Our values

Our fresh thinking and experienced approach means that businesses from across the North West choose to work with us.


We ensure that we translate our technical knowledge and experience into advice that you can use in your business – we make sure you understand the information, and how that will impact you and your business.


We help businesses all over the North West, and many of our clients have been clients with us for a very long time – they know that our knowledge and experience helps them achieve their business goals.

Sounding board

No matter what the problem, we’re here to help. We’re here to offer our business advice, and to act as a sounding board. Our success comes from your success, so we’ve got a vested interest in helping you succeed.

Experienced business people

Our advisors help many businesses, therefore we’ve got the experience to understand how to help your business, from increasing profitability to covering an issue with cashflow. We give straight-talking and honest advice. In our opinion, it’s the only way to be.

Our family

As part of the Cowgill Holloway group, we have all the resources a business might need to succeed. No matter what stage of the business life cycle your business is at, we can help you along with your plan, whether that’s a growth strategy or an exit strategy – we can help you achieve that next step.

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27 November 2019

A brief guide to claiming structures and buildings allowance


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.

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18 November 2019

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With a few exceptions, reclaiming VAT paid on the purchase of a car is notoriously difficult. By comparison though, the VAT position for leasing and similar contracts is more relaxed.

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11 November 2019

HMRC Enquiries – beware if you have a cash...


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.

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6 November 2019

Did Making Tax Digital for VAT (MTDfV) pass its...


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.

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29 October 2019

Business property relief (BPR) don’t let it disappear


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.

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