As one of Evuna’s premier Spanish tapas restaurants, the beautiful Tudor building on King’s Street Knutsford is their latest venue, along with the Northern Quarter and Deansgate Manchester, and opening soon in Altrincham. Host for the evening, Director Jane Dowler, gave a history of how Evuna was born just over fifteen years ago, and talked passionately about importing exclusive specially selected wines from small boutique vineyards in Spain, to hiring some of the best chefs in Madrid to develop their ever evolving food concept and offering traditional Spanish dishes with a modern twist. Jane and her team provided the most delicious tapas along with the odd glass of wine and the hospitality was outstanding – to get your flavour of Evuna visit www.evuna.com
Our guest speaker for the evening was Annette McDonald, deputy MD at the Tatton Group, North Cheshire’s largest private landowner with an innovative approach to enhancing the local community. Annette spoke of the Group’s exciting initiatives like Tatton Locations – providing locations for the film and TV industry with Hollyoaks, Peaky Binders to their name; Tatton Stays – short-stay accommodation for corporate. home-from-home lets; their new residential homes project at Parkgate Knutsford; Tatton Works offering creative workspace – find out a lot more at www.tattongroup.com
Under the Making Tax Digital initiative, businesses with turnover exceeding the VAT registration threshold (£85,000 until 2022) will, with a small number of exceptions, be required to submit VAT returns for periods beginning on or after 1 April 2019 directly from software. It will not be possible to type the return into HMRC’s VAT portal as most do at the moment.
This will mean businesses using manual records, spreadsheets or older accounting packages need to consider how they will submit VAT returns going forward. It may mean moving to a modern cloud-based accountancy package and it is important to discuss with your accountant how your business will be ready for making tax digital.
Chamber Patrons, Harts, are running training sessions for Quickbooks – for training dates in February and March click HERE
Due to a continued period of growth, Thorneycroft Solicitors are pleased to announce that Nicola Dickinson, the Head of Volume Legal services at the firm, is to take a position on the Thorneycroft Solicitors Board.
Nicola’s new role will take effect from 1st December 2018, and she will take the role of Director of Volume Legal Services and Legal Operations.
The announcement follows a series of recent successes for the firm including the acquisition of Leathems Solicitors in Whaley Bridge in August and the sponsorship of British Superbike rider Christian Iddon in September.
Nicola has been with the firm since December 2015 and in that time she has made a significant impact. She has brought her considerable experience to improve the firms’ systems and procedures across their New Business Department, Portal and Litigation Teams.
The efficiencies made in these Teams and new structures put in place have helped the firm to deliver an improved Client service, progress cases and achieve targets set.
As a result of improved performance in these Teams, Thorneycroft Solicitors have been able to expand their business to bring on new commercial partners and grow existing relationships.
This has led to the Firm setting up their Credit Hire Team. That Department has now grown to encompass the Credit Hire Team and Employers Liability Claims Team. As a result of this growth, the Department was rebranded as the Volume Legal Services Department.
As a Board member, Nicola will be able to contribute to improvements across the firm with ideas and efficiencies which have worked successfully in the Volume Department to date.