Family Businesses

We listen and respond to what you want to achieve.

Family businesses are like no others. They involve unique circumstances which can affect their day to day operations and their potential growth.

Being ‘in the family’ may lead to taking a longer-term view on the business and what it aims to achieve. Family businesses often have different values to a purely commercial organisation, too – and family loyalties, of course, can complicate decisions and the way the business is structured and run.

Keeping it in the family brings unique challenges and opportunities. We’re here to listen and advise.

Why Cowgills for Family Businesses?

Cowgills understands all of the challenges and opportunities that a family business faces. We listen carefully to what they want from their business and how they want to operate, we build up a relationship and we tailor our advice and services accordingly. We like to think that we get close enough to the businesses we work with to become partners. Or, if you like, part of the family.

We do things differently

Our specialist Family Business team encompasses experts in everything from tax affairs to wealth management – and all that comes between. Over the years, we helped our clients establish and sustain themselves, improve and grow – building a future for the business, and for the family.

What we do. And who we do it for.

Our services cover the full range of accountancy and business advice, and our highly experienced team focuses on the areas which will benefit your specific family business the most. This may include:

  • Listening to what you want to achieve, and helping you develop an efficient and effective business structure
  • Creating and protecting wealth – ensuring the health of your business, by improving performance and profit and planning for tax
  • Preparing for the future – with succession planning for the next generation
  • Working as your partners – with Finance Director services provided by Cowgills

We provide support and guidance to a wide variety of family businesses, from first generation start-ups to second or third generations, spanning many industries and sectors across the North West.

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For more information on how we can help your family business, speak to Paul Stansfield on  01204 414 213 or email

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