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Blain Pritchard

AUTHORISED PUBLIC ACCOUNTANTS

We are a full-service professional accountancy firm, providing compliance and advisory services to small businesses and their owners.

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Please email or call us now to find out how we can help you.

  • Maidstone (01622) 690888
  • Sheerness (01795) 580888

Our Services

ServicesAccountancy

Bookkeeping, accounts and tax. Read more

Raising FinanceRaising Finance

Management accounts, business plans, budgets & cash flows. Read more

Limited CompanyLimited Companies

Company formation and secretarial assistance. Read more

StaffWages & Employees

Payroll and employee legislation. Read more

SoftwareSoftware & Systems

Software, systems solutions & training. Read more

SupportSupport

Accurate and relevant support information. Read more

About Us

Blain Pritchard (EST. 1958) are a modern and dynamic accountancy firm supplying a full range of accountancy and taxation services to owner-managed businesses. Our mission is to make sure you achieve your personal and financial goals through the success of your business.

Our core business is accountancy but we have expanded our range of services in response to the needs of our customers, and can advise on almost all of the challenges you will face. Here at Blain Pritchard we have an extensive network of other professionals with specialist expertise who we work with when necessary. We are proud to be the first call when our customers need help and we value our trusted adviser status.

The best way to find out who we are and what we do is to come in for a chat in either of our Maidstone or Sheerness offices in Kent. We will be pleased to discuss your business and personal aspirations and show you how we can make a positive, valuable contribution. In the meantime here are a few key things you should know:

  • We can provide fixed fees, in advance
  • Unlimited advice can be included in the fee
  • All work is money-back guaranteed
  • We are qualified professionals with indemnity insurance
  • We only work with owner-managed businesses

If you would like to discuss the needs of your business with us, please contact us.


Blain Pritchard Offices

The Blain Pritchard office in Maidstone.

Blain Pritchard Offices

The Blain Pritchard office in Sheerness.

Accountancy

Raising Finance

Limited Company

Staff

Software

Support

Our Services

Blain Pritchard are a full-service professional accountancy firm providing compliance and advisory services to small businesses and their owners. We are a small business ourselves, so we understand the challenges that you face running a small business on a daily basis.

If you are reading this because you need someone to deal with your accounting or tax returns, you have come to the right place. However, we should tell you that we view these basic compliance functions very much as a secondary purpose.

Our primary aim is to talk with you about your business, to determine where your goals are, and then help you to plan how to get there. Our expertise is best used in helping you answer questions like the following:

  • Why does your business exist?
  • Why are you running the business?
  • What do you want from the business?
  • Do you have a plan?
  • Are you measuring your progress?
  • Is there a better way?

If you would like to discuss the needs of your business with us, please contact us.

Accountancy

Accountancy

Blain Pritchard provided accountancy services that enable you to do what you are best at – managing and developing your business. You can rely on to help with tax, national insurance, VAT, bookkeeping and other accountancy matters.

We will deal with HM Revenue and Customs on your behalf, relieving you of the burden. We will also ensure that you comply with tax and accounting rules and more importantly, we can assist you to minimise your tax bill and keep more of the money that you have worked so hard to earn.

Our experienced accountancy staff can help you with your self-assessment tax returns, forms P11d, tax repayment claims and income tax statements of account. Blain Pritchard can also compile quarterly VAT returns for your business and advise on ways to reduce the amount payable.

We use the very latest accountancy software to undertake weekly, monthly and quarterly bookkeeping work – a service which is tailored to the exact requirements, and budget, of each client. This allows us to produce detailed management accounts and financial reports quickly and easily for your business.

To discuss the accountancy needs of your business, please contact us.

Raising Finance

Raising Finance

Most businesses need to raise finance in order to get started. Later, funds will be required to allow the business to grow and fulfill its potential. Typically you will have used bank overdraft and loan facilities but it is difficult for a new and growing business to raise additional finance without putting up personal assets as collateral. Even then, security alone is not enough – your bank will also want clear evidence that the business will be able to make the necessary repayments.

We can help you to provide that evidence by preparing monthly or quarterly management accounts and helping you to compile detailed business plans, financial budgets and cash flow forecasts. Additionally, through our network of close professional contacts we can assist you to obtain other forms of finance, including:

  • Hire purchase and personal loans
  • Sales invoice factoring and discounting
  • Leasing and contract hire
  • Venture capital and private investment

Raising finance for a business is not easy, but there are many different approaches that can be tried. We can help you to find the money that you need and ensure that it is provided in a form which is suitable and cost-effective for your circumstances.

To discuss the finance needs of your business with us, please contact us.

Limited Company

Limited Companies

Setting up and running a limited company can be a daunting task for anyone not accustomed to the processes involved.

Blain Pritchard Accountants are used to helping proprietors of businesses operate as a limited company whether it be for practical, legal or tax planning reasons. Many of our clients operate as a limited company and so we provide a comprehensive list of services tailored to their needs, including:

  • Company Formation
  • Completion and submission of statutory forms
  • Maintenance of statutory registers
  • Dealing with appointment and resignation of officers
  • Assistance with annual returns
  • Drafting shareholder agreements

We can also offer our address as your registered office and can act as nominee Company Secretary on your behalf.

If you are thinking of forming a limited company or need help with running yours, please contact us.

Staff

Wages & Employees

Any small business owner will tell you that life is simple until the day when you take on your first employee and have to start dealing with wages, payroll and HM Revenue and Customs! When you take on employees, you find out what red-tape really means and you become an unpaid tax collector and may even be fined for accidentally getting it wrong or sending forms in late!

Dealing with employee payroll should not be particularly difficult. HM Revenue and Customs provide employers with comprehensive manuals, flowcharts, help-cards, tax tables, free pay tables, national insurance tables and a stack of forms ready for completion and submission.

The problem is that, quite rightly, most business people do not have the time or the inclination to wade through all of the paperwork given to them. Nor do they have the time to perform all the necessary calculations and complete all the legal forms simply to be able to pay the weekly wages.

Blain Pritchard are experienced in dealing with all aspects of wages and employee legislation and will be pleased to relieve you of the burden. You can get on with running your business in the knowledge that experienced professionals are making sure that the payroll is calculated properly and that your business complies with the law. We will deal with HM Revenue and Customs on your behalf and make sure that all forms are completed accurately and submitted by the due date.

If wages and employee paperwork are one less hassle you could do without, please contact Blain Pritchard as we would like to help.

Software

Software & Systems

If keeping business records manually is not for you, it is vital that you choose the most appropriate accounting software package for the precise requirements of your business. There are many accounting software products on the market and each has its own areas of excellence and mediocrity. The key is to ensure that your chosen software is strong in the areas which are most important to your business.

Blain Pritchard can help you to find the best software and system solution at the most competitive price. Since we have seen many different combinations of business and accountancy software, Blain Pritchard will have a clear understanding of which accounting package will be suitable for your business. Our detailed working knowledge and experience covers:

  • QuickBooks
  • Sage Line 50
  • Sage Instant Accounting
  • TAS Books

Choosing an accounting software and system to run it can be confusing. Contact Blain Pritchard today for advice and help in choosing the right package for your business.

Support

Support

To run your business efficiently and profitably in a world which is becoming ever more competitive, you need accurate and relevant support information, quickly and cheaply. You do not want to make vital business decisions based on incomplete, inaccurate or out of date information.

Blain Pritchard know this, which is why our specialist accounting and business advisors have access to vast data resources, which can be interrogated instantly, to find the information you require and get it to you while you can still act on it.

These resources include:

  • All UK Tax legislation and case law
  • Online links to Companies House
  • Internet links to major technical publishing houses
  • Access to credit reference agencies
  • Online links to business databases and directories
  • The knowledge and experience of our people

Support is only an email us or phone call away so if you need to find out something quickly, please contact us on Maidstone 01622 690888 or Sheerness 01795 580888.

The Blain Pritchard Team – Maidstone

Avril Olding

Avril Olding

Company Bookkeeper

Danielle Head

Danielle Head

Trainee Accountant

Gill Burton

Gill Burton

Administration Supervisor

Jenny Stanbury

Jenny Stanbury

Tax Assistant

Jenny Weller

Jenny Weller

Typist

Karen Thompson

Karen Thompson

Receptionist

Julie Austridge

Julie Austridge

Bookkeeping Supervisor

Kathy High

Kathy High

Tax Manager

Manjiree Vaze

Manjiree Vaze

Accountants Assistant

Lee Seal

Lee Seal

Director and Accountant

Paul Butler

Paul Butler

Accounts Assistant

Richard Cheek

Richard Cheek

Accountant

The Blain Pritchard Team – Sheerness

Amanda Blyth

Amanda Blyth

Payroll Supervisor

Andrew Clark

Andrew Clark

Company Secretary and Accountant

Bev Holman

Bev Holman

Receptionist

Charlotte Aindow

Charlotte Aindow

Accounts Assistant

Danielle Smith

Danielle Smith

Accounts Assistant

Peter Lawrence

Peter Lawrence

Director and Tax Manager

Answers

This page is an information resource for small businesses and their owners. The links below provide answers to frequently asked questions, access to technical briefings and useful web addresses. If you can’t find what you are looking for, please contact Blain Pritchard and we will be glad to help.

Tax issues for small businesses

Your business will be affected by a whole range of issues and your own tax position needs to be protected. Here are some of the most useful areas of the HM Revenue and Customs website.

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VAT issues for small businesses

Most businesses are subject to the Value Added Tax legislation and the rules can be complex. Here are some of the most useful areas of the HM Revenue and Customs website.

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Other issues for small businesses

Blain Pritchard are often asked very similar questions by our small business customers. Here is a selection of the more important ones linking to official guidance.

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Please contact Blain Pritchard Accountants if you can’t find what you are looking for and we will be glad to help.

Contact

Please do not hesitate to contact us as we would be pleased to take your call on any queries you might have.

Maidstone Office

Blain Pritchard
74 College Road
Maidstone
Kent
ME15 6SL

Telephone: 01622 690888

Fax: 01622 681371

Email: maidstone@blainpritchard.co.uk

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Sheerness Office

Blain Pritchard
29 High Street
Blue Town
Sheerness
Kent ME12 1RN

Telephone: 01795 580888

Fax: 01795 580371

Email: sheerness@blainpritchard.co.uk

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Blain Pritchard Limited
Registered in England and Wales No. 3421918
Registered Office: 74 College Road Maidstone Kent ME15 6SL

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