Category Archives: News

A Strong Learning Culture

Develop a learning culture

A strong learning culture is important to Dawn McLaughlin & Co.  We believe in keeping ourselves and our clients up to date with all the latest developments in business and finance. Owners are focused on developing the people around them but who takes responsibility for their development?  Lead by example If you want your team to […]

Free Sage Digital Workshop

Free Sage Digital Workshop

Great news – Invitations for the next in our successful series of free Sage Digital workshops are currently on their their way to clients and contacts. As you are aware, we are encouraging businesses to move to a digital platform to enable a smooth transition for Making Tax Digital.  We really enjoy these digital workshops as […]

How Is Your Work Life Balance?

This was one of the most difficult aspects of my life to get right. Like so many small business owners I felt I could not be away from the business and had to be there for my clients 24/7. The fact that my children were all grown up and had flown the nest made it […]

Making Tax Digital – Act Now

We have only 20 days left to file the first mandatory MTD VAT Return and we are still encountering businesses that are not ready. The vat return for quarter ended 30 June 2019 is due by the 7 August and some businesses have yet to register. Our advice is to act immediately as HM Revenue […]


Flights booked, bags packed, ready to go – or is it that easy? Research had shown that 49% of SME owners haven’t had a holiday in the last six months and over one in four haven’t had a break for at least four years. The holiday season is here and we should be looking forward […]

Christmas Toy Appeal

In this season of goodwill it’s always nice to consider families who are less fortunate than ourselves. That is why Dawn McLaughlin & Co, are again looking to their clients and friends for help in collecting as many gifts and toys as possible for donation to local charities. Following last years resounding success we would […]

Congratulations To Our Team Member Diana!

Diana Carvalho participated in a 10 week English course organised by the NW Academy of English and Derry City Council. Derry City Council launched ‘Language and Local Awareness’ classes to locally resident migrant workers or local ethnic minorities who speak English as an additional language. The course was designed for longer term local residents who don’t speak English […]

Congratulations To Extras NI

Congratulations to Siobhan, Carla & The Team at Extras NI winners of the Best Small Business Award 2014. Extras NI are Northern Ireland’s 1st & largest extras agency, providing extras, stand-ins and featured extras for film, television, and commercials. Recent casting have been for Game of Thrones, The Fall – Season 2, Halo: Nightfall, and […]

Mail Fraud Alert!

Christmas is fast approaching, and Royal Mail & The Trading Standards Office are making people aware of the following scam: A card is posted through your door from a company called PDS (Parcel Deliver Service) suggesting that they were unable to deliver a parcel and that you need to contact them on 0906 6611911 (a […]