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5 steps to price for profit in your trade business

So your trade business is up and running, and you’re using do and charge or quoting or set pricing. But when using set pricing, how do you know what price to set? Welcome to the obscure, sometimes murky, and sometimes scary world of pricing. If you are reading this, it’s probably because you are unsure…Read More

Why Construction Accounting is Different

Whether it’s organising payroll, bookkeeping, invoicing, bank reconciliation, chasing Debt or anything in between, construction accounting software needs to be comprehensive, easy-to-use and efficient. Xero has become the weapon of choice for construction professionals of all shapes and sizes, and even integrates with your estimating software like Cubit and Tradify. Let’s look at the nature of construction…Read More

Accountant to the trades: What do the Trades Need from Their Accountant?

We understand your life is complicated. You are dealing with clients, cost planning projects, chasing suppliers and managing your team during the day and then estimating and winning future work during the evening. Then there is all the paperwork; generating the invoices so that you get paid and making sure that you are fully compliant…Read More

Beresfords gain trade and construction specialist Xero accreditation

We are pleased to announce that Beresfords Accountants have gained specialist Xero accreditation. The award reflects our continued commitment to working with local tradespeople, understanding potential issues that may stop them developing their business and, utilising Xero Cloud Accounting Software, how to overcome these issues. Some of the ways that we have helped our trade…Read More


Working with various delivery partners we can potentially help local businesses tap into European Regional Developments funds. The objective is to boost companies and increase employment through support, guidance and grants. The project will improve business resilience, profitability and competitiveness. Example of support available: 12 hours funded business advice with our start up advisor of…Read More

Experienced Client Manager Joins Team

Chris Dodd joins Beresfords as a Client Manager and Marketing lead for the practice.  Chris has over 20 years’ experience of working with Owner Managed businesses and has a proven track record of helping entrepreneurs and SMEs assess and reach their business and life goals.  Commenting on his role, Chris said: “Rapport and relationships are…Read More

Holmes under the hammer: 2019 Budget predictions to watch for.

Eagerly anticipating the budget? How to follow all the action Harder roll out of IR35 rules: What does it mean to freelance Ahead of the budget, TV presenter Eamonn Holmes has become the poster boy of the planned crackdown on the so-called synthetic self-employed. HMRC is challenging the pay ITV host Eamonn Holmes received through…Read More

3 tips to help you get commercial finance for your business

  Cash is the oil in the engine of any growing business.  However, gaining access to funding is not always easy and can be time consuming.  Here are 3 ways to improve your chances of getting the funds you need. Make sure your personal finances are in good shape Lenders will factor in your personal…Read More

Josh is AAT top of the Class

Congratulations to Josh Hindle one of our Trainee Accountants who has just had the results through for his Level 2 AAT examinations. Josh has achieved extremely high pass marks gaining 100% pass rate in one paper alone and can now look forward to embarking on the Level 3 AAT course at the end of August.…Read More

Making Tax Digital is starting – Be Prepared

Whilst Making Tax Digital has been pushed back it is still coming and primarily it will affect VAT registered businesses only. Paper records will no longer be sufficient: It will become mandatory for almost all businesses and landlords (self-employed, partnerships and limited companies) to use software or a spreadsheet to keep accounting records. Paper accounting…Read More

Accounting Software: The good the bad and the ugly

Over the last couple of years, we have seen a raft of new software providers in the Accounting market place. Xero, Sage and Quick books are but a few of the more common ones we come across with Kashflow and others following fast behind. What are the good the bad and the ugly? In fairness…Read More

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