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Examine the Facts

Accountancy designed around your business – not ours

Research. Examine. Consider. Repeat. To make sure we really understand our clients, we do our research to learn about you and what makes your business thrive. We've developed a specific process to ensure this all goes to plan.

We always begin with an insightful, person-centred approach. We’ll investigate your business, delving into the problems you face and, more importantly, where you want to be. Once we get under the skin of your business, we can present your options, agree where to go next and advise where your responsibilities (and ours) converge.

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We can always rely on Relative to go the extra mile, and the more we work with them, the more we like them.

Dawn Phillips, Appro Construction Ltd.

As a small business, it is reassuring to know that we can count on the experienced and friendly people at Relative to provide a quality service, matched with the in-depth understanding of our business and our people.

Having worked alongside them for many years now, we are delighted with their accounting knowledge and professionalism, the speed at which they handle our queries, and most importantly, how they do everything in a way that we can understand.

We can always rely on Relative to go the extra mile, and the more we work with them, the more we like them. Making us feel as though we are the only client they work with, any business would be lucky to have them!

Dawn Phillips, Appro Construction Ltd.
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Get to Where You Want to be

Decision-making is easier with the right information

We like to think big, and we’d like to think you do too. If your bottom line doesn’t match your ambition, we want to take you there. It might be a jungle out there, but it pays to think big and explore the possibilities.

Of course, there must be a strategic plan in place. There’s no point in making rash decisions that won’t get you anywhere. We’ll explore the landscape, understand where you want to go and map out a route. Providing up to the minute, accurate reports through the use of latest technologies and software, we’ll empower you to make the right decisions that will allow your business to grow and develop.

Our management accounts are tailored to match your budget, so you know exactly what you are paying for and the benefits it will bring. We’ll ensure regular planning meetings are put in place, aligned to your aspirations and the level of your ambition.

Where do you want to take your business? The decision is yours.

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Ever since we started working with them the picture has been clearer, our confidence has grown and we know we have found people who genuinely care about what we are doing.

Gerard Savva, Director of Magpie Comms.

Working with Sharon and Richard is our idea of what good accounting should be. They take a vested interest in our business and talk to us in a language that we understand.

Ever since we started working with them the picture has been clearer, our confidence has grown and we know we have found people who genuinely care about what we are doing and commit to tailoring the information we need to help our business grow.

They are willing to get involved, whether that be attending our away days or monthly board meetings or just having a quick phone call for advice.

We couldn't ask for a friendlier and more professional team.

Gerard Savva, Director of Magpie Comms.
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Take Control

Head in the cloud, feet on the ground

We believe cloud accounting is the future. Offering flexibility on the move, it opens up a whole new world of efficient software that will help you plan, control and streamline your business accounting. Allowing you to access your data and software at any time, cloud accounting can be used anywhere and on any of your devices.

We like using Sage, but love the flexibility that the cloud offers, and best of all, it could save you around 33% of your time spent on admin. If you want your business to progress, it’s important to learn to move with the times occasionally and look at all of the available options; not just the ones you are familiar with.

Partners of Xero and FreeAgent, Relative can help you if you’re currently using them or if you’re thinking of transferring your accounting to an online platform. If it’s your first time using the cloud, we’ll make sure you hit the ground running.

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Unlike many other accountants I have come across in my time, Relative speak our language, are always approachable, and relate to both our business and staff at all levels.

Cassandra Brown, Managing Director MED-EL UK Ltd. & MED-EL Implant Systems South Africa (Pty) Ltd.

We have worked with Sharon as our accountant for nearly ten years, in that time, seeing both our turnover grow ten-fold, as well as the level of business complexity and market challenges facing us. Through this time Sharon has not only provided excellence in accountancy services but become a trusted advisor we can turn to.

She understands business in a pragmatic, down to earth way, and her input and organised professional approach have been integral to our success, as we know that the finance side of our office runs so smoothly that we can focus on the sharp end of the business.

Unlike many other accountants I have come across in my time, she speaks our language, is always approachable, and relates to both our business and staff at all levels – from our part time book keeper – to our Group Corporate CFO, and HQ’s IFRS external auditor. Being part of an international group, Sharon has always been calm in the face of even unbelievable tight international deadlines, and her and all her team put in well above and beyond. We unreservedly recommend Sharon and Relative Accounting, and we look forward our next ten years of working with her.

Cassandra Brown, Managing Director MED-EL UK Ltd. & MED-EL Implant Systems South Africa (Pty) Ltd.
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Stay Compliant

Dot the ‘I’s and cross the ‘T’s

For any accountant, the compliance stuff is a given, so let us worry about that, but let’s get it done sooner rather than later. The key to successful planning is knowing exactly where you are, where you’ve come from and where you are going – timely year end accounts are the first and second step!

We’ll help you keep on top of return submissions, deadlines and your legal obligations to Companies House and HMRC. We work with Limited companies, partnerships and sole traders to keep you on track with tax deadlines.

On top of our creative thinking we offer...

  • Management accounts
  • Cashflow/budgeting
  • Payroll
  • Tax planning
  • Year End Compliance
  • Company secretarial services
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I cannot speak highly enough of the team at Relative accountants. I can honestly say the service has never slipped, in fact the service level has increased.

Amy Wray, Applegate Properties

I cannot speak highly enough of the team at Relative accountants. I can honestly say the service has never slipped, in fact the service level has increased. Everyone at Relative is extremely friendly and always happy to help, nothing is too much trouble. The team are very knowledgeable about all accounting aspects and I am pleased to say that because of this I am able to install my trust in them.

Amy Wray, Applegate Properties
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Education

If our clients don’t learn anything then we’re not doing our job properly

The Relative experience is much more than just numbers. It definitely isn’t a one-way relationship; and we really want you to become better at managing your finances. Simply telling you what to do won’t provide a platform on which your business can grow.

A big part of our service is educating our clients on everything they need to know about their accountancy. We aim to give you a better understanding of your finances, and we’ll teach you how to read a balance sheet properly. What we really want you to ask is “Why?”.

You might even learn to enjoy it! But we won’t force you.

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