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!

We have helped hundreds (possible 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.

Our team has expertise in a wide range of areas including specialist audits, advanced tax planning, business growth and consulting and complex dispute resolution to name but a few.

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If you would like to know more, please contact Hari Vasdev on 01332 242257 or email hari.vasdev@sibbald.co.uk.

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Derby Accountants - Sibbalds

Our 8 Promises to you

  • Provide you with FREE telephone and email support whenever you need it
  • Communicate with you in plain English – jargon is banned in our client communications
  • Listen to what you are saying at all times
  • Help you find the advice and support you need from our large network of professional connections through our SignPosting service – one call to us is all it takes and we do the rest
  • Never surprise you with unexpected bills
  • Constantly  review the services we can provide so we grow and prosper together
  • Do everything we say we are going to do on or ahead of schedule
  • Guarantee all of our work – we’ll never treat a piece of work as completed until you’ve confirmed you are happy with what we have done


Terry Grant - Derby Accountant
Terry Grant – FCA


I first joined Sibbalds in 1976 as a trainee chartered accountant and qualified in 1980. I subsequently left Sibbalds to join (what are now) PWC and later KPMG before rejoining Sibbalds again!

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David Bowler – FCCA CTA


I’m responsible for the marketing and development of new services at Sibbalds, which includes writing and hosting any seminars we run, and overseeing the email marketing etc. that we do.

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Hari Vasdev - Derby Accountant
Hari Vasdev – M.Eng (Hons) FCA


My role is to work closely with clients to provide a sounding board for their ideas as well as offering business advice, helping businesses owners to develop and execute their corporate strategy and advising on audit and accounting issues.

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Client Case Studies


  • 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!

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    Andrew Constantinou
    Managing Director, George’s Tradition
  • 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.

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    Alastair Veitch
    Director Sperry Rail (International) Ltd
  • 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
  • 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

Free no obligation consultation

We offer a free no obligation meeting where we can assess your needs depending at what stage of the conversion process you are at. Our fees are fixed and any additional services required are always agreed in advance before work is carried out.