We have the expertise and experience to help you keep on top of your responsibilities, from statutory deadlines to all the necessary paperwork. With our in-depth knowledge and awareness of the latest requirements, we ensure that none of your tax bills are more than they need to be.
By working closely with you to manage your accounts and make effective decisions, we get to know you and your business. We can help you grow organically or through acquisition, with the right advice for each scenario.
We can provide strategic advice for the more difficult decisions, such as planning your exit strategy, selling your business, pensions provisions and investments. When the time is right, we’ll help you realise the value you have worked so hard to create.
Making the tax system effective, efficient and easier, MTD for business began on the 1st April 2019. It is now a legal requirement for all VAT registered business above the £85k threshold to keep digital records and submit VAT returns using compatible software.
Is your business approaching the threshold? Are all of your business financial records maintained on a digital platform? Are you getting the most out of your accounting software? We’re here to help – all you need to know and no jargon.
MTD for Corporation Tax (for businesses) and MTD for Income Tax (for the self-employed and landlords) will be coming into effect in 2021 at the earliest. We’ll be on hand to support you when the time comes.
We know that no two businesses are identical, so we work with you to develop a solution that is tailored to your needs, your business and your budget.
Our bespoke offer can flex to suit our clients and their changing requirements. In our initial face-to-face meeting, we will transparently take you through a list of our services to find a perfect solution.
Over the years we have worked with Pentlands and their reliable network. The support Pentlands have provided during the Covid pandemic has been exceptional.
As a small business you’ve got to be smart about how you get access to expertise and knowledge. So you build networks. I would definitely say that any small business owner should have Pentlands in their network.
The Covid support that Pentlands provide has been invaluable. They understand the big picture, James absorbs information and then takes the time to share that knowledge with me.
I really value the relationship with James and the support provided by Pentlands. It’s the little things that make all the difference and Pentlands customer focussed approach really does make a difference to me.
Like many businesses I had seen a down turn in business due to the Covid pandemic. Pentlands were there to provide much needed advice and I was able to secure a 100% grant and business bounce back loan.
I value Pentlands expertise. Accounting and tax is a minefield and Pentlands are a God send, I don’t need to worry, they do everything, giving me the time to focus on my business.
The previous accountant had been with RMF since day one, they did a good job, the reports were very comprehensive, but we felt their approach was very traditional and all we got were the figures.
What appealed to us about working with Pentlands was that Elinor came in and we could see she is more holistic, more global, she’ll look at lots of different elements of our business. Our management accounts are no longer only about the figures, it is much more strategic.
The business had been stable for quite a few years and was steadily ticking along. I decided the time was right to refocus my attention and plan for the future that would deliver for our clients, provide new opportunities for the team and allow me more time to work on the business as well as in it.
Whilst we were happy enough with our former accountant, they were very traditional in their approach and services. I was aware that Pentlands took a different approach and began their business performance improvement programme. Pentlands’ approach and advice, delivered so much more than help with the figures! Working with Elinor has enabled me to see opportunities and go for them with increased confidence and enthusiasm. I am so excited about the future.
Pentlands have a very different approach. They are far more proactive in setting meetings for us to go through detail and discuss future growth strategies. You get to meet real people and they communicate in a ‘real’ language.
With Pentlands support we moved our accounts to Xero making it easier to process information directly to HMRC, meeting the Making Tax Digital requirements. We are also able to analyse information in more depth which is of real value in making decisions.
Moving to Pentlands was the best decision we could have made. They just ‘get it’ and understand our needs.
Pentlands offer so much more than day-to-day accountancy services. We have faced the challenges of a very aggressive growth curve, more than doubling our team in less than 18 months. James has taken the time to listen and understand, and Pentlands flexible approach means the services are very much customised to our needs.
When it comes to the growth of the business, we really value James’s advice and guidance. He doesn’t just tell us what we what to hear, he will challenge our thinking and present a range of options for us to consider. In my experience Pentlands make life easy, you want a team around you that you can trust, and we trust Pentlands.
‘Work smarter not harder’ something we have certainly achieved with the support of Pentlands. Since working with them we have improved cost effectives, increased our profit margins, developed the capabilities within the team and maintained year-on-year growth.
Working in logistics, there is an expectation to operate 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, however, my 3 business partners and I now each only work 3 days a week. I think of Pentlands as an extension of our board. As far as we are concerned Elinor is part of New Horizon – her sound advice and expertise has enabled us to achieve a fantastic work-life balance whilst earning more.
Can I finally just take this opportunity to say once again how good it has been working with Pentlands in general. For the first time in my entire career, I have found a firm who make the business of accounting simple and explain clearly everything I need to know. Add to that the fact that we feel welcomed and listened to as a company as well as individuals and it is no surprise that we will be happily recommending your services at every opportunity!
Since 2006, Pentlands have been responsible for a number of accounting and advisory functions for Fuel Recruitment. During this time our business has seen significant growth and consequently we have faced a number of business challenges which Pentlands have assisted with.
There are many accountants in the market place but we were keen to work with a service provider who took the time to understand our business in depth and add value to the company as a whole and not just produce figures on a monthly basis.
Pentlands made moving Accountants effortless and after only a short time we are already seeing and feeling the benefits to our business for making the move. The whole team are enthusiastic, professional and energetic and bring a new dimension to accountancy and assisting your business in making those critical decisions to facilitate future progression and growth within the business.
Pentlands have been our accountants since 2005 and we have stayed with them because they are easy to work with, having a friendly yet professional approach. Pentlands are always prompt at responding to our business needs and requirements, offering not only help and advice as required, but also giving us the facts in a language we can understand. We would recommend Pentlands to any business.
Pentlands have been professionally supporting ShowOff Display for over a decade for both Accounting and Strategic Business Advise, their personal approach and attention is consistently refreshing and has enabled ShowOff Display to focus on exact business principles to drive growth through the roller coaster of the current climate. We trust them totally and consider the relationship to be unbeatable!
We always receive a fabulous service from Pentlands. Simply they have saved us money, time and helped us to plan for our future growth. Highly recommended.
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