Board advice and challenge


John has an enviable track record of providing a wide range of advisory services to Boards of leading Northern Ireland companies. And, at present he is leading and chairing an initiative with Chartered Accountants Ireland to enhance corporate governance across the Island. John is, himself, a board member of a major locally based housing association and is a Vice President of Youthnet. Previously he has been a school governor and has served on the board of the Youth Council of Northern Ireland.



At HannawayCA, we use our knowledge and years of experience to ensure that you pay as little tax as possible.  We work to maximise the efficiencies of your business, your wealth and your legacy.  Working with the owners of business has driven us to ensure that we minimise your Corporation Tax by ensuring that you plan in time and utilise all reliefs available.  Getting to know your business and really understanding how you make money, allows us to ensure you keep it.


We will work with you to maximise capital expenditure, capture valuable reliefs and remunerate and incentivise your staff in the most efficient way. 


Our planning reaches all areas of your business and personal life.  Our experience allows us to formulate strategies that minimise tax over the long term and ensure that your wealth is available to assist you in your goals.  This is the value that every business needs and we focus on ensuring you lose as little as possible, allowing you to focus on making as much as possible.


Within this planning we have specialist areas of expertise, utilising Government incentives to help you thrive.  We will work to make Capital Allowances claims, present and historic, to achieve tax reductions from your investment.  We will identify and capture the Research and Development which goes on in your business and maximise the tax relief or refund due for this work.


How you remunerate yourself and your staff is crucial to a successful business and we will help you to achieve the best result in line with your needs.  We also look to the future of your business, your exit or legacy when you decide the time is right.  Putting in place the correct structures and mechanisms now can make this a simple and rewarding process in the future.


Unfortunately, HMRC can and will look at your affairs.  We have expert knowledge in representing business during an enquiry and assisting in a smooth process at a worrying time.




HannawayCA has a wide range of strategic services to assist you including succession planning, finance raising, business acquisition and disposal, due diligence and forensic accounting and investigation. And, should John consider you require other specialist advice he cannot personally provide to the standard he demands, he can call on his extensive range of contacts gained over the past 34 years and from his leadership of the Institute.



HannawayCA can provide the normal range of accountancy, assurance and taxation compliance services you would expect from a chartered accountancy practice. Our difference is we see this as the opportunity to really add value to your business rather than merely a "must do". Compliance does not need to be a chore; try us and see!

Expert Witness


Due to his experience and knowledge of many complex accountancy issues John has served as expert witness in a number of cases.  His ability to quickly understand the circumstances at hand has allowed him to continue to add valuable input on each occasion.