Our Services

Business Support

Business Start Up Planning & Advice

Starting up in business can be a daunting prospect, with budding entrepreneurs all too often left to fend for themselves. Bright Brown will help you to cut through the red-tape and support you at a crucial time in the life-cycle of your business. Bring Bright Brown your business ideas and we'll help you to evaluate them in a constructive and realistic manner.

Bright Brown can also help you:
• Decide on the most suitable structure for your business - sole trader, partnership, or limited company
• Prepare a business plan, cashflow projections, budgets, and trading forecasts
• Assess your finance requirements and draw up the necessary proposals
• Establish a good working relationship with your bank
• Complete any registration procedures with Companies House and HM Revenue and Customs
• Deal with company secretarial issues
• Set up a recording system for your internal use and for complying with statutory requirements

Company Formations

Forming a company has to be done in accordance with strict Companies House requirements. For a fixed fee, Bright Brown will deal with all the requirements for you, so that you will have a company formed to your own specification and ready to set up a bank account and start trading.

Bright Brown’s Company Formation services include:
• Registering your company name with Companies House
• Preparation of minutes and resolutions for your first Board meeting
• Providing the certificate of incorporation
• Providing the Memorandum and Articles of Association
• Providing share certificates to the shareholders
• Registering your company for PAYE and VAT

Company Secretarial Service

The Companies Act places strict obligations on companies to submit the required documents according to deadlines.

Bright Brown have a dedicated specialist team providing peace of mind, by taking the hard work off your hands.

Bright Brown’s Company Secretarial services include:
• Preparation and filing of statutory returns
• Preparation of minutes and resolutions
• Company searches
• Company secretary
• Registered office.

Budgets, Business Plans & Cashflow Forecasting

All businesses need to develop a business plan. By taking the time to set objectives and develop strategies to achieve them, the opportunities for success are greatly enhanced. Having assisted you in formulating your plan, Bright Brown will arrange regular reviews in the light of the business’s actual performance, providing you with an effective business tool. Bright Brown can also help with the preparation of cash flow projections, budgeting and business projections as and when required. Our experts will help you to interpret the results and make recommendations to improve your business.

Financial Information Systems

These are key resources in your business to help you achieve your long and short term objectives.

Using knowledge gained from our own systems and strategic partners, Bright Brown are able to advise on systems related matters with first-hand experience. At Bright Brown we can install software, provide training and help you to obtain the best from your chosen system.

In short, whether you are investing in new technology, reviewing your existing or have simply outgrown your current systems, Bright Brown can help.

Sage Purchase, Installation and Training

Sage is the UK’s leading provider of accounting and business solutions for small to medium sized enterprises. Sage simplifies business tasks with practical, user-friendly software, giving businesses of all sizes a competitive edge. Sage provides individual packages to suit your particular needs or you can combine Sage products to create a complete business solution. Bright Brown can advise you on the best solution to suit your needs.

Bright Brown provides Sage direct to your office, including a complete installation and set up service. Bright Brown are members of the Sage Reseller community and can also provide on-site training tailored to suit your individual needs. Bright Brown have a specialist team of dedicated Sage professionals with years of experience that can give you advice on all aspects of Sage software.

Strategic Planning

Everyone knows that a successful business must plan ahead, but all too often the pressures of keeping the business going on a daily basis mean that strategic planning is not given the attention it needs. The result is often rushed judgements, over- or under-capacity or missed opportunities. Every business owner needs a planning adviser who has the time and space to take the long term view and advise on appropriate courses of action before it is too late. With years of experience advising the local business community Bright Brown has a wealth of experience and expertise for you to draw on.

Business Valuations

Valuing your business can be a very useful exercise. A valuation can be helpful if you are buying or selling a company, selling or transferring shares or setting up a share scheme for your employees. At Bright Brown, we know just how to help. Bright Brown are experienced at carrying out accurate and well-informed valuations, which can help you to make informed business decisions.

Grant Claims

Grants can be a great source of finance for your business, however there is a lot of competition for this type of subsidy. Grants are usually offered to specific businesses for specific projects.

Bright Brown have specialist knowledge about the types of grants that are currently available to different business sectors, whether they are from the Government, your local council or a local charity. Bright Brown can give you advice of which grants you may be entitled to and guide you through the application process.

Raising Business Finance

Are you a new start-up in need of finance? Or perhaps you’re looking for funding to expand an existing business. Whatever your reason for seeking funding, Bright Brown can help you to identify which of the many types of finance may best suit your particular circumstances. Bright Brown can also help you to prepare or review your business plan before it is submitted to any potential lenders.