Services to Business and SMEs

James Shipp, Partner for Lovewell Blake

Working with you grow your business

James Shipp, Partner for Lovewell Blake

Owning and running a business can be demanding and push you to the limit. At Lovewell Blake we have built up a reputation from over 160 years of advising entrepreneurs through the challenges of business ownership. Whatever you encounter we will provide solid and sensible advice to enable you to focus on the growth of your business. 

Many of our clients value our services most when they are established, growing fast, making profits and paying tax. This can be the most challenging phase of a business's timeline. Our clients may have to deal with pressure on cashflow, employing more staff, and rising tax bills. Our Partners and staff can really help you to take control of the business finances, manage accounting record-keeping, and understand the challenges and how to deal with them effectively.

Mary Schofield, Partner for Lovewell Blake

Different because you are

We pride ourselves on 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.

Whether it be employing staff; managing the company payroll scheme, the administration of workplace pension obligations and HR services such as drafting employment contracts and dealing with disciplinary matters, our teams work together to provide a joined-up service to employers of all sizes. 

Fundamentally, our Partners and staff will take control of the compliance obligations associated with your business accounts and tax returns and build on the relationship to be proactive with tax planning advice. Consider our services for business, including:

  • Preparation of your business accounts and annual tax return, acting as your businesses tax agent and company registered office

  • Expert advice and training on cloud accounting and outsourced bookkeeping solutions for your business

  • Advising you on the optimum ways to invest and obtain tax relief, whether that be in property, machinery or vehicles

  • Specialist VAT advice, specifically regarding partial exemption, VAT registration, property matters or complex strategies

  • Remuneration extraction advice in a world of ever-changing tax rates, thresholds and allowances

  • Complimentary tax advisory services around group structures, R&D tax credits and business acquisitions and disposals.

At Lovewell Blake, we understand that the most important thing for a business owner is running the business, which is why we offer a range of services and guidance, from how to make the most of small business tax breaks to helping you with understanding VAT.  

When preparing your accounts we don't just simply 'crunch the numbers'.

Understanding fully the tax liabilities of SMEs can be daunting, which is why Lovewell Blake is on hand to offer you the advice you need. We pride ourselves in getting to know you and your business inside out and working alongside you to provide the support you need. We want to free you up to focus on growing your business and planning for the future. Whether you have recently bought a small business, are starting out, growing fast or seeking to plan an exit, we can guide you through all the applicable considerations. 

Whatever your business, cloud accounting can make the administration simple.


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FAQs

How easy is it to move accountants for my small business?

It is generally very straightforward to move to Lovewell Blake from another accountant. We will write to your previous adviser for professional clearance and also obtain copies of selected historic information such as last years accounts and tax references. We will then issue a letter of engagement and register as your tax agent direct with HMRC.

Can you help with new employee accountancy?

Where you are employing staff it is crucial the administration is in order. We can administer the payroll processing and even issue payslips to staff directly and arrange for the PAYE and NIC to be paid on time. Employers will also require a workplace pension scheme and our team of financial advisers can guide you through this process. Our HR department can also draft employment contracts and assist with disciplinary matters.

Do you provide bookkeeping services?

Our outsourcing department can take away the stresses of administration by running your entire bookkeeping function. Get in touch to talk to us about what this involves. You may also be interested in administering your own bookkeeping with our help. We can recommend a cloud accounting package, provide training and support to you throughout.

What is the difference between outsourced bookkeeping and cloud accounting?

Cloud Accounting is the use of integrated, online software solutions to administer your bookkeeping and finances. At Lovewell Blake we have a team of Cloud Accounting specialists across our offices who can recommend the right software for you, help you get set up and provide training so that you can take advantage of the technology to administer your own systems in a modern and efficient way.

Taking the support one step further, we have a team of bookkeeping administrators who can undertake all the weekly, monthly, and quarterly work needed. From scanning and posting your invoices and receipts to reconciling your bank accounts and providing trading summaries and KPI's so you can track your business performance. Our fully tailored outsourcing packages provide true peace of mind.

Whichever option you select, or even a hybrid of the two, we will ensure cutting edge technology merges with great service to provide you with the best solution to your business need.

Why should I outsource my small business accounting?

By outsourcing your administrative functions you can be freed up to focus on what is most important to you. Whether that be growing your business or taking the time for what’s important in life. Our outsourcing services give you peace of mind and your time back again.

What makes Lovewell Blake stand out as an accountancy firm?

At Lovewell Blake we pride ourselves in being large enough to offer a solution to anything you require but small enough to care. We make time to get to know you and design a unique service which fits your requirements and budget. From accounting and tax compliance services to advice on group structures, selling your company, employing staff and cloud accounting solutions, we have experts in a range of fields. We are local accountants with global reach and often draw on the expertise we have around us to ensure we can offer you everything you need.

Will I have a dedicated accountant?

You will be dealt with by an experienced accountant or tax adviser and a partner will also oversee our services to you. That way there will always be someone available to deal with your questions who knows and understands your business.

Find your nearest office

Bankside 300
Peachman Way
Broadland Business Park
Norwich
NR7 0LB

(Sat nav postcode NR7 0WF)

Call:
  • (01603) 663300 (Accountants)
  • (01603) 619620 (Financial Planning)
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First Floor Suite
2 Hillside Business Park
Bury St Edmunds
IP32 7EA

Call:
  • (01284) 337070
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Sixty Six
North Quay
Great Yarmouth
NR30 1HE

Call:
  • (01493) 335100
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The Wherry
Quay Street
Halesworth
IP19 8ET

Call:
  • (01986) 873163
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The Gables
Old Market Street
Thetford
IP24 2EN

Call:
  • (01842) 755032
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Wide-ranging tax planning and compliance services for individuals seeking advice and guidance from our team of experienced and highly qualified professionals.

Friendly and coherent advice and guidance on accounting and tax matters for small business owners including those starting out for the first time.

Established businesses requiring accounting and tax compliance services, forward thinking tax planning advice and the support to help your business succeed.

Our full range of enhanced corporate services aimed at large companies and those requiring audit, assurance, corporate tax advisory and diverse tax planning services.

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