Britain is a nation of entrepreneurs. It's estimated that there are almost 5m businesses in the UK, with a combined turnover of £3.3b. One thing for certain is that growing your business and the financial success that comes with it doesn't come without an awful lot of hard work and plenty of expert advice.

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Growing your business

We all revel in the success of moguls like Richard Branson, Lord Sugar and Simon Cowell. And we are addicted to TV programmes such as Dragons' Den and The Apprentice that try to unlock the secrets of how to grow a business.

Anyone who has watched Dragons' Den knows how important it is to get your corporate structure right, have a clear business plan and put good systems in place.

The partners of Clark Howes are not just accountants, they have been setting up, running, buying and selling businesses for more than 25 years.

They know the questions to ask in order to get to know your business. Not just financial questions, details about your operations and procedures so that they really understand what makes your business tick.

Expert business growth advice

We can give you the practical advice you need to grow your business. Advice that can take your business through every step, from start-up, through business growth and all the way to sale or public listing.

We can guide you through each stage of business growth, including:

  • How to structure your business be it sole trader, partnership, LLP or limited company
  • A review of your systems and processes to 'future proof' and facilitate growth
  • One-off growth planning days
  • Preparing business plans, cash flow forecasts and budgets
  • How to raise finance, including seed or venture capital
  • Due diligence on prospective takeover targets
  • Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A) and corporate finance advice
  • Business valuations
  • Advice on exit strategies and succession planning

"As our business grew we needed a firm of accountants who both understood our business and also with whom we could work to contribute to strategic growth. From the initial proposal, documentation and presentation Clark Howes really stood out from the other prospective firms.

They immediately identified ways to save our business cash and also made relevant suggestions to help us tender in new areas. After appointing Clark Howes they immediately reviewed our business finances and company structure, the resulting restructuring saved us a considerable sum in tax over three years. They have had and continue to provide a direct and positive impact on the development of our business.

What really sets Clark Howes apart from the rest is their dedication and level of service as a trusted advisor and we look forward to working with them over many years to come."

Mike O’Mahony, Director Andrew, Reid & Partners (ARP)
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