We engaged Dan Bowtell and his team 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 buyers were identified and contacted to elicit their interest. As soon as a potential buyer was identified, Dan took control of negotiations and successfully managed to increase the buyer's initial offer by some 20%. Once a deal was agreed Dan managed the process to completion efficiently and dealt expertly with the requirements of different classes of shareholder, leading to a successful deal completion. I would have no hesitation in recommending Dan and his team to any prospective seller.
We would certainly recommend Smith Cooper to anyone (whether businesses or individuals) requiring expert advice on insolvency and financial issues. Having a trusted and reliable adviser is important when confronting insolvency whether as a creditor or debtor and Smith Cooper are able to fulfil that role in a timely and cost-effective manner.
The Smith Cooper team committed to getting our deal done on the best terms. Chris, whom 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 recommending him and the Smith Cooper team to others.
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 matters that may arise. In fact she has become very much part of our Management Team.
Viv has been our Human Resources Consultant for over six years and has always given us an exceptional level of service with prompt, accurate and easy-to-understand advice. Viv’s hands on approach and willingness to resolve any issues we face, no matter how small, have been of huge benefit to our company over the past years and I would have no hesitation in recommending her.
James has always been incredibly client focused, and his calm, completely professional advice was invaluable during the maelstrom of negotiations. I genuinely would recommend him unreservedly.
Smith Cooper created an insightful report into our existing business and growth plans created by overlaying their long experience advising franchisees, together with their financial/accounting expertise. The report was critical in the PE house’s assessment of whether our projections were sensible and achievable.
When planning my retirement as Managing Director and controlling shareholder from the Wearwell Group, I had no hesitation in choosing Smith Cooper as my advisers.
I was introduced to their specialist team when planning my exit and found them extremely knowledgeable and helpful when guiding me through the many complex issues that arose as part of the process. Their team is made up of consummate professionals, who strive to explore every avenue available and have their client’s best interests at heart.
From start to finish, I found the specialist advisory team very personable, consistently offering sound, pragmatic advice which was commercially realistic and delivered in a professional manner. Their promptness and flexibility throughout the whole process was greatly appreciated, particularly during stressful periods.
Smith Cooper delivered everything required and I want to thank them all for a very successful outcome. I would have no hesitation in recommending them.
Smith Cooper are always timely, thorough and efficient and the work they do for us is second to none. The staff and partners consistently provide a high degree of insight and expertise and we are very happy with their work. Not only do they provide great accounting services, but I know I can count on them to give me sound and reasoned business advice.
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.