My first contact with Evans and Partners was several years ago when I was on the hunt for a new accountant but I decided not to engage with them for reasons of cost. Running several businesses and having the complexities of employed staff, VAT thresholds and just being generally crap at admin I realise now that I missed an opportunity all those years ago.
I re-engaged with Olly and his team about six months ago now and my affairs were in a mess. Payroll was not being done properly, my accounts were late again and again and the money I saved in not using Evans and Partners in the first place had been spent in lost productivity, late penalties and generally wasted time chasing issues. Let’s not mention the stress of dealing with HMRC.
My initial meeting with Olly was a wow from the moment I sat down. He knew my history, had notes from our original meeting years ago and was very attentive to where I was currently and what my aspirations are. He knew my business better than any of my previous accountants and where I had made mistakes he was quick to offer solutions. I walked away, went to the pub and cried in a pint thinking of where I’d be now had I only just spent the extra money. What I was buying was value.
Evans and Partners are quick, work to a high standard and nothing seems to be an issue. I have a regular contact who took the time to again speak face to face about my business, expectations and what I needed. And Peter is delivering. My accounts are up to date, organised and my next step is being able to get the information to him for my accounting deadlines. Which for me is a business goal any day of the week.
If you’re on the look-out for a new accountant I would highly recommend Evans and Partners. As a business owner and coach myself, the value you receive to regain your time, sanity and reduce your stress levels is worth every penny.” – Mark, BB.
It has been a tricky year with all the closures and disruption so our thank you for your help is more heartfelt than ever. – James, JES.
‘I have been delighted with the absolutely first class professional service …You offer excellent value for money.’ – R B-Harris.
“Outstanding service. After being let down time and time again by previous accountants I now know I am in caring/intelligent hands that go the extra distance to provide a 360 service. 10/10.” – S. Stimpson.
“Using Xero has revolutionised the way I think about accounting, bookkeeping and the state of my business. Bookkeeping is now a breeze and because Xero makes it so easy to do this as we go along (rather than ‘binge-bookkeeping’ once a quarter!). I have a much more up-to-date picture of my business finances. This in turn makes forecasting and planning much easier and enables me to keep on top of targets and monitor progress. Having experts at Evans on tap to help me is great. Whenever a question occurs to me I just log it via Xero and I always receive a prompt and clear reply. I’ve set up automated transactions for reconciling my bank statements. This means that I can now complete a quarterly VAT return in around 15 minutes! This won’t apply to everyone, our business has many predictable transactions and only very simple expense claims, but it indicates what can be achieved. It used to take me half a day.” – J Rolfe, Cactus.
“Perfect for small businesses. Intuitive and easy to use. So glad we converted to Xero!” – Sarah, Creative Media Business.
“I have been using Xero for the last 2 years. My bank feeds are automatically imported so my accounts are really easy to reconcile. I can also use the reporting system to get a real time snapshot of my business whenever I need it. It’s made me feel much more in control of the financial side of my business and appeals to the lazy bookkeeper in me. Evans & Partners set it all up for me and are always on hand to answer any questions I have – I can’t recommend it enough.” – Hannah, Elephant Grey Ltd.
“As a rapidly expanding start-up, our cash-flow is our life-blood, and looking after it carefully means that we have to have great systems to know how much money is flowing in and out of the business at any time. Xero helps us keep track of everything, and because everything is online, Evans & Partners can give us advice in real time. Absolutely magnificent, I have no idea how people were able to effectively run a business before Xero came along!” – Haje, Photographic Entrepreneur.
“It is really very good, easy to understand and use. And a godsend when it comes to VAT return. It is also great as I can always see where I am in terms of profit and loss.” – Dan, Construction Training Company.
“As a new business, we’ve found Xero incredibly simple and dare I say it, even fun to use. It’s transparent, clear and quick, giving you easy access to all your important financials.” – Charlie, Entrepreneur.