As sponsors of the Services category, we now face the task of sifting through the applications to settle on a shortlist of three. We are looking forward to meeting the three shortlisted companies at a champagne and canapes evening in May.
If you are thinking of starting, or have recently started your own business, then getting the right advice can make a significant difference to the success of your new business, and the amount of tax you pay.
Statistically 80% of new businesses fail in the first 5 years, and out of those remaining, 80% fail in the following 5 years – which means that only 4% of businesses make it past their 10th anniversary!
As a leading firm of East Midlands Accountants, we have helped hundreds (possibly thousands) of startup businesses and many of them have gone on to be hugely successful – some reaching turnover of £10m and more. Using our vast experience of working with these businesses, and our expertise in business, finance and taxation, we can help you avoid the mistakes many new businesses make so that you succeed.
Call Hari on 01332 242257 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange a free consultation and speak to him about your plans.
Running a business is a demanding, but rewarding adventure – and the demands increase as the business grows.
As business owners ourselves, we understand the challenges you face, and we have faced and overcome many of them ourselves. That’s why we’re perfectly placed to help and support you, and become your trusted adviser.
Out of all the business owners we work with, only a handful have had any formal business training. Most are skilled people with technical knowledge of the product or service they deliver. By combining this technical knowledge and the ambition and determination of the business owners, with our years of training and experience as Derbyshire accountants and trusted business advisers, we create a winning team – capable of achieving results beyond expectations.
Call David Bowler on 01332 242257 or email email@example.com to arrange a complimentary no obligation discussion about your goals.
The two most common reasons new customers give us for choosing us over their existing accountants are returns not being filed on time or taking too long to file, and that they feel they are paying too much tax.
Our specialist East Midlands based tax team can offer support ranging from basic compliance – completing your returns, advising of the amount payable, and checking correspondence from HMRC – through to bespoke tax planning for income tax, capital gains tax and inheritance tax.
Working closely with you to identify future tax issues, allows us to plan in advance, so that there are no surprises and you can take appropriate action to minimise or eliminate those taxes.
Call and speak to our tax specialist Terry Grant on 01332 242257, or email him on firstname.lastname@example.org and arrange a free no obligation meeting to discuss your tax affairs.
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Hari and David recently joined with other representatives from businesses who have signed up to sponsor the Derby Telegraph Business Awards for a Sponsors’ Breakfast at the University of Derby’s Enterprise Centre.
If you are an ambitious and motivated individual who would like an alternative to university, we are offering a paid apprenticeship to study for the AAT qualification (Level 4). This is for school leavers who have achieved good GCSEs and possibly A-Levels and want to start a career in Accountancy.
Don’t just take our word for it …
We operate a mailing company in Ilkeston, and moved to Sibbalds at the beginning of 2009. David immediately met with us to undertake some pre-year end tax planning, which was something we had never received before and resulted in a corporation tax saving of £15,000.
David and his team really are pro-active – they are always offering ideas on how we can grow the business and pay less tax. Earlier this year, thanks to some remuneration planning we did with David, we were able to apply for Tax Credits which we had previously not qualified for.
I would be delighted to recommend Sibbalds to any business owner who wants the support of an accountant who will actively look for ways to help them increase their wealth.Martin Cousins
Managing Director, Secure Mail Ltd, Ilkeston
You have been our accountant since we started in business 6 years ago. Over these years you have arranged my personal accounts, the company accounts, my partner’s accounts, my employees accounts, the employers payroll & even my family tax credits.
As your card says you are not just numbers, you have helped and advised me in numerous ways. When ever we have needed some support, we have found you always available ready to help.
This help has enabled our business to grow into the position we are at today. So I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for all of the wonderful things you have done for our company and my family. I would not hesitate to recommend your services to anyone.Shaun Charles
Managing Director, Shaun Charles Electrical Services Ltd
Terry Grant has looked after my business and personal financial affairs for over 20 years now.
I started my company S & S Plastics Ltd during the recession and have managed to build the business over the years to what it is today, a £5 million turnover business operating from 21,000 sqf employing 85 staff.
Sibbalds have consistently been there supporting me at every stage of our journey. Being an MD owner of a business can at times be a very lonely place, having Terry Grant there at all times as a good down to earth second opinion has indeed been a great comfort, along with exceptional Tax Planning.
I have recently sold my shares to a PLC. Terry and his team have been there at all stages to help and guide me through this very complicated process. Sibbalds will continue to look after my accounts for my newly formed Commercial Property Company along with my personal tax advice.Richard Munyard
General Manager, S&S Plastics Ltd
We moved to Sibbalds believing that the service and support we receive would be more pro-active than what we had received historically. Since appointing Sibbalds Hari has delivered on what he said could do for us.
Hari has been instrumental in assisting the business to grow and to maintain a positive cash position in a climate where many businesses are still struggling in both areas.
Each quarter we sit down with Hari to go through the management accounts that have been prepared by Sibbalds. This service has been important to us as we are able to make strategic decisions on the company and the board are able to make informed executive decisions based on reliable management accounts. The discussions help us to explore where we can be more efficient as a business and consequently, we have seen our profits increase as well as receiving pro-active tax advice in the way the business is structured since using Sibbalds.
They are always available to answer any queries we have and we do not have to worry about being billed all the time! We value the prompt and helpful advice that Hari and his team provide and we feel Sibbalds is a professional yet friendly and approachable firm of Chartered Accountants – we certainly have no hesitation in recommending Sibbalds to other businesses.Russ Webster
Glentworth Security Ltd
Our US parent company initially engaged Sibbalds to assist with the setting up of our UK subsidiary in 2002. Since then Sibbalds and, in particular, Terry Grant and Ian Smith have been involved with finance and taxation issues which have arisen. The period since 2002 has seen us grow from one member of staff in 2002 to over 50. Our company continues to expand and has moved into many overseas markets.
Following the setting up of the company, Sibbalds were involved in all of the accounting systems and provided monthly management figures for our US parent company. As our company grew, our involvement with Sibbalds changed as we developed our own accounting function. Sibbalds provided professional and timely advice throughout this process.
We now use an international firm to undertake our annual audit and have our own, professionally qualified Finance Director. However, we continue to involve Sibbalds with our tax affairs, our statutory accounts and ad-hoc projects.Alastair Veitch
Director Sperry Rail (International) Ltd
We moved to Sibbalds 18 months ago, after we had previously spent the last 7 years working with large regional firms. We didn’t feel like we got the service we deserved, or the support we needed to grow the business and minimise our tax liabilities.
David Bowler and his team have helped us in so many ways, from producing quarterly management accounts and pro-active tax planning, through to completion of our P11D forms and annual returns. They are always available at the end of the phone to answer our queries, and best of all they actively look for ways to help us and recommend ideas that can help us improve our profits.
They are professional and reliable, and we think of them as part of our team and would highly recommend them to other business owners who want to improve their business performance – in fact we have done so on a number of occasions!Andrew Constantinou
Managing Director, George’s Tradition
We find Sibbalds very responsive and easy to work with. Their work has been to a high standard while meeting very tight deadlines for the Annual Report and EFA returns. I would be happy to recommend them.Graham Golding
Business Manager, John Port School
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