…paying the legal minimum tax possible, it feels good!
What people who have worked with us have to say
Previously with a top 6 firm of accountants
As Chartered Accountants both my business partner and I have high expectations of what we expect from our business and tax advisors. We were previously with a top 6 firm of accountants but we found that we did not receive the personal service that we were looking for. We were introduced to Essex Abel approximately 15 years ago and found that they offered us the type of service that we demanded.
The nature of our business is that we acquire companies and develop them before exiting in a structured way. It is important to us that our advisors are able to support us through the various stages of our business ventures. Ian (Grimley) and his colleagues are very approachable and their services have always been provided in a timely, professional and friendly manner. They are flexible in their approach to the service they provide and are happy to explore alternative schemes in relation to issues that may occur during the life of a business.
I have always found Essex Abel to be good value for money and I have frequently recommended their services to other business people and will continue to do so
Incorporation of business resulting in significant tax savings
Urban Planters Leicestershire is a leading franchise, which specialises in supplying and maintaining plants to local businesses to help to make the workplace greener. The business has been operated by Ary and Sheena Saaman since 1997 and has been advised by Jason Oram and Essex Abel, since the business was commenced trading.
As a business which has experienced the issues in relation both to starting and developing a business, the advice and assistance provided by Jason Oram and the team at Essex Abel has proved invaluable.
As well as advising us on the usual compliance issues you would expect from an accountant, such as PAYE, VAT, and corporation tax issues. Jason has helped us to plan our business development in order to ensure that we maximised the tax efficiency of our commercial operations at all times. In particular Jason advised us in relation to the incorporation of our business resulting in significant tax savings, in addition to providing us with the protection of limited liability.
Jason continues to advise us on the tax efficiency of our business, including the extraction of profit to ensure we maximise our return from the business and we have no hesitation in recommending Jason and Essex Abel and the services they provide.
In addition to the above, we have experienced Jason as a most competent, pleasant, down to earth and straight talking partner to our business, who always has the time to spare us whenever we need him.
Tool to improve profitability and efficiency
“I have operated my brickwork contract business since 1990 and in recent years I have expanded into property development. I approached Phil in 2000 when I realised that we were outgrowing our existing accountant. I wanted to grow our business and was looking for the support from an accountant to help me achieve my ambitions. Phil’s approach was different from my previous experience with accountants, after spending some time getting to understand our business; together we set out a plan to achieve my ambitions both within the business and personally. His support has allowed my business to expand, develop, flourish and more recently, move to prestigious premises on Pride Park Derby.
His advice in tax planning matters has been excellent; within the business he has helped us navigate the minefield of the Construction Industry Scheme and personally, has helped us to minimize our tax including setting up a Self Invested Personal Pension.
I gain particular benefit from the regular meetings we have to discuss management information and accounts, finding this to be an effective working tool to improve profitability and efficiency. In both strategic and the operational issues I find Phil’s advice to be invaluable and I am pleased to recommend him and Essex Abel to you.”
Valuable service to my business
“Jason (Oram) has provided a valuable service to my business over the past few years not only through an effective accountancy and payroll service, but also providing a very useful tax planning service both on a personal and business level. I would highly recommend Jason to anyone who is just starting a business or been in business for a while and would value a more proactive approach to their accounting needs.”
Get to the real issues behind the figures
“Jason’s ability to quickly get to the real issues behind the figures coupled with the order and accuracy his input brings to those figures makes working with his clients a pleasure. His real understanding of all the complexities of the UK Tax system adds considerable value to his services.”