About AWK Chartered Accountants

Kevin Engel FCA, founder and Managing Partner for AWK, is a Chartered Accountant with 36 years experience advising businesses, supporting their strategy and growth and acting as a sounding board to help clients unlock their potential. He specialises in helping entrepreneurs, SME’s and family businesses through the challenges of establishing and expanding their business, providing accounting, tax, and business growth consulting services.

He spent much of his career as a Senior Partner with top international accounting firms, where he had the privilege of leading large teams, while supporting and advising some of the most successful business owners in the North West, from individual start ups to fully listed PLC’s. He founded AWK out of a passion for helping businesses and their owners operate more profitably and efficiently. Not just delivering high quality accounting and tax services that are reliable and timely at sensible prices, but being a genuine partner and sounding board throughout the year, using his experience and networks to support your growth. Sharing your passion and determination to succeed.

He understands the challenges, joy, frustration and hard work involved in establishing and growing your business. His promise is to stand by your side on the journey, supporting and making a positive difference to you and your business, allowing you to predict the future, by making it happen.

So, a little background to the business name. Kevin’s youngest son, Zachary (12 years old!!), suggested a business strapline of “Accounting with Kev”, because accountants are boring (in his mind!), but his Daddy isn’t 😎. Not quite what we had in mind for a professional business name, so we shortened it to AWK !! Nice to think Zach was the inspiration behind his Daddy’s business name.

Kevin Engel Accounting


  • Honesty – Have the courage to say no. Have the courage to speak the truth and challenge. Do the right thing because it is right.

  • Integrity – Behave honourably, even when no one is watching you. Have strong moral and ethical values in all aspects of your life.

  • Collaboration – The most creative ideas come from all of us working together, that includes our team and our clients. We commit to working together on both ideas and problems, to taking initiative to help each other.

  • Respect – Treat people with courtesy, politeness, and kindness. Encourage others to express themselves and share their opinions and ideas. Listen to everyone without prejudice.


  • Accounting and taxation – Year end financial statements, corporation tax returns, personal tax returns, payroll, company secretarial services, VAT returns, monthly management accounts, lender references, regular finance and tax planning and review meetings, family wealth planning.

  • Business growth services – Identify your business Purpose, Vision, Values culture, Part time finance director, Business strategy planning, Cost reduction and efficiencies review, Working capital optimisation, Cashflow forecasting and management, Raising finance, Business valuations, Exit and succession planning, Acquisition and disposals advisory, financial due diligence.

  • Assurance services – Accounting advisory services, Internal control reviews, IR35 reviews, Operational effectiveness reviews, Financial accounting systems design, implementation and review.