When you wake up feeling positive about the future...

Posted by Scott Carney 23 February 2017 10:47 AM

After attending the BQ National Emerging Entrepreneur of the year awards last night, our MD, Glyn Davison woke full of positive energy and wanted to explain why.

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Topics: Raising Finance Business Start Up Business Owner

8 Essential Steps to Reenergise Your Mind as a Business Leader

Posted by Phil Murray 22 February 2017 11:00 AM

We all know that when our mood or energy drops, it can have a HUGE impact on our performance and on the people around us. So, as leaders and managers, how can we make sure we keep our ENERGY UP and our MIND IN GOOD SHAPE.

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Topics: Business Start Up Business Owner Business Building

Do you make unique food and drink products? Your new flavours could be worth thousands.

Posted by Joanne Warren 20 February 2017 08:45 AM

Your passion is making unique tasty dishes and amazing new drinks, our passion is to help your business with our expert knowledge. The UK is full of creative food and drink companies, but did you know your new creations could fall under the government R & D scheme? Research and Development or R & D tax claims can help your business gain tax relief or even a cash injection and allow you to use the money in various ways. You may not think of your new drink flavour or dish as R & D but that's exactly what it is. 

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Topics: R&D Tax

Newcastle Technology Entrepreneur sets his sights on Europe!!

Posted by Phil Murray 15 February 2017 09:15 AM

North East technology and scale up entrepreneur Rob Mathieson is using his skills and drive to set up a new business that aims to be Europes largest and most effective provider of Salesforce Managed Services.

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Topics: Client Stories

See how a simple form can help your business to expand

Posted by Joanne Warren 13 February 2017 03:23 PM

It is rare in business that things get simpler – we know that more than most in our role as an accountancy firm. The changes in tax legislation are sometimes enough to make the head spin. So when we first looked into R&D tax credits we expected a minefield of clauses and the potential for this to take up hours and hours of time. As we looked further into it that was not totally the case. Yes, it isn’t the most straightforward process in the world. But we have worked hard to fully understand the way that R&D tax claims work and this has led to us having a 100% success rate. That’s right, we have had every claim we have submitted for our clients passed by the HMRC. This means a cash injection for our clients.

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Topics: R&D Tax

What do Usain Bolt, online dating and a scalable business model have in common?

Posted by David Cudlip 10 February 2017 12:34 PM

Before you can actually scale a business, you need to ask yourself this question.

What do Usain Bolt, online dating and a scalable business model have in common?

More than you think!

Scale up is a great buzz word right now and everyone wants a part of it. However, many commentators talk about scale up as if all businesses can actually scale.

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Topics: Business Start Up Business Owner Business Building

Durham Accountants continue to work with a proper North East Fitty!!

Posted by Phil Murray 08 February 2017 09:15 AM

Since 1984 Ian Moir and his team at AMH Workspace have been helping companies throughout the UK to transform their workspaces. Much like the accountancy industry, Ian has seen major changes to business styles and innovation over the past 3 decades but the company continues to be one of the leaders in its field.

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Topics: Client Stories

The 4 things our clients have spent their R&D cash injection on

Posted by Joanne Warren 07 February 2017 12:04 PM

R&D tax claims make a big difference to our clients. The fact that we can maximise a claim means that the people we represent often get a cash injection that they can use in whatever way they want. It can be used to reinvest in the business or for any other legitimate reason. Once the HMRC has repaid you then it is available to work hard for you. Our clients have found this cash injection really useful and we are continuing to help people with their R&D tax claims’. Take a look the 4 things our clients have spent their R&D cash injection on

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Topics: R&D Tax

How to handle Millennials in the workforce!

Posted by David Cudlip 03 February 2017 11:09 AM

I’m proud to be advising some of the most exciting N.E scale up SME’s.  I love working with scaling up businesses as it gives me a real buzz to see business owners start to believe they can and ARE successfully scaling up. The impact this belief has on their family, friends, their team and in time; the wider impact on job creation, local economy is so rewarding.

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Topics: Business Owner

You are never too old to go on a bouncy castle!!

Posted by Phil Murray 02 February 2017 10:30 AM

The tax return season brings its Ups and Downs for most accountancy firms and ours was no different this year. This time it had nothing to do with hopping towards the 31st January but all to do with catching up with Bryan Carlson who is the owner of a fab company called Creative Indoor Play.

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Topics: Client Stories