Sector Expertise

Entrepreneurial Businesses

We specialise in looking after growing entrepreneurial businesses. These are usually small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) that are either owner managed businesses or family run businesses. These are the heartbeat of our economy and as a small business accountant we are pleased to be doing our bit to assist these companies and their owners. Therefore whether you are, for example, in the automotive, creative, digital, training or leisure sectors we probably have experience of your sector, but more importantly we know your business is an entrepreneurial one and if you choose to work with us you will find we will add value to your business.

Industry specialisms

We have a number of clients in the following sectors. We work closely with our clients and so are able to provide them with the specialist support they require.

Locality

As our office is in the heart of the Leeds Business Quarter in LS1 not surprisingly most of our clients are based in Yorkshire, mainly in and around the towns and cities of Leeds, Bradford, Harrogate, Wetherby or Wakefield. The location, however, is not of prime importance as our use of cloud accounting and technology means our clients could be based in Cardiff or London, or even further afield, and an increasing number of them are. We look after the UK subsidiaries and companies of investors based in Europe, the Middle East and the Far East as well as individuals who may live in Australia or China who still require a UK tax return to be filed.

Importers and exporters

From our managing partner's business experience we understand a lot about foreign trade, not only accounting, tax and VAT but also the commercial financial instruments that are available. A large proportion of our clients are engaged, to various degrees, in international trade and they turn to us for business and financial advice. These client companies can be based in the UK or be the subsidiaries of international businesses.

Automotive sector

We look after a number of clients in the automotive sector: the operate garages that service cars and commercial vehicles, repair them and MOT them; they sell tyres: importing, wholesaling and retailing them; and of course they sell motor vehicles.

Property

Across this sector, where every tax comes into play, we look after builders, roofers, electricians, surveyors and landlords (individuals, companies and small self administered pension funds). 

Internet businesses

The internet is a marvellous place to conduct business but it can also be a bit scary with potential customers having instant access to competitors pricing information. Our clients use the internet in various ways, for some it is their sole route to market and for others it is a secondary trading platform, either way we have first hand experience to provide useful commercial advice to our clients.

Creative

We have a number of clients, across the country, who are in the creative and digital sectors. These range from designers, film makers and website designers. We love to see the passion they have for their business and we work closely with them to help them deliever their financial goals.

Contractors and other professional service companies

Some of our clients, as freelancers and consultants, have to be aware of the issues that IR35 raises. We offer these clients a premium personal service and they know we are only ever a telephone call or email away. Many contractor accountants merely provide an online portal and make you do all the work and then they account for it - mistakes and all! We are not like that as we put your interests first.

Charities

The charities we look after tend to be entrepreneurial in their outlook, for example they might be hiring out the local community hall or producing plays. They therefore need the advice and support of a business centric firm of accountants.

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