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Domain Care North West Limited

Domain Care North West Limited’s fundamental aim is to provide a needs-led service to the people they support with Autism, epilepsy,  learning disability and complex behavioural support needs between the ages of 13-30 years of age.

The challenge

The organisation has been in operation since 2014. But in 2016, it found itself in a difficult position where the Landlord of the property from which they operated (Eden House) was being put up for sale and Domain Care North West would be unable to renew their lease on the building.

The solution

James Scott were already their accountants and helped Domain Care North West Limited to broker a finance arrangement, in order to purchase the building, thus securing the future of the organisation and allowing them to go from strength to strength. 

 

The outcome

Today Domain Care North West Limited provide a wide range of services to their stakeholders including bespoke packages of care which focus on providing respite; outreach and domiciliary care that supports and fully empowers individuals within the local community and offers access to a wide range of activities and groups where social inclusion is high on the agenda. Eden house has a proven track record of crisis re-enablement with all of the people who come to them in crisis moving onto their own independence placements. 

The company is currently looking build an extension which will enable it to provide their services to even more individuals at any one time. 

“Without the help of James Scott Accountants we would not be in this building right now and certainly would not be looking at expansion. They were invaluable during a difficult time a few years ago and have since helped us on a day to day basis to know manage and account for our finances. Brendan and all of the staff at James Scott Accountants are extremely friendly and professional and never let us down.”  

Qualicut Engineering

Qualicut work with their clients to develop and manufacture precision components.

The challenge

Just over a year ago Christine Bardsley was informed that her current accountant was selling up and that she would need to find a new accountant, they made a recommendation, but Christine felt this was the ideal opportunity to look around and see what the alternatives were.

Christine explained “I asked around and took a look on the internet and ultimately had about fifteen names of local accountants I would contact.

The solution

The level of response was surprising some were quite aloof, others very formal and some didn’t even return my call! James Scott on the other hand immediately invited me to their offices for a no obligation meeting to establish if they could help.”

 

The outcome

Qualicut Engineering has had a very busy year and we have needed to be able to focus on our operations and providing excellent customer service. Working with James Scott Accountants has meant that our accounts and payroll functions are two areas we don’t need to worry about and when we do need help, we know all the team at James Scott Accountants will be very friendly and approachable.”

“Right from the start I liked their attitude…they were friendly, straightforward and professional.”

Approved Training Limited

Paul set up Approved Training Limited because he was passionate about trying to help young people get into full time employment. He knew there were schemes available to them, but he felt he had a better and more innovative approach which would make a difference to both the employer and the employee. 

The challenge

When Paul Blackshaw decided to set up a new company, he knew he would need to engage the services of an accountant. He was sure that finding the right accountants could make quite a difference to his business. But how would he decide which accountants would be right for him?

The solution

Paul recognises that James Scott Accountants have had a pivotal role in his success. He recognises this particularly because of the relationship that he has with James Scott and the way they approach things, more than specifically the work they have undertaken. It was their approachability and down to earth advice which appealed to him from the start.

He said, “I guess I realised that any accountant can advise on setting up a business and can complete your year-end accounts for you. I wanted more than that. As a small business you can often feel at the bottom of the queue. Brendan and the team at James Scott aren’t like that, they always have time for me.

An example of this was recently when I wanted my first year accounts completed quickly, it was important for the business to be able to report our results as soon as possible. I told Brendan this and he just got on and did it!”

Through this first year Paul has received a lot of help and advice, including when to register for VAT, which, when the time was right, James Scott Accountants arranged for them. Paul and his team have also received training on “xero”, an online accountancy software package. James Scott Accountants also runs the payroll system for Approved Training and are setting up their auto enrolment system.

 

The outcome

Twelve months on, Approved Training Limited is training copious numbers of young people to join businesses, mainly into the construction industry. Approved Training, in conjunction with the companies they work with, are providing these young people with a trade, the practical and academic skills and abilities, which potentially set them up for life. They do this through a range of traineeships, apprenticeships and vocational courses, all of which are helping school leavers and young people to either enter the world of full time employment for the first time or in some cases to get their feet more firmly on the ladder to permanent employment.

Paul and his team have an innovative and fresh approach to training which is winning him a lot of admiration from his peers. It has also given the company the opportunity to access larger sums of government funding faster than he would have ever expected when he first dreamt of setting up the business. 

Paul is expecting even bigger and better success in his next year, he knows that there will be challenges along the way, but understands that having the support of James Scott Accountants will help to make it easier.

For more information on the way that Approved Training are changing the lives of young people, please visit their website www.approvedtraining.net

“As a small business you can often feel at the bottom of the queue. Brendan and the team at James Scott aren’t like that, they always have time for me.

An example of this was recently when I wanted my first year accounts completed quickly, it was important for the business to be able to report our results as soon as possible. I told Brendan this and he just got on and did it!”

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