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Changes that affect you and your PSC register

June 22nd, 2017

On 26 June 2017 the new money laundering directive comes into force. The directive provides for more detailed requirements to keep your company’s PSC (persons with significant control) register up to date.   PSC registers were introduced 12 months ago with an annual update originally required when a company files it’s confirmation statement (the annual […]

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Funding for SMEs looking to reach new international markets

June 19th, 2017

Heathrow airport have launched the ‘World of Opportunity SME Grants Programme’ in partnership with the Department of International Trade’s ‘Exporting is Great’ campaign.   The programme is offering £2,000 to 20 businesses looking to begin exporting or to reach new overseas markets to help fund trade missions, trade shows or market research.   Applications are […]

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Football business expands after a KickStart

June 1st, 2017 KickStart winner Art of Football growth

Young entrepreneurs Art of Football, who design, print and sell products celebrating iconic moments in sport, have moved to bigger premises in Nottingham.   Luke and Gabe Cuthbert have steadily built on the success of Art of Football after winning the Baldwins KickStart Young Entrepreneurs Awards in 2014.   The brothers secured a £10,000 grant […]

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Changes to Companies House notifications once again

May 5th, 2017

Just when we are all getting comfortable with the idea of identifying a “person with significant control” the goal posts are moved!   Last year, annual returns were replaced with confirmation statements. These statements no longer disclose details on shareholders but do need companies to identify people who control the organisation.   Twelve months on, […]

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Brennan Neil & Leonard join the Baldwins Group, helping to create North East Regional Hub

May 2nd, 2017 Brennan Neil & Leonard join Baldwins

A new regional hub has been created in the North East by Baldwins Accountancy Group.   Well-established Brennan Neil & Leonard in Seaton Burn, Newcastle upon Tyne, has joined forces with the Baldwins.   Staff from Baldwins’ current offices in Ponteland and the Fleming Business Centre in Jesmond along with its office in Gosforth, formerly […]

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Marcus Fillier; the circle of life

April 20th, 2017 Marcus Fillier, Performance Works

The exciting variety of business personalities that lie behind their various office, workshop and factory facades never ceases to amaze us. Emily Bentley, our Business Development and Marketing Manager, has been out and about visiting some of them to explore their personal stories.   Life has come almost full circle for client Marcus Fillier, owner […]

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Baldwins expands Northern presence following 4th acquisition

April 3rd, 2017 CTC Accountants join Baldwins Accountancy Group

Newcastle-based CTC Chartered Accountants has become the latest North East practice to be acquired by the Baldwins Accountancy Group.   Twelve months on from the Midlands headquartered firm’s first foray into the region, which saw the buyout of Rowlands Accountants, one of the largest independent accountancy firms in the North East, Baldwins has added CTC […]

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Academy newsletter – issue 19 – March 2017

March 24th, 2017

Click here to view our latest Academy newsletter. If you would like to discuss any of the content further, please contact Graham Fitzgerald.

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Three of the best: Baldwins appoints trio of directors

March 23rd, 2017 Baldwins new directors at Wynyard, Sarah Hale, Julie Gilhespie and Greg Hare pictured with MD Martin Barber

We are proud to announce that we have expanded our Wynyard-based team with the appointment of three highly experienced directors.   Always looking for opportunities to grow our service and team of experts, we have employed Julie Gilhespie as corporate finance director, Sarah Hale as audit director and Greg Hare as tax director (pictured L-R: […]

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£20,000 investment up for grabs for the North East’s budding entrepreneurs

March 22nd, 2017 KickStart Young Entrepreneur Award

Budding entrepreneurs in the North East are being given the chance to turn their business dream into a reality, with a five-figure investment up for grabs.   Applications for Baldwins Accountants’ KickStart Young Entrepreneur Awards have opened in the region for the first time, following its roaring success in the Midlands over the past four […]

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