Their interest in really understanding our business, which can often be quite complex

“We have been growing our business for 45 years and are part of a large global diving group since 1997.

SBCA have been our preferred Financial Consultant, Tax and Accounting advisors since the merger with the Melia Partnership some years ago. The Melia Partnership looked after our often complex and time critical needs for over 25 years and we were delighted when we had the opportunity to continue to be working with the same great team and ethos under SBCA.”
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Angelika Kench, Finance and Operations Director, Apeks Marine Equipment Ltd

We have been working with SBCA for over 30 years

“We have been working with SBCA for over 30 years now and have always found the team to be supportive, efficient and very professional in their approach.”
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Vicky Keelan – Gainsborough Flooring Limited (

I couldn’t recommend SBCA highly enough.

“We were referred to SBCA in 2018, and from the initial conversation I had with Chris Bond I immediately felt that we were dealing with a professional outfit.  All the staff at SBCA appear very knowledgeable, they respond to queries in a very timely fashion & explain everything very clearly.  We have had a quite a bit of dealings with their tax department as well as the accounting side of things, and the advice we have received has also been of a very standard.  I couldn’t recommend SBCA highly enough, from my perspective anyone running a small business who needs a lot of general ad-hoc advice over the course of the year would be well served engaging with them.”

Andy Heyland, Director, Heyland Recruitment

They are a pleasure to deal with and are very quick in returning information and accounts.

“I’m very happy to have SBCA as accountants for Diglu. I find their level of quality, support and work to be excellent. They are a pleasure to deal with and are very quick in returning information and accounts. They are always happy to talk and offer advice, even if it’s just a quick question, they are always helpful. I’m very happy to have them as Diglu’s accountants and would recommend them to other businesses.”

Matt Whyatt, Director – Diglu Ltd

It’s unbelievable how much time it’s saved me.

Would we recommend using Xero accounting software? Absolutely. Why? Because, as long-term client Glenys Thompson explains below, spending time with the grand kids is much more important than filling in spreadsheets.
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Glenys Thompson – Mere Lane Farm and Fisheries in Lancashire

We now have the peace of mind knowing our affairs are dealt with by the great team at SBCA

“After suffering years of hassle with the taxman, we decided to change our accountant. On recommendation, we asked Chris to take over, and he dealt with HMRC without involving us at all.  The next time we heard the liability was massively reduced to a very small, manageable amount, saving us nearly £30,000.  We now have the peace of mind knowing our affairs are dealt with by the great team at SBCA.”

Steve Kilty – Kilty Kladding Limited

Their exemplary service and speed of response have been second to none

“SBCA have been the cornerstone of all accounting needs here at AV2events, over the past 5 years their exemplary service and speed of response have been second to none. Finances can be an extremely overpowering area at times, without SBCA being on hand to help demystifying the confusion, hours if not days of non-productive time would have been wasted researching and implementing, albeit loosely, the accounting conundrums that many SME’s are faced with on a day to day basis.

I genuinely can’t recommend SBCA enough as they have provided AV2events an unparalleled level of accounting knowledge over the past 5 years, they really do feel like part of our team!”

Lee Wilson, Managing Director, AV2events Ltd

Keeping us ahead of the competition

“…..over the last 10 years especially, they have supported us with both financial and business advice, which has enabled us not just to survive one of the worst recessions in history, but positively flourish. What I like most, is the amount of time they take to understand our business and the industry in which we operate, and the proactive approach in finding innovative tax planning solutions to help us invest more in keeping ahead of the competition.”

Terry Cavanagh – MAC (Roofing & Contracting) Limited – (

I have no hesitation in recommending them.

As the Company Secretary of North Park Management Company I have dealt with SBCA for the last 17 years and have nothing but high praise for them.
At all times they have provided a first class professional service at a fair price and delivered in a most friendly manner.
I have no hesitation in recommending them.
J. T. Regan

Peace of mind is a big factor when it comes to my accounts and taxes

Maybe I’ve not had good luck with accountants in the past, or perhaps SBCA is simply on a different level? I suspect it’s the latter.
Aaron and the SBCA team have found a great balance between being personable and professional. Peace of mind is a big factor when it comes to my accounts and taxes, and Aaron and team have given me absolute peace of mind since day one.
I live at the opposite end of the country to SBCA, but sought them out primarily because of the quality of their service.
If you’re reading this and on the fence about trying SBCA, learn from my mistakes and skip the rest, SBCA are the best!

Dean Hunt, Untypiqal Ltd

Invaluable sounding board

“I can’t recommend SBCA enough. Not only do they take care of all parts of the financial side of the business, but Chris is invaluable as a sounding board for the various ideas and opportunities we have. The management information they produce for us is easy to interpret as it’s presented in graphical form, making it easy to follow trends and identify areas for improvement.”

Frank Murphy – Environmental Renaissance Limited – (

From a standing start to a successful sale

“He made it easy for the corporate finance specialist and any potential buyer to understand the business finances…He helped us grow the business in the best way possible.”

Oliver Marsden – 360 Solutions – Read the full story here.

Doing what I do best

“Knowing you are taking care of all the regulatory requirements, as well as letting me know (in plain English) when there’s something I need to do / be aware of, has really meant that I have been able to concentrate on doing what I do best!”

Simon Clarkson – Think Works Limited – (

Excellent, approachable team

“For over 20 years we’ve had a top-notch service from Chris (and Stewart before him), and it’s really comforting to know that all our accounting and tax affairs are looked after by their excellent, approachable team, keeping the tax man at a safe distance!”

Margaret Rigby – Containerflow Limited

Down to earth attitude

“As a business we really need reliable, up to date information and advice on a wide scope of issues and have used SBCA to fulfil these needs over the years.  Their attention to detail is second to none which, together with their down to earth attitude and a good listening ear, gives us the confidence to move continually move forward in this competitive world.”

Chris Cookson – Lostock Hall Glass Limited – (

Positive impact on growth

“SBCA have been always been professional, friendly, and responsive. What makes them different is that they take time to understand our industry and business, as well as our personal aspirations. I left the strategic planning session reinvigorated and enthused about establishing and implementing a vision for my business, and two years later, it’s had a positive impact on our growth”

Mark McCool – AEGIS Engineering Systems Limited – (

Great to know he’s on my side

“Chris has always taken the initiative in looking for ways to reduce exposure to the taxman – it’s great to know he’s on my side ;-). I would always recommend him”

Sharon Boardman – Program Manager

Very responsive

“You are always very responsive to even the smallest question, as a new business owner I find this really reassuring and allows me to concentrate on business rather than worrying about the accountancy/governance side of things.”

Lynn Pickford – Lynn Pickford Limited – (

Maximise our profit

“ERM is a small business and SBCA has provided us with valuable advice on the best way to avoid HMRC attention and also to maximise our profit.”

Hugh McLean – Engineering Risk Managemen

‘Hands on’ approach

“…… from the offset, they were able to understand and interpret the requirements of a start up business and translated these in to developing a ‘hands on’ approach in guiding me through our accounting needs – a vital service for helping us to grow the business further. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend their services, a great practice and very skilled at what they do.”

Jamie Boland – Ancoats Coffee Co. (

Highly recommended!

“Chris and his team have been superb and wonderful in their thorough and professional manner in dealing with my accounts. Highly recommended!”

Dr Chooi Oh – Consultant Radiologist – (

Everything is taken care of

“The peace of mind knowing all my accounting and tax affairs are in order is invaluable. I never really knew where my affairs were up to with my previous advisor, and so always had niggling doubts in the back of my mind. With SBCA, I can relax with the knowledge everything is taken care of in a timely manner.”

Dr Mike Dobson – Consultant Radiologist

Taken the time to understand our business

“We were previously with a large national firm of accountants and often felt that our business didn’t really matter to them. A friend recommended Chris to us, and after meeting him, we moved across in a heartbeat. It makes such a difference to be able to pick up the phone and talk to someone who (i) actually knows who we are!, and (ii) has taken the time to understand our business. It’s also great to deal with a firm that makes it clear that they really do value our business.”

Howard Huyton – S Huyton & Sons Limited

Prompt, efficient and diligent

“SBCA have worked with us for over 15 years providing accountancy and tax services.  Chris and his team are prompt, efficient and diligent and I would have no hesitation in recommending them.”

Dave Wallbank – PSA Design Limited – (

Quick turnaround

“I’m really impressed with how quickly you manage to turnaround our accounts and tax returns. On occasions when we’ve left it a little late to send you our books, you’ve obviously pulled out all the stops to make sure everything is filed on time. Thanks!”

Paul Riley – Morri Consult Ltd – (

Instant answers

“Instant answers to questions and queries. Not next week or the week after!! Great service.”

David Clarkson – Whalley Villa Holiday Park – (

More than just an accountant

“Sometimes as a business owner, you need someone to bounce ideas off so you know what you’re thinking makes sense.  It’s great having Chris at the end of the phone for such occasions, and the advice is always practical and pragmatic, delivered in jargon free plain English!  I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend him – he’s more than just an accountant.”

Carle Babb – Topflite Loft Conversions (NW) Limited – (


“We needed someone to make us focus on the things we need to do to grow our business and Chris has done this. We need now to make sure we follow through!”

Chris Hoare – AEGIS Engineering Systems Limited – (

Saved us thousands

“Chris and the SBCA team came across as a warm, friendly and professional service. They saved us thousands of pounds per year within minutes of looking at our tax figures. I am looking forward to a fresh approach with many more savings”

Matt Filipo – Aardvark Art Services Ltd – (

A great weight had been lifted from our shoulders

I must say, from the first meeting your “can-do” attitude impressed us, and the professional and common sense approach to our “headache” was reassuring – it really did feel like a great weight had been lifted from our shoulders when you said you could support us with the application and related paperwork.  You have been a Godsend!”

Eileen Bollard – Fred Hughes Limited – (

Wouldn’t want to work with anyone else!

“Chris and the team at SBCA have been amazing to work with. They are reliable and are always there to answer any questions. The work produced is of the highest standard and they offer excellent advice. I don’t think I could have made it through the first year of owning my own business without them, and I wouldn’t want to work with anyone else!”

Rebecca Wright – The Mount Veterinary Practice – (


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