Architects have had mixed experiences throughout the pandemic period, with many of you citing a slowdown in projects and competition becoming even fiercer than before. We fully understand what you are going through and have been helping architects navigate these turbulent times, some managing to thrive and grow as a result.
You know that, to remain successful, you have to stand out, differentiating what you do and how you do it, resisting the temptation to go after every opportunity.
Let us take the strain for you on all things strategic so you and your team can get on with creating designs that ensure a shortlisting for the next award, be it from RIBA, Building Design, the AJ100 and many other organisations.
You are probably already considering your new business plan and needing advice on strategic growth and business development. How are you faring in the marketplace compared with others? Are you managing to convert enough opportunities and what factors could aid an improvement in conversion rates? How can you improve your cash flow? How do you best prepare for an exit at some point?
We can help you with the whole lot. We look at your management information, business development practices, conduct competitor analysis, investigate the advantages of LLP status versus limited company status and advise on succession planning, such as employee ownership trusts.
You may also want to maximise your studio’s tax position. We guide you through ways to minimise corporation tax (both before and after the proposed increase in April 2023), super-deduction for capital allowances, R&D tax credits and tax relief on things like office refurbishing.
Additionally, as chartered accountants, we handle all your standard accounting needs too, including: