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Practice News

Saul Fairholm Handpicked as Leading Accountancy Firm

We are delighted to announce that Saul Fairholm have been awarded inclusion on Handpicked Accountants, a new service which looks to connect business owners with an accountant in their local area. At Saul Fairholm, we understand the importance of having the right accountant on board who can provide business owners with the expert help and guidance they need to make their business a success. However, we are also aware of just how difficult it can be to find the perfect accountant to work alongside you.

Handpicked Accountants aims to take the stress out of this process by presenting users with only the very best accountants who can be relied upon to do a good job and for a fair price. The listings are fully searchable by location meaning users can easily find a trustworthy accountant local to their home or place of work. Alternatively, their free accountancy matching service allows business owners to speak to a Handpicked Accountants adviser who will recommend the most appropriate accountant for them based on their company’s specific needs.

David Tattersall, Head of Client Relations at Handpicked Accountants, commented, “Saul Fairholm is the latest firm to win approval to join Handpicked Accountants. This inclusion is testament to their commercial awareness, experienced team of professionals, and their ongoing dedication to providing unrivalled service to all customers regardless of the size of their company.”

Richard Welsh, Director, at Saul Fairholm, said, “The whole team at Saul Fairholm believes in putting the customer at the centre of everything we do. We are constantly training our team to make sure they are kept up-to-date on the latest developments within the accountancy field; this ensures our clients receive advice they can trust in and rely upon. We are thrilled with our inclusion on Handpicked Accountants and look forward to welcoming new clients coming to us through this platform.”

Saul Fairholm clients win prestigious business awards

Congratulations to Saul Fairholm clients Chiselwood and Whitham who both won at the prestigious Made in Lincolnshire awards.

The awards were made up of six categories for both businesses and products and were presented on June 14.

Chiselwood won the Made in Lincolnshire Sold Nationwide Award, and Whitham Oil and Paint scooped the Made in Lincolnshire for Generations Award.

The winners were announced by BBC Radio Lincolnshire presenter Melvyn Prior at an event held at the DoubleTree by Hilton in Lincoln.

Judges included the University of Lincoln, Business Link Magazine, Lincolnshire County Council, EEF, and LEP Manufacturing Board.

Celebrating 10 years with Saul Fairholm

A big congratulations to both Neil McDowall and Greg Ward who are both celebrating 10 years with the Saul Fairholm team.

Neil and Greg, who both started on the very same day back in June 2008, are both associates here at Saul Fairholm.


This year also marks the 10th anniversary of the acquisition of the Retford office on Exchange Street. Cakes all round!

Saul Fairholm - New Uniform

Customers and visitors to the Saul Fairholm offices will be greeted by our reception team wearing a new look.

The team has introduced the uniform following on from major refurbishment work to the offices on Tentercroft Street, Lincoln.

Richard Welsh, Saul Fairholm director said: “Our reception staff are the first people our customers meet when they visit our offices.

“Their new uniform has been designed to match corporate style with our professional approach to business.”

Saul Fairholm receptionists Andrea, Sarah and Dawn are pictured wearing the new uniform.

Saul Fairholm - New Uniform

Saul Fairholm charity quiz

The annual Saul Fairholm charity quiz was held last week at Home in Lincoln and was as well supported as ever.

Teams from across Lincoln took part in the quiz which raised money for St Barnabas Hospice in the city.

"We were thrilled that once again the Saul Fairholm charity quiz was so well supported and we'd like to thank everyone who came along and took part," said Saul Fairholm director Richard Welsh.

"This really is a highlight in the Saul Fairholm calendar and we hope we will have raised a substantial amount of money for St Barnabas Hospice."

This year's winners were teams from Clydesdale bank, JH Walter, Ringrose Law and Lloyds Bank.

To view photos from the quiz night, please head over to our Facebook page: www.facebook.com/SaulFairholm

Charity Quiz

Charity Quiz

Saul Fairholm at Champions Dinner

The Saul Fairholm team and guests attended the GMVC Champions Dinner at Lincoln City Football Club last week.

The fantastic fundraising evening was enjoyed with players, coaches and managers from the Conference winning side of 87-88 and last season's National league winning team.

Pictured with the players from the current squad are Saul Fairholm staff: Richard Welsh (holding the trophy), Steve Tointon, Danny Ayling, Steve Kettley & Sally Froggatt along with guests Simon Jenkin and Pete Froggatt.

Saul Fairholm Wear It Pink

The Saul Fairholm team got into the spirit of Wear It Pink day on October 20, and raised more than £100 for Breast Cancer Now.

As well as wearing something pink to work, the team ate a lot of cake and took part in a quiz and raised in total £113.50.

Breast Cancer Now aims to make sure that by 2050, everyone diagnosed with breast cancer survives.

Saul Fairholm Charity Golf Day 2017

This year's annual Saul Fairholm Charity Golf Day will raise more than £6,500 for charity.

The 2017 event began with a gloom start to the day - a heavy shower for the early starters before the cloudy dispersed and sun broke through for a pleasant end to the day. A total of 28 teams teed off for our ninth annual Charity Golf Day at Retford Golf Club. A full gallery of pictures is available to view on our Facebook page

Top of the leader board was as competitive as usual for the prizes, overall scoring was slightly down and prizes for teams in the eighties.

Winners for 2017, Matt Liddle’s Witham Financial at the ninth attempt on 97 points, one less than last year’s champions Wolseys Wonders, podium positions went to Lincoln GOAT Golf Society - 95 and Jones & Co - 93 points.

Sadly no ‘hole in ones’ and Marc has returned the Lexus IS300h to the Listers Garage. There were 29 bottles of Prosecco for those who hit the green on the 11th, many thanks to Listers Lexus for their kind sponsorship.

The popular putting competition proved a little more difficult this year with only 6 successful putts out of 468 attempts, down from the 11 of last year. Tombola draw, prizes ranging from a bottle of whisky, rounds of golf for four at various courses and sleeves of balls for the winners.

When we finish collecting the money we will have raised more than £6,500 and the proceeds will this year go to Lincs and Notts Air Ambulance and the Lincoln Linkage Boultham Park Appeal. Thank you to Phil Barnatt and Julia Wright on behalf of Linkage and the Air Ambulance for giving us a short informative presentation to the work the charities undertake and their fundraising objectives.  

We must say a big thank you to all our sponsors, teams, prize donations and to all the team at Retford Golf Club who were once again first class in their support for the day. A special mention must go to Craig, who is an absolute diamond and a massive credit to their club.

Saul Fairholm sponsors at Lincs Show 2017

Saul Fairholm were thrilled to again be sponsors of the Grand Parade of Livestock at this year's Lincolnshire Show.

This was the seventh year in row that Saul Fairholm were sponsors and with the sun shining, the display was as good as ever.

Saul Fairholm director Richard Welsh and associate Neil McDowall were on hand to give out the trophies to the class winners.

"The Lincolnshire Show is one of the highlights on the calendar and we love being part of it," said Richard.

"It is a magnificent celebration of everything to do with rural Lincolnshire and this year's event was absolutely fantastic."

Lincs 2017 Sponsor

Meet our 'mini' knight

We are thrilled to be one of the sponsors of The Nomad Trust Knight in this year's Lincoln Knights' Trail and were delighted to be given our own 'mini' knight to decorate and put on display.

The honour of decorating the knight was given to Eleanor English - daughter of Saul Fairholm director Sarah English - and we think she has done a fantastic job.

Visitors to our Lincoln offices on Tentercroft Street, will be able to admire our knight which is sat in pride of place on our reception desk.

knight doll ELeanor with knoght doll

Young people set to benefit from Saul Fairholm charity quiz

More young people in Lincoln are set to benefit after Saul Fairholm's annual quiz raised hundreds of pounds for one of its adopted charities.

Young People

Saul Fairholm presented a cheque for £610 to Lincoln-based charity One Me following its annual charity quiz.

The quiz was held at the city's Home nightclub and saw teams from businesses across Lincoln take part.

Saul Fairholm partner Sarah English said it was wonderful to be able to make another sizeable do-nation to such a great organisation.

"The Saul Fairholm quiz has become something of a favourite fixture for businesses across Lincoln and we were delighted to get such a great turnout again this year," she said.

"It is great to raise money for charity through an event which is really good fun and is such a high-light in the Saul Fairholm calendar."

One Me trustee Mel Holliday said the money would probably be used to help a young person who was about to embark on a course and help them pay for materials.

"Our individual grants are usually about £500 so this is a wonderful amount of money for us to re-ceive from Saul Fairholm," she said.

"This amount of money will help a young person move onto another stage of their development."

"They might be someone who has been thinking about starting sixth form but who was previously unable to fund the purchase of books and materials."

The money is the second donation made by Saul Fairholm to One Me in recent months and follows a cheque for £3,200 given to the charity following our annual charity golf day.

Saul Fairholm is also a co-sponsor of The Nomad Trust knight for the Lincoln Knights' Trail which takes place next month.

Saul Fairholm and the Lincoln Knights' Trail

At Saul Fairholm we're delighted to be involved in sponsoring one of the amazing knights which will feature in the Lincoln Knights' Trail.

The knight Saul Fairholm is co-sponsoring is one of 35 specially commissioned knight sculptures for the trail which will be set up in Lincoln this summer.

The trail has been devised to mark 800 years since the Battle of Lincoln and the sealing of the Charter of the Forest.

Saul Fairholm partner Steve Tointon said it was wonderful for the firm to be involved in such a high-profile and unique project.

"We are a Lincoln firm and our heritage and that of the city is something we are incredibly proud of," said Steve.

"We are delighted to be a co-sponsor of one of the 35 knights and we can't wait to see it out and about in Lincoln as part of the Trail, which we hope will be enjoyed by countless people this summer."

Saul Fairholm's sponsorship will raise money for The Nomad Trust - a Lincoln charity which helps and supports those who are homeless or in need.

The trail launches on May 20.

lincoln knights trail

Saul Fairholm celebrates 30 years with client

Saul Fairholm Chartered Accountants are celebrating a working relationship with one of Lincoln's leading manufacturers which has lasted almost 30 years.

Witham Oil and Paint - or the Witham Group as it is known - makes a huge variety of lubricants, oils and greases from its base on Outer Circle Road. It also has additional depots in Soham and Lowestoft. It also supplies industrial paints and coatings to industries across the UK.

Saul Fairholm has supported the business in a variety of ways and has been an 'invaluable partner' in the Witham Group's development.

Witham Group managing director Nigel R Bottom said: "Originally, we had advice and help from Peter Saul, one of the founding partners of the firm.

"Over the last 20 years or so, we have had the benefit of the knowledge and most personal support of Steve Tointon.

"Our group of companies has grown from strength-to-strength and we feel safe in the knowledge that Steve and his team are there to advise us in all that we do."

Nigel said Saul Fairholm have had been the 'eyes and ears' for the Witham Group's business reporting.

"They have also assisted the business with advice on the purchase of premises across the group, research and development assistance, auditing services and advice and administration of the group of companies, shareholding agreements and tax efficiencies," he said.

"We are delighted with the service we receive from Steve and his team and consider the association very much a working partnership.

"Steve recognises the needs and challenges of our manufacturing business and continues to support not only the success of the business but very much the individuals and people involved.

"I would have no hesitation in recommending them to anyone."

The Witham Group

Nigel Bottom, Witham Group managing director

Saul Fairholm gives £4,000 to Bluebell Wood Children's Hospice

A hospice which helps children and young people from Lincolnshire and Nottinghamshire has re-ceived £4,000 from Saul Fairholm

Bluebell Wood Children's Hospice received a cheque following our annual Charity Golf Day which this year raised a record amount.

Hospice fundraiser David Hall said the hospice was dependant on donations, such as the one made by Saul Fairholm.

"We rely on the support and the kindness of people like those at Saul Fairholm and without it we wouldn't be able to provide the care the we give," he said.

Roger White, director of Saul Fairholm, said it was wonderful to be able to make a donation to Blu-ebell Wood.

"It is a place which offers amazing care and support to children and their families and to be able to give Bluebell Wood this donation is fantastic," he said.

"Our charity golf day is one of the highlights in our fundraising calendar and we have a lot of fun. Our 2016 event was our most successful event to date and raised a record amount for charity."

Director Stephen Tointon presents a cheque

Lincoln accountants tee off and raise £3,200 for charity

Cash raised by a Lincolnshire accountant is to benefit young people across the county who need a little financial help to make their ambitions become reality.

Money raised by Saul Fairholm Chartered Accountants will help fund the futures of some of those struggling to finance their next steps in education or help them move towards employment.

The money was raised at Saul Fairholm's annual charity golf day which saw teams made up of businesses and organisations from across Lincoln take part.

One Me trustee Mel Holliday, said the money would make a 'real difference' to some of the young people the charity helps.

"We help young people by providing financial grants of up to £1,000," said Mel. "The grants give individuals the chance to learn and take advantage of new opportunities."

"Our average grant is between £300 and £500 and can help enhance a young person's education or employability skills.

Director Stephen Tointon presents a cheque

Stephen Tointon, director of Saul Fairholm, which is based on Tentercroft Street, Lincoln, said it was wonderful to make a donation to One Me.

"Our golf day is one of the highlights of our fundraising calendar and we have a lot of fun," said Stephen. "But what's really amazing is the generosity of the teams taking part.

"Our 2016 golf day was a record for us in terms of how much money we raised. We are thrilled to be able to make such a great donation to the One Me charity and know it will help a lot of young people in Lincolnshire."

Saul Fairholm sponsors at Select Lincolnshire Awards 2016

We were delighted to again sponsor two of the awards at the prestigious Lincolnshire Select Food, Drink & Hospitality Awards 2016.

These prestigious awards celebrate everything which is fantastic about farming and food the county - as well as the vital role Lincolnshire's plays in the UK's food industry.

This year's awards were held at Lincoln's Minster School, and Saul Fairholm sponsored both the Restaurant of the Year and Business of the Year awards.

Winner of Restaurant of the Year was The Comfy Duck (Oaklands Hall Hotel) at Laceby. The White Hart Hotel in Lincoln and Stokes at The Collection, also in Lincoln, were highly commended.

Business of the Year winner was Oaklands Hall Hotel, with Brackenborough Hall Coach House Holidays near Louth, and Lincoln Tea & Coffee Company, were both highly commended.

Oaklands Hall hotel pictureSaul Fairholm associate Neil Mcdowell is pictured with the team from Oaklands, Hall Hotel, winners of Business of the Year award. Photo taken by Lincolnshire Media.

Comfy Duck team pictureSaul Fairholm director Richard Welsh, is pictured with the team from the Comfy Duck, winners of the Restaurant of the Year award. Photo taken by Lincolnshire Media.

Saul Fairholm Charity Golf Day raises thousands for charity

The hottest day of the year greeted the 24 teams who took part in Saul Fairholm's eighth annual Charity Golf Day.

The annual event was held at Retford Golf Club and as in previous years, competition for the prizes was extremely competitive with just seven points covering the top 10 teams - all scoring 90+ points.

And, as in previous years, the day raised about £7,000 for charity.

The 2016 winners were Wolsey's Wonders with a score of 98. Podium positions went to LCT Properties with 96 and last year's champions Budgens, Bar Lane, were a further point behind to claim third place.

Unfortunately, there were no hole-in-ones so the Lexus IS300h returned to Listers Garage. There were a record 40 bottles of bubbly for those who hit the green on the 11th - 66 per cent higher than we've seen in previous years.

We changed the putting competition to a straight-forward 'hole a long difficult putt' to enter a tom bola draw with prizes ranging from a Lexus for the weekend, a bottle of whisky, rounds of golf for four at various courses and sleeves of balls. Eleven successful puts out of more than 300 attempts.

The money raised from this year's golf day will go to two charities. One of the charities to benefit is OneMe - a Lincoln-based charity which offers support for development programmes like NCS, bursaries for qualifications, start-up costs for new businesses, or actives which will help young people change their life. You can read more about their work by visiting www.oneme.org. The other charity to benefit is Bluebell Wood Children's Hospice www.bluebellwood.org

A big thank you to all our sponsors, teams, prize donations and to Craig and all the team at Retford Golf Club who were once again first class in their support and a credit to their club.

This year's teams were:

  • Wolsey's Wonders: 98 Points
  • LCT Properties Ltd: 96 Points
  • Budgens Barr Lane: 95 Points
  • Banks Long: 94 Points
  • Lincoln Commercial Bodies: 92 Points
  • Jones & Co: 92 Points
  • GOAT: 92 Points
  • SJ Scaffolding: 91 Points
  • Ample Financial: 91 Points
  • Core Arch: 90 Points
  • Lloyds Bank: 90 Points
  • Newell Plastering: 90 Points
  • Luke Smith associates: 89 Points
  • Sports & Leisure Brands: 89 Points
  • Langleys: 89 Points
  • Nat West: 86 Points
  • J & C Hayward: 85 Points
  • Phil Barnatt: 84 Points
  • Lawless Civils: 81 Points
  • Tim Meagher: 81 Points
  • CAD Architects: 79 Points
  • T & R: 78 Points
  • Cawdron & Lawless: 67 Points
  • Ringrose Law: 66 Points

All the team photos are available to view on our Facebook page www.facebook.com/SaulFairholm

Saul Fairholm Charity Golf Day raises thousands for charity

Gearing up for Saul Fairholm Charity Golf Day 2016

We're gearing up for the annual Saul Fairholm charity golf day which is taking place at Retford Golf Course on August 24.

This year we're going to be supporting Bluebell Wood Children's Hospice and One Me - a charity which supports young people who need funding to help them 'do something amazing'.

As in previous years, we will be holding our hole-in-one competition with the prize of a LexusIS300h on a one-year lease. There will also be other competitions, charity auction and raffle.

For more information contact Neil McDowall on 01522 537575.

We're hoping the sun shines like it did for last year's Saul Fairholm Charity Golf Day

Gearing up for Saul Fairholm Charity Golf Day 2016

Saul Fairholm talk to The Business Special

Saul Fairholm feature in the latest issue of The Business Supplement talking about the best approach to starting a new business.

Associate Neil McDowall talks at length about the importance of having the right business plan in place to get any new venture off the ground.

Neil was interviewed by Lincolnshire Echo business reporter Hannah Gilbey, for the in-depth piece which is packed with useful information for anyone thinking of starting a business or looking to take their existing venture to the next level.

Saul Fairholm sponsor Grand Parade at Lincolnshire Show

Grand Parade Lincolnshire Show

Grand Parade Lincolnshire

At Saul Fairholm we were delighted to sponsor Grand Parade of Livestock at the Lincolnshire Show for the sixth year in a row.

This year's show was, as always, a fantastic display of everything which is great about the county and we were thrilled to be part of it.

Saul Fairholm associate Neil Mcdowell and director Sarah English were delighted to hand out trophies and certificates to this year's winners in the beautiful sunshine.

New director at Saul Fairholm

Sarah English

Saul Fairholm Chartered Accountants has made a new appointment to its management team.

Sarah English, who is head of taxation at Saul Fairholm, has been appointed director.

Sarah, who started with the company in September 2013, has a wealth of technical knowledge and since she joined has offered significant internal support to the senior management team.

She is a chartered tax advisor and member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales.

Saul Fairholm managing director Stephen Tointon said: "Saul Fairholm continues to develop and offer a high quality, professional service to all our clients. As such we are always looking to promote high performing staff to join the senior management team in order to progress this further. Sarah has been a great asset to the company since joining us in 2013 and brings a substantial amount of technical expertise to the business. We are therefore looking forward to working with Sarah at director level to assist in the further expansion of the firm."

A keen traveller, Sarah has two teenage children and when not working she loves sailing and hill-walking.

Saul Fairholm sponsors at Select Lincolnshire Awards 2015

Show Grand ParadeNeil McDowall is pictured with winners of Best Pub at the Select Lincolnshire Awards 2015, Village Limits Country Pub, Hotel & Spa.

Show Grand ParadeSaul Fairholm's Neil McDowall is pictured with the winners of the Hotel of the Year award, Oaklands Hall Hotel.

The team at Saul Fairholm were delighted to sponsor two categories at the prestigious Select Lincolnshire Awards 2015, which celebrate the best of the region's food, drink and hospitality.

Saul Fairholm sponsored both the Best Pub and Hotel of the Year awards at the event which was held at the Riseholme College Showground Campus on October 27.

The Village Limits Country Pub, Hotel & Spa in Woodhall Spa was crowned Best Pub, and Oaklands Hall Hotel near Laceby, was named Hotel of the Year.

Saul Fairholm's Neil McDowall attended the event and said it was fantastic to be so involved in such a prestigious occasion.

"Lincolnshire offers so much in terms of hospitality and the Select Lincolnshire Awards do so much to promote the very best of what the county has to offer," said Neil.

"We were delighted to sponsor both the Pub of the Year and the Hotel of the Year awards and see the prizes go to such deserving winners."

Saul Fairholm joins new business network

Show Grand Parade

As part of Saul Fairholm Chartered Accountants ongoing commitment to connect with other businesses, we are delighted to join the region’s newest business network.

Imps Premier Plus was founded by Lincoln City chairman Bob Dorian, who had a vision of creating a unique business club at Sincil Bank.

Joining the business club will not only serve to further strengthen Saul Fairholm’s already excellent business contacts, but will allow the company to enjoy facilities and events at Lincoln City.

Saul Fairholm associate Neil McDowall will be attending the second Imps Premier Plus event on Wednesday.

Saul Fairholm sponsor Lincolnshire Show Grand Parade

Show Grand Parade

With the 2015 Lincolnshire Show almost upon us the team at Saul Fairholm are thrilled to again be one of the event"s sponsors.

The show takes place on Wednesday, June 24, and Thursday, June 25. Thousands of visitors will be able to experience the very best of all that Lincolnshire has to offer.

The Saul Fairholm Grand Parade of Livestock & Horses will take place in the show"s Main Ring at 3.15pm on Wednesday.

Saul Fairholm has sponsored the Grand Parade for several years and here are Richard and Roger presenting the prizes at the 2013 show.

National Road Cycling Championships to welcome world class riders

National Road Cycling Championships

Mark Cavendish and Laura Trott are just two of the big names in a list of world class cyclists taking part in the British Cycling National Road Championships 2015.

As supporting sponsors of the event, we at Saul Fairholm are looking forward to being part of what promises to be an amazing few days.

The event will take place across Lincolnshire from June 25th to 28th. To see a full list of those competing click on the link http://bit.ly/1eR8xAZ


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