Business sectors

We have substantial experience in assisting businesses in the following sectors.

Construction and property development

We understand that the construction industry faces unrelenting accounting and financial pressures: therefore, we can help your construction or property development business to implement effective business and financial management systems. We will assist you with your cashflow; project management; raising business finance; and can help you to plan to minimise your tax liabilities.

Contractors and subcontractors must comply with several tax reporting issues that only apply to the construction industry – the aptly named Construction Industry Scheme (CIS). Recently, VAT-registered builders have also had to get their heads around changes to accounting for the VAT charge from subcontractors.

Be assured that we can deal with all these issues and help you grow your business.

Builders and tradesmen

Our team has considerable experience in working with builders, plumbers, electricians and other similar businesses of all shapes and sizes, so we are well-placed to advise on your accounting and taxation needs.

We will not only prepare your accounts, books and other records in line with HMRC’s requirements, we will also help to minimise your tax liabilities and free up your valuable time by taking on some of the administrative tasks, if required.

Business start-ups

Planning is the key component that will contribute most to your future success in business. We like to be involved in this planning stage to ensure that you have the best possible chance of success. We can help you decide the most effective structure for your business, create a business plan with you, help you secure any required funding and provide expert advice and support at a time when it is most needed.

This is not a process for the faint of heart. Be prepared, call now so we can work together to launch your new venture.

Dental practices

With the advent of improved dental practice admin software, and constant advances in equipment and technique, there is a recurring need to not only produce accounts to satisfy HMRC, but also to consider the funding of these advances and generally plan for the growth of your practice. We can help with all of these issues.

Our team has many years’ experience in advising dentists on all areas of their practice’s finances. Call now so we can explain how we could contribute to your future development.

Farming and agriculture

The farming industry is affected by the UK’s exit from the EU. EU funding replaced by UK funding is just one of the many pressures that farm owners will now have to face, as well as the weather…

Add to this the various tax reliefs that only apply to the industry and there has, therefore, never been a time when farmers need the help and support of an experienced accountant more urgently. Our staff are used to working with the agricultural community and we look forward to discussing how we could work with you. Call now so we can start the ball rolling.

Leisure and hospitality

Our team has considerable experience in working with a variety of businesses in the leisure and hospitality industries, and so we are well-placed to advise on your accounting and taxation needs. We presently act on behalf of restaurants, publicans, bars, hotels, cafes, catering companies and many others. We will not only prepare your accounts, books and other records in line with HMRC’s requirements and ensure that these are filed in an efficient and timely manner, we can also help you plan and grow your business.

Manufacturing and engineering businesses are not only faced with global competition, but they also have to deal with a variety of regulations and the usual pressures of supplying accounts and returns to HMRC and other government agencies.

Our staff will help you to mitigate the risks posed by pricing and supply fluctuations; manage your stock control (and difficulties raised by our exit from the EU); changing customs VAT and tariffs; and will generally assist with planning and managing your business.

Call now so we can discuss how we can help.

Landlords

Our advisers have many years’ experience in advising landlords on all aspects of tax relating to letting property.

Landlords are required to comply with a considerable amount of red tape in order to rent properties in the private sector. Follow this with recent changes in taxation applied to the property letting sector – particularly the loss of higher rate tax relief for mortgage and other finance interest costs – and it is not difficult to see that obtaining up-to-date, qualified business and tax advice has never been more in demand in this sector.

Whether you have buy to let residential properties, furnished holiday lettings or a portfolio of commercial properties, we can assist in dealing with your affairs and will advise you on all related matters.

Please call if you are concerned that you may not be receiving the advice you need.

Professional services

If you operate a professional service business and you’re seeking a reliable team of accountants, we’re ideally placed to offer you comprehensive and high-quality accounting advice and support. We have dealt with many professional service businesses over the years, from individual consultants to partnerships and limited companies, so can provide the services to suit your needs. Please contact us for more information.

Property management

We have acted for several property management companies and understand the pressures you have to deal with on a daily basis, including juggling the considerations of landlords with the needs of tenants.

If you are looking for experienced advice on dealing with your accounting and tax issues, we can help. Call now to organise an initial, no-obligation consultation.

Retail

High street retailers are not only suffering from increased costs (business rates, for example) but have also experienced a reduction in footfall as more and more consumers turn to the internet for retail therapy. Planning and profit management are key issues that need to be addressed, as well as planning effective tax strategies and using the most effective VAT retail scheme for your business.

We have experience working with retailers and would be delighted to discuss our ideas for helping you develop your business. Call now for a no-obligation, initial discussion.

Technology

We presently advise several IT contractors who operate their own companies and need to comply with IR35 legislation, as well as the usual demands to file annual accounts and tax returns.

If you would like to discuss how we could help you set up or develop your IT business, please call.

Consultants and freelance professionals

While being your own boss offers a degree of freedom and autonomy, we understand that consultants and freelance professionals face their own unique set of challenges. We can offer advice and support that is tailored to your specific needs, covering such areas as:

  • Advising on accounting records and software
  • Accounting for VAT
  • Dealing with IR35
  • Year end accounts preparation
  • Payroll advice and service
  • Company secretarial services
  • Up-to-date tax advice and planning
  • Dealing with expenses
  • Choosing the most appropriate trading structure
  • Business and personal tax advice
  • Dealing with HMRC

If you would like to discuss how we could help you set up or develop your consultancy or freelance business, please contact us.

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