Accountants’ first apprentice rises to become director

Accountants’ first apprentice rises to become director

360 Chartered Accountants has announced the appointment of Sophie Holmes as client services director. Sophie joined the firm 10 years ago as 360’s first apprentice. During that time, she developed her specialist skills and knowledge covering all aspects of accountancy, becoming a fully qualified chartered accountant in 2017. Having dealt with a wide range of clients across various sectors and as...

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Yorkshire & the Humber businesses claim £310m for innovation

Yorkshire & the Humber businesses claim £310m for innovation

Yorkshire and the Humber businesses claimed £310 million in research and development (R&D) tax credits for the 19/20 financial year, according to HMRC’s latest R&D tax relief report, with the average claim being worth £48,000. There was a total of 6,405 claims, a number that will continue to grow as 19/20 years remain open for claims until March 2022. The report shows a 15% increase in...

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New practice manager joins leading Hull accountants

New practice manager joins leading Hull accountants

360 Chartered Accountants has welcomed a new practice manager. Adrian Hunter (above right) joins the firm with more than 25 years’ experience in senior and strategic management roles across the finance, leisure and hospitality industries.  Andy Steele (above left), director of 360, based in Hull and East Yorkshire, said: “Adrian is a great addition to 360.  His wealth of experience within these...

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HEY Credit Union claims national award for putting fairness to customers first

HEY Credit Union claims national award for putting fairness to customers first

An organisation that has been providing a loans and savings lifeline for families for more than 20 years has been rewarded with a top accolade in a nationwide awards scheme. HEY Credit Union, which has branches across East Yorkshire and Northern Lincolnshire, shared top spot in the Treating Customers Fairly category in the Consumer Credit Awards 2021. The Credit Union, which has just over 20...

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By young people, for young people: new financial service for ambitious millennials is launched

By young people, for young people: new financial service for ambitious millennials is launched

Millennials and Gen Z can now take control of their financial futures following the launch of a new service. Informed Generation has been set up by Informed Financial Planning after the award-winning firm identified an underserved demographic cohort of ambitious, career-minded younger people. With financial advice often perceived as being exclusively aimed at high-net worth individuals or the...

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