Focused on family businesses….

 

Business Growth Accountants

Family businesses are a fundamental part of the UK economy employing significant numbers and greatly impacting on their local communities.

The majority of our clients are family run businesses and we have therefore accumulated a vast amount of experience in helping them with their unique needs.

Our giving impact

We are lifetime members of B1G1 which is a social enterprise and non-profit organisation with a mission to create a world that’s full of giving and 100% of all contributions made to B1G1 go directly to their projects.

If you decide to work with us we will give a contribution on your behalf to one of our projects in B1G1.

Benefits of Cloud Accounting

We all now accept “cloud” as the norm rather than the unique and as we have been using cloud accounting software since 2009 we are experts (with certificates to prove it) in the leading solutions.

However there is a difference between just using cloud accounting and really gaining a benefit from them.

Let’s start with WHY we do what we do. It’s pretty simple yet pretty profound too.

We get up every morning to help family run businesses build a better future for the next generation because family is the most important part of all of our lives.

We believe…

We have all experienced the effects of recession on ourselves and our families, on our team and their families and on our clients and their families.

However in any recession there are always businesses which succeed where others fail and our mission is to provide our clients with the proactive financial support and business growth advice to ensure their long term success, which in turn will support our team and ourselves.

We passionately believe (yes, Accountants with passion) that a successful business owner needs two things: a solid foundation of “Real Time Financial Information” AND the support of a truly switched on adviser and coach to enable them to build a better life for themselves and their families.

We also believe that our success should enable us to help those less fortunate than ourselves and for every service or project delivered by us results in giving to both local and global charities. See Our Giving Impact

Together we build a long term partnership where our clients achieve their dreams and ambitions then we all succeed.

How do we do it?

We believe strongly that a business owner can only create a successful business and achieve a better life when their decision making is based upon real-time, up-to-date financial information.

We help them succeed by using award winning cloud accounting systems such as Xero and Quick Books Online to provide them with up to date, reliable information to help them to properly plan for growth and to make better decisions.

When they make better decisions they get dramatically better results. That means we meet regularly with our clients to track progress, to make decisions and set new goals. We’re deeply committed to that. So we only work with clients who commit to quarterly meetings with us.

By taking our advisory services business owners should make better decisions and make more profit which will give them more choices in both their business and personal lives.

In order to support our clients effectively we strive to help our team achieve their full potential and this leads to them striving to do the same for our clients. See our values.

What do we do?

Wood and Disney are Real Time Accountants and Business Advisers using our skills with numbers to make a real difference to our clients’ businesses and their lives.

Your numbers tell a story. Where you were, where you are now and where you can be.

We want to spend time with you face to face to really help you create a successful business and build a better future for your family.

What our clients say!

“I have been in the consultancy sector of business for 10 years and have worked with Wood & Disney throughout this time. During this time they have worked with me through the good and bad times to help evolve my business and steer me in the right direction.

With the help of Wood & Disney I moved my records onto QuickBooks Online accounting software. I struggled to find the time to use the system to its full potential therefore I soon offloaded all the hassle onto Wood & Disney who have been able to provide me with far more beneficial real time information which has allowed me to make far better decisions for both myself and my company. I started to notice a real difference as, in a difficult period for the very niche industry, my time was freed up to spend looking for new contracts.

The impact of the more efficient use of cloud technology has had a direct improvement on my ability to plan my cash flow. Wood & Disney have provided me with provisions and forecasts for the company and its VAT and corporation tax liabilities along with my own personal tax liabilities. This has recently enabled me to make a saving of over £20k – fantastic news.

All of this has been with the help and support of Wood & Disney. They are no longer simply my accountants; they are my business advisers and I can trust with ALL my affairs. I have no hesitation in recommending them as accountants and business advisers

Thank you for your continued assistance and I look forward to achieving more together in the future".

Blake Davies
Brand Life Consultancy Limited

“All the wood and disney team are friendly. Calls/emails are answered in a timely manner. We do not just feel like a number and it feels like wood and disney really care about us and have our best interests at heart".

Kate Heffernan & Verity Dent
Heffernan Dental Specialists Limited

“After being with Wood & Disney for several years and recently embracing cloud computing and outsourcing payroll to them I would like to say a big thank you to the whole team.

I am constantly delighted with the comprehensive and tailored support that we receive, they are a wonderful bunch of professionals. They provide us with prompt and friendly help and guidance whenever needed which is important when running a small company. They are forward thinking and always take the opportunity to give advice on improving our profitability. I can't think of anyone I would trust more with our accounts".

Paul & Amanda Cartlidge
R. Bullock Precision Engineering Limited

“I have been in the consultancy sector of business for 3 years. During this time I have had contracts which involved me working away from my family for periods of time. As difficult as this was I was happy to complete the work as I knew there was a purpose to this. The real problem I had with working away from home was having to complete my bookkeeping upon my return. This meant I missed out on spending additional time with my family at the weekends.
Wood & Disney introduced me to the use of cloud accounting technology in September 2017. To be honest I was sceptical at first, however I decided to take the plunge and see if this could help me.
I took up the cloud training on Quickbooks Online with Wood & Disney in January 2018.
Since then I am happy to confirm I can now complete my bookkeeping much more efficiently (usually during downtime at the airport), I know exactly;

• How much my company is owed from my customers and can chase them directly via Quickbooks
• How much my company owes to suppliers
• How much is left in my company bank account

I would be happy to confirm that I feel I have got my weekends back and feel more in control of my business than ever!

I have even been able to take the time to look at my company offerings and diversify my services such as drone aerial photography.

All of this has been with the help and support of Wood & Disney.
Thank you for your help and I look forward to what we can achieve together in the future".

Giles & Emma O’Sullivan
Lean Global Consultancy Limited

“I have been working with Wood and Disney for about 4 years now and I am very satisfied with the service I have received from them. They are by far the best accounting company I have worked with. They are not just my accountants; they are very professional business consultants who have been providing me with very useful suggestions on different aspects of my business. They are very competent and experienced in what they do. Brendon and David who have been working with us, are very professional and knowledgeable, and the advice they offered me in relation to claiming my company’s R&D Tax relief has been extremely useful. As such, I have no hesitation in recommending them as a very professional and reliable accounting firm based in Colchester".

Mohsen Nakhaeinejad
Oxborrow Engineering Limited

"Since applying to your team of accountants later last year my husband and I have now realised just how misinformed we were previously. Book keeping, once a miserable task resentfully performed, has now proved to be a fundamental quality experience which has enhanced our autonomy."

"The humanistic approach undertaken by the team is of significance when dealing with people who are not so experienced in the fine art of accounts. Once again thank you, and may our future transactions prove just as satisfactory."

In my view, Wood & Disney isn't just an accountancy firm, but instead act as my business advisors. They support me and my business in planning ahead and assessing what steps I need to take to help grow my business further, in a way that suits me. I would recommend Wood & Disney to anyone looking for plain-speaking help with the financial aspects of managing a growing business. Speak with David or Peter."

Peppa Sheridan

Peptalk Communications

“I love that you are not stereotypical accountants.  You make the “subject matter” interest (as best as is possible!), and I had fun when we meet!  Your engagement process is slick and simple and I’m very clear on what I’ve signed up to and my responsibility in the business relationship.  You have quickly earned my trust and I feel assured you will look after Neon Solutions business needs and support us with professional, honest advice when we need it.

I am especially grateful for your patience and support while we have been getting our business off the ground and am looking forward to Neon Solution’s future with confidence – I’m pleased we can share the road to success!”

Donna Hudson

Neon Solutions Limited

 

Wood & Disney Ltd
Lodge Park, Lodge Lane
Langham,
Colchester
Essex, CO4 5NE

T: 01206 233170
E: info@wood-disney.co.uk

wood and disney is the trading name of Wood & Disney Ltd, a company registered in the UK number 4143288

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