Advisory services

Throughout your business life-cycle

Hillier Hopkins LLP

Chartered Accountants & Tax Advisers

Call +44(0)330 024 3200 and discover how we can help you.

Owners face a multitude of challenges and opportunities throughout the life of their business. Expert guidance from start to finish increases your chances of success and ultimately realising your goals, whilst maximising the return on your investment.

Starting a business

2020 saw a record number of new business start ups, fuelled by the pandemic, the entrepreneurial spirit is still alive and kicking in the UK. Whatever your new venture, getting the right advice early on in your planning is vital so that you invest your money and structure your business in the most cost effective and tax efficient way.

By understanding your reasons for starting your business and your ultimate goals, we can advise you on raising finance, Seed EIS, business structure, tax efficient remuneration and profit extraction, business property ownership, company cars, patents and R&D tax credits, pensions and investments.

Growing your business

We take a holistic rather than piecemeal approach to advice. Our tax experts work closely with you to understand the whole picture when advising you on the tax implications of your growth plans. It’s important to get advice early in the process if you are thinking of investing in your business or acquiring another.

Investing in your team? Attracting and retaining key staff with tax efficient incentives and benefits such as Enterprise Management Incentives can help motivate them to drive your business growth.

Expanding overseas? We have developed over the years, a network of partner companies and trusted contacts in many locations around the globe. In addition, through our membership of TGS Global, we also have access to 3,500 professional advisers around the world, we can open doors and help you reach your growth objectives.

Exporting goods and services? Our customs team can take care of the compliance and advise you on the most cost effective arrangements for exporting.

Planning your exit

It takes careful planning to make sure you get a fair return for the significant time and money you have invested in your business. The sad reality is that most business owners leave it to chance, and when the time comes, the rewards are poor. Talk to us about exit planning, we can help you put a practical, workable strategy in place that maximises the return on your investment and minimises your tax liability.

"Part of our team"

"A relationship that started 5 years ago from a recommendation has developed through management buy in, share option schemes, annual audit, tax planning, marketing plans and IT consultancy to a feeling that Hillier Hopkins, their partners and staff are very much part of our team."
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LLP v Limited company – what is best?

Choosing the correct business vehicle can make a lot of difference in a variety of ways. There are other many entities such as a sole trader, a general partnership, and certain charity and not-for-profit organisations. Each has its place, but for most owner-managers, the choice is usually between a limited company or an LLP.

When choosing, it is important to understand the pros and cons of each and to get advice based on your own specific set of circumstances and goals. Read more…

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