Business start up servicesBusiness Start-ups

Starting a business is a very daunting time with many hurdles to overcome including finance, knowledge and time constraints.

I can make the process easier by assessing your position, aims and objectives and making sure the first steps are the right ones.


I will help you:

  • to decide on the legal structure that is most suitable for you and your business –  sole trader, partnership, limited liability partnership, limited company or perhaps a community interest company
  • register with HMRC and companies house and company formation
  • prepare a business plan including cashflow projections and budgets especially important when finance is needed
  • providing details of organisations offering free help and possible grants to new businesses
  • with company secretarial duties required by a company
  • providing methods for efficient record keeping to meet legal requirements
  • to decide on and help with the installation of accounting software
  • consider if voluntary VAT registration could be beneficial
  • with other general administration and compliance issues



this is the first time that I have used Catherine to do my tax return and I was very glad that I did. She provided an excellent service with a very quick turnaround and was also a very pleasant person to do business with. I would have no hesitation in recommending her.

Mr B Head

I can’t think of any ways to improve your service!

Mrs M Hancock

Recently switched to Catherine Bennett as my accountant and was very pleased with the professional, prompt and efficient service she provided for my business accounts and personal tax return.

Mrs L Brooks

On starting my stationery business, I wasn’t sure whether I needed an accountant but I got in touch with Catherine and decided to meet her for a little chat. From the outset Catherine was so lovely and she explained lots of things that I wasn’t even aware of. We’ve just done my first year of accounts and Catherine managed to get me a tax rebate set off against my start-up costs of the previous year. This is something I definitely wouldn’t have been able to do on my own, so she is definit…

Mrs S Want

Catherine worked as an Accountant for me in 2012, easing me through the maze that is Tax and finance for the self-employed! The skills and knowledge that Catherine brought to the table were second to none, and Catherine completed my accounts with minimum fuss and great attention to detail. Working with Catherine was really easy due to her friendly, helpful persona and willingness to listen and explain everything in a way that I could easily understand. I would have no doubt that I would use the …

Mr K Walker