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C H Jefferson & Co – IN THE NEWS

July 2016

We are please to have been one of the main sponsors for Scunthorpe Annual 10k again for 2016. All runners did very well in the heat.

May 2016

For the 3rd year in a row we are proud to have again sponsored the all-important Jelly Baby Station at just before the half way stage of the North Lincolnshire Half Marathon on 15th May 2016. All staff and partners manned the stand and had a great time supporting.

June 2015

May 2015

We are again proud to be sponsoring the Jelly Baby Station at the half way stage of the North Lincolnshire half marathon. We had great fun encouraging the runners last year and will be cheering everyone on again in 2015. Good luck to all the runners!

For the 3rd year in a row we are proud to be again sponsoring the all-important Jelly Baby Station at just before the half way stage of the North Lincolnshire Half Marathon on 15th May 2016. All staff and partners will be manning the Jelly baby stand. Good luck to all taking part in the Half Marathon and give us a wave when you pass!

April 2015

Allan Retirement

After some 38 years as a partner at CH Jefferson & Co, Allan Clark decided that it was time to take life a little easier and so retired from the practice on 31 March 2015. Going forward Allan will still be available as a consultant to the firm, and will still undertake audit work through our sister company CH Jefferson & Co Limited, so he hasn’t quite escaped altogether! Even though Allan had already cut back on his time in the office to 3 days a week, his presence will be missed - it’s definitely much quieter without his witticisms. Allan intends to fill his days spending time with family and working in his extensive garden. Of his retirement, Allan says "I can now begin to enjoy a more relaxed pace of life, knowing that the practice is in the safe hands of Claire and Helen"

Having been instructed to not make a fuss!! We ignored what was said!

February 2015

Well we are getting settled in our new offices at 5 Park Square. It is certainly much quieter here than at Oswald Road - we think we actually miss the sirens, buses and traffic noise! Here are some photos of the new place

Our move even made the news!

C H Jefferson & Co, Accountants appoints new Partner

Scunthorpe based ACCA quality checked accountancy firm C H Jefferson & Co have announced the appointment of Helen Staniforth as a partner.

The firm say the promotion recognises the important contribution Helen has made during the time she has been with CH Jefferson & Co, particularly since qualifying as a Chartered Certified Accountant in 2007.

Over the last two decades Helen has built up a strong reputation with existing clients. She is a well-respected member of the firm dealing with all aspects of general practice including audit, business accounts and tax, VAT, payroll and personal taxes.

Helen said "I am delighted to join the partnership. CH Jefferson & Co is a great place to work. I am really looking forward to developing my relationships with existing clients as well as building up a portfolio of new clients and exploring ways in which to expand and help move the practice forward".

One of the existing partners, Claire Phillips said: "Congratulations to Helen on being appointed a partner. This is well deserved. We are delighted and look forward to her helping guide the firm to further success."

CH Jefferson & Co offers a no obligation free one hour consultation for prospective clients. If you would like to make an appointment, Helen can be contacted on 01724 282236 or by email at

May 2014

We are proud to be sponsoring the all-important Jelly Baby Station at the half way stage of the North Lincolnshire Half Marathon on 4th May 2014. As some of you will know, several of our staff have an extremely sweet tooth but manage to keep off the pounds by regular running, so this seemed a very apt thing for us to be involved in! All staff and partners will be manning the Jelly baby stand at half way. Good luck to all taking part in the Half Marathon and give us a wave when you pass!

Automatic Enrolment

Over the last few months Catherine has been busy attending events and meeting various people in connection with pensions and payroll as well as working closely with our software providers, independent financial advisers and pension providers in connection with auto enrolment.

All employers will need to act to comply with the law which came into force for large employers from October 2012 to help more people save for their retirement. Employers will be advised by The Pensions Regulator of the date from which they must start to comply with the new law. This is known as an employer’s staging date and it could be anywhere between October 2012 to February 2018.

Employers need to act in good time to ensure that they are ready to comply with the new law by their staging date. Employers who do not comply can face immediate fixed penalties of £400 and additional daily fines can also be issued between £50 and £10,000 per day (depending on the number of staff employed). With 30,000 employers due to stage in 2014, and the number increasing significantly from 2015 onwards when small employers start to stage, the pensions industry is set to face a capacity crunch and it is VITAL that employers start preparing early to secure a pension scheme. We recommend that you take action 12 to 18 months before your staging date.

Whether you would like advice on finding out your staging date, understanding and complying with your new responsibilities, finding a pension provider, or any other queries you may have, we can offer assistance. If you would like more information please contact Catherine

December 2011 - UK Steel Enterprises Ltd

Allan and Claire had a very informative meeting with Alan Wood of UK Steel Enterprises Ltd, a subsidiary of Tata Steel which is tasked with the responsibility of helping the economic regeneration of communities affected by changes in the steel industry.  The organisation is looking to raise its profile in the Scunthorpe area and is seeking to provide equity/loan finance to small and medium sized businesses in this area.  Amongst other things, to apply you will need a well thought out business plan. There are low cost loans and grants available too starting at less than £1,000 up to £750,000.  If you are interested and would like some more information please speak to either Allan or Claire and/or visit the website:

December 2011 - CHJ out and about!

Claire and Lindsay attended their first Lincs Tweet Meet they had a great time meeting a lot of people who were also interested in Social Media. If you’re on Twitter then please follow Claire @CHJefferson and Lindsay @LindsayJayne76 .
Lindsay did a great job of escaping the cameras but Claire was having such a good time enjoying herself that she got papped! by Laser Red of Lincoln.

Claire and Lindsay really enjoyed the chance to network and listen to some great speakers sharing tips, knowledge and their experiences with everyone.
Liam Lally of Zaddle Marketing was one of the speakers on the night and proved to be a fountain of knowledge and gave Claire and Lindsay lots of tips and ideas on how to improve their presence on Twitter.

Photos by Laser Red - Web Design Lincoln

July 2011 - Make £5 blossom

Throughout May, June & July we took part in a youth enterprise initiative organised by North Lincolnshire Council called Make £5 Blossom.  Local businesses loaned £150 (£5 per pupil) to pupils of local primary schools who then had to use that money to hopefully make some more, thereby learning all about business skills. Here at CHJ we were linked with Gunness & Burringham C of E School.  The money was loaned to their enterprise club. We met with them on several occassion both at the school and here at CHJ's offices and gave them the benefit of our advice.  The children decided to set up their business around their school production of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.  The Children made a whopping £450 profit from advertising, cake and sweet sales, refreshments and raffle. Our £150 was paid back to us at the presentation on 15 July 2011

North Lincolnshire Council are looking for local businesses to take part in the next Make £5 Blossom  We would definitely recommend local businesses to take part.

June 2011

Wedding Bells saw the wedding of CHJ's  Helen Trevethick to James. A fabulous day was had by all, Helen was a beautiful bride as we all knew she would be. In keeping with her arts and crafts hobby Helen with the help of Catherine had made all the table decorations and bunting, but she did draw the line at making her own wedding cake saying that this would be just too stressful! So Helen T is now Mrs Glew just in case you thought we had a newby on meet the team.

February 2011

CHJ said good bye to Malcolm Dunford who retired after spending 41 years with the practice. He will be sadly missed by his clients and colleagues. Staff and Partners ensured Malcolm had a good send off with presents and cake! And not just any old cake it was a one off creation in the shape of a calculator from our in- house cake makers Helen & Catherine!

November 2010

Kerry Padley Qualifies as a Chartered Certified Accountant

October 2010

Twins Helen & Catherine Trevethick – Family ACCA Success

July 2010

John Leggott Maths Challenge sponsored by C H Jefferson & Co for over 20 years


2011 - The Charity chosen to benefit from CHJ's fundraising this year will be Diabetes UK kicking off with our fun day on 7th September 2011. Other sponsored events will be a 13 miles walk, 40 meter Zip Slide, The Great North Run and a 22 mile swim. You can sponsor us here at  

September 2010 – CHJ supported the Scunthorpe Branch of the Alzheimer's Society in 2010, taking part in a Memory Walk across the Humber Bridge and back. They also organised a 'Fun Day', at the office challenging and competing against each other to Wii Games. A grand total of £495-00 was raised.

October 2009 – CHJ’s nominated charity for 2009 was Children In Need. Staff and Partners all took part in a ‘Bikeathon’ where they had to take it in turns ensuring a member of the team was cycling at all times, this was carried out for 7 and 3 quarter hours (a whole working day at CHJ). A very impressive £963-80 was raised.