Growing Businesses

Now you’ve been trading for a while, you’ll be keen to move to the next stage of business development – the high-growth phase.

As the American millionaire James Cash Penney (founder of JCPenney, the US department store chain) said “Growth is never by mere chance; it is the result of forces working together”.

Team work grows businesses. It’s not always easy to find the right team players, who share the same passion and drive to take your business to the next level. This is where we come in!

We’ve a great track record working in partnership with our growth clients. We work with ambitious business owners who are determined to grow a successful business; people with big dreams, who value service and need an equally ambitious accountant/tax advisor.

They’re growing fast and need an advisor to help them, not just with the legal stuff, but with the challenges of a rapidly growing business. We work closely with our clients, becoming part of the management team that grows a super-profitable, tax-efficient business.

For over 25 years we’ve helped lots of businesses, like you, fulfil their dreams. At Friend & Grant our attention is on you and your business 100% of the time. For example:

  • We’ll work with you to understand your business and personal goals using our unique One Page Business Plan. Understanding your destination means we can finely tune the services you’ll need.
  • We’ll make sure you have a quality accounting and compliance service, ensuring your accounts are prepared and filed on time.
  • We know every business owner needs support. It can be lonely at the top, especially without a sounding board. We can provide that business support, whenever and wherever needed.
  • We’re cloud accounting experts: Sage, Quickbooks, and  Xero Accounting.
  • We’ll assist with raising additional finance for expansion and new projects.
  • We’ll advise you how to reduce the tax burden, making sure you pay the legal minimum.
  • We’ll work with you to identify and minimise the risks in your business.
  • We’ll help you to plan for the future and protect your family through pension planning and protection. We provide generic advice and through our approved list of consultants can put you in touch with an expert to work with you and your family.

We love helping our clients build strong, successful & profitable businesses. Our regular blog has lots of information about all things business. Our popular publication; 57 Ways to Grow a Business is available as a free download.

We’ll explain all of this in our initial discovery meeting and through our clear proposal system. Our monthly fixed fee, agreed at the outset, includes free support calls and emails, and helps your cash flow. All bespoke one-off work is agreed in advance.

As you continue your business journey, selecting a highly qualified firm of accountants, business advisors and tax experts is crucial to your success. Our 60 minute Discovery Meeting, which shows how we can make your dreams come true, is free of charge. Just call us on 01634 731390 to arrange a meeting.

Perhaps you’re not ready to have a chat right now. If so, we’d like to offer you an opportunity to access our Growing Business Email Programme. Our aim is to get you thinking about growth with a series of videos and articles 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.

Mark Devaney
Effective Web Solutions Rochester, Kent

Starting out in business can be a very daunting prospect as you enter the world of tax and employment law, as well as having to learn to undertake roles required in business, book keeping, management, marketing and sales etc.  This is where I believe Friend & Grant Ltd differ from other accountants.

Any accountant can balance your books and submit your accounts however Friend and Grant do much more than that.  Over the past 13 years Mark and his staff have helped me expand my simple service company into multiple Limited Companies selling internationally, employing a range of staff and owning our own property.

Friend & Grant Ltd is a modern, forward thinking and progressive company and is much more than just a firm of accountants.  Their friendly and approachable staff are always my first port of call when I need any business advice and I trust them completely to manage my financial affairs in a 100% professional and tax efficient way.  I have no hesitation in recommending the services and staff of Friend & Grant Ltd to any business.  They have taken the time to understand my business and provide me with professional and knowledgeable service whenever I need it.



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Nigel Garrett Maidstone

This part time ‘hobby’ suddenly took off and I realised that my days working in IT in London could be numbered if I worked hard. It was time to take this venture more seriously and after some head scratching and huge family support I quit IT and started the new adventure. My first accountant didn’t last long and neither did the second one. The third stayed a while; they were OK but failed to explain things in simple terms to someone not accountancy trained or experienced, almost failing to understand what I needed from an accountant.

“Then in 2007 I set up a second business, KBGM, with my then business partner. He introduced me to Friend & Grant and they have been our company accountants ever since. The relationship with Friend & Grant is a good one, with staff from both companies working together sometimes daily managing client accounts.

“Over the years Andrew has seen that Friend & Grant have grown and manage our requirements very well, with an ever-growing team who understand our business and client requirements. They have an understanding of the Landlord and Tenant Act and ensure the accounts are completed in accordance with requirements . At KBGM we work with a number of management companies. Friend & Grant are the accountants for nearly all of these management companies and it is not unusual to see Andrew or Scott at one of the AGM’s and if required at Board meetings, ready to explain issues and answer questions of our client Directors. We think it is important for our clients to see this independent professional service.

“The support, advice and help that Andrew, Jan, Scott and the team have given me; sometimes during some difficult times, has always been spot on. Without them I’d have been paying huge amounts to the tax man rather than using that money to grow the companies.”

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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.