Category Archives: Events

50 Years In Business

We’re really proud to be celebrating 50 years in business for K.A.Farr & Co. It truly is a landmark in our success as a family business that has passed from one generation to the next. A Happy History K.A.Farr & Co was originally created by Ken Farr in April 1972 with help from his wife Elaine. Quickly moving into premises in Cambridge Road and then to the current offices on Botanic Road, Churchtown in 1981. Kathryn (Kath) Farr studied Economics & Social Studies (including Accounting) at Manchester University. She then went on to qualify as a Chartered Accountant with Ernst […]

Fun And Games For The Team

We have a great team at K.A.Farr & Co. Which is why we organised a Team Reward Event to show them how much they are appreciated. We played team ‘pub games’ including darts, pool and dominoes. Then we had a lovely meal together afterwards, it was fab! As you can see from the photos, we all had a great time. It’s not all fun and games. The team at K.A.Farr & Co work together to provide a top-notch service for all of our clients. Take a look at what the team do at K.A.Farr & Co – when they’re not […]

Merry Christmas

It’s Christmas! We’re feeling very festive here at K.A.Farr & Co. and our celebrations are in full swing. We have had a very enjoyable morning exchanging our ‘Secret Santa’ gifts whilst sporting our Christmas Jumpers, and munching one or two (or three) chocolates. We’re also venturing out for our Christmas Party at Master McGraths this evening, where we’ll be letting our hair down and enjoying some dancing and fun. We’ve had another successful year here at K.A.Farr & Co. and we would like to take this opportunity to thank all of our customers for their support, and to wish you […]

Just Giving for Emie

Joyce Townley from the Payroll Department here at K.A.Farr & Co. is raising money via just giving for treatment for her 11-month-old baby granddaughter Emie. Emie has been diagnosed with having Plagiocephaly (flat head syndrome) and Brachycephaly, which requires her to be fitted with a customised cranial helmet called a DOC band and the treatment has to be started before she is 14 months old. Unfortunately, the treatment is only available privately which means the money needs to be raised in a very short space of time to give her the best future possible. Once the band has been fitted Emie has to return […]

Practice Makes Perfect?

KA Farr & Co Accountants Southport recent team-building afternoon at the Crazy Golf course paid dividends for staff member Debbie Kelly. To find out if practice makes perfect. While playing at Ormskirk Golf Club she hit a hole-in-one at the 14th par 3! “I knew I’d hit a good shot as it sailed off in a direct line to the flag” she told colleagues. “But the green is surrounded by bunkers and it often drops right into one of them.” Debbie says “It was a wonderful feeling to see it go in the hole from the tee but we still […]

Pat’s retirement from KA Farr & Co

Accountants Research suggests that if you treat your staff well and invest in them through fair pay and benefits, they’ll be more likely to stay with your company over time. That means lower costs, better employee morale, and higher productivity – which can only be good for clients too. Here at K A Farr & Co we have great staff retention, 86% of our team have been with us more than 5 years and the average length of service of our current team is 13 years! However, sadly we have just lost one of our longest serving members, due to a well-deserved […]

Accountants Go Crazy!

Last week in an attempt to ignore the hysteria about a certain World Cup semi-final we organised a team building event at the Crazy Golf course in Southport’s Kings Gardens! The number crunchers managed to sort themselves into 4 teams of 3 but saved a fortune by doing it in one leg – the Final. Without any yellow cards being given out, or penalties (unlike HMRC!) the winning team was ‘The Managers’ with Warwick getting a prize for the lowest scoring card. Refreshments were taken with the prize giving at the local 19th Hole and teams agreed, like England, to try harder […]

Bean Counters Brew Up a Cuppa Cash!

Kath Farr’s accountants in Churchtown opened their doors for a MacMillan World’s Biggest Coffee Morning recently and they raised over £300 for the charity. Accounts Assistant Karen Walsh said ‘It’s a good cause as we’ve all been affected by cancer in some way with families and friends.’ Marketing Assistant Elizabeth Corcoran said ‘ Preparing for the event was good fun in the office as everyone got involved.’  She went onto thank Kath for opening the Board Room and supplying the coffee and tea. Kath Farr thanked clients who supported the event and local visitors who popped in during the Open […]