We may be biased, but the community of Manchester is one of a kind. Full of talented and innovative entrepreneurs from all walks of life, you can’t beat the buzz of this city.

At MYP, we champion local businesses of all shapes and sizes. We partner with a diverse range of companies across multiple sectors, creating a supportive network for young people to make meaningful connections and thrive in their respective industries. Our networking events create a space for professionals to celebrate their achievements and develop blossoming careers in the city that we know and love – and, most importantly, have fun while doing it.

If you haven’t been following our ‘Get to Know’ series so far, then get to know! We’ve been working closely with a variety of businesses to discover who they are and what makes them tick. Whether you work in a similar sector and are looking to expand your expertise or simply are after a light lunchtime read, our series is designed to give each business a platform to share valuable insights.


Get to know leading accountants and business advisors: Haines Watts

This time, we are shining the spotlight on Haines Watts. Driven by an entrepreneurial spirit, this owner-managed business has gone from strength to strength to become one of the top 15 chartered accounting firms.

The MYP community is all about nurturing the development of young professionals and highlighting exciting career prospects. If the accountancy sector is something that sparks your interest, check out these useful insights into the opportunities and challenges of working in accountancy from the expert team at Haines Watts.

We asked the leading firm of accountants and business advisors to tell us more about what they do. Here’s what they had to say:


Haines Watts is a leading firm of chartered accountants and business advisors.

We support owner-managed businesses across Manchester and the wider UK, helping them to overcome the inevitable challenges that come with owning a business, as well as spotting opportunities to drive growth within their organisations.


As a team, we always focus on building strong, long-lasting relationships with people in business. In doing so, we’re able to tailor our services to suit each of our clients’ specific needs, challenges, and values.

Whether it be an audit, tax planning, bookkeeping and accounts, or maximising the technology at hand in order to streamline business processes, we offer all of the business solutions owner-managers need on their growth trajectory.


We have more than 50 offices across the UK, including our team of over 40 experts based within Manchester city centre.

The strength of a national network allows us to draw upon expertise around the group, as well as our own, and means that our team can connect with their colleagues across the UK.


Owning a business is rewarding, but it’s challenging too. Not least in recent years and the challenging economic environment they’ve brought.

Acting as a sounding board for strategic decisions and offering business owners valuable, pragmatic, and commercially driven advice means that we can help them to realise their ambitions and meet their goals as an organisation.


How important is community to you as a local business?

Engaging with our local community isn’t just something we feel passionate about, it’s a crucial part of the way we work. As a team, we are delighted to be the first office in the national Haines Watts network to achieve a silver CSR accreditation for our efforts in the community.

Alongside fundraising for local causes, maintaining our carbon-neutral status, and talking to local schools about careers and the industry whenever we can, we’re really proud to support initiatives like MYP.


Keen to find out more? Join the MYP community to get involved in Manchester’s best networking events

You can learn more about Haines Watts and our other fantastic partners by attending our upcoming events – we have a whole host of activities to get stuck into.

Don’t want to miss out? Make sure you keep up with our ‘Get to Know’ series and all the latest news in the MYP community. You can also follow us on Instagram for key updates on our events and upcoming articles.

Work for a local business and want to collaborate with us? Get in touch now.