We currently act for several hundred freelancers and their companies – some of whom have been with us since the mid 1980s.
In June 2007, Simon Cardoza, a freelancer who we have acted for since 1987 recommended Beever and Struthers to Paul Wyer who was looking for specialist freelancers accountancy services. Paul soon became a client - after we had got his new business up and running he in turn recommended our services to Karein Smith and later also to Michelle Fagan - both of whom in turn became satisfied clients.
“I have always been impressed with how Beever & Struthers have dealt efficiently and calmly with my Company affairs. So I had no hesitation in recommending to my friends, Karein and Michelle, that they use B & S as their companies’ accountants."
Karein introduced our services to Lionel Jack and also to Kathryn Barnes who each became freelancer clients while Michelle recently recommended us to John Denton for whom we are presently setting up a freelancers company.
“When starting a new company after working for a University for more than 40 years the fears and challenges seemed to pose great difficulties. I was recommended by my cousin to contact Beever & Struthers in Manchester. They registered my limited company for minimal cost and during our first meeting explained how they would advise and in most cases deal with my company taxation liabilities. On leaving my university post I will be receiving my university pension and “lump sum” and so personal taxation planning is important to me which is also included in the monthly fee. As a newcomer to company life and semi retirement, confidence and ease of use are paramount to me and my family; I have both in my association with Beever & Struthers”
John Denton, Pathology Research Fellow
“With the level of service I have experienced I was happy to recommend him. I have been totally impressed by the professionalism and friendliness shown by the team. I have been confident from day 1 that my interests have been catered for. I also appreciate the regular communications which keep me up to date with current tax details and any changes.”
"I clearly remember my very first introduction to Hoban & Nelson (now Beever and Struthers) back in May 1987, when I took the plunge into the world of contracting. I'd been "shopping round" local accountants in search of advice and guidance and Hoban & Nelson were third on my list. I climbed the stairs of National Westminster House in Altrincham to be warmly greeted by a jovial Mike Ginty. He welcomed me with a genuine smile, a hearty laugh and a good firm handshake and ushered me into his office. His enthusiasm never subsided as he talked me through what H&N could do and would do and outlined the pros, cons, pitfalls, dos and don'ts of the world of contracting and I very quickly felt comforted that I'd be in safe hands. My "shopping around" stopped at that moment.
"Mike saw to everything with regard to company set up and equipped me with the knowledge I needed when it comes to the rest of the company administration and from that point maintained what always felt like a very personal service. Ok, Mike initially fronted that relationship but behind the scenes there was obviously a very efficient machine at work, ensuring my tax and payroll were handled and making sure I was doing what I needed to do when I needed to do it; I've come to rely on those reminders and I've never been let down!
I have to admit to being a little nervous at the announcement that HNL were to become Beever and Struthers. I was more than happy with the service I was getting and I feared things might change. My fears were totally unfounded; despite what is a much bigger operation I continue to receive the very personal service I have now received without falter for over 23 years.
For these reasons, whenever a friend or colleague is looking to take those first, tentative steps into contracting, the best advice I can give them is quite simple: “call Phil Hollinshead or Jim Dutton at Beever and Struthers and you'll be in safe hands." -
Simon Cardoza, Acert Ltd - Contract Project Management
“I have recommended Beever and Struthers as they have always provided me with professional and courteous service. Being new to the contracting world the staff at B&S have always been on hand to answer my questions and queries by phone, post and e-mail, and I always get a prompt response. I always deal with the same people as well, so I feel like I am receiving a personal 1-2-1 service.
Based on these reasons I have and would recommend B&S to my colleagues who were undertaking contracting as I believe they would also happy with the service.”