UHY Ross Brooke Chartered Accountants

Business Start Up

Are you thinking of starting a business? Get proper advice at the outset and do not become one of those thousands of businesses that fail in the first few years.

We believe that if you are starting a business, you should seek the advice of an accountant with a proven track record in start-up situations. They can help you establish a realistic plan, steer you away from any potential pitfalls and ensure that everything is in order before the business starts to trade.

For a simple cash in, cash out business the financial plan can be really simple. However for a business that is going to need buy equipment, provides goods on credit terms or needs bank financing then a much more rigorous set of forecasts are going to be required.

The relationship between client and accountant should be that of a partnership working together for a common cause. We are a firm believer that the extra help and investment that we can give you at this stage will prove invaluable to your businesses long-term prospects. That is why you will be looked after by specialist start-up personnel within the firm and will be offered the first meeting free and without obligation.

Matters that you will be made aware of are:

  • Business structure including company incorporation
  • Business plans, forecasts and cashflow
  • Funding requirements
  • VAT registration – advisable or not?
  • VAT schemes
  • Direct taxation and how to minimise it
  • What expenses can be claimed against tax
  • Business or private vehicles
  • Record keeping, including software etc
  • Other related issues such as legal requirements, pensions, insurances etc

Your business will be in safe hands right from the start of the process. We have been instrumental in the success of hundreds of new businesses over the years and some of these now employ over one hundred staff.

Why not check out our testimonials page for evidence of how we add real value to start up businesses?

Please contact us if you would like a free, no obligation conversation about your business start up ideas.

Free Download – New Business Kit

Get your comprehensive guide to the financial, tax and accounting considerations of starting a business, “The New Business Kit” which we offer free to start-ups or those who have recently made the jump into business ownership.

The guide helps start-ups think about:

  • Selecting a legal entity;
  • Registering with the tax authorities;
  • Accounting and bookkeeping;
  • Value Added Tax;
  • Payroll taxes and pensions;
  • Income and corporation tax;
  • Cash planning and forecasting;
  • Insurance;
  • Selecting professional advisers; and
  • Digital accounting systems.

In addition, there is a section of useful names, addresses and telephone numbers – just ask – it’s free!

guide for new business owners
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What our clients say

If we did not convince you, maybe a few words from our customers will!

Cara most certainly plays a key part in our new business. She has a genuine love for helping people. We get a great response service every time. Cara has been brilliant at “hand holding” which is essential as we are a new Limited Company, she has excellent knowledge of small business accountancy and taxation affairs.
The one on one training she has provided was meaningful, non technical in a way which allows me to understand the concepts.

Lily S


Ross Brooke have always delivered a professional and valued extended accountancy service. They have provided excellent support to us as a growing business in a challenging international arena. We value their high integrity, business support and outstanding commitment to making our business a success.

Tania Plaice


A high quality and professional service with credibility. When you need advice it is there and substantial in nature. I am exceptionally pleased with the level of support UHY Ross Brooke provide across all levels of their business offering. Thumbs up from me.

Derek Mc


Talk to us

Newbury: 01635 555666
Abingdon: 01235 251252
Swindon: 01793 610008
Hungerford: 01488 682546