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UK BUSINESS SECTOR ADVICE & EXPERTISE

Our key strength is focus. We focus on our clients – understanding your business via our in-depth sector expertise, which enables us to provide you with insights that add real value.

Our Relationship Partners focus on getting to know you. Research shows that 72% of business owners feel that meeting regularly with their accountant adds value to their business. We use a consultancy-led approach and a variety of diagnostic tools we’ve developed to challenge your objectives and guide your business growth.

WE CALL THIS #BRIGHTERTHINKING.

For more information or to enquire about our consultancy-led business approach, contact us.


Business Services

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The UK’s business services sector is a global success story, covering accountancy, legal, architecture, marketing, recruitment and management consultancy services. Our share of exports to OECD economies is 12%, second only to the US and the sector has grown by over 50% in value since 2000 to over £180 billion. Business services accounts for 33% of total UK businesses, 22% of employment and 16% of turnover.

We advise lawyers, barristers, accountants, marketing, advertising and recruitment practices, as well as sector-dependent clients. We work closely to find solutions to industry issues, utilising our expertise in everything from business strategy and corporate finance, to audit and tax advice.

Financial Services | Recruitment Sector | Legal Sector


Hospitality & Leisure

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Work hard, play hard. Judging by the current healthy state of the UK hospitality & leisure sector, this seems to be a motto that the population is embracing. More people are eating out, with the strongest growth being in ‘grab and go’ dining. Brand loyalty is increasing, resulting in the confident expansion of certain chains. And budget hotel chains have experienced dramatic growth, especially in London.

We advise hotels, pubs, clubs and leisure operators, as well as a number of sector-dependent clients. We work closely to find solutions to industry issues, utilising our expertise in everything from business strategy and corporate finance, to audit and tax advice.


Manufacturing

To paraphrase author Mark Twain, the death of the manufacturing sector in recent years has been grossly exaggerated. The UK is the 11th largest global manufacturer and, whilst there has been a fundamental shift away from traditional heavy manufacturing like steel, we still build cars and there is vibrant growth in aerospace, oil and gas, chemicals, clean technologies, composite materials and robotics/drones.

We advise a diverse range of manufacturers, as well as a number of sector-dependent clients. We work closely to find solutions to industry issues, utilising our expertise in everything from business strategy and corporate finance, to audit and tax advice.


Charities and Not for profit

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The Charities and Not for Profit sector faces many challenges. The financial climate is an on-going concern, as income from local and national government continues to decline. Yet the provision of services by the sector continues to grow, partly due to demand, and partly due to government policy. The success of Charities and Not for Profit organisations ultimately relies on their reputation and good governance, but transparency and effective regulation of the sector all have a role to play.

The Charities and Not for Profit sector encompasses a wide range of entities carrying out diverse activities. Our Charities and Not for Profit sector experts understand the issues facing both trustees and executive management, supporting them with a range of services.


Property & Construction

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This sector has experienced real challenges of late. Growth has been subdued, with issues of housing supply, scarcity of affordable land, tax changes, and planning approvals remaining a problem.

We advise commercial and residential developers, contractors, owners and investors, as well as sector-dependent clients. We work closely to find solutions to industry issues, utilising our expertise in everything from business strategy and corporate finance, to audit and tax advice.


Retail & Wholesale

As Harry Selfridge once said: “People will sit up and take notice of you if you take notice of what makes them sit up and take notice.” Never has this customer-centric advice been more apt than in today’s fast-moving retail world. UK retail sales totalled £321 billion recently and whilst the sector is generally thriving, consumers are demanding greater variety, an enhanced experience, easier access, improved payment and faster delivery.

We advise retail, wholesale and online retailers, as well as sector-dependent clients. We work closely to find solutions to industry issues, utilising our expertise in everything from business strategy and corporate finance, to audit and tax advice.


Technology

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Technology businesses by nature are innovative, have high-growth potential, and are experiencing a fast pace of change and fierce global competition. However, the challenges linked to decreased technology spending, industry convergence and shortage of talent are complex and often mark the difference between success and failure.

We advise finance, fashion, marketing, clean tech and property-related technology businesses, in particular. We work closely to find solutions to industry issues, utilising our expertise in everything from business strategy and corporate finance, to audit and tax advice.


Transport & Logistics

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The transport & logistics sector accounts for around £55 billion turnover, 5% of GDP and employs over 1.7 million people in the UK. Traditionally driven mainly by manufacturing, retail is now leading demand. Recent industry research shows that confidence remains high in the sector, in line with encouraging forecasts of 2.5% growth for the UK economy. That said, operators are aware of the challenges ahead, especially in relation to price sensitivity, oil prices, wage inflation and a possible rise in interest rates.

We advise transport and logistics companies, from air and sea freight forwarders and hauliers, to domestic and international couriers. We work closely to find solutions to industry issues, utilising our expertise in everything from business strategy and corporate finance, to audit and tax advice.