Due to the retirement of our Managing Director there was a need to appoint professional advisers to deal with the management buyout and tax-related matters.
We appointed Smith Cooper to help us achieve our objectives, and throughout the process we found them extremely helpful, with professional and friendly service. In addition they are continuing to supply services to help us with our strategy going forward, notably tax advice that has resulted in the directors receiving tax refunds.
Smith Cooper have been our auditors and advisers 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 whole. This way they were able to add value to the business.
The audit team from Smith Cooper are extremely professional and knowledgeable, which makes for less disruption during the audit process.
We have had the pleasure of dealing with Smith Cooper for a number of years. The expertise they have shown in accounting, tax and insolvency is always exemplary, and they have become very important in the growth of our business. They are quite simply trusted professionals in the Midlands area. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend their services, and long may our relationship continue.
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 absolutely could not have got the deal I got without them on the team. I have the utmost respect and appreciation for their tireless, relentless and dogged determination to get the deal done, this taking astonishing energy and commitment to achieve.
Throughout the process Smith Cooper showed consummate professionalism, utter dedication and above all good humour in the face of, at times, great adversity. I have no hesitation in recommending their services.
Smith Cooper IT have supported our IT infrastructure and services for the last seven years. In that time we have grown from a £25,000-a-year-turnover business to a £25 million turnover business with Smith Cooper IT supporting us every step of the way. Calls are closed efficiently and the team are always up to date with the latest technologies that can help drive our business forward.
We have used Smith Cooper over a number of years for a variety of HR services. This has included recruitment processes, from staff to board directors; restructuring; capacity building; and overarching advice on process and policy.
As an organisation with limited professional in-house HR expertise and therefore operating with the need to outsource to a partner, we wanted to work with someone who is accessible and understands the culture of our business whilst also providing rigour and independence in their advice. We have found that Smith Cooper consistently deliver these services to us in an extremely professional manner, and they have been an invaluable resource for us on many different occasions.
As an owner-manager expected to comprehend so many complicated business issues, I have an absolute need for critical, relevant support. Smith Cooper provide 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 well as the positive side to a client if it needs to be said, an attribute I both admire and respect. I am very happy to have Smith Cooper represent my company both now and in the future.
We have worked with Smith Cooper for a number of years and have no hesitation in recommending their expertise. The team can always be relied upon to deliver comprehensive advice to their clients, setting out strategies that deliver the best commercial outcomes available. A reliable business partner in restructuring your business.
In choosing a corporate finance adviser, we look for proven experience, expertise and the ability to generate ideas, all of which were qualities I found in Smith Cooper. Their exceptional and personal service, creative and practical advice, and hands-on approach were key in structuring and negotiating a deal that achieved all parties’ objectives and in securing a positive outcome to the transaction. The deal was very complex, involving the interpretation of complex legal and financial agreements dating back to a previous transaction.
The team was a pleasure to work with and delivered on what they promised at the outset.