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Hodnet FC nets support from Barringtons

Football officials have won our support as they kick off plans to upgrade facilities at their Shropshire ground.

Barringtons has signed up as sponsors of Hodnet FC as part of our commitment to football in the community.

The club sadly folded in 2017 but has gone from strength to strength since reforming two years ago under the leadership of former player-turned manager Matthew Allen.

He said: “As a small village club the continued support by Barringtons, of which we are entering into a third year, of enables us to invest in improved equipment for our training sessions and match preparation. Having a young squad of 19-24 year olds, this equipment is vital to make sessions as interactive, diverse, fun and ultimately as beneficial as possible.”

Over the summer the team raised £250 for the NHS and the Royal British Legion by holding online competitions, events and quizzes in order to keep involved in the community and show support for the work of medics and the charity in difficult year for fundraising.

Currently playing the Shrewsbury Sunday League, the ambition for Hodnet FC is to move into the Shropshire Premier League but to do that they need to invest some £10,000 in better facilities.

Barringtons managing director Phil Wood said: “Football bonds a community and we like to give back to the towns where we have offices and employ from the area.

“As a local man, I’m particularly proud of our association with Hodnet FC. The club has strong roots in the community and offers young people friendship and the camaraderie of being part of a team.

“Supporting physical and mental health has never been so crucial so we hope other local companies will join us in backing this great local initiative.”

Barringtons provides accountancy and taxation services to a wide variety of clients across Shropshire. See our events page for how to join our free business support workshops.

Our Newport office can be reached on 01952 811745 or Market Drayton on 01630 698017.

Corona Virus update


Our strategy for dealing with the coronavirus outbreak is developing as it unfolds but we hope that the following is helpful in setting out our current position.

We remain happy to hold meetings with our Clients in person, but we can also make alternative arrangements so as to have discussions by phone, conference call, skype or facetime, or can simply continue to communicate by email.

We have put measures in place to help mitigate risks and will of course follow Government guidelines. We are developing contingency plans to enable the continuing provision of accounting, tax and payroll services even if one or more individuals has been advised to self-isolate or to work at home, and our IT systems are being expanded to support this.

We are implementing additional steps for the health and safety of our clients, staff and others visiting our office, by providing antibacterial spray and single use disposable towels.

Please let us know if you have any queries.

Barringtons adds support to farming show


Barringtons Chartered Accountants has thrown its weight behind one of Shropshire’s most popular agricultural shows for the eighth year running.

The firm is a major sponsor of the Newport Show again and looks forward to meeting clients old and new in its showground marquee overlooking the main arena and its crowd-pulling attractions.

This year’s show, taking place on July 13, offers another packed programme of activities highlighting Shropshire farming, fine food and country-living at its best.

Barringtons, which has offices in Abbey Court off High Street in Newport, has many farming clients on its books.

Director Andrew Wilshaw said: “We have strong links with the farming community and that’s why we like the show. Being part of the event with a marquee trade stand, and giving our support as a sponsor, helps ensure its future.

“It also offers a great opportunity to meet our clients and their families on an informal basis in the stunning surroundings of the Chetwynd Deer Park.”

The 110th annual show brings together the best of the region's food, entertainment and agricultural excellence in a one-day event not to be missed. This year it welcomes celebrity chef, Cyrus Todiwala, who will demonstrate his Indian cookery skills.

Barringtons, seen at the show photo-call, is serving up a hog roast and refreshments all day to clients and guests from the local business community.

For more information on services to businesses and how to join them at the show call Barringtons on 01952 811745.

Dabbers net support from Barringtons


Nantwich Town Football Club has kicked off a new season with Barringtons onboard as a key sponsor.

The club are proud members of the Evo-Stik Northern Premier Division for the 2018/19 season. It’s a hat-trick for the club with Barringtons behind them for a third year.

Nantwich Town chairman Tony Davison said: “The Club would not be where it is today without the continued support and investment from its generous sponsors. It’s great to start the new season with a well-known and trusted name in accountancy behind us as a sponsor for another year.

“Dabbers have many devoted fans who have supported us through thick and thin, high and lows. “It means everything to have their support and respected names in the business community, like Barringtons, behind us.”

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 and wish them all the best this season.”

Good luck Dabbers from all at Barringtons!

Andrew Wilshaw (left) with Nantwich Town chairman Tony Davison, vice chairman Clive Jackson and manager Dave Cooke at our pitch-side hoarding

Nurturing fresh talent


Over the years Barringtons has proved the launch-pad to many successful careers in accountancy.

As part of our mission to nurture fresh talent, we introduce four recent recruits – seen here with MD Phil Wood.

Ellie Parton and Edward Plant are based at our Newcastle office while Jordan Evans is at Newport and Ben Smith at Market Drayton.

All are 19 and studying for their AAT accounting qualification while gaining hands-on experience.

Here’s how our story hit the headlines in the Sentinel.


It’s showtime once again for Barringtons


Newport Show officials gathered in the glorious Chetwynd Deer Park in Shropshire to welcome Barringtons onboard as a sponsor.

The agricultural extravaganza attracts more than 12,000 visitors each year and on July 14 we step into the spotlight as the sponsor of the Supreme Interbreed Beef Champion.

There will be a warm welcome and plenty to eat and drink in our marquee giving great views of the showground.

Cream scones and a hearty hog roast lunch will be on the menu as well as friendly banter with Barringtons staff.

Managing Director Phil Wood said: “The show highlights all that is great and good about the countryside. We have many clients drawn from the farming sector and we look forward to meeting them and their families informally.”

Find us in our marquee on the Countryside Terrace, next to the members’ tent.

Show Vice President Jo Ford is seen centre with Andrew Wilshaw who heads up Barringtons’ agricultural division. Andrew and his team support farmers and rural businesses throughout Shropshire

Business support served at breakfast event


Tips on how to pay less tax were on the menu when Barringtons staged the latest in a series of breakfast seminars.

The event attracted more than 30 business people drawn from a variety of sectors to the Staffordshire Chambers headquarters where Barringtons’ director Andy Bridge outlined a 10-step tax busting strategy and measures to improve cash flow.

The event also focused on the time-saving benefits of using a Cloud-based accounting system allowing businesses to update their records in real time and store data on a virtual platform accessed from mobile devices.

Cloud accounting manager Rachel Brian updated delegates on the changes companies will need to make ahead of HMRC’s ‘Making Tax Digital’ (MTD) shake-up.

From next April, MTD will require businesses to keep digital tax accounts and update HMRC at least quarterly. For most businesses, she said, this would mean a move away from the desktop and onto Cloud-based accounting software.

The event was staged in conjunction with Barclays Bank whose digital specialists presented on how to beat the cyber criminals and stay safe online.

Andy Bridge said: “Hidden in the tax we pay is money we often don’t have to part with and by staging these roadshows we have a chance to share our expertise.

“Barringtons has worked with businesses in the area for more than 30 years and this is part of our strategy to help them to prosper and create more local jobs and wealth.”

Events have also been staged at the Wychwood Park Hotel, Crewe and Moathouse Hotel, Acton Trussell as well as in Shropshire.

Barringtons Director Andy Bridge, Business Development Manager Des Machin, Cloud-accounting Manager Rachel Brian with Barclays Relationship Director Steve Sargeant and Digital Engagement Manager Gareth Godard

Banking on success


Barringtons teamed up with Barclays Bank to stage its latest seminar focusing on how businesses can improve profitability and efficiency.

We welcomed local business owners to the Market Drayton Centre where a presentation highlighted the time-saving benefits of Cloud-based accounting and the preparations needed to be one step ahead of HMRC’s Making Tax Digital (MTD) changes.

As a Platinum partner with global Cloud software giants Xero and QuickBooks, Barringtons is a specialist in helping businesses switch to digital accounting.

Scores of clients are now using the system to update their records in real time and store data on a virtual platform accessed from mobile devices.

Managing Director Phil Wood said: “By going out and staging these seminars, we hope to encourage local businesses owners to embrace the digital revolution. With it comes increased efficiencies and more financial control. Our message is ‘Now is the time to make the switch’ well ahead of MTD which comes into force next year.”

Shropshire colleagues from Barclay Bank presented information on making payments, borrowing and staying safe online.

The free breakfast event was the latest in a series staged by Barringtons. Themes have also included tax-saving strategies, sustainable growth and how to turn tax legislation into an opportunity to reflect on and measure business success.

More events are in the pipeline for 2018. For further information call Barringtons Business Development Manager Des Machin on 0800 019 1744.

Left-right: Barringtons Business Development manager Des Machin, Managing Director Phil Wood, Cloud Accounting Manager Rachel Brian, Director Andrew Wilshaw with Helen Gilbert, Richard Prosser, Ruth Maddox and Jo Woodhouse from Barclays’ Shropshire team

Barringtons take to the airwaves in new business programme


Barringtons Chartered Accountants and The Cat FM, based at South Cheshire College in Crewe, have teamed up to launch a new business show.

The programme is hosted by our Business Development Manager Des Machin whose guests include high-profile people in the local business community.

He said: “The aim is to meet local business owners and find out more about the people behind the brand.

“We hear about what makes them a success in business, what drives them and how they handle any pressures in their industry.

“The station is a true asset to South Cheshire, with over 10,000 weekly listeners, so this will be a great way to spread the word about entrepreneurial talent in the area.”

The show, sponsored by Barringtons, includes light-hearted banter, music and a look at topical business stories.

First guest was Barringtons managing director Phil Wood who spoke about changes in the accountancy industry over the past 40 years and HMRC’s plans to introduce a digital system for keeping tax records.

The Cat director Chris Cadman thanked Barringtons for coming on-board. He said: “We are really excited to be bringing a new business focused show to our line-up thanks to this generous sponsorship and support.

“This is a really important step forward for The Cat in our efforts to get closer to the people and the businesses in the Crewe and Nantwich area."

In 2014 The Cat won a community radio licence from Ofcom to broadcast on FM. Listeners can tune in on 107.9 FM or online.

Barringtons managing director Phil Wood (centre) with business development manager Des Machin and The Cat director Chris Cadman

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