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In loving memory of our friend and colleague Colin Higginson

It is with profound sadness and heavy hearts that we announce the death of our colleague, business partner and friend Colin Higginson, who passed away suddenly and unexpectedly on Saturday 20th January.

Colin first joined our team as a recent school leaver in 1990 and, apart from a brief stint elsewhere, has been with us since. He was appointed Partner in 2014 and has provided first class accountancy and business advice throughout his time with us and was an enormously popular figure with his clients as well as with his colleagues.

Peter McNulty commented:

“We are all in shock at the untimely loss of our much-loved colleague Colin. His professional acumen and warm personality made him a treasured leader and guiding force throughout Hammond McNulty for almost 30 years. He cared deeply about our firm and our values. His contribution will leave a mark on the firm for many, many years.

Colin was passionate about the role he played in his clients’ affairs, he was a deep thinker and constantly strived to provide robust advice and to develop strategies to deliver the best outcomes for clients.  He was always eager and animated about helping clients and colleagues navigate a path through an often changing Accounting and Taxation landscape.

His priorities were of course his family and he leaves behind his loving wife, and our great friend, Johanna as well as the two lights of his life Rebecca and Rosie on whom he doted. A distant second behind his family was his beloved Crewe Alexandra Football Club where he was not just an ardent supporter but a tireless campaigner for the betterment of the club, its finances and its wider community. We are certain he’ll be missed on the terraces.

Colin loved all sport and could talk knowledgably on almost any sporting topic. He was an accomplished pool and snooker player and has for many years been a major contributor to the competitive leagues throughout North Staffordshire.

Colin was a valuable friend and mentor to so many colleagues within the firm and beyond. His vibrancy will be greatly missed by many to which the messages of support and condolence we are receiving will attest.

Our love and thoughts are with Colin’s family at this very sad and difficult time.” Messages of condolence can be emailed to

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