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Summer hots up for Barringtons

Here at Barringtons we love to get out and about to meet clients in an informal setting.

We hit the road to attend the Staffordshire County Show where we welcomed clients, old and new, for lunch and afternoon tea.

Next we will be at the Newport Show on July 9 when we would love you to join us for a hearty hog roast lunch and afternoon tea. Have a brew, glass of wine or Pimms with us in our marquee overlooking the glorious showground.

Barringtons MD Phil Wood said: “Both these shows highlight all that is great and good about the countryside. We have many clients drawn from the farming sector and it’s always a delight to meet them and their families informally.”

Summer will continue with a busy round of business expos and networking events.

For more on  the Newport Show visit





Dabbers net new support from Barringtons

Nantwich Town Football Club has won a new sponsor as it nears the end of a record-breaking year.

Barringtons Chartered Accountants in Nantwich is now backing The Dabbers who play their last game at home against Frickley on April 23.

Andrew Wilshaw, a director at Barringtons, said: “We love being part of this lovely town and its thriving business community. The football club adds to the feel-good-factor and we are delighted to be on-board as a sponsor in what has been a very memorable season.”

Nantwich Town won through to the FA Trophy semi-final in March. Now its ending the season with its highest ranking in the Evo-Stik League Northern Premier for 10 years.

Mr Wilshaw added: “The FA Trophy was a David and Goliath clash placing Nantwich just one game away from Wembley. Although they didn’t make the final, it was a huge achievement to get so far in a major tournament.”

Barringtons is celebrating five years in Nantwich where it handles the accounts of businesses and organisations of all sizes as well as the football club which also runs a shop and function suite.

Nantwich Town chairman Tony Davison said: “The FA Trophy battle has generated a lot of interest in the club and pushed up attendances. It’s great to end the year on a high and welcome Barringtons as a sponsor.”   

For more information on services at the Nantwich office call 01270 623821. 


Andrew Wilshaw (left) unveils the firm’s branding at Nantwich Town FC with manager Phil Parkinson and chairman Tony Davison


Phil, Oli, Jon, Megan and Josh attended the Xero 2016 conference in Battersea this week and were mightily impressed with the two days of presentations and demonstrations from Xero and from some of their (now nearly 500) add on partners.

Here are pictures of the Vodka luge Xero ice sculpture and Oli and Josh testing this latest Xero addition!




Lee in the running to boost hospice funds

Accountant Lee Bridgwood is hard in training for his fifth challenge to raise money for the Douglas Macmillan Hospice

Local man Lee, 35, has raised more than £3000 for the hospice over the past five years by putting his endurance to the test in tough events.

He’s conquered the Three Peaks Challenge twice, completed the Stafford Half Marathon and performed a 10,000ft parachute jump.

His last challenge was the Tough Mudder 12-mile army-style obstacle course and next is the London Marathon in April.

Part of his training regime is running home from Barringtons Chartered Accountants in Newcastle to Lightwood.

Lee, who works as a client services manager at the accountancy firm, has notched up a 16 mile run so far and is increasing his total by two miles each week.

When not running, he takes part in daring downhill mountain bikes as a hobby. Two years ago he fell and broke his collarbone in Wales but passers-by came to the rescue and called the ambulance.

He said: “All these events have left me hurting for a few days afterwards but running a full marathon takes true stamina.

“Places in the London event were highly sought after and I am determined to reach the 26.2 miles needed over the new few weeks.”

The hospice is the firm’s chosen charity. Staff raise money through dress down days and at Christmas managing director Phil Wood presented £500 towards festive activities for patients and families.

Lee, who is sponsored by colleagues, added: “I know a lot of people who have been touched by the overwhelming dedication of staff at the hospice and I hope to raise at least £2000.”

To sponsor Lee, call 01782 713700 or visit

We have a vacancy for a Tax Manager

Ideally you will be a qualified accountant and either qualified or studying as a Chartered Tax Advisor. You will have significant experience of both Corporate and Personal taxation and Capital Taxes. This is a full time position, based in our Newcastle under Lyme office, where you will oversee a team of three members of our Tax Team in supporting our Accounts and Business service teams. We have a large and varied client base. Assistance with study leave will be provided if required. Apply with full CV to our MD, Phil Wood.

Barringtons helps to nurture young talent

Once again Barringtons sponsored two prizes at the City of Stoke-on-Trent Sixth Form College annual awards evening.

Managing director Phil Wood was pleased to present Lori Brough with The Barringtons Accountants Prize for Business Studies and to reward Stella Lam with the Barringtons Accountants Prize for Chemistry.

Lori is currently taking a gap year and working full time prior to studying Accounting at Lancaster University in the next academic year and wants to eventually qualify as an accountant while Stella is currently studying Pharmacy at the University of Bath and plans to become a Pharmacist in the future.

Phil said: “We congratulate them both, and indeed all the other prize-winners at the ceremony, and wish them all the very best in their future studies and careers.”

More than 200 students, proud parents, business owners and community groups attended the evening.

Sixth Form College Principal, Paul Mangnall, said: “Our Annual Prize Presentation Evening for Former Students is always a highlight of our college calendar as we celebrate their achievements while studying with us and the wonderful progress they have made in their careers and studies since.”

The City of Stoke on Trent Sixth Form College is home to 1,700 students and 140 members of staff.


Barringtons managing director Phil Wood presents Lori Brough with The Barringtons Accountants Prize for Business Studies


Award-winners at Stoke on Trent Sixth Form College

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