Many years ago, our founding partners decided to leave their respected Top 10 accountancy practices in order to run their own practice. The ethos of the new firm was to offer owner managed businesses a more personal and tailored approach to the financial and accountancy requirements. They felt that it was important to be able to sit with clients, look them in the eye and really understand their short, medium and long term visions and goals.
A lot of time and effort was spent building up a market leading taxation department which, to this day, remains something that separates us from our competition. Coupled with this, the firm believes that supporting clients’ commercial decision making processes and offering sensible, practical business advice is one of our key responsibilities.
The firm has been built up to being a larger independent in our region through investment into technology and quality staffing, meaning that the accounts production process has been streamlined. This means that our clients benefit from not only a reduction in costs but also time spent with Partners and Managers can be spent not talking about ‘what figure goes where’ but discussing strategy, growth and further future success.
There are clear advantages that come with running a family business, but there are also many personal and organisational challenges along the way which can be particularly difficult in ensuring that family companies survive through the generations.
In the UK, over 75% of businesses are family companies so a large percentage of our clients are affected. We therefore have a great deal of experience in dealing with problems that may arise and more importantly preventing problems before they occur.
Ballards LLP really understands the farming business, they speak my language and they know what's going on in the sector. Their advice on diversifying has been great for me. With Ballards LLP, I don't have to worry about the everyday financial compliance and I can concentrate on, with their assistance, growing the farm and pushing forward with my plans.
Having worked with many accountants, Ballards LLP are very good, I get a personal service, and honest advice with no jargon. I particularly appreciate their pre-planning meetings which minimises the GP's time, their support is invaluable and I have on many occasions recommended them.
Ballards LLP have really looked after our business, it was with their help that we acquired the funding to develop our business, and with their ongoing support we keep track of the business financially so we know where we're going.
We have had a very long association with Ballards LLP who have provided our accounting services to us for over 15 years. It has been very reassuring to have such a professional organisation advising with our accounting and development requirements. I really can't recommend Ballards LLP highly enough.