03. Business Services
For many businesses and individuals alike their largest financial outlay is the purchase of a property. It is therefore imperative that the best possible mortgage is obtained for all clients no matter what their circumstances.
After extensive market research abacus has teamed up with a firm of professional mortgage advisers that can provide free independent mortgage advice - The Mortgage Store.
The Mortgage Store is a firm of Professional Advisers that specialise in all types of secured borrowing. With thousands of different mortgage schemes available in the UK for individuals and businesses alike and each with their own personal circumstances, making sure you find the most appropriate scheme can be a very time consuming exercise. The Mortgage Store gives free, independent advice on all types of mortgages from the ‘Whole Market' including First Time Buyer, Remortgages, Buy-To-Let, Self-Certification and Poor Credit History.
The Mortgage Store's advisers are all fully qualified but more importantly each has had a successful professional career before joining The Mortgage Store. Their backgrounds vary from accountancy, international banking and full financial planning.
Because of this professional background each adviser understands the need to provide each client with a value for money quality service irrespective of the level of funding they require.
Collectively, The Mortgage Store has over 50 years experience within the secured borrowing market.
The Mortgage Store has access to all the UK major lenders and with that the ability to advise clients of the most appropriate funding for their requirements.
In summary The Mortgage Store can provide clients with:
Corporate Financial Planning
With roots dating back to 1992, abacus ifa limited (www.abacusifaltd.co.uk) has a highly qualified and dedicated team of proven specialist advisers supported by a dedicated administration team and bespoke back office systems.
Being independent they are able to research the entire marketplace on behalf of their clients, providing high quality, ongoing service standards and comprehensive support when making business-strategic or life-changing decisions.
Their principle aims are to:-
introduce service into Financial Services
provide caring yet professional assistance which is expeditious, efficient and cost effective
care for the entire financial needs of the company and individual alike
give value for money and a quality financial service which is clear and properly explained
provide a service with honesty, integrity and confidentiality
To request an initial meeting: contact us
Personal Financial Planning
Expert information, advice and support for Employment issues
Employment law can be a minefield.
Business owners, Directors and Senior Managers are often so completely involved in running their businesses that staff related or safety issues can easily be neglected and can even be seen as an unwanted distraction. However, one thing none of us can ignore is the continuous increase in Government legislation and the responsibility that is put upon employers to conform and cover for every eventuality.
To provide our clients with the best possible chance of avoiding unnecessary HR issues abacus have enlisted the support of Peninsula, the UK's leading HR/Employment Law and Health & Safety Consultancy.
Your local abacus accountant can arrange for you to have a free complimentary consultation in regards to your HR procedures and employment issues.
Peninsula offer exclusive benefits to members on an extended range of employment services to help you protect your employees, your profits and improve your compliance profile.
The Peninsula Employment Documentation Services covers the installation of a system ensuring compliance with employment law. This covers all aspects from recruitment through to termination, which includes management control documentation and records to provide for efficient work arrangements.
abacus want to ensure their clients have the best possible protection for their business and their employees so that they can focus on developing the business to best meet the challenges ahead.
Health and Safety
Expert information, advice and support for Health and Safety Management issues
Are you confident that your current health and safety policies and procedures meet all current UK and EU legislation? In order to provide our clients with the best possible advice abacus has teamed up with Peninsula, the UK's leading HR/ Employment Law and Health & Safety Consultancy.
In this ever increasing litigious world it is vital that each organisation ensures it complies with all current legislation and this providing your employees with a safe environment to work in, and at the same time avoiding costly and time consuming tribunals.
The Peninsula Health & Safety Service covers a review of your premises and undertakings that will identify areas of non-compliance in respect of Health & Safety Law, followed by a report advising you of the best way to achieve compliance with legislation and best practice. They will prepare and install a Health & Safety Management System including organisational and monitoring arrangements for implementation in your organisation which will typically include:
Health and Safety Policy and Procedures
Organisation and responsibilities
Employee Responsibilities, Rules and Procedures
Risk Management Pack
Visitors Safety Rules and Visitors Safety Records
Technical subject related Guidance Notes
Brian Cutter is our recommended associate for Quality Assurance.
Brian is a member of the Institute for Quality Assurance and has a wealth of experience and knowledge in Quality Management, having performed numerous different roles within the quality discipline for more than 20 years.
Brian is accustomed to developing well-structured quality systems which quickly become a valued management resource. He possesses a proactive attitude and has the ability to develop and motivate people to promote continuous quality improvements. Brian is also an accomplished communicator at all levels and has the ability to perform Quality Managment Reviews in a systematic and objective manner.
Over a number of years Brian has been responsbile for establishing, documenting, implementing and maintaining the quality management systems and procedures in accordance with ISO 9001 for a number of companies in a variety of business types.
Brian's areas of expertise include:
Quality Management Systems
Total Quality Management
Continuous Improvement Programmes
Statistical Process Control
Audits and Reviews
In the current unprecedented economic climate, running a business is perhaps harder than it has ever been. The uncertainty in the UK banking industry coupled with general nervousness and inertia in the business community has combined to produce the perfect storm for UK entrepreneurs. Any cost saving, risk-free initiative is therefore surely a welcome proposal in these challenging times.
abacus has therefore teamed up with Greystone Telecom Ltd - a leading business telecoms supplier - which is able to make the following promise:
" We will save you at least 20% on your current fixed line business telecoms spend - guaranteed. In some cases we have provided savings of up to 75% for our customers."
Greystone Telecom provides a more personal service to businesses that want to deal with an articulate, competent, consistent and caring supplier which values customers and their changing needs.
Greystone's customers are not placed in queues, do not have to deal with overseas call centres that are not familiar with the geography in the UK and each team member takes responsibility to see any issue through to completion unless escalated to a Director, if requested. Their clients enjoy a great relationship with their dedicated account manager who is available to take calls seven days a week.
Some of their current customers include:
Marks & Spencer, Mothercare, Netgear, Royal Yachting Association, Npower, AMEY, Christian Salvesen, London Underground, Malmaison Hotels, Lufthansa, Avon Cosmetics, Canada Life, Kent, Nottingham, Glasgow and North Yorkshire County Councils, Air Malta, Direct Line Holidays...
The fact that so many leading organisations are prepared to trust their communications solutions to Greystone is testament to the extraordinarily high levels of customer service that Greystone offers.
One simple step to enable them to demonstrate the savings they can offer your business.
In order for them to quickly calculate the savings that they can generate as a result of you switching to Greystone Telecom, all they need is your latest monthly telephone bill. Simply call the following number and one of their team will be available to analyse your latest billing information - it is that simple.
Founded in 1995, the Whitehill Print Group is first and foremost a commercial printer that utilises both Modern Digital Print Technology and Traditional Offset Litho to enable it to meet the demands of both its national and international clients. These include leading Franchise organisations and blue chip Multinationals.
Whitehill is proud to include abacus within it’s client portfolio.
Their experienced team, comprising an enviable blend of traditional print crafts and leading edge technological skills, enables them to deliver dynamic solutions at cost effective prices.
To further facilitate a smooth and error-free exchange between client and press, The Whitehill Print Group provides clients with an online print ordering portal called Brand Guardian. This automated web2print business solution, now in its third evolution and under constant development, is a key tool for increasing efficiency for clients by reducing the production cycle and offering a more dynamic and brand consistent solution in an ever demanding business world.
The Prism Data Backup solution is a fully automated backup product that will transfer a copy of your important files across the internet to a secure data centre to safeguard you against hardware failures on your own site. The data you send is fully encrypted and cannot be read by anybody else.
To find out more about the Prism Data Backup solution please click here ⬇︎
Computer Hardware Maintenance
General IT Support
In today's business environment technology is becoming increasingly important in delivering service and as an enabler in growth and management of businesses. In the competitive marketplace we face today it is clear that management need to concentrate on the business core activities and therefore the idea of outsourcing non-key administrative activities is a sensible and increasingly popular management decision that many are now embracing.
Prism provides business to business managed IT support, cloud services and security solutions to SME's throughout the UK. Founded in 2001, we have a broad range of expertise and highly experienced employees across regional office locations including our helpdesk in Cheshire and sister offices in Manchester and London. With numerous award wins and professional accreditations, we believe in long term relationships with all our clients by ensuring we take ownership of your IT to exacting standards.
abacus has chosen Prism to be the associate partner for IT services due to the core ability to provide:
National coverage for all their services, delivered by Prism employed, Microsoft accredited engineers
They are a Regional and National award winning company
They offer NO contractual tie in with 30 day rolling direct debit agreement
They have an Easy on, Easy off subscription model
Managed IT Support
Prism offers 3 levels of IT support depending on the clients requirements, our experience shows that whether you are a start-up, growing or established business having a choice to fit your businesses needs is what matters. The link below will take you to our support animation and support matrix which details these three options in more detail.
Prism Managed IT Support - Click here for more information
Technology today is about being connected all of the time, no matter where you are. The modern business also needs to be able to access what they need from multiple locations; home, office or on the move. Our cloud suite consists of hosted applications such as email, a fully managed file sharing solution (secure alternative to dropbox) and VDI (virtual desktop infrastructure), which fully delivers your IT environment from the "cloud".
Prism Cloud Services - Click here for more information
As "follow me data" on all our devices, mobile, tablet and laptop, is the way we now do business, protecting your sensitive business data from the outside world has never been so important. Prism provides a suite of security solutions from fully managed portable device encryption, mobile device security and Managed AV, more detail on each of these services can be found in the following link.
Prism Security Solutions - Click here for more information
Many Years of Accumulated Practice
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For a free, no obligation consultation please call abacus accountants Islington on 0844 050 2293 or 0203 740 6877. We will be delighted to introduce you to our efficient and friendly service and explain how we can bring real benefits to your business.