Hannah Kennard, Director at AK Plant Services Limited
Hannah sent out a plea on social media for a good accountant; and when two unconnected contacts both recommended Astrum Accountants, Hannah got in touch. There were other accountants closer to AK Plant but from the very first phone call Hannah realised that Astrum were different.
In the space of three months, Astrum have become Hannah’s complete finance department.
By installing Xero and training Hannah in its operation, bookkeeping has been massively simplified; and Hannah talks with confidence about linking Xero to HubDoc and Curve and how much easier it all is. Astrum have taken over the payroll and resolved issues that had been left outstanding with NEST. Year-end accounts are complete just weeks after the year end, but more importantly AK will now have management information available every month along with as much analysis and advice as they would like.
‘They have taken so much pressure off of me’ said Hannah, ‘everything is up together and I am free to concentrate on the things I know about’.
After all, why should every start up or growing business have to go through the pain of re-inventing the wheel and creating their own accounting processes? Why not adopt a set of tried and tested services delivered by Astrum that allow you to get on with the stuff that you really wanted to do when you started he business in the first place? And that give you the timely data that you need to manage your business better?
Hannah is paying Astrum more than she paid her previous accountant. Significantly more. But she is in no doubt that the service she is already receiving has transformed her working life and is ‘worth absolutely every single penny – this is the single best decision we have made in the last year. For every single person we have spoken to at Astrum – nothing is too much.’