About us

CHN Consulting is an accounting, tax and business consultancy firm based in Christchurch, run by Colin and Hazel.

Hazel Naughton

Hazel is a qualified accountant and tax adviser.  She began her career working in Corporate Tax for PwC, one of the UK’s largest accountancy firms.  She has always had a passion for learning and development and combined this with her love of tax by joining Kaplan Financial where she taught accountancy and tax as well as managing the Southampton and Reading offices. Throughout this time Hazel continued to advise several tax clients and in 2015 decided to focus on her tax advisory work. In 2018, as the business grew, Hazel and Colin decided to combine their skills to create CHN Consulting Ltd. Hazel is a member of the Chartered Institute of Taxation.

Colin Naughton

Colin started his accounting and management career as a Financial Controller within the P&O group during which time he obtained his professional accountancy qualifications.  Over the course of the next 20 years, Colin has held a number of senior management and board positions within international organisations and has helped shape their strategy and direction. During his time at CHN Consulting Ltd he has been using his management experience to help clients with systems implementations, change management and operational improvement. He is a ProAdviser in Quickbooks and has significant experience in the use and implementation of SAGE accounting software.

CHN Consulting

CHN Consulting provides a complete range of accounting, tax, management and training services to our clients. We believe in tailoring our services to give every client the level of support that they need, to always think creatively, and to provide honest, clear advice on which our clients can make informed and intelligent business decisions.

Kind Words

"Hazel supported me as I set up my first ever self-employed business, showing me how to keep records and preparing my accounts and tax returns. She always explains how things work to help me understand and budget for tax. She is very knowledgeable and has been advising me on the tax implications for non-residents following my recent move to Italy. I highly recommend Hazel."

Laura Blodniece, Performa Specialists

"Hazel and Colin worked with us for several years, they have advised me through a company purchase of own shares followed by a new business set up, accounting and tax return preparation throughout the life of that business and most recently the successful sale of my business. They are easy to work with and are always on hand with business advice."

Alex Copeland, AC Instruments.

"After experiencing problems as a result of our business growing so quickly, Colin came in and worked with our team to implement new financial and management accounting systems. We are now a stronger, more informed business with the ability to plan for the future and Colin is always on hand to support us. He has been brilliant."

Caroline Rowley, Fire-Aid International Ltd