Research & Development (R&D) tax credits are not exclusive to scientific and technology organisations – any business that undertakes R&D may be eligible and we help all kinds of companies claim the tax credits they deserve.
We provide R&D tax credit solutions to a wide variety of industries
The government’s Research & Development scheme (R&D) exists to reward innovation and drive economic growth. In a nutshell, it allows companies undertaking R&D to claim an extra 130% on eligible expenses before tax. The scheme is, therefore, extremely valuable to SMEs and many rely on it to support their business growth. At Approved Accounting, we can guide you through the sometimes complex process and help you claim the funding you need to carry out your valuable work.
Have been my accountant for many years, always first rate service, extremely knowledgable I would highly recommend Approved Accounting to any business owners.
I’ve been a client of Approved Accounting since 2005 and would describe this company as responsive, knowledgeable and professional … with a real personal and friendly feel. Jon and his team have looked after me and my business so well, always there to give advice when needed. Their use of the latest accountancy technology makes life simpler for all. I would recommend their services without hesitation!
I seeked help from approved accountanting as I found myself in a financial pickle. They were extremely supportive from the beginning of the process and throughout. Communication was easy and feelt human which I find is extremely important when dealing with these sensitive matters. They are super understanding and flexible. I will 100% recommend them and will use in the future if I need support with my finances.
Great work from Matt and the team. Very professional and helped us out a lot in starting up. Highly recommended!
Oi Leng L.
We have really enjoyed working with Alex at Approved Accounting. We’re a start-up and have needed a fair amount of hand holding to get up and running - Alex has always been available to answer any questions, spends time researching the best options, and has taken really good care of our accounting needs. He’s always cheerful too!
I have dealt with Alex and Approved Accounting for the past 2 years now. They have always been really helpful and highly responsive in getting any questions or queries answered. They helped us to streamline a lot of our out dated Accounting processes as a result helping us to spend more time on our core business. Would highly recommend Approved Accounting to anyone!
The Approved Accounting team have delivered a consistently high quality service to our Business. Of all our providers, theirs is the most reliable and interactive product above any other company or entity. The combined personality of this team encourages a close and friendly rapport; there is a modern and contemporary vibe to their methodology and presence. A pleasure to work with.
Revelation Community Church been clients of AA for over a year now and we're delighted with their responsiveness and can-do attitude. They make optimal use of Xero to provide expert accounting assistance remotely on a regular monthly and also ad-hoc. When we needed extra help during lock-down and with the government furlough scheme, they were there for us.
We have used Approved Accounting for 15 years. Prompt service and good advice when needed.
The Approved Accounting team have been superb and we are so glad to have found them. The friendly help is readily on hand and speedy. The team always have been more than willing to assist and often go the extra mile. We are a registered charity and have happily recommend them to others.
We have worked with Approved Accounting since 2016, we initially wanted to work with them as they were experts in Xero and we knew we weren't using it to its full potential. They really helped us and it turns out they were specialist in all areas of accounting and have helped us in many areas as we have grown over the years. I would and I have recommended them.
Such a professional, efficient and responsive company. They take all the stress out of your accounts and always go above and beyond. Their service is impeccable and I can’t recommend them highly enough.
Got me out of a hole when times were tough, helped get my house in order for my business- great team. Highly Recommended A*
I have had the pleasure of being a recipient of Approved Accounting's services for a number of years. The team are fantastic at what they do and are always there to offer solid advice week in, week out. With Approved Accounting - I'm safe in the knowledge that my businesses accounts are in safe hands. Highly recommend.
Great service from a team that knows exactly what they’re talking about. Would recommend!
Approved Accounting have been amazing from the very start. They make everything so simple for our business! Whenever we e-mail, or make any type of enquiry they are ready and quick to answer.We are never made to feel like we asked a silly question and Jon's guidance in getting our new business set up 4 years ago was impeccable.During the pandemic we all felt like we were in safe hands from the very start, and we were guided through any new terms and obstacles we faced.We cannot recommend Approved Accounting more!Thank you,M&R Barbers
Reliable professional accountants at fare rates
Excellent accountancy firm!Proactive, professional to a very high standard and very quick to respond.Could not have hoped for better.
I have been a client of Approved Accounting for the past 6 years. Their service is second to none. A highly knowledgeable and skilled team who go above and beyond to meet their client's needs. A personal approach with a can do attitude. I would strongly recommend their services and have introduced them to a number of personal and business contacts.
Professional, personable, helpful.
These guys got me set up and are always ready to help. No question or request is too big or small and they really know their stuff. As I was starting out on my own, they were a very welcome support resource which alleviated a few of many things that I had to overcome! And they continue to support me in many ways as my business evolves.
We wanted to move away from Sage and it's extortionate prices charged for every update required! We wanted an accountant that was contactable and didn't charge us if we wanted simple advise. We wanted an accounting firm that operate in the 21st century providing easy to use systems with up to date accounting technology. We now have all of these things and more, including realistic affordable prices. Jon and his team are passionate and professional. We can highly recommend.
We have used Approved Accounting for the past 8 years and would unreservedly recommend them to any small to medium business that want a first class service. Jon and Matt put customers requirements at the top of their agenda and spend time ensuring that these are met, many a time going the extra mile to achieve the right outcome. They are an exceptional accounting firm and can be credited in assisting our charity with excellent financial advice.
Approved accounting are brilliant accountants with a focus on quality advice and great customer service. I would highly recommend.
I've been using Approved Accounting for my businesses for around 2 years now, and they've given me an absolutely fantastic service throughout the entire time.It's not just the actual services themselves though, but the personal touch and real interest in learning how my business operates that goes with it. This ensures that we can figure out the best course of action together, to help me achieve my business goals in the most financially effective way possible.
After being with Approved Accounting since 1998 when I started my business ,I could not recommend a more personal accounting service, Jon , Matt and Alex have a wealth of knowledge and advice. Xero accounting makes running a small business so much easier especially when you have limited knowledge on accounting.S Roberts Upholsterers
Extremely friendly, knowledgeable and helpful. Easy, quick and precise accounts at your fingertips. Matt and Jon guide, advise and support and their expertise in the field shines. Would highly recommend!
All of the team at approved accounting have always given us an amazing service, all of them are extremely helpful and explain everything in a way which is easy to understand. I wouldn't think twice about recommending them to others.
Been using Approved Accounting since 2012, best decision we've made. Jon & Matt make life a lot easier! Thanks guys!! 👍
Top guys! Top accounting!
I wish I could give more stars! The Approved Accounting team have continuously gone above and beyond to support me and my business over the last 4 years. Always professional, efficient, thorough and supportive - I highly recommend!
Very fast efficient and friendly service all tied in nicely with XERO. I can't fault Matt or any of the guys and highly recommend them...
We have used Approved Accounting since we founded our business in 2006. We find Jon & Matthew to be professional, like minded and easy to work with. They are always happy to take time to discuss issues as and when they arise.
Excellent and rapid service; not just in responding to questions, but also by proactively offering suggestions.
The team at Approved Accounting have always offered the personal and professional service so many previous accountants lacked . Always on hand for advice and clarity in their provision of services . I have used them for our existing company and more recently a new start up and cannot recommend them highly enough. Carl shears - Director : Airports Direct Ltd and Innovate Computers Ltd
Pleasure to work with. Good Communication and Service. Very Happy.
Great guys, very helpful, straightforward and good value.
One of our best decisions as a business was to go with Jon and Matt at Approved Accounting. Xero has proved to be a revelation, and the knowledge, help and hands-on attitude has been our best accounting experience during 20+ years. At last we have pro-active advisors who we trust. And their costs are really reasonable, helped by the fact that they are not in Central London.
Excellent service over the past eight years. We really feel confident having Approved Accounting as part of our team and trust them to offer thoughtful advice as well as prompt care.
A first rate accounting service that really understands the needs of its clients. I especially like the fact that it has always strived to be as efficient as possible and embrace new technology and working practices to that end. An accountancy company that really believes in its clients, creating a very positive working relationship, bringing its expertise to help enable them to succeed and thrive.
Approved Accounting have been amazing from the start. They have enabled us to get a real understanding of various areas of our business which has help massively. Look forward to many years of working together.
Jon and the team have been a great help to us to get our business off the ground, providing general advice and guidance along with accounting. I'd definitely recommend them!
Always a pleasure to work with.
Excellent fast responsive service and support. By far the best accountancy firm we have worked with over the last 22years.
Great and simple solutions for my business. Always on hand for advice whenever needed.
Extremely professional, efficient and hard working.We are now hiring Approved Accounting for another business, they do a really good job while not being overpriced.Thank you
I've used a number of similar services before, but Jon and his team are streets ahead of anyone else. Extremely efficient. Very clear. I not only wholeheartedly recommend them, but I have a little sigh of relief every time I remember I've got them helping me.
I own a Pharmacy company and other business interests and have used Approved Accounting for the past 4 years,having previously known Jon in his role with a large local practice.I had not used online accounting before and would now not use anything else.I have control over the aspects of the business I want to control and access to up to date financial information on line from anywhere,at anytime.I also appreciate being able to pick up the phone and have my queries promptly answered without having to penetrate the "firewall" put up by larger flashy practices.Thoroughly reccomended
Adept Oil Fired H.
Switching to Approved Accounting is one of the best business decisions we have made.If you are fed up with just being a "number" , look no further. Jon & Matt and their fantastic team will make you feel valued and more importantly, will add value to your business by offering timely support and advice.
Excellent business. Great knowledge, responsive and unlike most accountants they make use of the best technology. They've been perfect for us as we've grown our business. Highly recommended
Jon & Alex are always available to speak to whenever I or my team have a query. They are very professional and personable and handle all our business and personal accounting, payroll and pension admin to the extent that I really don’t have to worry about it! I highly recommend the team at Approved Accountig!
Outstanding. As a startup with a fairly bespoke business model, we failed to find an accountancy firm that was willing to take time to understand our business and provide financial structure. Approved accountancy not only continue to do that, they’re also proactive in identifying / implementing the latest accounting technology to allow our business to be truly scalable. Couldn’t recommend them highly enough.
Matt and Jon have been working with us a few years now. Friendly experts - Highly recommended!
Approved Accounting provide an excellent service. The people there are helpful and professional.
Approved Accounting offer a fantastic service, and level of support. Would highly recommend them, whether for an individual or company.
Hi have been using Alex, Jon and Matt at Approved Accounting since early 2017.They handle my vat, corporation tax, cis, self assessment and pay roll.With all of this everything is handled well in advance, no more last minute stress for deadlines.Highly recommended!!
Approved Accounting were recommended to my by a close friend and I have to say Matt and Alex have been fantastic at helping me set up my own business and have given me expert advice on everything I needed to know to get started. From setting up Xero to completing my tax returns, they have been excellent and I look forward to working with them for many years to come.
I have been with Approved Accounting for over a year since I started a company and I strongly recommend them. They have taken care of all the VAT/Company/Personal returns and my first year has been so smooth because of them.I've never had to rush last-minute to file anything because they have given me reminders well in advance and all I have to do is reconcile my latest cash flow in their online system - which is a very simple process involving a few button clicks.Their accounting system (Xero) is very powerful as they have setup rules for me so it automatically reconcile 90% of the transactions (for example, it automatically reconcile customer payments as sales income). I also have it setup to automatically invoice customers and it matches customer payments to the corresponding invoices so I can easily tell if an invoice has been paid or not.
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