I started my journey as an accountant in September 2001 and after gaining experience from leading accountancy firms, chose to establish my own practice – Core Chartered Accountants in October 2011 and I have never looked back.

I am passionate and take immense pride in helping companies grow and be financially strong. At Core Accountants our aim is to deliver tailor made accountancy services for all types of businesses. Whether we are dealing with a window cleaner, restaurant or a design company our services see that they have the support to succeed in business.

Our services are needed now more than ever with the Covid-19 pandemic and I am pleased we’ve been able to assist our existing clients and even helped new clients with various types of support. This has included support with the Furlough scheme to Self-employment Income Support Scheme (SEISS), helping with business plans for those companies applying for the government loans, helping with company restructure to manage finances in current testing times and so much more.

There’s no doubt that the recent events call for extra support amongst business owners that keep the economy going and employ staff. We have provided additional support without charge to clients and other businesses.

I recall initially when the pandemic hit, a family run cafe was being impacted like many others, with the government announcing on 16 March 2020, their recommendations that groups of people should not go to restaurants, pubs, clubs or crowded places for that matter. This café was of particular concern as it had only been trading for a year. The café continued to trade until full lockdown was imposed on 23 March. The owner contacted me in complete panic as they were incurring costs every day and were unsure of what they were supposed to do, especially as they had worked so hard to drum up business in their first year, and despite their busiest period Mother’s Day being around the corner, business had dropped over night. I instantly got in touch with Bradford Council on 27 March to enquire about the help businesses will get and how soon they would get it. I could see that the closure of such businesses was imminent. It was difficult for a start up to generate business via take outs as they didn’t have the loyalty and accumulated customer base. The first of government help was the Business rates relief grant and I was relieved that businesses with high fixed costs like the café would be able to cover their costs. Then along came the other schemes. However, the difficult part was the timing from the government on delivery of these schemes which resulted in cash flow concerns, nevertheless, the café got through it with help and support in managing their costs. In a situation like this cash flow is already a concern for any business particularly if you are a start-up.

My team and I are passionate about helping other businesses succeed in what they do best and our aim is to save them time and money by taking away the stress of managing the financial legal burdens, saving tax within tax legislation and to provide ongoing support for the ever changing climate that businesses face.

Core Chartered Accountants understand that businesses also have to adapt to survive in the current climate and no business stays the same especially in the volatile times that we are living in.

If you are a business and need some help, then there is good news, as we are offering a free consultation to discuss the efficiency of businesses in terms of your record keeping processes, costs, structure, cash flow and any eligibility to grant assistance during Covid-19.

We understand that maintaining your cash flow is a key concern, therefore we aim to provide a fixed fee quote for accountancy services so that you can plan your budget for the year that lies ahead. Please feel free to contact me on 07961880291 or email me at ramen@ coreaccountants.com to arrange an appointment or even a video call.

In the meantime, stay safe, stay well and stay strong.