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Bulley Davey raises over £5,900 for charities

Bulley Davey has raised £5,900 for charities over the last twelve months – including £2,830 for their charity of the year, Breast Cancer Care.

In raising the money for their charity of the year, the Bulley Davey team – which has offices in eight locations across the Eastern region – tackled a 10k fun run, held their annual quiz and dress down days; and one member of the team even sold eggs from their chickens. Altogether they raised £2,830 for the breast cancer charity.

Different offices undertook their own fundraising too – the Oundle team took part in the Peterborough Fun Colour Rush in remembrance of Anna Webb, raising £750 for Sue Ryder Thorpe Hall.

The company, which offers proactive and forward-thinking advice to individuals and businesses on everything from payroll to cloud accounting and wealth management, also did its bit for Macmillan Coffee Morning. Teams from across the firm took part in baking cakes but most notably was the Wisbech team’s pop-up coffee shop which raised £1,400 across the day.

Speaking about the fundraising, Director Mitchell Burden, said: “We’re so happy to be rounding off another year of fundraising with such an amazing total. I want to firstly say thank you to the Bulley Davey team for their efforts – whether it was getting their running shoes on, or rustling up some incredible cakes, they went the extra mile time and again.

“At Bulley Davey we believe in giving back and doing our bit for charity – Breast Cancer Care does vital work supporting people who have been diagnosed with breast cancer. At a time when things can be really difficult, their nurses and volunteers are there to help provide information and support. The same applies to the likes of Sue Ryder Thorpe Hall and Macmillan Cancer Support – it’s been a great year of fundraising and we’re looking forward to the year ahead.”

Emily Beahan, Community Fundraiser at Breast Cancer Care says, “We are so grateful to Bulley Davey for their hard work and efforts raising vital funds for Breast Cancer Care. The money raised will help Breast Cancer Care to continue to provide free services including; support over the phone with a nurse or someone who’s been there, welcoming online forums, reliable information and local group support, as well as vital breast cancer research. An estimated 600,000 people are alive in the UK after a diagnosis of breast cancer, so there has never been a more urgent need to support the charity.”

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Local accountants put the focus on farming at annual briefing

Bulley Davey, a local accountancy and tax advice firm, explored the current and future state of farming and agriculture at their annual Farm Briefing event last week.

The event covered the future of subsidies and land prices, proprietary estoppel, a Brexit update and more. Alongside Bulley Davey, were guest speakers from Hegarty Solicitors and property & agriculture firm Brown & Co.

Over 40 attendees engaged in lively discussions and debates on key issues – including whether Brexit was a distraction for farmers in light of the forthcoming Agriculture Bill. Elsewhere there were words of warning from Hegarty Solicitors about making sure farmers had succession plans in place and updated wills, to avoid losing their farms to proprietary estoppel.

Wayne Glenton, Agricultural Director at Bulley Davey, spoke after the event: “The briefing was a big success and I’d like to thank all those who attended – and our speakers from Hegarty Solicitors and Brown & Co. There’s never been a more important time for a session like this, as farmers face a lot of potential changes to their livelihoods – we hope they found some helpful insights from the day.

“At Bulley Davey we believe in using events like these to add value to the everyday lives of our clients and their peers. We’re already looking forward to similarly lively discussions at next year’s event!”

For more information on Bulley Davey’s services, visit: www.bulleydavey.co.uk

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Bright futures for young accountants

Having completed their latest exams, three young accountants from Bulley Davey’s Wisbech, Holbeach and Oundle offices, Paige Abbott, Jake Burton and Samuel Fox, are celebrating.

Paige, who works at Bulley Davey’s Wisbech office, has successfully passed the Association of Accounting Technicians exams and is now AAT qualified. The qualification process involves completing eleven exams and a portfolio over two and a half years of study and professional experience.

Paige joined the firm in 2016. She will continue to work at the Wisbech office in general accounts, bookkeeping and taxation work.

Jake, who works at Bulley Davey’s Holbeach office, has successfully passed the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants exams and is now ACCA qualified. The ACCA qualification provides accountants with the skills and knowledge transferrable to any business meaning that they can specialise in, and support, a various different accountancy areas. The course is attentive to professional values, ethics and governance – elements which are vital for an industry moving towards strengthened codes of conduct, regulation and legislation.

Jake joined the firm of Chartered Certified Accountants and Chartered Tax Advisers in 2013. He will continue to work at the Holbeach office in general accounts taxation and cloud accounting work.

Samuel, who works at Bulley Davey’s Oundle office, has successfully passed the Chartered Tax Adviser exams and will be applying for his CTA qualified membership. The qualification process typically involves completing six exams over two years of study along with a minimum of three years professional experience.

Samuel joined the firm of Chartered Certified Accountants and Chartered Tax Advisers in September 2014. He will continue to work at the Oundle office in general accounts and taxation work.

Bulley Davey is a firm of Chartered Certified Accountants and Chartered Tax Advisers with offices in Peterborough, Spalding, Wisbech, Oundle, Stamford, Holbeach, Corby and Hitchin. Bulley Davey Wealth Management, their sister company based in Spalding and most recently Stamford, is also an accredited firm of Chartered Financial Planners.


Director celebrates 40 years at local accountancy firm

David Webb, Director at Chartered Certified Accountants & Chartered Tax Advisers Bulley Davey, is celebrating 40 years at the firm.

David joined the firm, which has eight offices across the region, in October 1978, having qualified as an accountant in Peterborough. He began in the company’s St Neots office as an assistant to the Partner – before being asked to head up the Oundle office in 1982.

The move was a return home, as David’s parents had farmed just outside Oundle and he had lived there since he was six. He has overseen the office’s growth from 6 members to 18 and has also been Chairman of the local branches of both the Chartered Institute of Taxation and the Institute of Chartered Accountants.

Talking about the changes over the years, David said: “When I joined Bulley Davey, we had one large computer based in Huntingdon for use by all the offices, so you can see how times have changed with computers and emails!

“The best thing about having been at Bulley Davey for these 40 years is the friendships I have formed with both staff and clients. Our office here in Oundle feels like a family – and many of my clients are very good friends.”

When asked for any advice to those coming up in accountancy, David added: “To me the key is getting to know your clients – and ensuring your clients know you and your wider team. Emails have made our jobs easier – but it’s important to maintain that personal touch wherever possible. I’m proud of the way we do that at Bulley Davey.”

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Success for young accountants in exams

Having completed their latest Institute of Chartered Accountants of England and Wales (ICAEW) exams, two young accountants from Spalding and Peterborough, Rob Dalton and James Green, are celebrating.

Rob, who works at Bulley Davey’s Spalding office, has successfully passed the exams and is now ACA qualified. The qualification process typically takes three years to complete and includes 15 different modules. During this time Rob also qualified as a Chartered Tax adviser and hopes to use his knowledge to provide the best quality of service to all our clients.

James, who works at Bulley Davey’s Peterborough office, has successfully passed the exams and is now ACA qualified. The qualification process typically takes three years to complete, though it can take up to five, and in order to pass, James had to work through 15 modules.

Rob joined the firm of Chartered Certified Accountants and Chartered Tax Advisers in July 2013 as a Trainee Accountant. He will continue to work at the Spalding office specialising in Audit, Tax and technology ensuring that all our clients are prepared for the ever-changing landscape in the years to come.

James joined the firm of Chartered Certified Accountants and Chartered Tax Advisers in 2015. He will continue to work at the Peterborough office in general accounts and taxation work.

Mitchell Burden, Director at Bulley Davey’s Peterborough office, commented: “Congratulations to both Rob and James on their achievement in passing his final exams and becoming ACA qualified.

“The accreditation ensures that our accountants meet the highest standards and are able to deliver the highest quality advice and services to all of our clients. I know that both Rob and James have put in a lot of work over a number of years to get here and we’re excited to see what the future holds for them!”

Bulley Davey is a firm of Chartered Certified Accountants and Chartered Tax Advisers with offices in Peterborough, Spalding, Wisbech, Oundle, Stamford, Holbeach, Corby and Hitchin. Bulley Davey Wealth Management, their sister company based in Spalding and most recently Stamford, is also an accredited firm of Chartered Financial Planners.