This week (6-12 February) is National Apprenticeships Week 2023, an opportunity for employers and apprentices to share their apprenticeship success stories, and encourage a new generation of apprentices. For our part, we are celebrating the career achievements of former RfM apprentice Joel Procter, who is now Client Manager at RfM Fylde, and our current cohort of apprentices.
As we move towards the end of the year, we look back on 2021 with rather mixed feelings.
The lockdown due to COVID-19 has brought particular challenges for trade contractors who provide their services to people in their homes or places of work. Businesses like RfM client Phillip Metcalf Cooling & Heating Services have had to make major changes to ensure the safety of staff and customers when doing essential work. So receiving the news that he’d been recognised as the UK’s No.1 Heating Installer during such a difficult period was especially significant for owner Phillip.
Our clients and other companies are reaching out to RfM to help them to navigate their way through the crisis with their businesses intact. In the spirit of + more, we are doing what we can, where we can, to help them through.
We now have more details about the support measures that have been announced for businesses and the self-employed affected by the coronavirus situation.
As your accountants, we are well placed to consider the financial impact that the coronavirus outbreak will have on our clients’ businesses. Here is some practical advice and tips to help you weather this particularly rough storm.
For many clients, we are often the first port of call for advice on running their business. That does not need to change – even during the current, unprecedented coronavirus situation.
Following RfM’s inclusion in The Parliamentary Review, Partner Paul Newsham was invited to take part in a podcast and to join an exclusive group of business leaders, founders, influencers and innovators: The Leaders Council.
What happens when your business grows fast and your workspace is quite literally bursting at the seams. The only option for IT managed services provider, HW Technology, was a move to larger premises – and soon. We learn how, with support from RfM, HW Technology overcame the challenges of finding, funding and fitting out their new premises in 2019.
Kathryn Gardner is Client Relationship Manager at RfM Preston and a key member of our Audit team. We asked Kathryn to give us an insight into the role and responsibilities of an auditor, and why some businesses choose to have an audit – even if they’re not obliged to.
Having access to specialist accounting and business advisors can make all the difference to the growth and success of a young business. RfM Partner Paul Newsham has a nose for business – as does wine expert Miles Corish, to whom Paul has been an advisor for many years. Paul recently supported Miles with the launch of a new venture, Milestone Wines. We toast the company’s achievements in its first 18 months…
Devolution means that Scotland and Wales each now have their own, separate tax regimes and the property tax rules for purchases in both countries have changed. We advise you to pay close attention to ensure the correct procedures are followed, especially when buying property and land that crosses UK borders. In such cases, special rules apply.
From 1 April 2019, certain businesses will be required to comply with the government’s new Making Tax Digital (MTD) regime. MTD represents a significant change to the way taxpayers keep their accounting records and submit information to HMRC. Will you be affected? And what should you do to be compliant?
The owners of Lancashire-based Black Box Security have been clients of RfM Chartered Accountants for more than three decades. When they decided the time was right to sell the business, RfM was there to guide them through the process and help secure a successful sale.