We’ve mentioned before that Mark gives lectures to students at the London College of Fashion. In case you didn’t believe us (based on Mark’s up-to-the-minute fashion sense….) here he is in action!
Students ask him questions and he knows all the answers. Or, if he doesn’t know the answers, he refers them on to those of us in the office who do know. We’re highly trained in specialist areas, so if you have a question about payroll, for example, you’ll speak to Sharon. Kirsty magics away VAT problems and Lisa handles anything company secretarial. Click here to see the whole team!
The person who looks after your accounts and tax dealings (your client relationship manager) will always be happy to introduce you to other members of the team if you don’t already know them. And if you don’t know who your client relationship manager is… oh dear… we owe you a coffee and a doughnut! Call us on 0208 5300730 and let’s chat!
The Apprentice burst back onto our TV screens last week with sixteen ambitious contestants battling it out to win a business contract with Lord Sugar, one of the country’s biggest entrepreneurial success stories.
Lord Sugar’s opening speech reminded us that in a tough economic climate, people with the seed of a commercial idea find it difficult to engage with banks and financial services. Those organisations are reluctant to lend money to start-ups because they’re looking for collateral and assets to protect their loans. This blinkered thinking is unhelpful and stifles creativity in business.
Most struggling start-ups would welcome the idea of an investment partner ploughing £250,000 into the business. As Lord Sugar pointed out, if you have the idea and are hungry for success, YOU are the collateral; YOU are the asset.
So if you have the idea, you’re hungry and you recognise that you’re the asset that can move your business to the next level, give us a call. We offer far more than simply a tax and accountancy service; we can tell you about alternatives to bank lending and introduce you to our strategic business partners who may be able to help you. Ring us today on 0208 530 0720.
Do you run a business? Would you like to see it grow larger, faster or simply more profitably – at no cost to you? With the right guidance and realistic planning, there are several ways to ensure your business can thrive, starting now!
Grow your business from a little seed to a strong tall tree
As a business owner, it’s your job to make your business successful. Our job is to show you how. So we’re offering some valuable advice that could boost your income immediately. A free business advice session with a qualified member of our team will look at practical ways to increase your bottom line. We can talk about things like your business activities, staffing and ways to save tax. Or if you prefer to focus on your current finances with advice on debt management, that’s fine too.
We’ll work together to create a plan for long-term, sustainable growth. A plan that works for your business, and works for you! We have the knowledge and experience to help your business grow, and we understand what you need to succeed. Call us on 0208 530 0720 today!
Andy’s starting his advanced stage studies this month. At least if he has his nose in a book he won’t be salsa dancing around the office. (He does that you know…)
He’ll be studying Technical Integration – sounds a bit complex to us non-accountants. (There are a few of us here in South Woodford, working alongside the accountancy and tax specialists!) Should be a piece of cake for Andy though: as well as his accountancy qualifications, he has a Masters Degree in computer science. It’s great if you need a printer unjamming…
Over the next few weeks Andy will update his expertise on Business Change and Reporting, including taxation and law, business strategy, audit, ethics and performance management.
Everyone in our team studies and qualifies on the job. We love the way they gain experience and competence along the way, giving them credible business skills as well as academic qualifications.
If you have staff that hope to improve their business or vocational skills, you may be entitled to a tax exemption. So… they gain better skills and knowledge, your business benefits, your customers are happier and you save tax. Chat to Andy to find out more about non-taxable payments and benefits for employees. Call him on 0208 530 0720 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mark attended a seminar on how businesses can reconnect to the ‘beneficial flow of money energy,’ deepen their fulfilment in doing business and gain practical help and advice on ways to gain financial freedom.
If you think that sounds a bit airy fairy and mystical, consider this…
We all know that running a successful business is about more than simply making money. Providing a service that delights customers, is sustainable and adds value is of primary importance in this ever competitive market. Yet success rarely happens spontaneously; we all need an example to follow.
Seven ‘thought leaders’ provided those examples at the seminar, including Sir Tim Smit, creator of the Eden Project, Lynne Franks, fashion PR guru and Rachel Elnaugh, Dragons’ Den dragon!
If you’d like to know the inspirational topics they spoke about, you can read the full article here. Or, if you’d like a one-to-one with Mark to chat through tangible ways of making your business more profitable, call him today on 0208 530 0720. Or email email@example.com.
All around our office someone has come in the night and painted yellow lines. It’s outrageous! It was hard to park before, now it’s ridiculous. There’s been much argument in the press about how local businesses are adversely affected by parking restrictions, and we can see their point.
Fortunately it doesn’t affect us much, as our business comes mainly through recommendations. But it’s an annoyance when clients have to park and walk round the corner. (Or skip round, if the sun’s shining…)
Are you a business that’s missing out on trade due to over-zealous parking problems? If you feel you’re losing money as a result, we can work with you to identify alternative ways to raise your income. Using innovative strategic planning methods we’ll define areas you can capitalise on to make up for the yellow lines, and show you how you can increase your earnings even more! Call Andy to find out about strategic planning, on 0208 530 0720 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Yesterday, Mitch, Joe and Tham took a road trip in the sunshine down to Tenterden in Kent, the Garden of England! We’re telling you this because if you’re thinking of choosing a new accountant and are worried that we’re too far away from you, we’re not.
They weren’t skiving off work, but visiting clients in that area. Because it’s really no problem for us to visit you if you can’t come to us. We’re happy to travel to see our clients at their offices, workshops, studios, galleries, warehouses, factories, beach huts, on set or in nearby wine bars!
Or, if you can make it into central London, we have lovely offices right in the heart of trendy Soho where we can buy you a Skinny Decaf Caffe Marocchino with whipped cream and marshmallows – or whatever it is you drink! So if you’d like to get closer to us, call us today on 0208 530 0720 and let’s make a date!
As you probably know, some of us here in the South Woodford office love playing around. Golf, that is. So obviously we really enjoyed watching The Masters and discussing it each day during the tournament. (Not that we’re busy talking about sports when we should be doing accounts – we can multitask…)
Some people (mentioning no names) are now recklessly swinging their clubs about, narrowly avoiding heads and filing cabinets. Others here are getting busy shining their irons and counting their tees ready for this year’s Nordens’ Golf Day.
This is one of the highlights of our year, even for the non-golfers. The team and some clients battle it out against the tranquillity of rolling green lawns and blue skies: birdies, snowmen, mulligans and mashie niblicks. (This blogger foresees a lesson in golf terminology and etiquette coming her way…)
If your business is a bit under par, ask us for an informal review to see how we can help you DRIVE it forward! Call Joe on 0208 530 0720.
Many of our accountancy clients are involved in charitable activities, so we thought today that we’d tell you about a member of our own team who is passionate about a local project. Heather, our friendly credit controller, is the voluntary manager for a new charity based in Loughton. Foodbank is part of The Trussell Trust , tackling poverty in the UK. It has two main aims: to help members of the community who find themselves in real crisis, and to help prevent hidden hunger. In times of need, the charity provides three days’ worth of emergency food.
Loughton’s Foodbank will launch in June, and Heather says, “No one should be skipping meals or going hungry.” While the charity is setting up, they’re keen to receive practical donations, such as large industrial scales, shelving racks, filing cabinets, marketing materials and, of course, non-perishable food.
Your business can get tax relief if it makes a gift of equipment or trading stock to a charity. You can reduce your taxable profits by the cost of the gift made, so you’ll pay less tax. You can also get tax relief for the costs of temporarily allowing an employee to work for Foodbank, if they’d like to give Heather a hand setting up.
If you would like to know more about Foodbank, please call Heather on 0208 530 0720 or email Heather@nordens.co.uk.
Britain’s Got Talent burst back onto our screens this weekend and will give us something new to chat and laugh about in the office. The amazing shadow dancers were our favourite act here in South Woodford – who did you like best?
Talent’s a funny thing, because everyone wants it, many people have it, yet hardly anyone capitalises on it. That’s why we love working with creative people and those in the media – we can take their dream and help them turn it a profitable reality. Working with our strong network of professional colleagues, we have access to celebrity agents, voice coaches, experts in the fashion and design field and a whole host of business specialists. So we can really help people develop a viable business from something they love doing.
If you’d like to turn your karaoke skills or football techniques into a proper business venture, speak to an accountant today on 0208 530 0720.