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Sapphire celebrates Employee Ownership

The Manchester-based contracting and accountancy firm, Sapphire, has transitioned to be an Employee-Owned business. Using the model made famous by The John Lewis Group, the Sapphire Employee Ownership Trust (EOT) sees the majority of company bought by its employees. Mark Connor, Managing Director said; “This is our commitment to the company for the long term, […]

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Christmas Shoebox Appeal is back!

Every year Samaritans spend the run up to Christmas gathering and packing up the generous donations sent in by you. These donations get sent all over the globe to thousands of well deserving children that will likely go without receiving any gifts this Christmas. These shoeboxes will be filled with items that get sent to […]

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The Autumn Budget 2021

The Autumn 2021 Budget took place yesterday with a few interesting surprises, albeit many did not come as a surprise due to the amount of information that had been leaked to the press prior to the Chamber. The Budget was billed as a Budget for a new age but the speech itself had limited tax […]

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Sapphire pass their annual FCSA audit

Sapphire is delighted to announce that we have passed the annual FCSA audit across all models: Umbrella, Self-Employment/CIS and Limited Company. The Freelancer & Contractor Services Association (FCSA) is the UK’s leading membership body dedicated to raising standards and promoting supply chain compliance for the temporary labour market. The purpose of the FCSA’s accreditation is […]


Kilheeney joins Sapphire to head up new Growth team

Sapphire, the leading contracting and accountancy firm, extends its offerings to include a range of Financial Services as Ciaran Kilheeney joins the team. The new division will see Sapphire Growth offer new and existing clients a variety of financial solutions, including commercial property finance, bridging finance, trade finance, asset finance and a whole host of […]

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Self-Assessment Paper Tax Return Deadline Approaching…

If you’re self-employed, the self-assessment might well be the bane of your life. But we try and help you stay on top of things here at Sapphire. There are two ways to submit your tax return: Online by completing a self-assessment tax return Download and complete a SA100 form If you’re sending HMRC a paper […]