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New Accountancy Surgery for Workplace Members

Workplace
Author since:
October, 2015
90 blog posts

Imagine having free access to an accountant for a quick question or bit of advice within the comfort of your own workspace. Well Aaron Ferguson, Chartered Accountant and MBA student has enabled that to become a reality for all Workplace members with a new Accountancy Surgery.

Aaron has gained his extensive accountancy experience working with a range of private and owner managed business clients. From straightforward compliance for freelancers through to Finance Director work for multi-million pound Groups. Whilst working at PwC, the UK’s largest professional services firm, Aaron specialised in expatriate tax, employer issues and forensic accounting.

Aaron made the move from PwC to setting up his own business – Ferguson Business Advisors. FBA provide a full range of accountancy and tax support services, with a strong technology focus.

The team of commercial business strategists are extending their expertise by introducing a complimentary Accountancy Surgery to all Workplace members. Each month starting from Monday 13th February, there will be the opportunity to take advantage of FBA’s professional advice, to support the growth of your business.

During your 30 minute appointment, you can get help with:

• Income Tax and Self Assessment queries
• National Insurance queries
• Employing people, PAYE and pension obligations (auto-enrolment)
• Corporation Tax compliance and planning
• VAT compliance and planning
• Business structuring, incorporation, partnerships etc.
• Property businesses, investments, Capital Gains Tax etc.
• Expatriate issues: moving abroad or moving into the UK
• Financial processes, systems and technology
• Problems with HMRC: investigations, enquiries and assessments
• Charity accounting and Trustee issues

If you’d like to take advantage of free advice and support from Ferguson Business Advisors, book your space now.

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Member Spotlight: Julian Sowerby, Don't be Shy

Workplace
Author since:
October, 2015
90 blog posts

As Workplace has continued to grow, we have made it our mission to ensure we understand the needs, desires and interests of each and every member that joins our shared workspace.

Gemma has introduced yoga classes on Thursday evenings, Aaron is supporting members through a free Accountancy Surgery and many other members have plenty to offer.

At Workplace, we consider networking to be of great importance to the growth of a business. We have seen first-hand the value it has added to the Workplace culture. Many of our members have benefited from meeting someone that can support the growth of their business, ourselves included. Whether that has been getting to know somebody over a coffee in the kitchen or becoming aware of opportunities at an internal event in the open lounge. These unique opportunities inspired us to promote a digital networking initiative that features business owners based at Workplace.

This week’s Member Spotlight features Julian Sowerby. Julian is the co-founder of Manchester based, B2B marketing agency, Don’t be Shy – specialists in developing and implementing content-led, digital marketing strategies for businesses across a range of sectors (you can find them in office 17).

Get to know the face behind the agency and find out what Julian had to share with Workplace.

 

Describe your business in fewer than 15 words

We combine science and art to create showstopping modern marketing communications

Where’s your favourite place for lunch?

Hanging out at the kitchen table with a Pret to hand

What’s your favourite business app, tool or website?

Xero. Set up for small businesses and a dream to use to keep track of invoicing and bills. Saves a fortune on accountants!

Tell us your best joke

Q: What’s the fastest cake?
A: scone

Do you have a party trick?

I do a mean impersonation of Simon Le Bon!

What’s the one thing people should come to you for advice about?

Why they have spent money on marketing and aren’t getting the returns they expected.

 

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