Our corporate services team comes together to provide a broad range of complimentary services aimed at large companies and corporate groups based in the UK and overseas.
Working with you to drive your business strategy, our teams of auditors and tax specialists get to know your business and your aims and objectives, leveraging the knowledge we obtain and our expertise to develop focused strategic advice.
- Statutory audit and assurance services
- Financial reporting and accounting compliance
- Corporate tax compliance and advisory services
- Specialist Corporate Finance and Business Recovery teams
Our approach is designed to deliver an efficient compliance service, with minimum disruption to your business operations, whilst seeking to also identify reporting and control systems. The audit process also gives us a detailed insight into your business, which enables us to provide you with proactive business, strategic and tax advice.
Different because you are
We pride ourselves in providing individually tailored services to our clients. Whatever your aspirations and priorities in business and life, we will be by your side with expert advice from local specialists. It is because your needs are unique, that the solutions we provide are distinct and personalised to you.
In addition to our broad range of compliance and advisory services our Corporate Finance and Business Recovery hub provides specific content and guidance on acquisitions, business disposals and insolvency matters. Meet the team, read our case studies and see what we can help you with.
Also, consider our own firm of Financial Advisers at Lovewell Blake Financial Planning. Whether it be pension planning, investment strategy or shareholder protection options, the highly qualified team work seamlessly with your accountant to develop a truly joined up and integrated approach.
We are one of the largest and most diverse firms in the region but also stay true to our local roots in the structure of our advice. We believe that this provides our clients with a very balanced yet personal service
As members of HLB International, one of the largest international networks of accountants, we are also well equipped to work with international businesses coming to the UK or UK based companies looking to expand overseas for the first time. Take a look at our International pages for further information or get in touch to speak to one of our experts.
Can you help with corporate tax work as well as audit?
Our corporate tax team have vast experience is advising our clients through a plethora of tax challenges including:
- Company and group reorganisations including acquisitions and tax groups
- Property transfers, disposals and acquisitions
- R&D claims under both the SME scheme and the Expenditure Credit scheme
- International aspects such as expanding overseas or coming to the UK
Our corporate tax team is headed up by specialist tax partners with all the advisory work entirely independent of any audit work we also undertake.
What is an audit and do I need one?
An audit is the external examination of a organisation's financial statements by someone independent, normally a Chartered or Certified Accountant and Registered Auditor.
By law, a company requires an audit when it has two of the following:
- Turnover in excess of £10.2m
- Gross assets in excess of £5.1m
- More than 50 employees
There may be other scenarios when a company requires an audit and transitional years are treated slightly differently.
Many organisations will opt for an audit even if they do not require one by law as a statutory audit provides a much higher level of scrutiny. If you would like to discuss your needs and our approach to audits please get in touch.
Can Lovewell Blake handle the international aspects of my affairs?
Lovewell Blake is a member of HLB International. HLB International is a global network of independent advisory and accounting firms, comprising member firms in 158 countries. HLB International member firms offer audit, accounting, tax and business advisory services. HLB International is a leading mid-tier accounting network. Through our HLB sister firms, we have access to vast expertise all over the world and regularly work with these firms to provide a joined up, international strategy to many of our clients.
Why might I need Tax Investigation Cover?
Lovewell Blake Tax Investigation Cover will pay our professional fees for dealing with an HMRC investigation or enquiry.Our cover is market leading and there is no excess to pay. In the event of a tax investigation or enquiry we can handle everything including all correspondence with HMRC and even host meetings with the Inspector on your behalf.
Even if you have done nothing wrong it can take time to prove this to HMRC and deal with their letters and enquiries. Many of our clients value the peace of mind TIC provides. See our dedicated Tax Investigation Cover page for more information and to subscribe online.