BUSINESS SUPPORT SERVICES

Work with a partner you can trust

By using our dedicated team, you reduce the burden on your business and can fill any skills gaps that are causing you a problem. Let us handle issues such as holiday and sickness cover and staff replacement and recruitment. We can also manage your finance team, oversee accountancy system upgrades and ensure that you comply with changing legislation.

There are three packages you can choose from, ensuring that our service matches the needs of your company and your budget.

A bespoke package can also be created should these not suit your business.

ESSENTIAL

We can help you maintain your records and ensure you are compliant of all legal requirements:

Getting started

We’ll help you decide on the most appropriate structure for your business; sole trader, partnership or limited company and then manage the formation process for you. The next step is advising you on how best to reward yourself and your staff and work with you to grow the business and achieve your financial goals.

Ensuring compliance

There are plenty of fundamentals you need to have in place to ensure you comply with legal and HMRC regulations. Beech can support you with your annual reporting, accounts and taxation – getting everything right first time and meeting all the relevant deadlines.

Maintaining your records

Whether our team of experts works on-site or provides assistance through cloud-based accounting remotely, our service is tailored to your needs. We are partners with Sage, Xero and Quickbooks, and also happy to use other cloud packages or your own bespoke system.

Managing your VAT

As well as helping you to decide on the right VAT scheme, we’ll register your business and complete and submit your quarterly returns, ensuring you meet the relevant deadlines.

Navigating cloud accounting

Traditional desktop accounting is increasingly being replaced by cloud packages and it seems likely that all but the smallest businesses will have to file quarterly tax returns online in the future. We work with Xero, Quickbooks and Sage, so can ensure that you’re ready for this step change towards easy-to-use digital reporting.
There are a range of other benefits too, including closer collaboration with Beech, as we’re able to access the software in real time to give you timely advice. The programs are constantly updated, so you can take advantage of regular improvements and automatic upgrades. And the automation means that you can easily import data from bank accounts, avoiding errors that are inevitable when you’re keying information in. It’s even possible to transfer your last two years of data from previous software.

Organising payroll

By working with Beech, you can take advantage of a dedicated payroll team which provides a bespoke service on a weekly or monthly basis as required. We’ll process your payroll, ensuring you comply with Real Time Information rules and other legislation, and we can also set up and manage your auto-enrolment process for pensions.
Our pledge is that the service is confidential, secure, accurate and delivered on time. We’re a BACS-approved bureau and can also provide a secure, online payslip service. Our information exchange portal guarantees you even further security in the handling of data. No wonder some 500 clients are already trusting us to deliver their payroll.

Software advice/training and support

We can review your software and advise if you are on the most suitable package.  Full training and support can be offered on all major software, tailored to your requirements.

Advanced

You benefit from all the services in our Essential package, but with additional ongoing support:

Delivering management accounts

We can prepare timely and accurate management accounts and perform budget variance analysis to help you with your business decision-making. It’s a process that can identify key performance indicators and highlight key areas of focus. In addition, you’ll have a clear analysis of sales and overheads and a full picture of Fixed assets, Stock, Bank and Cash, Debtors and Creditors. Choose from a monthly, quarterly or six-monthly service, depending on your needs.

Complete

With our Complete service, you have all the benefits of the Essential and Advanced packages, but with the following additional strategic support:

Providing financial control services

If you can’t justify a full-time Financial Controller within your business, we can provide you with regular support or maybe someone to take on an interim role. That way, we’re able to help you with strategic planning and growth plans, report on KPIs and benchmark you against the wider market.
It’s always helpful to have someone producing and interpreting management information, who can then challenge you on your business performance. We can develop business plans and also forecast profit and cashflow.

Creating business plans and forecasting cashflow

We’ll help you prepare business plans and forecasting to access funding and compare your actual performance to expectations.

Helping you plan strategically

Our Directors will take time to understand your business and financial goals, so they can best help you work towards organic growth or more rapid expansion, as well as a possible sale or succession plan. They’ll then follow up with regular strategic meetings to monitor ongoing performance.  At Beech, we not only create financial and operational business plans, but also fully integrate profit and cashflow planning support for specific fundraising projects.

Supporting valuations and acquisitions

We can help with company valuations to complete deals on favourable terms and ensure that risks are minimised. We’re also able to identify suitable acquisition targets through our network of local and national contacts. You can rely on our support every step of the way: from valuation and deal structure through to funding and advice on tax implications.

Funding projects and re-financing your business

We can arrange a wide variety of business finance from conventional overdrafts and loans through to commercial mortgages, factoring and confidential invoice discounting. We can also assist with asset finance, stock and other trade finance and help facilitate relationships with venture capital firms and business angels. Where appropriate, we can support you in accessing grants

Conducting due diligence

We can undertake investigations and due diligence for clients and also act on behalf of banks and other investors. Our reports are designed to help with decision-making on acquisitions and lending.

  • Anthony at Beech provides the services of an in-house accountant at a fraction of the cost. He helps with everything from credit control, through to annual budgeting, monthly performance analysis and year end accounts and tax.

    Rossford Dental Laboratory Limited
  • “I would like to place on record my sincere gratitude to Mark Leece and his team for all the sterling work they do. My knowledge of payroll matters could be written on a postage stamp and Mark and his team take care of absolutely everything including auto enrolment. He is always available for advice and is an absolute godsend !”

    Dave Proudman – Northern Realisation Limited
  • “Beech were excellent when they stepped in to support on a transition for our Management Accountant who was retiring.  Over a 3 month rigorous and often complex handover they moved our system onto cloud based package Xero, giving the management team access to real time information. As a charity it is critical that we manage our funding and performance very carefully in line with legislation and business planning.  We rely on Beech to prepare our monthly pack and Jo attends monthly board meetings, providing a valuable sounding board and critical friend approach helping us give future direction to the business.”

    Early Break – Charity
  • “Accurate financial information is critical to the successful running of our business. Beech, through Jo, produce accurate and timely monthly management accounts. David always highlights anomalies to expectation and helps us to make proactive and informed decisions.”

    John Webster – Fieldings Porter Solicitors
  • “When we got the opportunity to expand the Retreat brand to open a new restaurant, Beech helped us with our business plan and prepared cashflow projections which enabled us to secure the necessary funding to support the deal. They also formed a new company and advised on the registration for VAT etc “

    Jeremy Guest – Retreat Restaurants
  • “The main benefit of our partnership with Beech is that, with their support and advice, we have the knowledge to make confident business decisions.  They have been a great help with our recent expansion of both shops and product lines.  Jo produces a monthly pack explaining in detail departmental performance in comparison to previous year and budget.  Chris attends monthly meetings to discuss the results and challenge us on the way forward.”

    Joe Carr – Director of Carrs Pasties Limited
  • “We have been working with Philip and the Beech team for many years and they are an extension of our finance team.

    Management accounts are produced monthly to department level, which are then reviewed in monthly board meetings with Phil to make sure we are moving in the right direction “

    Richard Christie – DGCOS – The Double Glazing & Conservatory Quality Assurance Ombudsman Scheme

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BEECH BUSINESS SERVICES

We offer a wide range of bespoke accounting, payroll and bookkeeping services to businesses across the North West of England. With more than ten years’ helping clients, Beech has a wealth of experience and is one of the top outsourcing providers in Bolton and the surrounding area. Our directors have a huge amount of expertise in all areas of accountancy and business advice and we are confident we can offer you a five-star service, no matter what industry you are in.

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BEECH BUSINESS SERVICES

Carlyle House
78 Chorley New Road
Bolton
BL1 4BY

Tel: 01204 558100

BEECH BUSINESS SERVICES

Victoria House
236 Duckworth Street
Darwen
BB3 1PX

Tel: 01254 775911