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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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We contacted Smith Cooper to undertake diligence of the business plan because of the sheer volume of transactions it has undertaken in the sector and hence its knowledge of market comparators.  This is an exercise we would normally have asked the Big 4 accountancy firm doing the FDD to un...

Pascal Wittet , Investment Director at Connection Capital

Smith Cooper quickly became a valued business advisor during the course of an intense deal involving the sale of IP. They provided accurate and insightful analysis whilst showing creativity and resourcefulness contributing to a successful conclusion. Their hands-on business experience was a tr...

Stephen Hunt, Ridgway Machines Limited

The expert opinion on value, backed by robust evidence, was essential to this case and although pitched against a top five global accounting firm Smith Cooper’s depth of knowledge in this specialist fast food franchise arena was clearly superior. Smith Cooper Corporate Finance played a p...

Michael Herbert, Herbel Restaurants

As an owner manager expected to comprehend so many complicated business issues, I have an absolute need for critical, relevant support. Smith Cooper provides me with the quality support I need and I have found their counsel and wisdom invaluable. They are not afraid to tell the negative as wel...

Mark Lee, Owner and Managing Director - Keramikos Limited

I had really no idea about the process nor indeed how emotional, stressful, tiring and frustrating it could be and I have huge admiration for the team at Smith Cooper Corporate Finance who do this day in and day out! From the start I made the right decision on engaging Smith Cooper and I abs...

Kay Berry, Purple World Limited

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