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Marketing – a year down the line

September 29th, 2017

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Marketing Manager Linda Clark celebrates her first year at Nicholsons Chartered Accountants. Linda joined the firm in September 2016 to oversee the marketing department.


With well over 100 people attending her first event, the firm’s Farming Forum, Linda has continued to enjoy many more successful events such as the Lincolnshire Show, planning and organising the Finance Management Forums, a range of business seminars and Charity events.


Linda says “It has been a busy year as there has been a lot of planning and preparation to do to start building on projects to raise the profile of the firm. We have been involved in some great local marketing initiatives including the Knights’ Trail and the sponsorship of Lincoln City Football Club. With many events behind me, I am pleased to say that I am looking forward to implementing the plans we have made for the next year.”


Inspiring Leadership and the Finance Management Forum are just two events being organised for the autumn, but are there many more ideas in the pipeline. Nicholsons is looking forward to delivering its marketing plan and working in partnership with other businesses.


Richard Hallsworth, Marketing Director at Nicholsons says “When Linda joined the firm our objective was to raise our profile. With the positive feedback received, we are confident that we have achieved our aim. This year our marketing plans will be more targeted, to deliver a comprehensive range of business services to our clients to help them run their businesses successfully. “


The Firm is planning a “Small Business Conference” on Thursday 8th March 2018 at the Drill Hall and will once again run their annual Charity Badminton Tournament, also in March, raising money for the Lincs Notts Air Ambulance.


In her spare time Linda likes travelling, DIY and gardening. She is also Secretary to Newark Wine Society and Flintham & District Ploughing Match and Show.


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



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

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