For Start-ups

Starting a new business is both exciting and daunting. Getting the right advice in the early stages is crucial to its survival. We have a dedicated team who specialise in start-up and micro businesses. Their job is to fill in the gaps...

What gaps? You have the idea, you have the skills and you have probably already pulled together the funds to get going. You may even be trading. What we do is provide the answers to the business questions you don’t know you have, putting you in the best possible position to let you concentrate on business growth and success.

As one of the largest providers of business, tax and accounting advice in Wales, you can trust that we are here to support you from Day One. Whether its preparing business plans, tax, company structures and formations, raising finance and funding or advice on bookkeeping and systems. From the simple to the more complex like Construction Industry Scheme (CIS) let us be part of your success.

“Starting a business can be rewarding and invigorating, but it can also be risky and challenging… and those that seek professional help have an even better chance of success.” (The Bank of Wales)

Let us be part of your success.

We have over 70 years' experience helping start-ups and microbusinesses get off the ground.

We offer...

  • Preparing year-end accounts and explaining what they mean
  • Preparing regular management accounts (monthly or quarterly)
  • Accounts and bookkeeping help and advice
  • Advice on what bookkeeping system to use
  • Helping clients to setup and use various desktop bookkeeping systems such as Sage
  • Advice and support for various cloud based accounting software such as Xero, Quickbooks Online and Sage One
  • Sorting out accounting problems. As your trusted advisors, we will be on hand to support you and your team as you come across any accountancy questions or problems.
  • Statutory and non- statutory audit
  • Audit and advice provided to charities and entities in the not-for-profit sector
  • Special audits e.g. Solicitors Accounts Rules
  • Investigative forensic work focusing on specific problems
  • Preparing tax returns for the business and owners
  • Advice on how to do things tax efficiently
  • Looking at all forms of tax reliefs for the business or its owners like Research & Development Allowances or Entrepreneur Relief
  • Payroll - doing it for you
  • VAT return completion
  • VAT registration
  • Help with VAT queries, planning or disputes
  • Raising money
  • Preparing budgets/forecasts for use in trading and to raise money
  • Looking at grants and subsidies
  • Business structure and ownership advice
  • Company formation setup and advice
  • Company secretarial service including Companies House annual confirmation statement submissions
  • Advice on how to run your business
  • Business valuations for sale, divorce or IHT purposes and business ownership schemes e.g. share options to EMI
  • HR help and advice
  • Help in dealing with HMRC in the event of enquiries and investigations.
  • Advice on business expenses for staff and owners
  • Advice and support on how to buy or sell or add to your business


A: There are various advantages and disadvantages to both. Some things to consider could be the following: -

  • The type of industry you will be trading in.
  • Whether you have any other sources of income outside of the trade.
  • The effect it may have on your market position e.g. some of your customers or suppliers may prefer to trade or do business with a limited company as opposed to a sole trader, or vice versa

These are just some of the items to consider. Please get in touch with our team today who can guide you through what’s best for you in your situation.

A: No, your tax liability is based on the profits that the business earns. Your drawings are an anticipation of the profits of the business, which you can draw against. If you leave any monies in the business you will pay tax on it.
A: Visit for information on the various methods of payment.
A: As personal and business advisors we understand cash flow can cause issues from time to time. We would welcome you to get in touch in order to discuss this with our dedicated credit control team.
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