With you every stop of the way
Businesses that employ a company secretary are required to comply with the stringent regulations imposed on them by the Companies Act.
This includes finalising and submitting the relevant documents in accordance with specific dates and deadlines.
Cox Costello & Horne can prepare and file statutory returns on your behalf, and will also prepare any minutes and resolutions, helping to ensure that you are given peace of mind that your financial affairs are in order.
In addition, we can carry out company searches efficiently and effectively, and form companies to suit your specific requirements.
Business start-ups and Planning
You want to start a business because you are an entrepreneur with a great idea and the vision to realise it.
We are here to help you do just that.
Focus on what you do best – building your business – while we provide all the necessary background support.
Here are just a few of the ways we can help you get started:
Preparing a comprehensive business plan
Determining the best structure of your business: Sole trader, partnership, limited liability partnership, or limited company
Assistance with company formation and company secretarial duties
Registering your new business with HMRC
Establishing relationships with banks, insurers, etc
Preparing cashflow projections and assessing finance needs
Preparing and submitting finance applications
General bookkeeping, VAT and payroll duties
Annual Accounts and Audit
Whether yours is a new or a mature business, ensuring that you have the necessary finance is essential for achieving your objectives.
Indeed, one of the most common causes of business failure is badly structured or inadequate financing.
We can help you:
Conduct a feasibility study of your projects
Decide on the most suitable sources of finance – personal capital, bank overdraft, long-term commercial loans and mortgages, national and regional agencies, venture capital or equity capital.
Prepare the necessary business plan, forecasts, prospectuses etc
Present your proposals to your chosen finance source
Arrange a disposal, merger or acquisition or management buy-out/buy-in.
Our expertise and contacts will help you open doors that may otherwise have remained closed.
Business failures can often be prevented if action is taken by a business owner at the correct time.
Bad debts, reduced demand and excessive borrowing can all hinder a business and contribute to its failure.
If your business is showing signs of difficulty, then it is advisable to seek expert help. Timely advice and support may help to save a business in financial trouble and could help you to pull the company away from liquidation or receivership.
Cox Costello & Horne can help you to identify the cause of your business’s problems and can recommend measures to help improve cashflow and profitability.
In specific cases, we may be able to arrange a corporate or individual voluntary arrangement, which may help your business get back on the road to success.