A Tailored Approach To Accounting
Thu 12 Nov 2015
With over 27 years of accountancy and bookkeeping experience Allison Taylor was providing a high quality service to an ever growing client base. Allison prides herself in offering a tailor made service to each clients individual needs and is always on hand to offer help and support. To keep the standards that she knew businesses needed and expected her business was going to have to expand.
There is a growing market for a personal accountancy and bookkeeping service especially for small and new start businesses which rarely have the capacity or the skills to undertake all of their own bookkeeping and accountancy services.
With the ability to act like a business’s own internal finance team AFor’s services include bookkeeping Services, preparation and filing of VAT returns, build Cash Flow Forecasts, administer Payroll and even to act as an external Finance Director. As well as all the normal accountancy statutory requirements for Sole traders and Limited companies including preparation of year end accounts and corporation tax returns. As well as being able to provide a remote PA service to clients.
Removing the worries businesses have when it comes to dealing with their business accounts procedures and financial pressures this has helped AFor move from Allison’s home to new offices in Letterpress House, Horbury.
“The services I offered were becoming increasingly popular but I was starting to find there was too much work for me alone to handle.
“Once I decided that I would need to expand I was put in touch through a family member with the Wakefield Business Support Programme. As well as providing essential advice our advisor supported us in applying for a grant which helped us purchase all the computers we needed for the office.”
Now with 7 members of staff including her husband Alan who is undertaking his own accountancy qualifications the business continues to grow with client testimonials showing how valued their service is.
Alan Cooke Estate Agents said;
“It is so important to us that we can get on with our business of selling properties in the knowledge that our accounts are kept in an accurate up to date manner. We certainly would recommend Allison's firm to anyone requiring bookkeeping services.”
With clients including a pit support team in Formula 3 Racing and a lot of the neighbouring businesses, Allison can look ahead to an increasingly successful future.
Allison is also running a Ladies 4 Networking group that holds regular events for local business women and entrepreneurs.
“The networking groups are great for business and an excellent opportunity to increase your connections. Our next meeting is on 17th November and you can find out more information and book on HERE.”
AFor’s next step has been to utilise their redesigned website and social media presence.
“Our website has been designed by Go Media a local business in Ossett we met whilst at a networking event. We soon realised our old website was not really fit for purpose and with an increasing number of small businesses finding the services they use online, a strong web presence was essential. We are really pleased not just with the results but happy to support other local businesses.