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It’s not just about getting the work ‘done’ – we highly value collaboration and always aim to build strong, long-lasting working relationships with our clients. We enjoy working with people who own and manage businesses, and aim to provide advice and support in a thought-provoking, ‘no nonsense’ manner.
Investing significantly, particularly at the beginning of any new relationship to achieve clarity and understanding, is important to us. This enables our team to understand 3 main things; the Destination you or your business are aiming to reach, the Speed at which you aim to get there, and finally, how we can help ‘de-risk’ the journey with Certainty.
We strive to be a ‘one-stop-shop’ for both compliance and advisory services, through a solution driven approach for any personal or business related matter. Of course, we provide the more ‘traditional’ range of accountancy and taxation services such as audit and accounts, but we also offer a more diverse range of specialist services including property and people services to cater for our client’s ever-changing needs and requirements. Being part of a national brand means we have the strength of being a top 13 firm, with local influence and knowledge, and can support our clients on any issues or opportunities that may arise.
We understand running a business in today’s climate’s more challenging than ever before. Having recently surveyed 500 business owners with turnovers of between £1m and £50m, a workforce of between 10 and 249 employees and across all UK regions and major industry sectors, it was clear their mental health, personal finances and working lives overlapped and in doing so, they struggled to separate their business from their personal lives. To understand how others like yourself are feeling about their business, read the full study here. As business owners ourselves, we understand personally where they’re coming from. This is why we ensure your business runs smoothly, without the added stress and hassle of ‘the Tax Man’.
We’re firm believers in talking to people about things they need to know, in a way they understand and at a time that’s relevant. That’s why, as a client, you’ll have a Key Client Manager who’s an expert in their field, and will be available to you for any queries.
Our team make it their business to understand what you want from yours. Our aim’s to ensure you receive the advice you need, when you need it, or often before you even knew you did.
We welcome the opportunity to work alongside you, improving or perfecting your processes and making sure you’re able to focus on what’s important – your business.
We’re Bedfordshire people and we’re committed to the development and growth of our local business community.
We can offer you the quality of service and peace of mind achieved by using a Top 13 National firm.
Our teams are highly experienced in their field, with years of expertise and knowledge to provide you with the best insight, advice and support possible.
Our enthusiastic, specialist regional teams are here to help you grow your business. We’ll also look after you as an individual and ensure your personal financial future’s as healthy as it can be.
We’re far more than just accountants, our accounts and business advisory offering encompasses the following services;
Whether it’s helping prepare year-end accounts or auditing the financial records, we’ll help you gain a far better understanding of your business. Therefore, enabling you to make better informed business and personal decisions. With the looming introduction of ‘Making Tax Digital’, our accounts & outsourcing team has the ‘know-how’ to ensure you’re up to date and in line with upcoming legislation, and even provide you with the resources in partnership with Xero, to facilitate this.
All too often, audit can be a scary word for many business owners. However, in reality, it’s as much about the people behind the numbers as the numbers themselves. Every business faces its own challenges, and it’s these we’re keen to understand, as well as what you hope to achieve, in order to assist you along your journey. We’re experts in our field, and our audit & assurance service is designed with collaboration in mind.
We appreciate company secretarial matters aren’t likely to be at the forefront of all business owner’s minds. However, our team’s here to help you reach those all-important milestones and at the same time, make sure you’re aware of any legal obligations and disclosure requirements.
Acquiring and disposing of a business can often be a challenging decision – where to look, how to find the capital for such a large investment, or even knowing how much your legacy’s worth. With extensive experience in the field, our corporate finance team can advise on any matter relating to your business, from valuing your assets to acquiring a new business for growth or securing funding to finance an acquisition or expansion. We’re well equipped to ensure you’re well prepared.
The challenge of ‘marketing’ your brand to the world can be a daunting one. Advertising and promoting your services in a creative and persuasive manner can be challenging for many. Our creative services team can support you on all aspects of the creative process, and provide advice, concepts and solutions to your branding and marketing needs.
Whether you have an HR query, you’re struggling to complete your monthly payroll on time, or need a new team member to fill a vacant role, we can help! Our people services function, comprised of Human Resources, Payroll and Talent & Resourcing can support on any ‘people’ related matters or opportunities that may arise.
Tax planning’s a key aspect of the support we provide to our clients. With dedicated corporate and personal tax teams on hand, we’re able to provide expert tax advice and answer all your tax related queries.
In any business, property can be a demanding, yet essential factor in the smooth running of your operation. From finding the right premises, to claiming back Capital Allowances you weren’t aware you were entitled to, or negotiating on your behalf, our in-house team of Chartered Surveyors and professionals can help maximise the value of your property assets, whilst at the same time, minimising your occupational costs.
For companies who are investing in the development or creation of new products, processes and services, R&D tax relief can provide an important source of funding through cash reimbursement or tax deduction. With a former HMRC tax inspector, heading up our team of highly experienced R&D tax specialists, we can explore all possible avenues in order to secure tax relief you could be due.
Unlike any other aspect of accounting, service charge doesn’t focus specifically on profit or tax efficiencies, but instead’s purely dedicated to ensuring procedures are robust, straightforward, efficient and fair. Our award-winning team provides bespoke services for our clients, including Landlords, Housing Associations, Agents and Residents’ Management Companies.
We recognise VAT can be an extremely complex area and that’s why we have a dedicated team to advise and help clients meet their VAT obligations, whilst maximising opportunities to minimise costs.
We know it’s not just about the now, it’s also about preparing for the future and securing financial comfort for both you and your family in the years to come. We collaborate with Tilney – award winning Financial Advisors, to provide you with guidance on how to prepare for any eventualities. Proof of Tilney’s capability was highlighted this year in their winning of ‘Wealth Manager of the Year’ in the recent Investment and Wealth Management Awards sponsored by the Financial Times.
I’ve spent a good amount of time with the Haines Watts People Services team and my experience has been outstanding. They’re so knowledgeable and are helping me massively with our business. I keep asking their advice and how to deal with things that are occurring and they’re guiding me through them like true professionals.Sue Jones, Churches Fire Security Limited
I’ve worked with the Haines Watts team over the past year. They really understand our business and the type and calibre of people we’re looking for. They provide us with excellent support in understanding our recruitment needs, our company culture and how we wish to be positioned, as an employer of choice.Dan Hancocks, Concredo Limited
Haines Watts skilfully tailored a program and an approach to suit our requirements and abilities of our company. This created a comfortable atmosphere for us to follow the Haines Watts process. Through this process we built the blue print that we are now using to grow the company. The workshops Haines Watts ran with us proved to be excellent value. We now have a clear vision of the future, with the tools and confidence to achieve it.Dave Pennock, Eclipse Sprayers
Haines Watts opened my mind to looking at my business in a different way. Although successful I was at the stage where I was looking to shape my business better – I needed a little support. They gave me an informal framework for seeing how my business was performing and enabled me to talk to other owner managed businesses who have similar challenges.Rob Quinn, Purity Productions
Haines Watts has acted as a useful mirror to our business. We’ve looked at how we operate, our strengths, and how we perceive ourselves. Whenever I ask a question, I know Haines Watts will present us with a range of scenarios and a view of the bigger picture, so we can make fully informed decisions. All information is given in plain English. As a result of Haines Watts’ support, we are heading into the next year with a renewed focus.James Broady, Central Roofing
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