Month: May 2017

Sponsor’s profile: Crowther Chartered Accountants

Crowther is a Chartered Accountancy firm based in Huddersfield, West Yorkshire. Founded by Managing Director Steve Crowther in 1995, the company provides accountancy, audit and tax services to both local and national clients.

Crowther work ‘Together in Business’ and aim to work in partnership with their clients to aid the growth of their business. They offer a range of accountancy services that are tailored to the individual client’s requirements, ensuring that their clients are getting an extra pair of hands where they need them; whether that’s preparing year end accounts, submitting VAT returns or monthly bookkeeping and management accounts.

Crowther Chartered Accountants pride themselves on their friendly and flexible approach and are committed to providing the highest quality accountancy services. The team is made up of highly qualified and experienced individuals who will always put their client’s needs first.

They aim to nurture their client relationships and communicate regularly so that their clients have the support needed for their business to flourish. Looking through their client-base, they have seen start-up businesses grow to become global brands, and Director Steve Crowther is proud of how far his clients have come, “It’s been 21 years of helping [clients] grow and supporting them with their ambitious goals.”

At Crowther, they appreciate that whilst they are there to offer all the support they can, no-one actually knows their own business like the person living and breathing it every day. That’s why Crowther’s take the time to understand how a business operates so they can patiently explain exactly how and where they can help. An extension of your team; working in partnership. Together in business.

Forget Me Not Children’s Hospice and Orange Box Young People’s Centre announced as 2017 partner charities

Business people across Kirklees and Calderdale are coming together for a second year to host a Christmas lunch to raise money for two local charities which help young people.

The annual Kirklees and Calderdale Charity Lunch (KACCL) will take place on Thursday 7 December at Cedar Court Hotel, Ainley Top, to raise money for Orange Box Young People’s Centre in Halifax and Forget Me Not Children’s Hospice, based in Huddersfield.

The inaugural event last December raised an impressive £18,000 in aid of Forget Me Not Children’s Hospice and this year the organisers are hoping to raise an extra £6,000, taking the total amount fundraised to £24,000.

Last year the children’s hospice, which supports families of children across Kirklees, Calderdale and Wakefield, who have a life-shortening condition, was the sole beneficiary but this year the KACCL committee voted for a second local charity to benefit from the fundraising activity.

Orange Box, a centre for young people in Halifax, which has a range of facilities including a roof top skate park and recording studio, alongside counselling and support services, was voted the charity of choice and the total amount fundraised from the event will be split equally between the two charities.

The business lunch event will follow the same format as last year, with a champagne reception, three course lunch and entertainment provided by young performers from the area. Tickets are priced at £50 per person for tables of 10 to 12 people.

The KACCL organising committee represents 12 figures from local businesses including JR Group UK Ltd, Chadwick Lawrence, Stafflex, TopicUK, Faith PR and Crowther Accountants who are also headline sponsor for the second year running.

Last year’s event was attended by 240 people in the local business community; a number the committee hopes to surpass by an extra 20% this year.
Nadio Granata, chair of the KACCL Committee and head of marketing at Stafflex Ltd said: “Following the success of our first Christmas business lunch last year, we’ve decided to host the event again but extend the reach of the money raised to benefit two important charities for young people and their families in our area.

“We’re really looking forward to this year’s event – it will bring local businesses together and will most importantly raise money for the vital services Forget Me Not Children’s Hospice and Orange Box provide.”

For details on how to get involved in this year’s event or to purchase tickets please contact [email protected]

KACCL 2017 is coming!

We know that summer is on the horizon, and the sun is coming out and the weather improving probably doesn’t get you thinking too much about where you’re going for your Christmas lunch. However, we can reveal that KACCL 2017 tickets are already on sale, and here’s all the reasons why you should get your ticket today…

KACCL is proudly supported by our main sponsor Crowthers Accounts, who contribute funding and staff members’ time to make sure the event is the best it can possibly be! KACCL stands for Kirklees and Calderdale Charity Christmas Lunch, and it was set up last year to provide a chance for like-minded local business people to mingle and celebrate the Christmas period in style. With last year’s event being such a success (we raised £18,000 for Forget Me Not Children’s Hospice!) we were sure that we had to make the same thing happen this Christmas time too!

If you aren’t aware of Forget Me Not Children’s Hospice and their great work, they are a local charity that provide care for children and teenagers with life-shortening illnesses and work hard to make their lives as full of joy as possible. We were honoured to be able to raise such a huge sum for the charity this year – but we’re sure that with year’s event and your help we can raise even more!

So on Thursday 7th December join us at the Cedar Court Hotel from 11pm for a day of fun festivities, starting with a champagne reception upon arrival. The event will be hosted by MC John Danbury, with spectacular entertainment being provided as well as a host of fun games to keep us all busy between each course of our delicious three course Christmas-themed meal.

Tickets are priced at only £50 per person for tables of 10 – 12 people, with all profits going straight to Forget Me Not Children’s Hospice and other organisations that are yet to be announced.

So yes, although we may only be seeing the start of summer with tickets already selling like hot cakes, be super organised and make sure you get your hands on tickets to this prestigious event here .