There's no better way to demonstrate how you can benefit from working with our Award Winning Team than by example. Here you'll find some Case Studies of real scenarios together with comments directly from our clients.
Case Study No 1
D&M Kay changed accountants for no other reason than because they recognised that Harlands could provide services their existing accountants couldn’t. They've enjoyed quarterly development meetings aimed at high growth for their business to allow them to be able to save for retirement. Mr Kay’s response to this was:
“We wish we had been with you ten years ago as we would have already retired!”
They are now working towards a gradual increase in gross margin and net profits year on year, and are looking to launch a web site and mail order supplies in 2009. Their plan is to reach a secure financial position to allow them to retire in 2013 aged 60 and with our help and guidance are on track.
Case Study No 2
Mr T Charlton came to us after 12 years of establishing his business but making low profits. Since we got involved, the noticeable achievements and results are:
- After the first year of Harlands being appointed, Mr Charlton's turnover REDUCED by £100,000 and NET PROFIT increased by £70k
- The directors have reduced their time involved
- Their customers happily accepted a price increase because they were so happy with the service they were getting
- The business has been strengthened by bringing Mr Charlton's two sons into the management team to help with the directors duties and a sales director has been appointed.
They are on target to increase profit even further in the coming year.
What do client's say about us?
When trying to unlock venture capital, professional financials demonstrate you've taken time to understand the cash flow of your business. I was referred to Philip from a contact who's secured investment. Working with Philip has enabled uBrands to unlock venture capital investment. It's easy for me to endorse Philip because his involvement = results. If you're looking for investment and need to demonstrate a clear road map of how much you need today/tomorrow, make time to contact Philip Murray today.
Phil has been great in helping us to develop the business case for the Radfan. From the very first meeting Phil was able to give us great advice on how to best structure the accounting and management reporting requirements for a VC backed business. We have always received solid advice and appreciate all the time that Phil invests with us to fully understand our business and its changing needs.
Before my husband started the company neither of us had any dealings with accountants; it has been a good and pleasant experience. Glyn Davison has been more hands on than I imagined he would be. Any worries we have had have been put into perspective and positive feedback from Glyn has been incredibly beneficial. I'm really pleased that our first experience of accountants has been a positive and profitable one.
We believe our growth and success over the last 18 years has been in no small part attributed to the excellent advice and guidance we have received from the professionals at Harland & Co. We would not hesitate to recommend their services to others.
In 1997 the Company made a decision to contract out services to "local" rather than "out of town" suppliers, provided that the quality, dependability and value for money aspects were at acceptable levels. Harland & Co were one of the first firms contacted in this regards and since that date have provided Skill Training Ltd with a service that matched and bettered the above criteria. As a company we are very happy to be in partnership with a local firm who can be contacted quickly if the need should arise and will respond rapidly and in a totally professional manner to give correct advice at the right time.
I can't believe it's only 3 years since we engaged Harlands.
In that time, Harlands have helped us make enormous steps towards determining where we want to be, and starting to make dramatic progress with our goals.
If you wish to move your business forward, with the help of expert advisors who feel the same passion for your business as you do yourself, then I consider Harlands to be the perfect match.
To sum up, Harlands are so much more than accountants - they are strategists, advisors, mentors and just the team any business needs to achieve their aims.
Fran Williams, MD, BLS Electronics Ltd
The success of our family business has in no small way been due to the help of our accountants. We decided early in our career to concentrate on developing and giving personal attention to the day to day running and expansion of our business leaving all routine accounting and taxation work to our chosen accountant. This proved to be a sound decision.
Harland's staff provided us with first class accounting systems, taxation advice and vetting of financial decisions. They advised and concluded the sale of our business with great success and helped prepare for our retirement having urged us during our working years to make financial arrangements for pensions and provision for our family.
Now retired we feel secure with the continued backing of Harland's giving us financial and taxation advice. Our daughter is continuing in our footsteps relying on Harland's for financial, accounting and taxation advice in her business career.
We'll happily put you in touch with our clients to hear this "straight from the horse's mouth". Call us on 01207 581717 for further details.
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