Starting a business

The support you need to get things right from day one

Starting a business is exciting and should be fun – the chance to realise your ambitions and take control of your own destiny. Unfortunately, it also comes with a raft of statutory responsibilities, difficult decisions and setup tasks that can’t be overlooked. Over the years, we’ve helped countless businesses through this setup phase, offering practical support, tactical advice and a sympathetic ear.

We’ll be your friendly critic, asking challenging questions to make sure you make the right choices early on, such as whether to set up as a limited company or operate as a sole trader or through a partnership.

When it comes to pure accounting, we’ll make sure you’re keeping the right records, in the right level of detail, using the simplest, most efficient methods. We’ll also help you register with HMRC and Companies House, if that’s necessary, along with all the other bits of company secretarial business. We’ll also take charge of your accounting systems, recommending the right cloud software at the right price so you’re fully digital from the off.

If you need financing, we can offer guidance there, too, preparing business plans that will convince even the most aloof potential lender or investor.


Passion, positivity and perfectionism

If you’re fired up about a great business idea but don’t know where to start, we can help.

Other ways we can help

Business tax planning and advice

The less tax you pay, the more you can invest in growth. The right strategy will put you in control.

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Personal tax planning and advice

How you manage your income and assets can make the difference between a big tax bill and a sensible one.

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Bookkeeping & compliance

The easy way to be sure you meet all your statutory obligations with Companies House and HMRC.

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Business support and advisory

Enthusiastic, encouraging and practical advice on building and growing a successful business.

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Making tax digital

We are committed to helping our clients meet their new compliance obligations created by MTD.

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Virtual finance office

The benefits of your own CFO or finance director (FD) with added flexibility and tested expertise.

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Specialist expertise

Beyond accounting services, it’s our passion for technology and experience in working with certain specialist sectors that gives DRS the edge.

Technology infrastructure

Automation and cloud apps have the power to unlock capacity and potential in your business.

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Who we help

Our clients include technology SMEs, fintech providers, property businesses, family-run firms and innovative startups.

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