Kate and Farther
John Balshaw and Kate Hodgkiss

Who are we?


We are a Bolton based father and daughter partnership who specialise in providing accountancy services to small business and individual tax payers.

We are both Chartered Accountants with over 60 years combined experience in practice and industry.

We offer a tax consultancy and business advisory service with a personal touch.


Trained in the audit department of a big four firm in Manchester. Qualified in 2003. After 3.5 years in audit moved into industry in a Group Accountant role of a listed global manufacturing company. Spent 5 years working in group and European accounting roles before joining my father's practice in 2009.


Articled in a North West practice between 1961 and 1967 before spending a year in industry in a Chief Accountant role. Moved to BAe Lostock in 1968. After 25 years in industry set up his own practice in 1992 specialising in small business and individual tax advice.