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Our case studies and testimonials illustrate the wealth of experience Smith Cooper has in delivering solutions across multiple sectors and service areas.

Below are just a few of the companies we have worked with recently. 

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Private Client Tax Case Study

An individual who had always been non-UK resident and non-UK domiciled had been spending more tim...

An individual who had always been non-UK resident and non-UK domiciled had been spending more time in the UK over the last few years.

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Corporate Finance Case Study

Pompadour Laboratories Limited, the region’s leading supplier to the hairdressing and beauty trad...

Pompadour Laboratories Limited, the region’s leading supplier to the hairdressing and beauty trade approached our Corporate Finance team to advise on the sale of their business. Formed over 60 years ago, Pompadour was owned and run by brothers Adrian and Julian Barron. The hair and beauty trade is a tight-knit sector with a few national players and a number of strong regional businesses such as Pompadour, mostly family owned and therefore rarely available to acquire.

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Employment Tax Case Study

Being approached by HMRC for an investigation is daunting for any business so when a sports and n...

Being approached by HMRC for an investigation is daunting for any business so when a sports and nutritional supplement manufacturer in Derby was selected for an Employer Compliance Inspection regarding benefits, expenses and payroll taxes, they immediately engaged us to assist them both with preparing for the inspection and to provide support during it.

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Funding Solutions Case Study

In such a volatile economic climate, securing funding for new projects and businesses can prove v...

In such a volatile economic climate, securing funding for new projects and businesses can prove very challenging so when Aspire decided to start up a healthcare facility, they approached us for help with securing a commercial mortgage, as well as advice and guidance regarding how to achieve their plans financially.

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HR Case Study

Company growth is inevitably an exciting yet challenging time for any business owner. For our cli...

Company growth is inevitably an exciting yet challenging time for any business owner. For our client, the growth of the business was leading to an imbalance between the time dedicated to the HR responsibilities and the strategic needs of the business.

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Tax Case Study

With HMRC clamping down on tax avoidance and launching a series of tightly targeted campaigns to ...

With HMRC clamping down on tax avoidance and launching a series of tightly targeted campaigns to increase its tax intake from specific sectors, receiving a letter from HMRC stating that they have reason to believe you have been involved in “tax fraud” is a huge worry for both business owners and individuals, with some individuals receiving such a letter despite having never knowingly evading tax.

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VAT Case Study

With HMRC becoming increasingly aggressive in challenging businesses’ VAT arrangements, receiving...

With HMRC becoming increasingly aggressive in challenging businesses’ VAT arrangements, receiving a hefty VAT bill is an ever increasing occurrence and is something every company wishes to avoid especially when it is unexpected. So, when a Midlands based restaurant received a VAT bill demanding £75,000 from HMRC after two members of their four person partnership left the firm and they deregistered for VAT, they got in touch for our VAT expert Tony Bartle for help.

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The Smith Cooper team committed to getting our deal done on the best terms. Chris who we worked with in particular has proved to be invaluable with his objective advice during the transaction. We find him to be both logical and innovative with his approach and have no hesitation in recommendin...

Simon Piercy, Head of Sales - Trayport Contigo

We are a very busy SME and needed to outsource our HR. We selected Smith Cooper partly because, unlike other companies offering similar support, they allow us to run our business the way we want to. We can concentrate on doing what we do best safe in the knowledge that Viv will handle all HR m...

Adrian Coleman, Managing Director - Master Magnets Ltd

We engaged Dan Bowtell and Ed Wesson because they were personable, knowledgeable, experienced, clearly worked well as a team, and their quote was eminently reasonable. From the outset Dan took responsibility for ensuring the process was managed professionally and efficiently. All prospective b...

Mike Piper, Chairman - Ultrasound Direct

Smith Cooper have been our auditors and advisors for over five years and during this time we have built up an excellent working relationship, which is invaluable during these challenging times. They initially spent a lot of time just getting to know our management team and the business as a wh...

Julian Miller, Financial Director - Adshead Ratcliffe & Co Ltd

During the four years that Richard Garside has provided me with financial advice, he has always provided a comprehensive service, delivered in a timely and professional manner. Richard and his team take customer satisfaction very seriously and run a tight ship to ensure that this is achieved.&...

Don Amott, Chairman - Don Amott Parks Ltd

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