Case Studies 2017-09-29T11:01:45+00:00

Quasar Norwich

Quasar, on St. Stephens Road, Norwich, is a laser combat game for ages seven upwards managed by Amanda and her team. The business was taken over by two partners and the business had soon reached a stage where they needed the help of a local accountancy firm.

The business had grown to a stage where their existing accountant could no longer fulfil all their needs. They needed help with updating their accounting software and putting new procedures into place to allow them to continue to grow and put development plans into action.

Choosing the right team.

Amanda chose to work with us because of our proactive approach and ability to ‘hit the ground running’ with their existing systems. We could immediately begin to work on updating the accounting software to Kashflow, and set up VAT registration and a functioning payroll system to ensure they were RTI (Real Time Information) compliant.

These changes have meant that Amanda can continue to develop the site, spending less time on the day to day bookkeeping and more time on making the business grow.

I have absolutely no hesitation in recommending Aldous & Saunders as a first-class accounting firm to any of my clients, family & friends – Having met Glenn at our business networking meetings I felt confident that I should arrange a meeting with Aldous & Saunders to see how they could help. From the initial appointment to signing the paperwork has been a complete breeze.

Charlotte Bushell, 01953 717314, The Dower House

Helpful, friendly and efficient – Tracey and Glen are fantastic to work with. Nothing seems to be too much trouble and everything is explained in plain English. If you are a business owner and you want a fluid, stress free way to deal with accounts, tax and payroll then call Aldous and Saunders.

Stuart Etheridge, 01603 710137, Pilotpix Limited

My best Accountant ever Tracey Aldous and her business partner Glenn Saunders are simply the best. Friendly, helpful, extremely knowledgeable and a giggle to. Who says tax is and pain and boring! Not with these two. Stress free accounting at its best!

Donna Rayner, 07896979376, Mortgage advisor

Making the decision to move accountants is never an easy one, but after a few conversations with Glenn Saunders I soon realised that Aldous & Saunders could offer me so much more…and they have! Not only have they made my life easier but they have been instrumental in helping my business grow, even the process of taking on my first member of staff and the payroll was so simple thanks to their help and advice. Highly recommended!

Martin Reynolds, 01603 559188, Social media made easy

Amazon Gym

Tom Bushell, the manager of Amazon Gym in Shropham, approached us when he was given a fantastic opportunity. The business, then run by Amazon Leisure, was changing direction and needed someone new in charge, so Tom put together a business plan and contacted us having been recommended by a friend.

Plain speaking business advice.

The first thing we did was look at Tom’s proposal and began the process of perfecting the plan to help him take over the gym. Over several meetings, we took elements of the proposal and discussed ways of improving it, and we talked Tom through what he would need to consider in running his own business. This included his options regarding legal and trading statuses, explaining the different types of tax he would be exposed to and how to go about recruiting and paying his employees. This left Tom more knowledgeable and with a stronger proposal.

‘Aldous and Saunders are more than accountants,’ says Tom. ‘They give you more in-depth services, offering business guidance and financial advice. His bid was accepted and Amazon Gym was his.

A company is born!

But that isn’t the end of the story, before Amazon Gym could be his, Tom needed to register and set up his new business. We discussed the decision to make Amazon Gym a limited company and, with Tom’s approval, we started the process of registering the new company and outlining his new responsibilities a director.

Once we’d registered Amazon Gym, we added Tom as a new director and we also registered the company for payroll, company taxes, and offered guidance in setting up his new business bank account.

Now that the company was trading, we got down to the business of addressing the company accounts. Tom agreed to use our cloud based accounting option which allows both him and us to keep up-to-date records quickly and easily using a mobile phone app and an online cloud accounting system. All Tom needed to do is was send us his monthly earnings and refresh his bank feed allowing us to organise it in the system and ensure his taxes are correct and paid on time.

Choosing the right Accounts package.

Tom chose a cloud based accounting system because it’s ‘paperless, more efficient and frees up your time’. He says he particularly finds it useful when ‘out and about, you can scan (the receipt) straight away, so you won’t lose it.’ All Tom has to do is scan his receipts using the Receipt Bank App on his phone, we then add it to his cloud accounting software and work out his VAT on a quarterly basis, taking away all the hassle.

Now Tom can concentrate on running the business while remaining in full financial control. On top of all of that, we secured a four figure VAT rebate for Tom on the company’s start up purchases.