- unw has its very own ‘Iron Man’ in the form of partner Michael Morris who would whop you in an Iron Man challenge, triathlon or marathon.
- Our brand new website has just gone live.
- At Christmas our team raised nearly £1,000 for the Sir Bobby Robson Foundation.
- We now run free “energiser” sessions for businesses looking to develop their business strategy.
- We have a specialist in every aspect of tax – you name it, we can sort it.
- Partner, Andrew Wilson, has four joints in his little finger – or does he?
- We house the region’s largest and most successful grant advisory team who have helped businesses in the region secure a whopping £60m worth of grants.
- We have well over 100 dental clients and partner Alan Suggett is recognised nationally as an expert in his field.
- We support companies from inception (start ups) through to exit (disposal, listing, passing to next generation).
- We like fish.
As announced at Budget 2016, the government intends to reform the intermediaries rules for off-payroll engagements of workers who operate through an intermediary (such as their own limited company) in the public sector. This includes engagements through third parties such …
North East based business advisory firm UNW has promoted John Healey to Partner.
Since re-locating to the region and joining UNW in 2014, John has advised on numerous acquisition, disposal and fund raising processes. Transactions he has worked on include …
Camerons Brewery, the North East’s largest independent family brewer, have today announced the acquisition of the Leeds Brewery pub estate.
Camerons will acquire the complete group of 7 pubs from Leeds Brewery, including venues such as the Lamb & Flag …
King Canute couldn’t manage it but a group of hardy volunteers from Newcastle-based accountancy and advisory firm UNW set their best feet first against the North Sea and beat the tide in a fantastic fundraising effort this weekend!
Twenty brave …
VAT was introduced in the UK in 1973 as part of our obligation on joining the Common Market (the predecessor to the European Union). So following the UK’s vote to leave the EU does this mean that an end is …
Contact centre business Echo-U has created 70 new jobs since being approved for £290,000 of Let’s Grow funding from the Regional Growth Fund.
The business, which was set up in Newcastle in 2001 and currently has 175 staff, made its …
A charity that supports the elderly and disabled in Newcastle is celebrating the culmination of a successful two-year corporate sponsorship programme.
Caring Hands Charity in Shieldfield was established in 1992 with the aim to sustain the independence and quality …
Newcastle-based accountancy and advisory firm UNW are celebrating a resounding exam success by their student trainees in the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales 2015 exams.
Four rising stars at UNW were recognised with a number of accolades …
Funding for new equipment boosts company’s competitive edge
Let’s Grow Regional Growth Fund funding for new equipment has allowed Washington-based Intelligent Packaging Solutions to expand to the next level.
The business, which provides innovative bespoke packaging for Customers in the …
A warning – HMRC starting to impose penalties for a failure to notify a change in circumstances (despite tax payments being made on time)
In a news item on our website dated 16 February we questioned whether HMRC were using the penalty regime as an alternative means of raising further revenue. Another example appearing through the Tribunal system simply adds fuel to this argument.…
Funding helps media producer to create jobs, boost turnover and win new clients
Creative Video Agency Superkrush has more than doubled its workforce and almost doubled its turnover since securing £90,000 of Let’s Grow Regional Growth Fund funding in early …
On Saturday 2nd July 2016 a group of 21 dedicated colleagues from UNW will cycle almost 80 miles from St Mary’s Lighthouse to Holy Island in support of our nominated charity.
If the 80 mile cycle wasn’t enough to contend …
County Durham glazing company on course for impressive expansion
Major glazing manufacturer and supplier Clayton Glass has created 18 jobs as a result of moving premises and installing new equipment, with grant support from the Let’s Grow Regional Growth Fund.…
Expert bolsters accountant’s unique recruitment search service
UNW has appointed senior recruitment specialist Laura Dean to its Strategic Talent team, a unique service in the North East to help businesses appoint the right people and develop their senior management teams.…
Family-owned North East designer clothing and accessories business Jules B is back in the black, after suffering significant losses due to fraudulent accounting that almost saw the company plunge into administration.
The company, founded in 1984 by husband and wife …
Since making a £20m investment in their new riverside premises in 2014, Newcastle-based engineering experts Responsive Engineering faced a challenging economic downturn and some tough decisions. The global downturn in the Defence and Oil & Gas industries has had a …
Decision from the European Court threatens havoc with significant increased VAT costs for the insurance sector
A judgement handed down on 17 March by the Court of Justice of the European Union has confirmed that the EU wide VAT exemption (applying to insurance related transactions) has to be interpreted strictly. The UK currently allows VAT exemption …
George Osborne presented a busy Budget yesterday, though the activity did not hide a significant deterioration in growth forecasts and so future tax receipts.
The improvement in forecasts only 3 months ago for the Autumn Statement was more than reversed, …
PSI Global unveils ambitious new targets thanks to Let’s Grow Funding
Filtration and separation specialist PSI Global has unveiled ambitious plans to increase its turnover by 60% and create 30 new jobs in the next three years taking its total …
UNW client Control F1 leads £1.7m Innovate UK i-Motors project
A client of Newcastle-based business advisors UNW is to lead a £1.7 million project that aims to make the roads safer by driving forward the technology needed for the widespread …
North East estate agency becomes part of nationwide property group.
North East estate agency Rook Matthews Sayer (RMS) has been acquired by the Connells Group, in a deal led by business advisors UNW.
Newcastle-based RMS, which has 16 branches, more …
Dealership adds Ripon Land Rover to its growing portfolio.
Growing car dealership group Lloyd Motor Group has acquired the Ripon Land Rover site and Service Centre at Leyburn, North Yorkshire, with advice from business advisors UNW.
The deal, which was …
In recent years this is a question we have occasionally asked ourselves, but surely HM Revenue & Customs wouldn’t go down such a route? After all, the publicity surrounding the current penalty regime when it was introduced in 2009 focuses …
Following on from our latest Charity briefing on the subject of Board Assessment and Development, Peter Neal – Head of Strategic Talent at UNW looks at best practice in charity governance and why having the right board of trustees with …
Newcastle accountancy and advisory firm UNW has launched its 2016 programme of events, workshops and seminars covering topical issues to help develop and grow clients’ businesses.
With a number of expert presenters sharing great insights in a range of areas, …
In the 2015 Autumn Statement the Chancellor, George Osborne, announced a quiet revolution of how dividends will be taxed after the end of the current tax year to 5th April 2016.
To date, while there has been much press coverage …
The latest UNW Dental Business Unit Bulletin has been published.
Headlining the Bulletin is the latest goodwill survey from NASDAL for the quarter ended 31 October 2015 with the news that NHS practices sales as a percentage of goodwill are …
HMRC have published Brief 03/2016 (14 January 2016) which announces a welcome review of VAT grouping provisions following recent judgements by the Court of Justice of the European Union.
The Brief indicates that HMRC expect the review will result in …
As your plans and preparations get underway for a great year ahead, we wanted to share details of some of our forthcoming events that we hope will be of interest.
Download the UNW Events Guide 2016 (PDF 717kb)
Seeking to …
The Dental Business Unit at UNW chartered accountants and business advisers is celebrating a record 12 months, helping to sell almost £20m worth of dental practices nationwide.
Newcastle-based UNW LLP, which has been established as one the UK’s leading accountancy …