TEAM AB – ELITE ATHLETES OF ACCOUNTANCY

Jul 29, 2021

We’re having an amazing summer of sport: England’s footballers’ journey to the final of the Euros, the (largely unsung) win at Wimbledon for Britain’s Neal Skupski in the mixed doubles, plus successes in cricket, Formula One and rugby union.

And now, of course, the focus is on the Olympics, with Team GB already on its way to its target of 70 medals – as the pandemic-delayed event in Japan finally gets underway, marking the 125th anniversary of the modern Games.

As ever, the quest to be the best in your field is hugely inspirational – including for the team at Afford Bond.

WIDE RANGE OF SKILLS AND EXPERTISE

Like any squad of elite sportsmen and women, Team AB (Afford Bond!) brings together people with wide ranging skills and expertise: whether it is accounting, taxation, audit or payroll – there are Partners at the top of their game, waiting to support you and your business.

Afford Bond practitioners have always looked after their clients ‘in the round,’ acting as a trusted coach, making sure they understand owners’ and Directors’ goals and aspirations – in business and in life – to develop their businesses in ways that enable them to achieve those goals – as well as looking after the balance sheets.

TRAINING: PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT AND SOURCING SPECIALIST PARTNERS

They can do this because they constantly ensure they are up to date – with legislation and business practices – but also by tapping into the expertise of specialist partners.

Like any team manager, they work with a key group of trusted experts – such as Independent Financial Advisors (IFAs), Solicitors, HR specialists and Corporate Finance Brokers – to make sure the service as a whole is joined up: a classic case of the whole offer being ‘greater than the sum of its parts.’

WHERE OUR ‘COACHING’ ENABLES CLIENTS TO REACH THEIR GOALS

Some key examples of how this works include:

Inheritance Tax Planning: we support clients by meeting with them and their Solicitor, and can also help them liaise with an IFA if required. This enables them to coordinate their tax affairs, Life Cover and Will to ensure their wishes will be followed when the time comes.

Business Sale: selling a business you have worked to build up is always a big decision. Our support involves tax planning and advice, the handling of the ‘Due diligence’ process with Solicitors, and liaison with IFAs who provide advice on investment options for funds following a sale.

As Partner Paul Edwards, reflects: “Our Greatest Team’ was the slogan used by the British Olympic Association when we hosted the games in London in 2012 – and that’s something we can all aspire to.”

To find out more about the Afford Bond approach, and how it could benefit your business, why not get in touch with Paul for a no obligation chat at Paul.Edwards@affordbond.com

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