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Ambitious Start-Ups

Need help with your business startup?

Whether it is through necessity or just because you are determined, your exciting business startup will be trading in what will be a challenging time. From past experience, those who have started during difficult times have more often than not gone on to great success!

We at Friend & Grant Ltd have worked through recessions before. We were established in 1992 as the UK came out of the 1990/91 recession and grew during the 2007/08 recession. Over the years we’ve helped hundreds of ambitious business owners fulfil their dreams.

We will work with you to understand your business and personal goals. Understanding your destination means we can finely tune the services you’ll need. Our service offering will be bespoke to you.

  • You will have your own dedicated accounts manager who will be there on your journey to help guide you through the highs and lows of business and to help build your business.
  • You can connect to us with meetings either in person or on zoom. Telephone support is included as standard within our fees.
  • We’ll make sure the business is set up correctly selecting the right legal entity and registering you with the right authorities.
  • We will help you to maximise efficiencies saving you time and money with the latest cloud accounting software and business solutions. We are specialists in Xero, Quickbooks and Sage.
  • We’ll help you with raising finance, whether that’s applying for grants or introducing you to bankers and specialist lenders.
  • We’ll advise you on how to reduce your tax burden, ensuring you pay the legal minimum.

We’ll explain all of this and more in our initial discovery meeting and through our clear proposal system. We work on a monthly fixed fee, agreed at the outset.

Please explore our website. Hopefully what you see will resonate with you.

Our focus isn’t on the past, but on your future and giving real value. Our objective has always been to help clients save tax, save time and to create real wealth.

Appointing us as your advisors is easy. We have taken on lots of clients over recent months without ever meeting them in person. Everything can be done remotely. So if you need help now there’s no need to delay. Simply complete the meeting request and we will call you to arrange a zoom meeting.

Even if you’ve already launched your new venture, we’ve a free downloadable Business Startup Guide, the  link is on the right. It’s packed with great advice on financetax and accounting.

If you’re not ready to have a chat right now, then why not register for our Business Startup Email Programme, which we’ll roll out to you over the coming week free of charge with our compliments? The only cost to you is your email address so that we can send you the links.

Apex Education Training A Case Study
Karen Maynard Dartford

4 ½ years ago, Karen Maynard started her company Apex Education Training; she wanted an accountant that she could trust and work with her from the beginning.  She found Friend & Grant on a Google search and met with Mark.  As Apex Education Training was a start-up business, Friend & Grant helped establish the right legal structure and got all of the accounting systems & processes in place. Karen was very pleased to get this help right at the beginning.

Karen says “I’m an organised person & I’m good at knowing what is happening in my business. I’m naturally curious and I want to know how everything works. But I know my limitations when it comes to accountancy!”

“When you start a business there’s so much to think about and whilst I knew my company, I was aware that I didn’t know what I didn’t know. I relied on Mark to point me in the right direction, challenge me, help me and stop me doing something illegal or that would cost me a lot of money.”

“Mark has been alongside since Apex Education Training incorporated and with his accounting advice, help and support, it’s gone from strength to strength. The back-up team at Friend & Grant are great too – always ready to help when I have a question.”

“As my company continues to expand and develop, I’ll be working even closer with Mark to identify more improvements that I can make so my business continually improves, generates more income and pays less tax!”

Andrew Lawrence
Riverside Underwriting Ltd Maidstone

“I can’t remember exactly how I came across Friend & Grant, but I’m glad I did. I needed some urgent tax advice as I was exiting a company. Jan the tax partner, was just brilliant.”

“So when it was time to venture out on my own, Friend & Grant seemed the obvious solution to my accountancy needs. I started working with Andrew and Questor Insurance was set up in 2007. On our first day we sold 10 policies and I’m proud to say that we have sold at least one policy every day since 4 August 2007.”

“We’ve moved premises, now have 26 staff and have grown considerably in the past 11 years. Andrew has helped us with my three companies and is currently working on a group structure that is just what we’re after.”

“I couldn’t justify a part-time let alone a full time Finance Director for the first few years and so relied on Andrew, Jan and the Friend & Grant team to help me with anything financial. We built great systems, have our accounting in the cloud, and now we’ve a financial controller; Dale.”

“Dale and Scott (at Friend & Grant), work closely together on the day to day technical and compliance work. We outsource our Payroll to Friend & Grant because as an employer, that’s one thing you can’t afford to get wrong!!”

“I work closely with Andrew and continue to value the advice, support, pre-planning and especially the specific tax & remuneration planning. Friend & Grant manage my personal tax affairs and whilst I’m on the ball with money and understand what’s needed, I do need a few nudges to get my paperwork in on time. Perhaps this year I will be earlier…….”

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Bryant House - Friend and Grant Chartered Acocuntants and Tax Advisors

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Are you hungry for success? If you run a small to medium size business and you want to grow your sales, increase profitability and pay less tax then you have come to the right place.