WDS LATEST NEWS

 

As a prominent provider of tax and accounting services, proudly announces the appointment of Terry Ogden as Senior Tax Manager. With a robust background spanning over a decade in taxation, Terry brings a wealth of expertise and a diverse skill set to the firm.

 

 

Amidst the whirlwind of tasks and responsibilities, it's easy to overlook the little things that make a big difference. But sometimes, those unnoticed actions, fuelled by dedication and kindness, shine brightly enough to capture our attention. Today, we proudly announce Fahima Mulla from the payroll team as the WDS Quarterly Recognition Award winner for the quarter ended on 30 September 2023.

 

 

Spring is a great time to look ahead and make any new investments and pension contributions to utilise any unused allowances before the end of the current tax year on 5 April 2024.

 

We have created a checklist to show the tax planning opportunities available if your budget allows, to make your money work hard for you:

As we celebrate International Women's Day, it's our privilege to shine a spotlight on the remarkable journey and achievements of Bryony Harland. Through her dedication, resilience, and unwavering commitment to excellence, Bryony has risen from Accountant to Chartered Accountant, Client Manager, and now she has been newly appointed as Team Leader for our Northallerton office.

In this exclusive Q&A interview, we delve into Bryony's inspiring story, exploring her career milestones, insights, and the invaluable lessons learned along the way. Join us as we celebrate Bryony's journey and honour her contributions to our firm and the broader finance industry.

 

As we bid farewell to a remarkable year, it's with immense pride and gratitude that we look back on our year-long fundraising journey in support of the Motor Neurone Disease Association (MNDA). With dedication, creativity, and a strong sense of community, we're thrilled to announce that our collective efforts have resulted in raising over £16,000 for this crucial cause. Let's take a closer look at the diverse activities that made this achievement possible.

 

In a world where unity and compassion shine, every step forward makes a significant impact. At WDS, we are immensely proud to share the heart-warming success story of the recent Charity Ball Fundraiser, which took place on 18th November 2023.

 

At WDS, The Walters' is not just an awards ceremony; it's a celebration of the incredible talent and dedication within our firm. This year's event was nothing short of spectacular, filled with anticipation, recognition, and heartfelt applause. Let's dive into the highlights and meet the outstanding individuals who earned their well-deserved accolades:

 

Beat the Corporation Tax Rise! 

On the 1st of April 2023, corporation tax increased from 19%, rising to 25% for most limited companies. If you are the owner of a limited company, this could result in a significant increase in your corporation tax bill. 

One effective way to reduce your tax obligation… 

 

On Saturday 26th August, we attended the 108th Wensleydale Agricultural Show. It was a typical Bank Holiday weekend with the usual sunny spells and heavy rain showers, but this didn’t put off showgoers!

 

Our third quarterly recognition award winner is Claire Toner! 

Claire was nominated by two of her peers for showcasing exceptional teamwork and living our values of being ‘Approachable’ and ‘Passionate’. If you happen to follow Claire on LinkedIn you’ll see daily just how passionate she is.

 

On Friday, 11th August, we were joined by a couple of hundred professionals who gathered at Brighouse Sports Club to participate in our Charity Rounders Tournament to raise funds on behalf of the Motor Neurone Disease Association (MNDA).

The tournament was a huge success, with teams from all over the community coming together to play, have fun, and raise money for a great cause. The weather shone all afternoon and the team spirits were high.

 

We have a new team member! Please welcome Emma King (FCCA), the new WDS Bradford office Team Leader.

With her wealth of accountancy experience, we are thrilled to have her on board.

 
We caught up with Emma to ask her a couple of questions here’s how we got on

Every year we hold our annual awards ceremony ‘The Walters’ to recognise the outstanding contributions of our employees. The event was a huge success, as we celebrated the hard work and dedication of team members from our different offices and departments.

Last Friday our amazing #TeamWDS took on a remarkable challenge of walking without sight in aid of our 'Charity of the Year' Guide Dogs UK

Despite the odd downpour the team was in great spirits and took to York City Walls a busy tourist attraction to walk over 5 miles without sight.

 

Congratulations to Matthew Atkinson for winning our second quarterly recognition award!

 

Matthew was voted for showcasing our Passionate and Approachable company values.

 

Last week marked the 100th Annual Bike Week, and at #TeamWDS, we were excited to participate in an active bike challenge!

 

Last year our charity of the year partnership was The Guide Dogs for the Blind Association which is a phenomenal charity where we raised over £5k doing activities such as our Sponsored Blind Folded Walk across the York Walls, bake sales, bingo, dress down days and more.

As a result of our success, we got to name and raise a puppy and here she is.

We are thrilled to announce that Emily Watson our Cloud Accountant from our Huddersfield Team has won our first quarterly recognition award! This award is a celebration of our company's values and the outstanding efforts of our team members. Emily was nominated by her peer Adam Taylor for embodying our values and showcasing her passion for bookkeeping through her role supporting both team members and clients.

 

Running a business is a major undertaking, and it is all too easy to fall into financial hardship. When this happens, business owners may feel overwhelmed and uncertain about where to turn, but there is help available.

 

As it is International Women’s Day, we want to celebrate that WDS employs 44 amazing females.  Along with this statistic, WDS has just appointed its first Managing Director in its 137 years of history. 

 

WDS embraces equal opportunities for everyone in our firm.  We find the best person for a role and support them to achieve their aspirations. It is our mission to train and inspire all of our team to be the best that they can be.  Many of our team members have been internally promoted and this is shown at management and board level as we have equal numbers of women and men. 

 

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