Real comments from real customers in their own words.
Having been involved in multi million pound businesses in my past life, I can say hand on heart that outsourcing our whole back office in this new venture was one of the best decisions we've made. Not only has TCB taken much of the strain, but the support has been above and beyond the norm, and personal. I should also mention that the systems in place make easy access to our information a dream.
Nigel Howell, Co-Founder | Dry Sack Ltd
The Company Books has provided the most comprehensive and helpful advice I’ve received in over 20 years of business. Perhaps most importantly for someone like me who runs a creative business, Joy and her team exude such an air of calm professionalism that it’s become (almost) a pleasure to deal with my company finances!
Liz Vater, Festival Director | Stoke Newington Literary Festival
Here at Meder Beauty UK, we are very lucky to work with Company Books - knowing that the accounts are in order gives us piece of mind and allows us to focus on growing the business. On top of that, we've been recently introduced by our accountant to Xero - an absolute game changer in the way we track our expenses and sales! It gives us a powerful reporting capability revealing a number of non-obvious trends in customers' behaviour, which now channels directly into our marketing strategy.
Lana Hatouchyk, UK Executive Director | Meder Beauty
We have worked with Company Books for the last 4 years and found them to be exemplary in every way. From managing the extraction of the business out of a Plc, to the day-to-day running of our finances, they are thoroughly professional and also very nice people to work with. All in all, the way any company should strive to operate. We thoroughly recommend them.
Managing Director, Gavin Aldrich | Campus Group
We have used Company Books for a number of years, and as a medium-sized UK charity, we truly appreciate the high level of service they provide. They are friendly, professional, accurate and very responsive. Our Finance Committee and our auditors are very complimentary about the accuracy and clarity of our finances, and this is down to the excellent service provided by Company Books. We also appreciate the way they keep improving their services. I can’t recommend them highly enough.
Emily Melton, Chief Operating Officer | World Energy Council
The Company Books is one of the most responsive and efficient professional services firms we’ve come across. They are approachable, helpful and competent. I cannot recommend them highly enough.
Sarpel Ustunel, Managing Director | Globalview Advisors
We have been advised by The Company Books for over five years and they have helped streamline and implement best accounting practices since our relationship began. The people have always been friendly, helpful and professional and they are currently assisting our transition to cloud accounting. As a small business in a complex sector we have needed more help than most and The Company Books team have always been on hand to advise us whenever needed.
Trevor McNamee, Managing Director | Jalapeno Records
We were delighted to have found The Company Books and as a small but ambitious company we can grow confidently knowing that our finances are in expert hands. Their staff are fantastic, spending time to understand your business and by so doing offer you the best advice and service. We are also blown away by the Pulse computer software which saves us lots of time in terms of budget reconciliation.
Sian Hamlett, Director | Hamlett Films
We are a small business with operations in several countries. The decision to engage The Company Books to manage our bookkeeping function for many of our operating entities has proved to be a very wise and beneficial one. We appreciate the convenience, quality and value for invested funds that we now receive by utilizing the integrated approach offered by The Company Books. With access to the monthly accounts via the web service, we are able to concentrate on management and decision making with time that was previously spent in managing our data entry.
Dean MacPherson | Director PUK.
‘BCSG came to The Company Books having had a poor experience with a previous bookkeeping provider and with the need for a high quality, highly reliable service. That is exactly what we have got in the 2 years that we have worked with Company Books and we are really grateful for it. We have grown rapidly in the last few years and throughout, Joy and her team have been responsive, attentive and most importantly, accurate. We would not hesitate to recommend The Company Books to any small business looking for top notch bookkeeping support.’
Emma Martin | BCSG Resource Director
ET Enterprises Limited (ETEL) is involved in the design, development, and manufacture of photo multipliers and accessories. ETEL chose to outsource its accounting operations to The Company Books (TCB) when it was necessary to focus all its attention on the move of operations to its current location in Uxbridge. As could be expected, there was a learning curve for both ETEL and TCB as a working relationship was established. However, once past that hurdle, TCB has devoted the resources necessary to produce quality accounts and management reports. In addition, TCB has been instrumental in helping ETEL's parent company reconcile, consolidate and eliminate intercompany accounts. TCB has proposed other significant improvements in ETEL's accounting. We believe the outsourcing to TCB has been cost effective and a success
As a Barrister and a professional speaker, financial incompetence is an illness that I have always suffered from. Even the thought of preparing the numbers needed for VAT and Income Tax returns makes me physically sick. Somehow, The Company Books manages to take away the pain. They are always pleasant, efficient and tolerant of my levels of disorganisation. If it was not for them, I would have hung myself long ago using a noose made from unpaid invoices.
Graham Davies | Barrister
Pike PR & Marketing has been using The Company Books for the past four years and we have found their service throughout to be exemplary. In fact our bookkeeper is now an integral part of the team and adds significantly to the financial management of the company....
Sue Pike | Managing Director
Having run several business and had experience of several different book keepers and accountants, I simply cannot recommend The Company Books highly enough. They are efficient, their work is accurate, they are trustworthy and very helpful. I found that their online web accounting system was extremely useful and reassuring tool. I could Log-in to and view reports and certain aspects of my accounts at any time day or night without additional cost or complication. I have found no better service - in terms of technology or human endeavour - available to SME's
Samantha Jones | Entrepreneur
We have been working with The Company Books since 2003 and have nothing but praise for the quality of their work. We run a small business and strongly believe in outsourcing. TCB have looked after day-to-day accounting and bookkeeping, VAT returns, payroll and other more complex operations involving tracking shareholder movements in and out of investment funds, as well as fairly intricate fees calculations. They have always provided a very good service, on time and with a smile!
Philip Hands | Managing Partner | AdvantHedge Ltd