You may have read that we are cloud accounting specialists and experts in QuickBooks Online, Xero, SageOne and Kashflow so in theory we can act for any clients anywhere. Despite only being a small firm of accountants based on a rural business park on the outskirts of Colchester we have clients in Wales, Scotland, northern England and on the south coast. These relationships have mainly been because those clients started locally but when they moved away still retained us to act for them.
However whereas many accountants are keen to use cloud accounting as an opportunity to act for clients on a nationwide basis and become a “virtual national firm” we feel that the cloud accounting systems we use can actually help us have more contact with our clients rather than less.
We don't want to only communicate with our clients by email or chat bots and our clients have told us the same. They actually value the face to face meetings, the business advice they can gain from using a local accountant who really knows their geographical location as well as their business. We really understand their problems, whether they relate to the difficulty in finding staff due to the proximity of London, or the lack of office space available, the logistical problems of transporting goods in and around Colchester town center or to the impact of their competitors. Our local knowledge will save you both time and money because you will not be just a number but someone we get to know well enough to really help you to grow your business.
I personally have been living in Colchester for more than 56 years having arrived here when I was just 2 years old and I love the town. Yes of course we can always complain about the traffic jams and the expensive parking but Colchester has a vibrant small business community with lots of start-ups as well as established businesses. The business parks are full and there are so many small and micro businesses working from their homes too. The opportunities are huge and we don’t need to look for clients hundreds of miles away when there is so much need right on our doorstep. So we will continue to seek more clients locally rather than try and become a nationwide practice. To proudly say we are Colchester accountants looking after Colchester clients.
Wood and Disney are based on a rural business park situated just one minute from the A12 and A120 Interchange at Ardleigh on the northern approach to Colchester. Plenty of free car parking right outside our office and just far enough outside of Colchester to avoid the traffic queues. Within 30 minutes of our office we can be in Harwich, Clacton, Maldon, Chelmsford, Braintree, Halstead, Sudbury and into various parts of Suffolk.
Visit our website at www.wood-disney.co.uk