“Harlands have been our accountants for over 11 years and regularly provide advice they consider beneficial to our business.  None has been more valuable than steering us through the R&D tax credit process.  Glyn and Joanne provided us with in-depth knowledge of the background of the credits and specifically what the Inland Revenue sought to achieve, that is to reward SME’s to invest in genuine in-house research and development, with the end result of improving scientific and technical standards, so winning more work and increasing revenue.

Whilst there have been clear financial benefits from our R&D programme, as a technical company the major benefit is that the results of our internal R&D has proved an enormous success in acquiring new high quality work. In particularly, it has enabled us to be incorporated into the project team for major projects which require an excellent technical service from a business able to deliver in an acceptable time scale.  Our focus on excellence, both internally with our R&D, and externally to our clients, has resulted in significant returns, not just financially, but providing the motivation to our team from being involved in many major national projects.”

David Cullen, Roof Rite

I recently requested the services of Michael McGee and the Harlands team; being a small business it is extremely important that our cash flow is closely monitored. Over the last 2-3 years we have spoken to our accountant about this on a number of occasions, with nothing being done about it. Michael came to my house, and within that 1 hour meeting, he had already given me confidence, as he clearly has some good ideas.

He has already made a difference to the short term cash flow, and has fantastic and easily achievable ideas for the long-term finances of the business. I most definitely look forward to working with Michael in the near future.


James Miller, Spotty Dog

“I have recently used the services of Michael McGee at Harlands Accountants, and would like to thank him for the great service provided. Having little knowledge of how to go about getting asset finance for a machine I was purchasing, Michael was excellent. I got the funding I needed for my new CNC machine which will hopefully help me grow my business. I’d like to say thanks again for the help, and I’d recommend Michael’s services to anyone in my position.” 

Alex Viner, Activ Zone

Following on from a year end accounts meeting Alex emailed Glyn Davison, Managing Director to say

“I just wanted to say what a fantastic accountancy firm you have developed. Jordan was brilliant yesterday (a real star in the making!), his presentation of my accounts was excellent! Philip was as brilliant as ever, full of ideas and incredibly motivating. It is a pleasure to come to the office and I always leave feeling motivated. I’m not sure I would get that level of service at another firm.”

Ingrid Taylor, Integritas

‘I set up a small business with my husband some three years ago and since then we have been supported by Philip Murray at Harlands as our accountant during the early stages when setting up the company and on an ongoing basis. Philip really understands our business. Both he and the team provide an excellent service during end of year discussions, preparation of accounts, tax calculations etc. Philip has also been available to respond quickly to any queries we may have throughout the year, providing sound advice on investments, dividends, tax and pay and has helped in planning for the future. All of this has provided the reassurance small companies often need: that is that we are doing the right thing when it comes to financial matters’.

Fran Williams, Perspective Business Centres Ltd

Deciding to work with Harlands for our start up business was a thought about decision as money was tight and they cost a little more than perhaps other traditional accountants.  The key to making the right decision was their wealth and breadth of experience in so many aspects of the financial world and they have proven invaluable in helping me establish and build a better business and staying in control of the process during the stressful, time pressured and out of control period that everyone has to go through to step out of their comfort zone and start a new business.

When combined with my own drive, creative mind and passion for bringing my vision alive we make a powerful team and one that gives me the confidence to continue to believe and progress Perspective Business Centres into a dynamic and successful business in a growing market.  Together we have embarked on a Growth Accelerator engagement to secure the finance required to establish the business into years 2 and 3 and again we couldn’t have done this without Harlands Accountants support and guidance.  I would strongly recommend before you decide on which accountant to use for your start up business, talk to Harlands – their quality, experience and value are well proven and might just make the difference between success and failure.

Roland Glancy, Heatwave UK Ltd

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.

Richard Laverick, UBrand Ltd

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 my business 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.