Business Services


We prepare Accounts for a large range of enterprises and these include Limited Companies, Limited Liability Partnerships, Partnerships, Sole Traders & Trusts. As part of our Accounts work if we come across any weaknesses in the business or tax planning issues, we bring these to managements’ attention with recommendations as part of our proactive service.


We provide audit services for a large range of enterprises and these include: Listed Plc’s including admissions to PLUS, GXG & Frankfurt Trading Companies FSA registered businesses Property Investment Companies Government bodies. The audits are either a statutory requirement or in some instances specifically requested by Investors, Bankers and/or Funding Authorities.

FSA Audit:

Business Valuation & Due Diligence Reports:
An increasing problem for small businesses is the need to agree share valuations with HMRC for purposes of options, grants of shares to employees, directors and others, we have a great deal of experience dealing with these matters.

Corporation Tax Service:

The aim for this service is to take care of all the Accounting Functions of the company so that the Directors and Proprietors can concentrate on growing and managing their business. Regular Management Information such as Management Accounts, Debtors, Creditors assists Management in making decisions for their business.


Charities have very specific compliance, governance and accounting issues, we have assisted a number of charities to optimise their reporting so as to minimise the administrative burden that they carry.

Corporate Finance:

Many of our clients have the potential for above average growth and so will profit from raising finance. We have extensive experience at setting up Enterprise Investment Schemes, raising money from business angels and institutions and gaining admission to PLUSmarkets and AIM. Our long standing banking connections allow us to obtain Small Firms Loan Guarantee arrangements more readily than if a business were to approach a bank directly.

Corporate Tax:

We prepare Corporate Tax Returns and Computations for all corporate entities for whom we prepare the statutory accounts. The Tax Returns we submit to the Revenue are comprehensive, timely and accurate such that Inland Revenue enquiries are minimised. We also ensure that any tax planning matters are identified so that the overall tax burden is minimised.

Personal Tax:

We prepare Personal Tax Returns for Private Individuals, Directors & Partners. We ensure that the Self Assessment Tax Returns we submit are comprehensive, timely and accurate such that Inland Revenue enquires are minimised. We also ensure that any tax planning matters are identified so that the tax burden is minimised.

Tax Enquiries:

Tax enquiries can be very daunting. We assist our clients in dealing with all aspects of their tax enquiry from the initial provision of information, communications, argument, negotiation to settlement. We deal with Corporation Tax, Personal Tax, VAT and PAYE & NIC Enquiries. We have a Tax Consultant on board, however we also work closely work with experienced large firm tax specialists so that our clients can be reassured that they not only get a personal service but large firm expert advice on hand at small firm prices.


As part of our Management Accounts and Bookkeeping Service, we also prepare VAT Returns on behalf of our clients. As a result of working with a large number of Property Developers both residential and commercial, we are very experienced at dealing with all Property VAT matters such as claiming back VAT on Construction costs and Capital Goods Scheme.

Management Accounting & Bookkeeping:

For some of our smaller businesses, new business start-ups and IT Contractors where the cost of employing own accounting staff is not justified, we provide a Fully managed outsourced accounting service. This includes:

Management Accounts
VAT Returns,
Company Secretarial
Year end Accounts
Corporation Tax Service.

The aim for this service is to take care of all the Accounting Functions of the company so that the Directors and Proprietors can concentrate on growing and managing their business. Regular Management Information such as Management Accounts, Debtors, Creditors assists Management in making decisions for their business.

Visiting Bookkeeper:

For businesses based in Central and North London, we can arrange for our bookkeepers using our laptops to do the work at the Client premises if more efficient and convenient.

Company Secretarial:

We have an experienced company secretarial department and offer both standard compliance services as well as specialist company secretarial services as detailed:

Our compliance services include:
Maintenance of the Statutory Records
Annual Company House Returns
Provision of Registered Office
Provision of Nominee Company Secretary
Preparation of all relevant Forms, Minutes & Resolutions.

Our Specialist services include:

Non-executive Company Secretary/Quasi-Finance Director who attends Board Meetings and Prepares Minutes and associated documents.
Issue of Shares and Share re-structures
Share Options
Ad-hoc Companies Act advice as applicable.
Review and assistance with Shareholders Agreements, Memorandum & Articles.

Company Formation:

We provide company formations for the following corporate structures:
Limited Companies
Public Limited Companies
Limited Liability Partnerships
Companies Limited by Guarantee ideal for charities and “not for profit” organisations

As part of our Company Formation Service, we also include appointments, share issues and first minutes and resolutions.
We also work closely with Contract Lawyers and can assist with Shareholders Agreements , Partnership Agreements, Share Option Agreements and Tailoring of Memorandum & Articles.

Payroll Bureau:

Administering your own payroll can be time consuming and burdensome. We provide a comprehensive and confidential payroll service which includes:
Administration of PAYE, National Insurance, SSP, SMP, tax credits, pensions and other similar deductions
Annual Returns, P60’s and on-line filing

Business Forecasts & Planning:

Corporate Structuring & Shareholders Agreements
Sourcing Financing & Investors
Fully managed Accounts and Bookkeeping Service
Non-Executive Finance Directorships
Non-Executive Company Secretary
Management Reports
Attendance at Board Meeting
Selling the business
Buying a business
Business and Tax Advice as applicable

Non- Executive Finance Directorships:

Very often a business will need the expertise and gravitas of a chartered accountant as part of our team. Using our Quasi-FD system we can be a part of your team bringing strategic insight, compliance experience and financial acumen as needed.

Non-Executive Company Secretary:

A more cost effective option than a directorship is for us to attend as company secretary keeping the company’s statutory records as well as advising the business on all relevant matters without becoming a formal part of the board.

Trusts & Offshore Trusts:

For many years we have worked with a team of specialists to set up bespoke offshore solutions for non-domiciles and to ring-fence valuable assets in offshore jurisdictions. Each case tends to be bespoke so please call to discuss your requirements.
We also prepare Trust Accounts and tax returns and act as Nominee Trustees for UK Trusts.

Accounting Systems Implementation:

For many of our clients who do not have the time or the expertise to implement new accounting and financial software systems, we have assisted by being the Project Manager on behalf of our clients. We have been involved in sourcing, and implementation of Accounting , Stock, Retail and Timesheet Systems, including liason with the Software Suppliers in relation to tailoring the systems, report writing data transfers and training. We have worked with SAP, Access, Pegasus, Sage & Quickbooks and other Industry Specific Specialised Software.

We also provide specific client based training for Sage & Quickbooks, whereby we set up the system tailored to your business and then train your staff accordingly.

Financial Advice:

We have partnered with a group of Financial Advisors Lighthouse Carrwood Associates who with full consultation from us give effective Financial Advice in the following areas to all our clients


Life & Critical Insurance
Permanent Disability Insurance
Medical Insurance
Keyman Insurance


We have partnered with the Mortgage arm of Lighthouse Carrwood Associates. The Mortgage advice is fee based. We assist our clients in arranging Mortgages for their homes in the UK and overseas at market competitive rates and provide the relevant information to support their application.