Brian Bradley taking part in the recent Greater Manchester Chamber Action for Business forum; ‘Businesses Engaging with Young People’ At the event Brian spoke about PEEBS, an initiative which he helped develop with G M Chamber and Stockport Council which brings together businesses with local schools and colleges in...
Thumbnail Pension Auto-Enrolment You may have seen the recent pension auto-enrolment TV campaign and wondered what it is all about and why it has been introduced? The government owes in excess of £1 trillion and can no longer afford to support the UK’s ageing population through retirement especially as 22% of us are not saving anything for our supposed golden years. The government’s answer to this is twofold; the introduction of pension auto-enrolment and changes to the default retirement age. In simple terms...
Thumbnail Towns first ever Business Awards a roaring success say organisers Clarke Nicklin were joined by businesses from across Stockport in a night of celebration at the town's first ever business awards. Ten leading Stockport businesses were crowned winners at the town's inaugural Business Awards, which were organised by the Stockport-based accountancy firm. Andrew Baggott, Managing Partner of Clarke Nicklin, said: "This is our first year so we had to hope that people would get behind the initiative, but we...
Thumbnail Tax Amnesty For Internet Traders People who've been trading on the internet but haven’t paid the taxes they owe have been offered a three-month amnesty by HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) to pay the outstanding tax due and take advantage of lower penalties. The idea behind this is that if you’ve been trading on the internet and deliberately not declared all your income in the past, you can now come forward and get on track. The incentive is that if you own up now you’ll only have to pay a...
Thumbnail Tax refunds for Smartphone users Smartphone users may be able to claim a tax refund following a recent rule change by HM Revenue & Customs. Previously, HMRC took the view that smartphones, such as iPhones, BlackBerrys and other similar devices were not the same as conventional mobile phones, which can be provided tax free to employees, so that up until now smartphones have been treated as a taxable benefit in kind. However, the taxman has now changed his mind and decided that they should not be...
Thumbnail Stockport Business Awards Launch Stockport businesses large and small will get chance to have their achievements recognised in a new awards scheme which launched on 26th Jan 2012. The scheme has been welcomed by the town's business community and over 180 showed their support by attending the launch event. The brainchild of Clarke Nicklin's business development director Ben Poland, the Stockport Business Awards will celebrate everything that's good about doing business in the town and...
Thumbnail Clarke Nicklin has appointed a business development manager to its rapidly expanding team. Richard Morton, 41, joins the team following a busy summer, which has seen four other new recruits join the company, three management promotions and the promotion of director Paul Mellor to Partner. Richard boasts a wealth of financial experience having worked at Barclays Bank and as a self-employed commercial finance broker. His most recent post was at Cooper Williamson Business Finance where he led...
Thumbnail Ben Poland is backing the bid! Clarke Nicklin's Business Development Director Ben Poland has been leading Stockport's bid for city status in conjunction with Stockport Council. Ben says "No one knows all the business benefits and opportunities that City status may bring to Stockport but given that the application process costs little we have to go for it! City status would help to put us on the map as agencies such as MIDAS would actively promote us; it could be the catalyst we need to spark a...
Thumbnail New Addition to the Team Joanna Wilson has joined the Financial Planning team as paraplanner. She has been tasked with researching, and preparing detailed analysis and reports to enable the organisation's financial advisors to provide full wealth management advice, further developing the team's knowledge and expertise in the rapidly changing personal financial planning market. Speaking of the appointment Andrew Baggott said: "This is the latest in a number of appointments we have made across...
Thumbnail Congratulations and Exam Success Congratulations to… Simon Coop who married long term partner Sarah on 10th June. The wedding, which took place in Dubrovnik in Croatia, was attended by 40 close family and friends. Clarke Nicklin staff were guests at a party to celebrate, which was held on Simon's return from his Honeymoon, in July! Exam Success Partner Paul Mellor has become a fully qualified IFA. Speaking of the news he said: "My team's portfolio consists of small businesses so it's crucial we...
Thumbnail Marple athletic under 9s score with Clarke Nicklin Clarke Nicklin Group has signed a deal to sponsor local football team Marple Athletic Junior Football Club Under 9's. The deal will see Clarke Nicklin take pride of place as Marple Athletic Under 9's shirt sponsor. The team, who are just starting a new season in the East Manchester Junior Football League Division 1, the premier small sided junior football league in the region, has close ties with Clarke Nicklin given its manager is one of the...
Thumbnail Clarke Nicklin announces the appointment of three new Managers Clarke Nicklin are pleased to announce that we have promoted three of our team to Manager's. Rob Mowat, Gareth Jones and Catherine Holland, all ACCA qualified accountants, have started their new roles this month which will see them assume responsibility for management of clients across the company. Mowat (28) has been with the company for six years and as part of his management role he will extend his portfolio of clients,...
Thumbnail New Financial Planning appointment Clarke Nicklin has expanded its financial planning division with a new appointment. 40 year old Joanna Wilson has joined the team as paraplanner. She has been tasked with researching, and preparing detailed analysis and reports to enable the organisation's financial advisors to provide full wealth management advice, further developing the team's knowledge and expertise in the rapidly changing personal financial planning market. Speaking of the appointment Andrew...
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