Business Start-up!

For the uninitiated, starting a new business is an exciting time but it can sometimes also appear a daunting prospect. Even after you have decided what products/services your business is going to offer, what markets you are going to target, who your customers and suppliers are going to be, how you are going to advertise your products and even what to call your business…there are a lot of other important decisions to be made.

Whilst day-to-day strategies must remain flexible, some of the decisions you make at the outset are often the most important ones you will make. Get them wrong and at the very least it will cost you time and money, both of which are likely to be at a premium. Get them right and it will yield significant benefits for you and the business and will help you achieve the maximum return on your investment when you eventually decide to sell.

For these reasons, it is important to have an experienced professional adviser on hand to help guide you through the process. We have a wealth of experience in the start-up sector and can provide comprehensive, practical advice on the following areas:

Legal structure and statutory responsibilities
Fund raising
Preparation of business plans
Financial modelling
Sensitivity analysis
Registering your business
Tax planning opportunities


Corporate Finance

Whether you aspiration is to grow your business organically or through acquisition, or to maximize and realize value by disposing of or restructuring your business, our aim is to help you achieve your strategic goals. We will listen to your needs and deliver the right mix of technical expertise, industry knowledge and practical experience to ensure that we provide the best possible solution for your needs.

Our Corporate Finance Services include:

Mergers and acquisitions
Fund raising
Due diligence
Disposals
Valuations
Strategic business planning
Financial modelling


Corporate and Business Taxation

In today’s environment, businesses are subject to a variety of different taxes the majority of which are complex and constantly changing. Our aim is to monitor the changing legislation, help minimize our clients’ tax liabilities and ensure compliance with legal and statutory obligations

Our tax practice is dedicated to the owner-managed business sector and has extensive experience over a wide range of businesses covering all aspects of corporate and business tax. We will look at you and your business together, offering an integrated personal and corporate tax planning solution to help minimize your overall tax burden.

Examples of the areas we can help and advise on are:

Integrated personal and business tax planning
Group reconstructions
Preparation of corporation tax returns
Preparation of partnership tax returns
Capital allowances
Research & development tax credits
Employee benefits and incentives


Financial Forecasting and Business Planning

Many businesses are seasonal in nature and cash flow can vary significantly throughout the year. You may also be seeking to grow your business, employ more people, acquire a new fixed asset or even acquire a new business. Whatever the reason, financial forecasting can be invaluable in assessing the viability of each option available to you and allowing you to plan ahead.

We take a flexible approach to all our assignments and are always ready to react to the demands of the dynamic business environment in which our clients operate.


Accounts Management

Having accurate, up-to-date financial information enables you to monitor financial performance and make the right decisions at the right times. Our monthly and quarterly management accounting service can be adapted to the individual needs of our clients.


Accountancy

All annual accounts preparation assignments are partner-led. We regard this as the key to providing a high quality, comprehensive service to our clients. All assignments are delivered efficiently, according to an agreed timetable and with the minimum disruption to our clients’ businesses.

Our dedicated accounts teams have a wide range of expertise across many different sectors and business structures including sole traders, partnerships, limited liability partnerships, limited companies, trusts and pension schemes.