“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.”

Matt Sokell

I’m truly grateful for the support I have received from Harlands in my time with them, and have recently recommended your services to a number of colleagues. This is simply because you’ve made a dreaded time of year a lot less painless and I know there are plenty of people out there who can benefit from your services.

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.