The CHW team is a mix of highly-trained individuals who share a firm commitment to the success of their clients.
We recruit, train and retain the best of breed in every area of our business to ensure that our clients are always provided with an unsurpassed level of guidance and advice.
Read below to discover what they can do for you and your business.
Ian has more than 20 years’ experience in accountancy, starting as an apprentice and building up a portfolio of SME clients. Ian is perfectly suited to helping small businesses – his mother owned a high street clothes shop and his father was a management accountant. One meeting with Ian and you’ll be glad he became an accountant as he doesn’t have an eye for fashion. He specialises in assisting start up and growing businesses.
In his spare time, when Ian isn’t enjoying young family life, he plays guitar for a local self styled band, supports his local football team and likes to read. Ian’s very well kept secret (until today), is that he and his wife learned to horse ride when they first met and still occasionally hack out when they can get a babysitter. Of course, Ian also enjoys “socialising with friends”.
Specialisms: Accounts, Advisory, Tax, Cloud
Nicola heads the provision of corporate services within our Business Solutions Department. Nicola joined Warings in 1995, soon taking on the role of audit manager and becoming a Partner of Warings, and a director of CHW when the business was formed.
Nicola has substantial experience in corporate services but also has responsibility for the implementation and management of computerised accounting systems for many of our clients.
In her spare time, she can often be seen taking her black Labrador (Max) for walks around Wigan. Very occasionally, Max can be found at the CHW offices as the office mascot.
Specialisms: Accounts, Advisory, Tax, Auto enrolment, Outsourcing
Dan joined the firm as a trainee in 2009 working within outsourcing and went on to become ACCA qualified. He was quickly identified for his strengths and knowledge to work within the SME market, assisting with their accounting and back office functions, joining Ian’s team in 2012. Dan now assists Ian with running this area of the practice and is responsible for managing the team.
In Dan’s spare time he likes to follow any kind of sport, supporting Everton Football Club, and Wigan for the Rugby (“league of course”). He enjoys playing most sports, and attempts squash, plays golf (badly) and attends the occasional music gig (admittedly never one of Ian’s).
Specialisms: Accounting, Cloud technology, Back office support
We have used the services provided by CHW from the start of trade and incorporation of the company. We have found their services for tax, accounts…
Entire Projects - Phil Hodson
Ian and his team have been invaluable to me since I moved my business over to CHW accounting. I began looking for an accountant as I…
Belo and Me - Rachel MacGregor, Managing Director
I’ve worked with Nicola and the team for approximately 23 years now, and have always been very pleased and felt like the business is in safe…
Barcon Systems Ltd - Karen Gallagher, Finance Director
As Porsche Automotive Engineers our “world” involves “hands on” work with vehicles where we learned to measure our performance tangibly – (in stark contrast to how we perceived Accountancy…
Hartech Automotive Ltd - Barry Hart
I used to dread receiving my mail and the numerous letters from the HMRC. Now I am able to manage my business and leave all accountancy…
Parthenon Facilities Management Ltd - Mark Wilson, Managing Director
I rely on the team at CHW and I am delighted to have been a client for more than a decade. We were looking for accountants that…
G F Penningtons Office Furniture Ltd - Marie Pennington, Managing Director
27 November 2019
HMRC recently published new guidance on the structures and buildings allowance (SBA) following changes to the rules. This includes important information about how to claim it.
11 November 2019
Even in this digital age some businesses remain heavily reliant on cash transactions. HMRC views these as high risk and as a result targets cash businesses with VAT enquiries, using special techniques to justify investigating them.
6 November 2019
The first big deadline for MTDfV is history and whilst there was a fairly high failure rate, it was not as bad as originally feared.
29 October 2019
BPR shelters the value of your business from the HMRC. The trouble is though, when you retire from your unincorporated business, the relief disappears immediately. CHW explain how you can preserve it.