Yorkshire has farming and rural business at its heart. We can share our expertise and experience in advising many agricultural and rural businesses together with those clients who face considerable challenges (and opportunities) brought by managing and maintaining landed estates.
As specialists in accounting for Agriculture, we understand the challenges that farming presents.
Issues typically faced by those in this sector that we can advise on include:
Maximising capital values and securing reliable income streams (whilst remaining sensitive to important historic traditions)
Achieving sustainable farm diversification
Managing disparate commercial activities
Grants and funding
Achieving or maintaining charitable status for some activities/sites
Effective marketing and finding new routes to market
Managing cash flows
Tax planning – including complex trusts, VAT and personal and corporate tax issues around land and property.
Trusted advice and support
Chris specialises in advising owner-managed businesses and their stakeholders and also advises a significant number of pension schemes, not-for-profit and charitable organisations.Chris' profile >
Chris specialises in advising owner-managed businesses and their stakeholders and also advises a significant number of pension schemes, not-for-profit and charitable organisations. Chris marries experience with a fresh perspective and has developed an enviable reputation as a senior adviser to many business leaders in the region. He advises owner-managed businesses and many charitable and not-for-profit organisations. Having graduated from Sheffield University, Chris qualified as a Chartered Accountant with an international firm. After a year-long secondment in industry, he joined Sagars in 1988. Appointed as a partner in 1995, Chris is now our managing partner. Very sporty, Chris led the Sagars team to success in the Three Peaks Challenge, loves a bit of a run or a bike ride (has been known to end up in the canal – bike, computer and all) and competes in triathlons… to mention just a few pursuits. Favourite film: Angels with Dirty Faces
Susan provides audit, accounting, taxation and business advisory services to small and medium-sized limited companies, pension schemes, charities and not for profit organisations.Susan's profile >
Susan provides audit, accounting, taxation and business advisory services to small and medium sized limited companies, pension schemes, charities and not for profit organisations. She has extensive knowledge of accounts preparation and statutory audit work and advises on related corporation tax and income tax matters. Having qualified as a Chartered Accountant and Chartered Taxation Adviser with a national firm, Susan joined Sagars in 1998 and recently became a partner. She is a member of the ICAEW’s Charity and Voluntary Sector special interest group and is responsible for our graduate recruitment and on-going professional development programmes. Susan likes to spend her time away from Sagars in the great outdoors - cycling, walking and gardening in the summer months and standing on junior football touchlines in the winter months…she’s also a very dedicated mum. Favourite song: One, U2
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