A SCOTS accountancy and tax specialist is aiming to help small businesses and freelancers get on top of their financial affairs through an ongoing scheme.
Douglas Home & Co introduced a collection of Small Business Packages six months ago to offer accessible and affordable accountancy services with the aims of appealing to business start-ups and self-employed individuals.
In the first half of 2022, more than 50 businesses have sought advice on the pre-priced packages.
Small Business Client Manager at Douglas Home & Co, Melissa Foggon, said: “We have extensive experience of working with small businesses to understand their needs.
“We have identified a need for this suite of bespoke packages which are perfect for their requirements.
“By helping small businesses and sole traders from the very beginning of their journey, we can ensure their tax liability is reduced, they aren’t making any costly mistakes and that all their accountancy needs are met from the start.”
The suite of support packages start from £350 per year and are tailored for sole traders, self-employed, vat registered unincorporated businesses and limited companies.
Individual tax returns, full annual accounts, company tax returns and account manager support, can be paired with bolt-on services which include cloud software access, fully managed monthly accounts and payroll services.
Melissa added: “Our Small Business Packages are perfect for self-employed individuals, side hustlers, businesses who feel their accounts are in a muddle and want to take control, and small businesses which are beginning to grow.
“Hard pressed entrepreneurs can spend more time actually running and developing their business and be safe in the knowledge that their accounts are ship-shape and that any tax liability is mitigated and that they are compliant with HMRC requirements.”
Douglas Home & Co was founded and remains headquartered in the Scottish Borders where it has four offices, with other operations in Edinburgh, East Lothian, Cumbria and Northumberland.
It has 70 staff, and last year reported a 4% rise in turnover to £4m.