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A great selection of clients turned up, and judging from the photos, I think we can safely say that we all had a great time! Check out the photo below; we’ve got Michelle with farmers John and Sally Medforth, Jane and Ricardo from Selby Tyres Ltd and Reuben Properties, Amanda Hooton from Kitty Elisse, Tony and Dave from Barden Print Ltd, Lisa Tottman from CLS Identification Ltd, our window cleaning clients Ben and Pete, Richard Turvey, a business consultant from Visibility, and long-term client Philip Morris.
After moving into our new offices in January 2017, we decided to hold a party to celebrate the growth of the business over the last 21 years. Crowther Chartered Accountants was started by Director Steve Crowther in 1995; the same year as Huddersfield Town got promoted to the Division One in football, Robbie Williams left Take That, and Toy Story dominated the Box Office!
Over the years, things have changed a lot for Steve; the business has gone from strength to strength. At Crowther Chartered Accountants we now have a staff of 16 (or 17 if you include Archie the Cockerpoo, our ‘Head of Security’) and we’ve moved to a fancy new office building which we’ve renamed Abacus House. The business’s 21st birthday seemed like the perfect opportunity to allow clients to meet all of the staff and, for those clients we see less frequently, visit our new offices on Pennine Business Park.
The whole team worked really hard in the run up to the event; organising food and drink, tidying up and getting the office ready for the party. Last week was all-hands-on deck as we roped in Amy and Max Crowther, Director Steve’s kids to help serve food and drink, take photographs and blow up balloons!
We have been working with design company Aye! Creative in the re-design of all of our literature and website, and they have also played a large part in decorating the office. Clients, friends and family alike were very impressed with the bright and airy feel to the new office, accented by a bright ‘Crowther’ red, and incorporating the graphics produced by designer Oli from Aye!
We held a raffle to raise money for Forget Me Not Children’s Hospice, a local charity which works with families of children with life-shortening conditions. This fantastic charity has a hospice not far from our new offices in Bradley, Huddersfield and we’ve been doing a lot of fundraising events for them here at Crowther Chartered Accountants. On this occasion we managed to raise £265.50 through selling raffle tickets! The winner of the raffle prize (a HUGE Easter Egg and bottle of Prosecco, plus a hamper full of more chocolate!) was Snehal Patel from DNS Discounts. She told us that it’s her birthday in a couple of weeks and she’s saving the Prosecco for then! Well done Snehal!
For the party we had delightful canapes from Asparagus Green Catering, and their staff served up lovely roast pork and stuffing sandwiches from a hog roast provided by Greedy Little Pig. Both companies are local clients and are based at the National Coal Mining Museum, Wakefield where they cater to parties and corporate events both on and off site. And if that wasn’t enough, we were also given some pork pies by Huddersfield-based Jones Pies! The beer was supplied by our client Bridgecroft Beer Suppliers, and Prosecco provided by Almondbury-based Taste Fine Wines.
We’d like to thank all of you for coming, and for helping, and for being our clients! We know that our relationships with our clients is the most important part of our business, and we love the fact that you’re happy to come and have a drink with us! Here’s to the next 21 years at Crowther Chartered Accountants!