For Business

Helping guide and manage your company’s financial affairs

Running a business presents challenges on a daily basis. And among the most frequent sources of worry and frustration are financial management issues. Applewood offers respite from these stresses, providing expert guidance and support tailored to help you manage your company’s financial affairs – enabling you to focus on running your business. We will take away all the worries of managing your tax and accounting affairs.

Meeting the varying needs of SMEs

Being specialists in the small and medium-sized business sector, we understand that their needs are constantly evolving. As businesses start up, develop and grow, they need access to flexible, cost-effective and professional support tailored to meet their changing requirements.

Applewood meets these needs with a full range of services for businesses and their owners. Whatever their respective stages of development, we work closely with our clients to help them improve profitability and achieve their financial objectives.

Why choose Applewood?

All our clients are managed personally by either Sally or Laura, who, having worked in financial and non-financial management roles, have an appreciation all aspects of business – not just the numbers. And because we don’t have big company overheads, our fees are extremely competitive.

Whether it’s just at year end or throughout the financial year, we offer guidance to help you decide on the best direction for your business. The following brief summary outlines the types of service we provide to our clients.

Running the business

We have a filing cabinet full of ideas and processes to help you manage your business at every stage.  Among other things, we can help you with the following:

  • Day-to-day management accounts, bookkeeping and VAT
  • Cashflow management
  • Minimising tax burden and fulfilling tax obligations
  • Producing budgets, business plans and profitability reviews
  • Hiring and paying staff
  • Advising on business expansion

‘Virtual FD’ service

Much like having a full-time Financial Director – but without the significant expense – we can manage all your company‘s financial functions and provides you with the information you need to run the rest of the business.

Starting a business

Starting up in business can be a minefield. We make it as straight forward as possible and help you decide on the most appropriate steps to take. This might include:

  • Preparing a business plan and raising finance
  • Forming the right legal entity – a limited company, sole trader, partnership or LLP
  • Guidance on taxation for the self-employed
  • Setting up invoicing and record-keeping processes

Winding up

Winding up a business, selling it or handing it over, is a very complex area and correct planning can save considerable amounts of tax and time. We can outline your options in a clear and understandable way to help you make the correct decisions.

Financial Accounts and tax

Of course, we can also provide all the services you will need to produce your annual accounts and manage your tax.


Find out how we can help ease the pain and stress of managing your financial affairs.

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