Charles is a Chartered Accountant who has considerable business experience in industry, was a partner in a major accountancy practice, is business consultant advising SME's and acts as a non-executive finance director helping businesses grow.

In  2009 along with his business partner Tom Bathgate he formed Going For Grants a company which specialises in identifying and sourcing grant and soft loans and in 2011 formed Broadthunder Accounting Limited when they acquired an accountancy practice based in  Worsley, Manchester which trades as Huddart - Chartered Accountants and Business Advisors - Phone number 0161 703 8353.

Huddart's offer a wide range of accountancy services including Accounts Preparation, Book Keeping, Payroll, VAT Returns, Personal Tax, Consultancy, Mentoring and Funding advice.


Key strength is the ability to listen, dissect information and from that find, recommend and implement solutions.

Charles has considerable experience of working with many businesses of diverse ownership, size and activity.

He has good and proven communication skills with an ability to explain accounting dilemmas, difficulties and opportunities to 'non-accounants'.

Knows what it is like to own and manage his own business.

Operating as a Member Firm of the ICAEW the Huddart Team have great experience in a wide range of Accountancy and Book keeping services including: Year End Accounts for filing at Companies House for Limited Companies, Management Accounts, Payroll, helping clients with their personal, corporation and capital gains tax computations and returns.


  • Broadthunder Accounting Limited

    2014 - 2014
  • Going For Grants

    2009 - Current
  • Kidsons

    1982 - 1996
  • Beever and Struthers

    1996 - 2003
  • W & J Pye Limited

    1998 - 2005
  • Broadthunder Limited

    2009 - Current
    Broadthunder Limited
  • Broadthunder Accounting Limited

    2011 - Current
  • Broadthunder Accounting Limited trading as Huddart Chartered Accountants and Business Advisors

    6 - 20 Employees 2011 - Current
    Broadthunder Accounting Limited trading as Huddart Chartered Accountants and Business Advisors


FCA admitted January 1982

Clubs and Associations

Member of Special Forces Club in London

Member of St James's Club in Manchester

Interests and Hobbies

  • Military History (Primarily the Great War and Ancient Rome)
  • Watching Sport (Used to play a lot of sport)
  • Collecting old cricket books primarily Wisden Cricket Almanacs
  • Travel and visiting historic sites

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