On Friday 27th October ‘Your Tax Shop’ in Tameside held a Halloween Charity Ball to raise funds for two deserving charities; Willow Wood and Variety, the children’s charity.

The event took place at Best Western Hotel Smokies Park, in Oldham and involved a red-carpet arrival for 200 guests, a photo booth, four-course meal, luxury raffle (with prizes worth up to the value of £275!) – a live auction held by ‘Your Tax Shop’ partners Yvonne Cookson and Fiona Heyes, followed by a silent auction and not to forget, a live performance from ‘The Real Thing’!

The event was organised in its entirety by members of ‘Your Tax Shop’s’ dedicated team; from choosing the venue, preparing the menus, raffle tickets, table plan and board of thanks to sourcing raffle and auction prizes and all of the additional planning involved with an event of this scale.

Speaking at the event, a very proud Yvonne Cookson, ‘Your Tax Shop’ partner said, “We are absolutely made up with the total.

“The Halloween Ball was a huge success and the very fact that the team smashed their target of £10,000 and raised £11,260.10, is testament to show how the whole company has come together and all did amazing in their individual roles. – All in all we all just had a ball!”

The team would like to say a big thank you to Elaine from Willow Wood and Lyn from Variety for their help on the night!


‘Your Tax Shop’ was also nominated in the recent 2017 British Accountancy Awards for the fourth year running. They were invited as guests of their software provider IRIS this year, and enjoyed front row seats and free champagne on the night!

The British Accountancy Awards are one of the profession’s most prestigious honours, and are only open to accountancy practices who are leading the way in this increasingly competitive industry.

Yvonne and Fiona who represented the company at the annual event said, “Although we didn’t win on the night, we are still very proud to be shortlisted as finalists in the ‘independent firm of the year – north’ and ‘outstanding community engagement and contribution’ categories, not only for the first year, but three years in a row and to be given a chance of winning both awards demonstrates that our unique way of working has been recognised by our peers for our dedication and commitment to client satisfaction and staff development!”

On behalf of all the team at ‘Your Tax Shop’, we would also like to congratulate all the winners and other finalists on the night. We had an amazing evening, and enjoyed celebrating the success of everybody in our industry!”

To complete a continued a run of awards for the successful accountancy practice, the company has just been presented with a ‘highly commended’ certificate in the ‘Corporate Social Responsibility Award’ in the recent ‘Pride of Tameside Business Awards’ event.

The company were finalists in the following 4 categories: Professional Services Business of the Year, Corporate Social Responsibility Award, Entrepreneur of the Year – Yvonne Cookson and Apprentice of the Year – Chloe Lees, Kieran Ward, Joshua Thomas.

Yvonne said, “We were presented with a ‘highly commended’ certificate in the ‘Corporate Social Responsibility Award’ category and we’re so proud to have been finalists in so many other categories!

Again, congratulations to all of the winners and finalists from everyone at Your Tax Shop!”


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