10 Things you didn’t know about unw

  1. 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.
  2. Our brand new website has just gone live.
  3. At Christmas our team raised nearly £1,000 for the Sir Bobby Robson Foundation.
  4. We now run free “energiser” sessions for businesses looking to develop their business strategy.
  5. We have a specialist in every aspect of tax – you name it, we can sort it.
  6. Partner, Andrew Wilson, has four joints in his little finger – or does he?
  7. 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.
  8. We have well over 100 dental clients and partner Alan Suggett is recognised nationally as an expert in his field.
  9. We support companies from inception (start ups) through to exit (disposal, listing, passing to next generation).
  10. We like fish.

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  1. 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.…

  2. Superkrush Films reaps the rewards of Let’s Grow support and investment

    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 …

  3. UNW charity cycle challenge 2016

    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 …

  4. Clayton Glass boosts turnover and job creation after Let’s Grow support and investment

    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.

  5. Financial recruitment specialist Laura Dean joins UNW’s Strategic Talent team

    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.…

  6. Jules B returns to growth after being defrauded

    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 …

  7. The Scotswood Road to World-Class Engineering

    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

  8. 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

  9. UNW Budget 2016 summary

    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, …

  10. PSI Global unveils ambitious new targets thanks to Let’s Grow Funding

    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 …

  11. Digital technology specialist wins Government cash to connect driverless cars

    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 …

  12. Rook Matthews Sayer acquired by Connells Group

    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

  13. UNW advises Lloyd Motor Group on first North Yorkshire acquisition

    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 …

  14. Are HMRC using the penalty regime as an easy source of raising additional revenue?

    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

  15. Charity governance – getting it right

    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

  16. Linking-in at the UNW Events Programme 2016

    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, …

  17. Gift Aid and tax changes to dividends – the law of unintended consequences?!!

    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 …

  18. UNW Dental Business Unit Bulletin – January 2016

    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 …

  19. HMRC announce review of VAT grouping

    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 …

  20. UNW’s official events programme for 2016

    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 …

  21. UNW’s Dental Business Unit celebrates record year

    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 …

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