As a local training firm in Hoddesdon, Hertfordshire, we have a passion for inspiring and empowering young people to live their dreams. As part of our CSR strategy, we have developed our EEP, Education Partnership Programme and for many years have worked in partnership with Herts Regional College, taking on apprentices from local schools.Continue reading
HIRE AN APPRENTICE AND RECEIVE UP TO £4,000
Any employer hiring new apprentices from 1st April 2021 will be eligible for extended cash bonuses of up to £4,000. Until 30 September 2021, grants of £3,000 per new hire, regardless of the apprentice’s age, will be distributed from the Treasury. This is on top of the £1,000 payment provided for new apprentices aged 16 to 18 and those under 25 with an Education, Health and Care Plan, meaning that some employers could receive £4,000 in total.Continue reading
Networking events help local businesses make connections. If you want to achieve business growth, then networking amongst local business people will be a valuable contribution to your success.
At HB Accountants we organise and host networking events, as well as attending local groups. Are looking forward to getting back to face to face networking? We certainly are… our popular Networking Lunch, which we run to enable local business women to meet and do business, will be back soon. We are proud to assist Love Hoddesdon BID with their monthly Networking Breakfast too (again soon to start up post lockdown). We are also proud to organise a dedicated networking session for young professionals called SNAP Networking.Continue reading
Rishi Sunak has set out the UK Government’s plans for recovery. The Chancellor has promised to do “whatever it takes” to help the UK’s pandemic-damaged economy. HB Accountants are here to help you #BeInformed and our budget summary gives to you overview of the key announcements arising for the Chancellor’s speech.Continue reading
Businesses need people with the right skill sets; talented people now and talent in the pipeline for succession planning. These people are not always easy to find, particularly at the time that they are needed. Here’s a potential solution: grow your own via the often overlooked Apprenticeship Scheme.Continue reading
Have you heard about the Governments latest initiative to help unemployed 16-24 years olds? The Kickstart Scheme is here but is it right for you and your business? Here we explain how the scheme works, who is eligible and how to apply.Continue reading
Ben Blackmore is a Trainee Accountant within the HB Accountants team. Having gained his first taste of working life as a sports coach with a family friend at the age of 15, he completed a Sports Diploma at college. His next move after college was to become a machining engineer at his father’s workplace.