Richard Burkimsher

Partner, Northampton

With twenty seven years of post-qualification experience, Richard acts as one of the firm’s audit partners. He provides advice and consultancy services to a growing portfolio of family owned businesses and also works with a number of International groups and is experienced in dealing with acquisitions and mergers.

Richard is chairman of the Northamptonshire ProHelp Group which is made up of a number of local professional firms that provide specialist services to local charities. Richard is also Chairman of the Audit and Risk Group of the EMLC Academy Trust.

Richard has many sporting interests and follows Aston Villa and Matlock Town FC. He is regularly found walking the fairways at Northampton Golf Club and is a keen supporter of live music.

Richard Burkimsher

Partner, Northampton

01604 645 600

Richard’s recent articles


Tony Nickson joins Hawsons as VAT Consultant

Hawsons are pleased to announce that Tony Nickson has joined the firm as a VAT Consultant. Tony was formerly a VAT Officer in Customs and Excise and then Higher Officer in HMRC. After 20 years of working in the VAT office, Tony has gained a wealth of knowledge of VAT...

Staff from Hawsons Endeavour to help!

On Friday 16 June, Hawsons staff enjoyed a day out helping the Sheffield based charity, Endeavour, by carrying out various tasks such as gardening, cleaning, stripping paint and even dismantling a canoe rack. Endeavour have been working with some of England's...

Stephen Allender joins Hawsons as Senior Tax Manager

Hawsons are pleased to announce that Stephen Allender has joined the firm as a Senior Tax Manager. Stephen is a Chartered Tax Advisor and member of the Association of Taxation Technicians. He has worked in tax since 1997 having gained a wealth of experience working...

Hawsons fundraise for Children In Need with charity bake-off!

Across all of our three offices, Hawsons have been fundraising for Children In Need with a dress-down day as well as a charity bake-off.  A big thank you to all those who entered the baking competition which was judged by Hawsons' Healthcare Partner, Scott Sanderson...

Hawsons’ partners take part in international football tournament

Two of Hawsons partners, Simon Bladen and Scott Sanderson, took part in an International 'World Cup style' tournament in Paris, France, over the weekend Simon and Scott represented the UK team of HLB International - a worldwide network of independent professional...

Hawsons launch new exit planning service

Hawsons Chartered Accountants are pleased to announce the launch of a new exit planning service. The service is aimed at owner managed businesses looking to realise the maximum value of their business as they exit the business in the next 5 years. It puts a structure...

Why did BHS fail? Lessons for UK retailers

It has been a busy couple of months for the retail sector – the EU referendum, the introduction of the new National Living Wage and the collapse of two of the UK’s high street brands, BHS and Austin Reed. Each brings its own challenges, but the decline of BHS has been...

43% of charities fail to report charitable expenditure correctly

A new report from the Charity Commission (published on 19 August 2015) found that a large number of charities are under-reporting charitable expenditure, failing to submit accurate records in both their annual accounts and annual reports. The report, which examined...

Natasha Fathers joins growing Hawsons Wealth Management team

Hawsons Wealth Management are delighted to announce that Natasha Fathers has joined the firm as an Independent Financial Adviser. Natasha is an experienced financial adviser having worked in financial services throughout her career, both across Yorkshire and at a...

Q&A: Lessons for trustees after Kids Company closure

The news that Kids Company has closed down is a devastating blow to everyone involved. Following the closure we spoke to Hawsons’ three charity partners,  Paul Wormald, Richard Burkimsher and Simon Bladen to get their thoughts on what lessons trustees can learn from...

Peter Wilmer joins as Corporate Finance Partner

Hawsons are pleased to announce that Peter Wilmer has joined the firm as Corporate Finance Partner. Peter is highly experienced in the field of corporate finance having worked for two firms of Chartered Accountants, including a national firm, as well as two major...

New VAT refund scheme for certain charities

In Finance Act 2015 the government introduced a VAT refund scheme for palliative care charities, search and rescue charities, air ambulance charities and medical courier charities. The scheme came into effect from 1 April 2015. The legislation itself is brief and many...

Urgent appeal: save multi-million pound charity scheme

A scheme which has provided millions of pounds’ worth of support to community groups across the East Midlands is in danger of closure. ProHelp gives local groups, clubs and charities free access to a wide range of professional services they wouldn’t otherwise be able...

Commission releases updated annual return form

The Charity Commission has now released its updated annual return, which includes new questions regarding the level of income charities receive from government (central of local) grants and contracts, the charity’s staff pay policies and details on the charity’s...

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