Set yourself on the right path from the very beginning with financial management, company secretarial, tax and business planning advice from our specialist small business advisers.


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Find more time to focus on making your business a success by relying on WMT to keep you up-to-date with your compliance obligations.

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Starting a business

Starting your own business is a truly exciting time. It takes a lot of courage and stamina to face financial risk and stay motivated in uncertain times. WMT business start-up team will help you get off to a great start and support you through every stage of your business lifecycle.

Our team of highly experienced accountants, auditors, tax specialists and advisers will help you make the right decisions from the outset. They will lighten your compliance burden so that you can dedicate more of your time and resources to building up your business.

Our business start-up team offer advice in the following areas:

  • Company structure – we help you choose the most suitable structure: sole trader, partnership or limited company.
  • Company secretarial service – we set up your company and provide ongoing advice and support, as well as handling your compliance with Companies House requirements.
  • Business planning – we work with you to generate ideas and define your vision, strategy, goals, and short-term actions to achieve these goals. We then back up your plan with detailed financial forecasts, testing assumptions and identifying risks and potential improvements.
  • Managing your business finances with the help of our bookkeeping and accounts services. This can include this include setting you up on Xero cloud accounting software so you – and WMT – can see your financial situation in real-time.
  • Growing your business sustainably with the help of management accounts and strategic advice.
  • VAT – advising whether you need to register for VAT and how to account for it.
  • Tax advice and planning – we advise on remuneration planning, capital allowances on business expenditure, R&D claims, and other tax deductible expenses. To help you grow, we ensure you take advantage of all the available tax breaks.
  • Handling your complianceannual accounts, VAT returns, corporate tax returns, personal tax returns and payroll.
  • Helping you raise funding – determining the best finance solution, identifying and negotiating with the funding providers to secure your finance, as well as preparing an effective lending proposition.

We provide a complete integrated service, offering you support in the key aspects of starting up. Our well-established connections with bankers, funding providers and solicitors will be of benefit to you as your business grows and requires additional sources of support. We take the time to get to know you and your goals, and we are passionate about helping you achieve them.

Get in touch to find out more about how we can support you in starting your business.

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Verulam Point
Station Way
St Albans

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2nd Floor
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