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Business start-up

You have finally taken the decision to start up your own business. That is exciting news.

You've got a commercial idea, and investors who believe in you. Now what you need is a business partner who knows the legal, fiscal and financial ropes.

A partner who can help you:

  • Decide on the most suitable structure for your business - sole trader, partnership, or limited company
  • Prepare a business plan, cash flow projections, budgets and trading forecasts
  • Assess your finance requirements, advise on the best sources of finance and draw up the necessary proposals
  • Establish a good working relationship with your bank
  • Complete any registration procedures with Companies House and H M Revenue and Customs (HMRC)
  • Deal with company secretarial issues
  • Set up a recording system for your internal use and for complying with statutory requirements

Bates Weston have the skills and experience you need to make a real difference to the development of your business.

Once your business is up and running, we see our role in our partnership as actively:

  • Helping you manage and improve the financial health of your business
  • Providing services like HR, Payroll and IT, that you will need as you grow
  • Facilitating step changes in the structure or ownership of your business
  • Planing your personal investments, pension, taxation and trusts

Click here to read more on Business start-ups. Contact Kay Brookes at to find out how we can help you.