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12 12, 2018

At a glance: The Export Working Capital Scheme

By | December 12th, 2018|Press Releases|0 Comments

For businesses preparing to grow, accessing the right funding is probably one of the biggest challenges you're up against. Not only finding funding, but knowing if you're ready, knowing whether your business will cope operationally, and knowing whether the strategy you have prepared will see you into the long-run. In June, it was noted that [...]

5 12, 2018

The Company Secretarial role is changing – but are you changing with it?

By | December 5th, 2018|Blog|0 Comments

As a growing company (whether you're a publicly listed company or not), you are probably already well aware of the additional pressures that are being placed on your management team to keep your critical stakeholders updated, your business compliant to tax regulations and your team focussed on your long-term growth strategy. And when it comes [...]

21 11, 2018

3 Tools that help SMEs get ready for Digital Tax changes in 2019.

By | November 21st, 2018|Press Releases|Comments Off on 3 Tools that help SMEs get ready for Digital Tax changes in 2019.

SMEs are going digital - or, at least, they should be. Following on from our recent blog post about changes being implemented by HMRC in April next year and the way businesses submit their tax returns, thankfully SMEs are not being left on their own to make the necessary changes. It is widely recognised that [...]

12 11, 2018

6 reasons why choosing independence is best for your growing business

By | November 12th, 2018|Blog|Comments Off on 6 reasons why choosing independence is best for your growing business

Despite a slight glow of a silver-lining recently where the UK's GDP appears to have expanded by 0.6% in July-September, the best quarterly growth in almost two years,  the silver is waning as economists see a storm brewing with KPMG citing that UK growth will slow to 1.3% amidst Brexit uncertainty. Suffice to say - [...]

31 10, 2018

The clock is ticking. Are you ready for HMRC’s Making Tax Digital on 1 April 2019?

By | October 31st, 2018|Blog|Comments Off on The clock is ticking. Are you ready for HMRC’s Making Tax Digital on 1 April 2019?

The taxman is going digital, but the question is, are you? The UK Government's latest initiative to help business owners stay on top of their tax affairs kicks off their Make Tax Digital (MTD) initiative on 1 April 2019.  If your business is above the the £85,000 threshold, then we're talking to you. HMRC is on [...]

22 10, 2018

Understanding the Enterprise Investment Scheme (EIS): How it works

By | October 22nd, 2018|Blog|Comments Off on Understanding the Enterprise Investment Scheme (EIS): How it works

Working with growing businesses, and their investors, is what we do. We've been on both sides of the table - and we work with investors, management teams, auditors, business owners and other key stakeholders constantly - to help them identify the best; the best investment value, the best business growth opportunity, the best financial support [...]

16 10, 2018

Invoice Fraud: Are you a SME with its head in the sand?

By | October 16th, 2018|Press Releases|Comments Off on Invoice Fraud: Are you a SME with its head in the sand?

You don't need to be a Patisserie Valerie to fall foul of internal fraud. In fact, fraud, and in particular, invoicing fraud, affects most SMEs in the UK - and it's costing us. UK SMEs are losing over £9 billion every year due to invoice fraud, according to research conducted by Tungsten Network. That amounts to approximately [...]

11 10, 2018

It’s time for SMEs to build up their defences against a late payment culture

By | October 11th, 2018|Blog|Comments Off on It’s time for SMEs to build up their defences against a late payment culture

Starting a business is great. Sustaining it, is the hard part. And if you play your cards right, do your homework, surround yourself with the right people - you have a pretty good chance of long outlasting your competition. Sound idyllic? Yep. But unfortunately, in a cave lives a nasty beast that threatens the survival [...]

10 10, 2018

Becoming King of Payroll: Whether you do it yourself, or not.

By | October 10th, 2018|Blog|Comments Off on Becoming King of Payroll: Whether you do it yourself, or not.

Payroll may not be a whole lot of fun, but it's one of those things that simply needs to be done. And when you're walking the fine tightrope between having enough staff to make money, but not so many that they’re wasting money, payroll can become even more tedious. We know. Because many businesses ask us [...]

2 10, 2018

A new type of trading: Cryptocurrency and what that means for my business

By | October 2nd, 2018|Blog|Comments Off on A new type of trading: Cryptocurrency and what that means for my business

Although it's been bubbling under the surface for a few years, cryptocurrency really burst onto the scene late in 2017 when Bitcoin's rapid rise to nearly $20,000 per coin spurred a massive development of digital currencies and widespread interest in the blockchain-supported technologies. Since then, however, Bitcoin has levelled off somewhat - but interest in this [...]

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