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New Financial Year: Time to Start Getting Organized

At the end of each tax year, we make a promise to ourselves to get better organized for the new financial year ahead when it comes to record-keeping and business financials – but how many of us start as soon as the new business year does? The intention is great, but the actual practice of […]

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Bookkeepers and Accountants: Creating Great Value

It is easy to assume that bookkeepers and accountants are the same. Many of their services and expertise overlap, but you may be surprised that their separate and distinct roles and responsibilities often work well together. Bookkeeping services play a big role in supporting the work of an accountant, helping support their clients with small […]

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Tax Return – Are You On Top Of It?

January is here, and that impending tax return deadline of January 31st is charging toward us with each passing day. Have you completed yours yet? Or, like many, are you about to start panicking and rushing around to get everything in order? Tax returns are daunting, so much so that many people will put them […]

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Bookkeeping Tips for Christmas

We are just a week away from Christmas. Businesses everywhere are expecting that slack period whilst employees and clients take the time to celebrate the festive season. It also means that revenue will dip somewhat, and may not pick up again until January, when the New Year celebrations stop. With staff celebrations, your in-house business […]

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Year-End Finances and Mental Health

Mental health is something that everybody has certain degrees of difficulty with. It is safe to say that many people who run a business have had their mental well being challenged like no time before. The biggest fuel for a decline in mental health is around the financial aspect, with many small to medium business […]

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Autumn Is Here: And So Is The Time To Fix These Bookkeeping Errors

We are rapidly approaching the end of the business year, and those clouds of bookkeeping catch-up needs are now transforming into a ticking timebomb. Bookkeeping mistakes throughout the year are easy to make but are about to become your worst nightmare to unravel. The good news is that bookkeeping services in Manchester have time to […]

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The Benefits of Xero

As you are no doubt aware, making tax digital for VAT is here. Business owners above the VAT threshold of £85k must file their VAT returns online using HMRC-recognised software like Xero. Its use is mandatory, so it is a good plan to have the latest software and training on how to use it. If […]

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You Have a Business! Do You Need a Bookkeeper Next?

Whether you have started as a sole trader, a partnership or a limited company, you no doubt have many questions about running a business. Concerns over what needs submitting, when things would be due and what would need to include are questions that sometimes lead to overcomplicated Google search answers. Another question pondered is whether […]

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How Can I Free Up Time to Grow?

Every business owner faces that moment when things get stuck, with time being the main problem in getting over a bump in the road. It is a natural progression for businesses to feel this and a glowing indicator that the time has come to make sacrifices to free up some time. As a business owner, […]

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What Do I Look For with a Bookkeeper?

A professional outsourced bookkeeper is a perfect hire for businesses facing problems with cash flow management, financial sheets and taxes – or any other aspect of running the business. A professional bookkeeper is a hands-on service for taking care of paperwork and government filings, so you have plenty of time to focus on business growth. […]

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Don't just take our word for it...

Steve Price, BWP Inspire

“We have now been working alongside you with various clients. In some cases, we have introduced you to our clients and in other cases you have worked as part of our team. Every time we have brought you in you have done a great job. We now see you as an extended part of our team. You have proved to be professional, flexible and above all competent in getting the work done. We would not have any hesitation in recommending you again, and we look forward to working with you more in the future.”

Anne-Marie Armstrong, Amberry Marketing

I just wanted to thank you both for the help you’ve given me thus far in setting up my new cloud-based bookkeeping system ‘Clearbooks’.

Having used Microsoft Excel for more years than I care to admit, I had more than a few reservations when considering changing the way I managed my books, yet understood that I had to make the change sooner or later.

After an intense training session with Sean, (where I probably asked 101 questions), my fears quickly dissipated and I can honestly say that although it’s likely to take me a little while to really get to grips with the new interface, I’ve no doubt that this simple system will save me so much time and hassle in future.

And less time spent doing my books, almost certainly means more time with the family and an end to rushing around like a mad woman at quarter-end!

Thanks again and I’m looking forward to working with you again soon.

Lisa Heggie, The Gunnery

A massive thank you to Diane at Pebbles Bookkeeping & HR. You took the huge stress away from where do I start, with employee policies etc. You have created us a great, informative employee handbook, covering all necessary policies and risk assessments in a matter of no time and from the other side of the world too. I will definitely be in touch for any future help our company needs.

James Balderstone, Lucid Networks

Pebbles Bookkeeping took over our bookkeeping when a full-time member of staff left the business.  Our accounts are relatively complex for a business our size because of the number of different suppliers and products we deal with, but Pebbles were able to get quickly up to speed.  We have significantly reduced our costs spent on bookkeeping activity as a result. They have also helped us move to a new accounting system (Xero), which we are already seeing the benefit of, and we’re looking forward to working with Pebbles in the future to automate more of our back-office processes.

Steve Tanswell, Manchester Facades

I changed book-keepers around a year ago because of a disagreement.  I employed Diane of Pebbles and having been with the same firm for 10 years, I was amazed by how easy working with Diane was.  Not only did the change save me money but also saved me time.  Utilising new technologies (to me) have massively improved the amount of money I can claim back in VAT and has made the whole process speedier and well as easier.  Even when Diane is chasing me for information she does in a friendly professional manner.  I’m thrilled to be working with her and would recommend her to anyone.