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Training the next generation

September 14th, 2017

2016 Seniors Training Cohort

(Pic) Our 2016 Seniors Training cohort  with Directors; Jo Brown and Richard Hallsworth

 

Training and development is important and we invest heavily in developing our team. 

 

Training and development is a key theme in our strategy. As qualified finance professionals we sign up to annual continuing professional development that keeps us up to date with the latest changes. Over the last 2 years we have developed our own in house training for seniors in our team. This training has been designed to bridge the gap between their professional technical training and the advisory work they do day to day with clients. It’s been incredibly rewarding seeing their confidence grow and team members of our first cohort have really pushed on with their careers and have already progressed into new roles.

 

A key element of our training programme has been inviting other professionals into the office to lead workshops. This has two aims; (1) it helps extend our teams network of contacts and (2) gives them access to the latest thinking in different areas.

 

This week we were delighted to invite David Burgess from Clydesdale & Yorkshire Bank into the office. David gave a great presentation on how banks review funding applications and we spent time discussing how we can assist in the process by working with clients to draft more informative business plans and create financial forecasts and projections that add to the narrative of the application. Another key area discussed was working capital and its interaction with cash usage. These were both areas we had spent time discussing at previous sessions and it was fantastic for the team to see how some of the theory is applied in real life, another goal of the programme.

 

Helping me deliver the training programme has been Jo Brown who looks after our training and professional development strategy. As we talked through this weeks session, something we do after every workshop, we also talked through how we move our team forward beyond our programme and we’ve got some exciting plans for 2018 and beyond! As Jo reminded me “learning is a continuous journey!”

 

Business heats up at Lincolnshire Chamber annual summer BBQ

August 22nd, 2017

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The Annual Summer BBQ Networking Event organised by the Lincolnshire Chamber of Commerce and sponsored by Nicholsons Chartered Accountants & Business Advisers is a key summer event in the business calendar in Lincolnshire.

Featuring guest speakers, a tempting array of bbq food, warm weather and a lovely summer setting, this year’s event was certainly not one to be missed.

 

The sell-out event was held at Lincolns very own Doddington Hall, and attracted over 100 delegates from a wide variety of sectors across the county.

 

After an impromptu downpour in the morning, the sun came out in the afternoon and provided a warm sunny setting at Doddington Hall– perfect for an afternoon of firing up the BBQ.

 

Guest speakers included Richard Hallsworth from Nicholsons and Chair of the Chamber Board, Ursula Lidbetter who both shared unique insight and updates regarding both businesses.

Richard said:

“Lincolnshire Chamber of Commerce is a vital platform in helping to support and connect local businesses, and we are very pleased to have sponsored their key summer event at such a lovely location”.

After the talks and a bit of networking over a glass of bubbly, the main event was served. A spectacular selection of Lincolnshire produce hot off the BBQ including Lincoln red beef burgers, glazed Lincolnshire sausages, hot mini potatoes, salad and a delightful selection of tray bake goodies.

 

Lincolnshire Chamber of Commerce would like to thank all guests for attending this annual event, and hope to see more members and non-members next year for an afternoon out of office.

 

Lincolnshire Chamber of Commerce is the trusted ‘go-to’ place for honest help and friendly support, for hundreds of businesses across Lincolnshire. Lincolnshire Chamber has been supporting and assisting the growth of Lincolnshire businesses for over 100 years.

 

See you all next summer.

The Chamber Summer BBQ: Forging a vital relationship among businesses in Lincolnshire

July 17th, 2017

The team from Nicholsons Chartered Accountant at the 2016 Summer BBQ at Doddington Hall

In a month’s time, Nicholsons Chartered Accountants will be the proud sponsor to the Lincolnshire Chamber Annual Summer BBQ. A famous event among local businesses in Lincolnshire, the event will be held on the 17th August at Doddington Hall

 

Members and non-members are welcome to join the annually held event.  Price starts at £22 + VAT for members and £42 + VAT for non-members, and will include a two course BBQ lunch with drinks at the reception. Vegetarian option is available as well.

 

Director Richard Grayson says “This is an annual event that we have been supporting for the past 10 years. It is a great venue to meet and network with people from businesses alike, and of course to forge a stronger relationship with businesses in Lincolnshire”

 

Nicholsons Chartered Accountants is a firm of chartered accountants with offices in Lincoln and Market Rasen and has been serving businesses in Lincolnshire since 1923.

 

To book your place and for more details, please visit Lincolnshire Chamber Annual Summer BBQ.

 

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Lincs & Notts Air Ambulance voted for charity of the year by Chartered Accountants

July 13th, 2017

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Lincolnshire based accountancy firm, Nicholsons Chartered Accountants, have chosen the Lincs & Notts Air Ambulance as the firm’s first ever ‘Charity of the Year’.

 

Fifty employees from the firm were asked to nominate a charity and then cast their votes.  In a closely contested internal poll, the Helicopter Emergency Medical Service based at RAF Waddington emerged top.

 

Community Fundraiser for the Lincs & Notts Air Ambulance, Faye Nam said “It is fantastic that Nicholsons have chosen us as their Charity of the Year and we are definitely looking forward to the year ahead.  We need to raise £2.5million every year to support the operations of the Lincs & Notts Air Ambulance and to keep our yellow Ambucopter flyer. The Charity doesn’t receive any direct government funding so relies entirely on the generous donations from members of the public and local businesses just like Nicholsons”.

 

Nicholsons Chartered Accountants has offices in Lincoln and Market Rasen. The firm has been serving local businesses in Lincolnshire for the past 90 years. Director; Emma Murray who specialises in Charity and Education accounting commented “We felt it was really important to support a local charity and the Lincs & Notts Air Ambulance do a fantastic job helping save lives 365 days a year. Lincolnshire has some very remote locations and you never know when you might need the services of the Ambucopter. Our staff will be undertaking various fundraising activities throughout the year to raise the much needed funds for this very worthy Charity”.

 

The Charity has recently taken delivery of a brand new state-of-the-art helicopter; the AW169 is faster, flying at speeds of 190 mph, it has greater endurance, allowing the pilots to fly for longer without the need to refuel. In addition the new helicopters will provide many enhanced benefits to patient care; allowing medical crews 360 degree unobstructed access to their patients, greatly increasing the specialist critical care that can be delivered in flight and positively impacting upon a patients’ chance of survival and recovery.

 

To support the Lincs & Notts Air Ambulance and make a donation please visit www.ambucopter.org.uk

The Lincs C2C2C Report: a roundup to Team Nicholsons’ triumphant 100 miles ride

July 3rd, 2017

Businesses including Nicholsons Chartered Accountants riding the Lincs C2C2C for LIVES

After some good weather for a couple of weeks, all eyes turned to the forecasts for C2C2C day. The weather had turned but would we be lucky, would we avoid the rain and wind.

 

With 24 hours to go it looked promising with heavy rain forecast the day before but not on the day. So it was a shock to the system, although we should have known, to wake up to the sound of tiny rain drops hitting the window!

 

“It’s ok it will clear up for 7AM”.

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Oh no, it wouldn’t. In fact it rained/ drizzled all day. “The conditions were terrible, wet, misty and cold” recalled team Nicholsons rider Richard Hallsworth who was riding the event for the fourth time.

 

Setting off at 7:45AM the team were damp but in good spirits. “We’d trained really hard for the event this year and when we set off we weren’t going to let a little drizzle dampen our spirits” said Julie Newbury who was riding C2C2C for the first time.

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As the team, accompanied this year by family and clients, wound through the beautiful Lincolnshire countryside it became obvious that it was going to be a long day. A mixture of rain, standing water, road resurfacing and general debris from the verge meant that there were a huge number of punctures as Jim Carratt, riding his second event explained “Every few miles you would see little groups at the side of the road fitting new inner tubes. We were lucky to only get 2 between the six of us”

 

This year the team were supported by Dani and Vicki who followed the team and were able to help other teams who had puncture troubles! “It was brutal out there.” commented Dani. She added “We were pleased to be in the car but happy we could offer help as we saw people in trouble”.

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For the fourth year Nicholsons sponsored the feed station. Known now as Mrs Hemingby, Steph Smith was again in charge of the operations. “It’s usually a great day in the sun but this year was different. There were some really tired legs out there but the atmosphere was brilliant. Everybody accepted that you can’t arrange the weather and just got on with it.

 

I have seen cleaner mountain bikers though!”

 

All of the team finished safely and whilst they were tired, dirty and cold deep down they had, had a great day.

“This is one of the best cycle sportive rides in Lincolnshire. It’s exceptionally well organised and supported by Lincolnshire’s business community who ride in large teams to raise funds for charity” commented Richard “We look forward to this event every year and are proud to support it”.

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