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Retail, manufacturing and distribution have one thing in common and that is they are becoming more complex when it comes to tax. However, our experience in business structures and tailored accounts preparation means you can rest assured that your business finances will be managed in the most efficient way.


We have a range of clients in the retail, manufacturing and distribution sectors. These include high street shops, e-commerce companies and haulage firms.

The retail sector’s reliance on consumer confidence along with the shift in the use of technology towards online and e-market makes it a fast-moving sector.  We understand these issues, the management of premises and that sales, stock, wastage and payroll, particularly for part-time workers are important considerations for owners of retail businesses. We provide tailored advice, identifying improvements to financial systems, minimising risk, costs and tax.


Having worked for many years with a wide range of manufacturing businesses, we recognise the high costs of investment associated with purchasing equipment and machinery.  It Is our job to identify the solutions best suited to your business and manage any implications for your cash flow.

Distribution and Logistics

The distribution and logistics sector faces hard to predict challenges as climate change and Brexit begin to bed in. Our expertise can assist in adapting to Britain’s new relationship with the EU, while planning for the financial impact this may have on operations.  The combined experience of our tax and HR teams can provide comprehensive view to staffing requirements and the use of agency drivers where HMRC is applying more scrutiny to self-employed workers and can often be misunderstood.

Our services include the following:

  • advice on importing and exporting
  • improving management systems and reporting
  • acquisitions, mergers and disposals
  • payroll services
  • help and advice with planning plant and machinery procurement
  • identification of Research and Development tax credit opportunities.

We are also able to provide pension advice along with Payroll and IT services.

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