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Trusted Business Partners

Having good business partners is key to working with my clients. I’m not an expert at everything, but I know the experts who can help when needed.

Below is a list of trusted business partners, across a range of disciplines, in the Surrey/ Sussex area that I use.

If you have a specific need and there isn’t a business below that can help, do get in touch and I’ll be happy to see if I can help point you in the right direction.

Raising Finance

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Dave Farmer of Lime Consultancy specialises in raising finance for small and medium size businesses. Fully independent and award winning, Dave offers clients a unique guarantee and often achieves funding for clients on terms that others simply cannot match.

T: 01293 541 333
E: info@limeconsultancy.net
W: www.limeconsultancy.net

Auto-enrolment for workplace pensions

Greengages logo
Over the next two years, auto-enrolment is going to kick in for many small business. Greengages has teamed up with online pension’s specialists, Enrolsme to make it quick and easy to set up your pension.

T: 01737 379 395
E: info@greengages.co.uk
W: www.greengages.co.uk/

Accountantancy services for businesses with 1 – 5 employees

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Work with a qualified accountant who delivers a fixed fee accountancy & tax service specifically designed to address the needs of the “one man band”. Whether you are a limited company, self- employed or simply need to submit a self-assessment tax return, Micro Business Team offers competitive fixed fee rates for all services.

T: 020 3397 4025
E: helpme@microbusinessteam.com
W: microbusinessteam.com/AccountancyAndTax

R & D Tax Credits

RIFT R&D Tax Credits logo
What are R & D Tax Credits?

  • Government backed tax relief scheme to encourage innovation in business
  • Rewards you for developing new products, processes and software
  • Is about solving problems and coming up with ideas

What it means to you?

  • Average claim of £49,000
  • Up to 26% of qualifying costs back
  • Applies even if your project isn’t successful and whether you’re in profit or loss or pre-revenue

You could have a claim if you’re

  • Working to improve your product, process or service through technical change
  • Developing an idea which isn’t available elsewhere
  • Your competitors would want it if they could
  • You are eligible to pay UK Corporation Tax
  • Paying Salaries and eligible sub contractor costs

T: 0776 969 8684
E: jmckeown@riftgroup.com
W: riftresearch.com

Online Marketing Coaching

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  • You know how frustrating it is you know you have to do loads of techie things in your business, but you don’t really know where to start?
  • You know how confusing it is to be told you just ‘have to do’ newsletters/Twitter/Facebook/etc but don’t have a clue how?
  • You know how it can take hours and hours of endless internet searches, trial and error, to try and muddle through yourself?

Julia Elgar from Just Ask Julia knows exactly how you feel – she’s been there, done that, and got the t-shirt. Julia works with small businesses who feel nervous of using techie-tools in their business, business owners who are feeling overwhelmed and nervous with technology, the self-confessed (and sometimes closet-) technophobes. With straightforward, jargon-free one-to-one or group training she can show you how technology can help you grow your business, save you time and help you find customers.

T: 07831 611 264
E: info@justaskjulia.co.uk
W: www.justaskjulia.co.uk

Payroll Services

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Greengages is a highly professional and friendly payroll bureau based in Surrey. They specialise in providing payroll services throughout the UK to small and medium sized businesses, either direct to the employers, or as an outsourced service to accountancy firms.

T: 01737 379 395
E: info@greengages.co.uk
W: http://www.greengages.co.uk/

Business recovery and insolvency advice

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Bailey Ahmad Business Recovery is an independent firm which specialises in providing corporate and personal rescue, recovery and insolvency advice to those in financial difficulty. They are licensed and regulated by the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants and is a firm member of R3 – The Association of Business Recovery Professionals. Paul Bailey and Tom Ahmad are licenced insolvency practitioners and are supported by a dedicated team of skilled, qualified and motivated staff who strive to provide a high quality service to those who seek their assistance.

T: 0208 662 6070
E: info@baileyahmad.co.uk
W: www.baileyahmad.co.uk

Company and Commercial legal advice

Barrister & Company Secretary Caroline Buchan logo

Board Support

Helping Businesses Settle For More
Caroline Buchan is a direct-access barrister and company secretary providing Board Support services whether you work in the UK or are looking to expand into international markets. She can offer prompt legal advice, review and draft contracts, represent you or your company in court, conduct litigation or represent you at mediation or arbitration, without the need for a solicitor. This helps to reduce risk, keep costs down and saves your organisation time.

Furthermore, as an accredited Mediator, Arbitrator and Technology and Construction Bar Association approved Adjudicator you can be confident that Caroline is able to propose and negotiate commercially realistic solutions to your business needs and help you to settle for more.”

T: +44 (0) 1444 482222
E: caroline@carolinebuchanbarrister.co.uk
W: http://www.carolinebuchanbarrister.co.uk/

HR Consulting

Mulberry Bush Consulting logo
Mulberry Bush Consulting specialises in helping Business owners develop the ‘People’ side of their business. After completing the Accelerate to Team Success program with Mulberry Bush consulting you will be able to:

  • Confidently interview candidates to build the right team.
  • Get your new hires to be productive fast by using a consistent induction process.
  • Motivate your team to achieve SMART goals that also ensure company success.
  • Use continual feedback to reduce time and stress spent managing performance.
  • Easily handle any difficult conversation with your team.

T: 01483 722464
E: nikki@mulberrybushconsulting.co.uk
W: mulberrybushconsulting.co.uk

Sales Training and Coaching

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Trusted Sales Dynamics led by Nicci Bonfanti MBA, PGCE, BA(Hons) aims to help you sell better. Better skills for you, better service for your clients and better sales strategies than the old days so that you get better results in today’s climate of buyer-led sales transactions.

Nicci and her team of trained Trusted Sales Dynamics Consultants coach and train:

  • People who don’t think they can sell, find their inner sales superhero to turn those coffee meetings into conversions.
  • Sales people who are tired of the old techniques and want to learn fresh new strategies that win clients and keep them coming back for more.
  • CEOs, Sales Directors and Managers who want to understand their sales teams’ dynamics better to have better performing teams.
  • Using profiling tools for individuals and teams, Trusted Sales Dynamics uncovers your sales talents and strengths and gives you a strategy for using them to fulfil your potential by winning better sales.

T: 07734 361 923
E: Nicci@TrustedSalesDynamics.com
W: trustedsalessynamics.com

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