Educational services provider
My company provides training, development and consultancy for managers in organisations ranging from large to small and in a wide range of sectors. I am the only employee of the company but make use of several associates to carry out the work. My annual turnover is in the region of £200k.
BASE52 has served as my accountant since the company formation in 2004, and indeed provided me with advice and guidance in the formation of the company. The BASE52 team, now led by Fred McBreen, gained my confidence from the beginning and during the last two years have undertaken a wide range of services for us. These have included preparation of annual and monthly accounts, VAT returns, setting up PAYE arrangements, managing dividends that I draw, and personal tax services. Apart from dealing with details of a purely accounting and financial nature, Fred has also provided me with advice regarding the strategic direction of the business, including development of a business plan and moving the company from its original base to central town premises. Indeed, although in a technical sense BASE52 is a supplier of services, I now regard the company more as a partner with an indispensable part to play in the development of my company. Most recently this has extended to assistance in setting up a database of potential customers and conduct of promotional mailshots. I have felt extremely comfortable with making payments to Base 52 using a standing order based on an itemised contract.
The benefits I gain from the business relationship with BASE52 include:
- Peace of mind from knowing that an essential dimension of my business is being managed in a professional manner with respect to tax and other legal requirements
- Advice and support in the development of my business
- Freedom to focus on delivery of services to my customers
- Developing my understanding of small business management
- Peace of mind from knowing that I am being fairly charged
Construction company - office and retail fit out
We are a construction company involved predominantly within the commercial office and retail fit out sectors. We work for a wide variety of clients, which include advertising groups, recruitment consultants, logistical companies and high street retail.
Our average turnover over the last 2 years has been in the region of £l.5m per year with increase profitability in relation to turnover year on year. The two shareholder directors are the sole directly employed staff, but external consultants have been commissioned for specific tasks within the organisation as the need has required, so as to maintain a low overhead cost base.
Since our formation two years ago we have had a close and successful working relationship with BASE52 who have advised us on all accounting matters which include:
- Management Accounts
- VAT returns
- Corporation tax returns
- CIS vouchers and payment administration
- All invoice and sales collation
- General company growth and procedures advice
Base52 have provided an invaluable service in all accounting matters for the directors, allowing them to focus on the continued growth of the company. Fred McBreen and his staff are always on hand with advice and encouragement and continue to show us much enthusiasm for the success of our company
We look forward to a long and continued successful association with BASE52.