Christopher James Darwin

Qualifications

Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales and holder of the FCA.

Expertise and Experience

Christopher joined Thomas Coombs’ graduate apprenticeship programme in 1992 and became a Partner in 2001, having progressed through the ranks.

Showing early promise in his career, Christopher was ranked seventh in the country for the Making Financial Decisions element of his foundation exams and came out in the top three for West Yorkshire at the intermediate level.

Since then he has gone on to become a specialist in advising family-run businesses and is Head of the Charities and Social Enterprise department, which supports good causes and not-for-profit organisations.

With a family background in farming in South Yorkshire, Christopher understands the requirements of owner-managed businesses and has an impressive growing portfolio of clients across the region.

His farming values run deep and he endeavours to make sure his clients make more profit and hold onto as much wealth as possible by minimising their tax liabilities and those of their businesses.

Christopher James Darwin
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Interests outside of work

When not supporting local businesses, Chris can often be found with his wife, Lisa and his active children, which he says helps keep him young.

He is a supporter of Barnsley FC but also enjoys following the fortunes of the F1 McLaren team.

As part of his contribution to the Yorkshire community he is a member of the Academy Advisory Board of Rossington All Saints secondary school. He is also known to have “strutted for charity” on the catwalk of FB Fashion Ball.

What clients say about Christopher

“Christopher and the team are there whenever we need them. They keep us updated regularly ……they’re always just a phone call away.”  – Voluntary Action Leeds (VAL)

“I would happily recommend Christopher and the team to other charities – particularly if an organisation is looking for a proactive firm that adds value to their audit and accounts.” – Wades Charity

“If I had to choose three words to describe their service I would say they are reliable, trustworthy and professional.” – Synergy Car Leasing

“Based on our experience, I would certainly recommend them to other organisations who are looking for a firm of accountants with a friendly, personal touch.” – Greendown Trust

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