Baines Jewitt News

Baines Jewitt shares post-COVID advice with Tees Business Magazine - 14/07/2020

The readers of the latest edition of Tees Business Magazine have been given advice from our team on the steps they can take as they emerge from lockdown and look forward to the future.

This wonderful feature includes advice from our Directors, Trevor Cook and Anne Cowley, as they offer their insights into how businesses in Teesside and beyond can rebuild and recover following this challenging period.

Read our latest article on pages 48 and 49 by clicking here

Baines Jewitt updates Teeside’s business community on Covid-19 support - 09/06/2020

Our director Anne Cowley has provided an update to Tees Business on the latest actions taken by the Government concerning its Coronavirus business support packages and tax-related issues. Read the full article here

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Aimee Willmott to join Commonwealth Games England board - 28/04/2020

Middlesbrough-born competitive swimmer Aimee Willmott is set to become an athlete representative on the board of Commonwealth Games England, as the team builds for a home Commonwealth Games in Birmingham in 2022. Baines Jewitt has been a corporate sponsor and business adviser to Aimee since 2016 and we were thrilled with Aimee’s Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games success, where she was crowned Women’s 400m Individual Medley Champion.

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Tees Business Q&A video featuring Anne Cowley - 14/04/2020

Baines Jewitt Director Anne Cowley was an expert guest recently on the first ever Tees Business Leaders online Q&A – giving advice, opinions and reaction to the impact of the coronavirus crisis on Tees businesses – alongside Middlesbrough mayor Andy Preston and Karl Pemberton of ACtive Financial Planners.

See it on the Tees Business Facebook page (8 April 2020):

Tees Business Magazine profiles Baines Jewitt - 26/03/2020

Prestigious publication, Tees Business Magazine, has produced a wonderful feature on our team. This fantastic piece includes an interview with Trevor Cook and Anne Cowley as they discuss highlights from the Budget and the issues businesses are facing during these difficult times.

Read our article by clicking here

Pastures new for Kathryn - 20/03/2020

One of Baines Jewitt’s longest standing employees is leaving the firm at the end of March to take early retirement.


CORONAVIRUS UK (COVID-19) - 17/03/2020



Residential Property – Capital Gains Tax changes from 6 April 2020 - 10/03/2020

For many, owning and selling their own home is thought to be tax-free but, as always, tax is never quite as simple as that.


Teesside firms join forces to advise on European acquisition of specialist UK engineering firm - 18/02/2020

Baines Jewitt and solicitors from The Endeavour Partnership were called on by German engine management specialist Heinzmann Holdings GmbH to assist them with a UK acquisition that continues Heinzmann’s aspirations to grow further.


Baines Jewitt appoints first class local talent - 18/02/2020

Baines Jewitt is firmly looking to its future thanks to the recruitment of top talent.


Baines Jewitt raises £570 for Teeside Hospice - 14/01/2020

To help make sure that no one has to face a life-limiting illness alone. Click here to view the certificate.

Tees Business - Where Everything Adds Up - 10/12/2019

Tees Business magazine has profiled Baines Jewitt in its latest edition and taken a look at the work we do for clients, big and small. Read the full story here.

Jemma proudly promoted to ICAEW fellowship - 03/11/2019

Congratulations to Jemma on becoming a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW). Fellowship rewards those who have achieved a higher level of professional experience; have at least 10 years ICAEW membership and have acted with the highest professional standards and integrity. Jemma can also now use the letters FCA.

Government offer helping hand with Brexit - 15/10/2019

The Government are delivering a series of face-to-face events, as well as an online webinar, to help businesses prepare for Brexit.

For more details, including how to sign up, follow the link below:

Professional milestone for Anne - 13/08/2019

Congratulations to Baines Jewitt director Anne Cowley FCA, who celebrates her 30 year professional milestone with us!  Anne joined the firm in 1989 after graduating with a degree in accounting and finance.  She qualified as a chartered accountant in 1993, was made a partner in 2003 and became a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW) in 2004.  Anne provides accounting and taxation advice to a wide range of local businesses and individuals. In addition, she is on the board of trustees for a local charity.

Long service celebration for Don Adams - 23/07/2019

Congratulations to Baines Jewitt Director Don Adams who celebrates 30 years’ service with us! Don joined Jewitts – then known as Jewitt, Sparrow and Swinbank - in 1989. He qualified as a chartered accountant in 1993; was made a partner at Jewitts in 2002 and became a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW) in 2003.

National stamp of quality for Baines Jewitt - 22/05/2019

The UK’s leading association of independent chartered accountants and law firms has placed Baines Jewitt among the top practices in the country.


Stockton Town Youth Yellows narrowly miss out on local League Cup title - 14/05/2019

A huge well done to Stockton Town Youth Under 16s Yellows who were crowned runners-up in the Teesside Junior Football Alliance League Cup Final at the weekend.


Professional accreditation for Lisa - 09/05/2019

Joining the finest ranks of accounting professionals, Lisa McCready has become a member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA). Having joined Baines Jewitt in 2016, and with over 15 years’ experience in accountancy roles to her name, we are delighted for Lisa.


Tara takes next step to completing AAT qualification - 02/04/2019

Congratulations to Tara, who has passed another exam with flying colours!


Baines Jewitt continues to support grassroots football - 29/01/2019

We love grassroots football and are proud sponsors of ‘Stockton Town Yellows under 16s.’ The team is having a great season so far and is competing on three separate fronts.


Another professional qualification for Ashleigh! - 22/01/2019

She’s no stranger to hard work and study, so we’re delighted that Ashleigh Smith has recently achieved accreditation from the Chartered Institute of Taxation (CIOT), the leading professional body in the UK for advisers dealing with all aspects of taxation. Ashleigh’s latest accolade involved additional study alongside her full-time job.


Loyal staff clock up over 500 years’ service - 11/12/2018

It is said that the key to business success is keeping your customers happy and treating your staff well.


Baines Jewitt boosts headcount with new recruits - 20/11/2018

We are delighted to have strengthened our chartered accountancy practice with an intake of new recruits.  Tara Ballantyne and Chantelle Hodgson have both recently joined Baines Jewitt.


Baines Jewitt at the National Landlords Association Conference - 11/09/2018

Baines Jewitt director Anne Cowley is attending the National Landlord Association (NLA) regional conference in Newcastle next week.  The NLA is the UK’s largest membership organisation for private residential landlords, supporting and representing over 30,000 members.


Funding grants for local firms - 11/09/2018

Baines Jewitt is urging local firms to apply for funding, designed to support Tees Valley business.

With grants to help everyone from start-ups, small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) and established companies, there are several funding streams - via Tees Valley Business Compass - to help Tees Valley business owners.


Work placement encourages A Level student to consider a career in accounting - 04/09/2018

We were delighted to welcome local A Level student, Leon, to Baines Jewitt for a one-day work shadow placement recently. By spending the day with our tax and accounting teams, Leon gained an insight into the tax return process; constructing a basic set of accounts; what happens during an audit and the different routes into the profession. As a result, Leon is now considering a career in accountancy via an apprenticeship.

Baines Jewitt gets behind their Great North runners - 04/09/2018

Good luck to Janet, Ashleigh, Gail and Hilary, who are running the Great North Run this weekend! Plus they are raising money for very worthwhile causes and there’s still time to donate:


Baines Jewitt athletes warm up for Great North Run - 30/08/2018

Counting the days until they take to the start line on 9th Sept! Our Great North Runners are raring to go and looking very smart in their Baines Jewitt hoodies, thanks to 'Customise It Now' printing and embroidery clothing company.

Successful careers in accountancy, with or without a degree - 24/07/2018

Two of our employees are proof that you can build a successful career in the profession, with or without a degree.


Baines Jewitt congratulates trainee chartered accountants on exam success - 17/07/2018

There has been more exam success for our trainee chartered accountants Grace and Lewis. Grace has passed ‘Financial Accounting and Reporting’ plus ‘Business Strategy and Technology.’ And Lewis has passed the ‘Tax Compliance’ and ‘Financial Management’ elements. This latest step forms part of a three year professional training programme to become an Associate Chartered Accountant (ACA) with the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England & Wales (ICAEW).

Baines Jewitt congratulates golden girl Aimee - 01/05/2018

Baines Jewitt Director Trevor Cook caught up with Teesside’s golden girl Aimee Willmott when she returned to her native North East recently.


Running training on track - 24/04/2018

It’s been a busy month for some of our Baines Jewitt runners.


Baines Jewitt receives longstanding contribution award - 17/04/2018

Baines Jewitt has been formally recognised for its contribution to the borough of Stockton-on-Tees.


Baines Jewitt congratulate Teeside swimming champion on Commonwealth Games gold - 04/04/2018

Representing team England, we are delighted that Teesside swimmer Aimee Willmott scooped gold at the 2018 Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games. In a close fought race to be crowned 400m Individual Medley champion, Aimee beat Scottish favourite Hannah Miley into second place. Aimee has had to overcome a number of challenges over the last year, including knee surgery, injury and a change of training base. This makes her success even more remarkable and her face on winning says it all.  [Image credits: Aimee Willmott and BBC]

Stockton Town Yellow Under 15s net fantastic wins, thanks to Baines Jewitt support - 04/04/2018

As well as supporting professional football, we like to get behind our local grass roots teams too. We’re delighted to sponsor ‘Stockton Town Yellow Under 15s,’ who are having a cracking season in Division 1 of the Teesside Junior Football Alliance (TJFA). The team has also secured a place in the semi-final of the League Cup on Sunday 8th April. Good luck lads! P.S. It has been a great week for the senior guys too, with Stockton Town F.C. making it through to the final of the FA Vase, which will take place at Wembley in May!

Baines Jewitt is honoured to support talented Middlesbrough swimmer Aimee Wilmott - 27/03/2018

Baines Jewitt is honoured to support talented Middlesbrough swimmer Aimee Wilmott. Not only is Aimee a Double Olympian, but she will be flying the flag for England and the North East on Australia’s Gold Coast next week at her third Commonwealth Games. Go Aimee!

Baines Jewitt ‘A Team’ to take on Great North Run - 20/03/2018

Doing themselves and Baines Jewitt proud. Our very own 'A Team'! Please show your support for Ashleigh, Hilary, Gail and Janet. All four are taking part in this year's Great North Run (9th September 2018). Updates will follow over the coming months.......P.S. Any sponsorship for their chosen charities would be really appreciated. Thank you.

SMEs and the Spring Statement - 20/03/2018

Chancellor Philip Hammond set out changes to the government’s taxation income and expenditure recently in his first Spring Statement, many of which will have an impact on the way the UK’s small businesses operate in the future.


Baines Jewitt give a talk about the tax changes impacting property investors - 20/02/2018

We were delighted to talk about the tax changes impacting on property investment, at Close Thornton’s recent ‘Property Buyers Evening’. If you missed the event, but want to know more about recent changes to the tax treatment of property businesses, please call us on (01642) 632032 or email:

Inspiring the next generation of professionals - 06/02/2018

Baines Jewitt’s VAT Director, Hilary Bevan and our award-winning trainee chartered accountant, Ashleigh Smith, were invited to Teesside High in Eaglescliffe recently as part of the school's annual careers convention. The marketplace-style event was attended by dozens of pupils and their parents, as well as representatives from further and higher education and other leading businesses. In particular, the event provided an opportunity to discuss the different routes into accountancy as a worthwhile and rewarding career.

Baines Jewitt boosts its support for North East businesses - 31/01/2018

Baines Jewitt has bolstered its support for local businesses by adding to its professional payroll team.


Welcoming a new intake of trainee chartered accountants - 28/11/2017

We’re delighted that Baines Jewitt has strengthened its practice with an intake of new recruits.


Baines Jewitt Partner rubs shoulders with the stars at business awards- 18/10/2017

BBC Breakfast’s Steph McGovern rubbed shoulders with our very own Trevor Cook at the Northern Society of Chartered Accountants Business & Awards Dinner recently!  The Northern Society of Chartered Accountants (NorSCA) represents ICAEW members working in business and the finance profession across the North East of England, Teesside, Northern Yorkshire and Cumbria.

Case Study: Greystones Farm- 11/07/2017

We help rural businesses and farmers, such as James Bainbridge at Greystones Farm, to make the most of their finances. Read about Greystones Farm and how we help the agricultural sector, in the latest issue of The Farmers Mart magazine. SUMMER 2017 – ISSUE 51

(p. 84-87)


New Tax-Free Childcare for Working Families - 04/07/2017

Working parents, including the self-employed, could receive up to £2,000 per child per year towards childcare costs via a new tax scheme.


Winning formula sees Ashleigh scoop prestigious award - 23/05/2017

A hard-working trainee chartered accountant has won a top prize for excelling in her professional exams.


Leading accountancy firm calls on local businesses to be ready for change - 16/05/2017

One of Teesside’s largest firms of chartered accountants has warned local businesses to be prepared for major changes to the tax system, following the early general election on 8 June.


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