Start Ups & Fast Growing Businesses

At DRG we work with a great number of start-up and fast-growing businesses. These businesses span a wide variety of sectors, though we do have a particular specialism in consumer brands and retail. We often partner with True, the Retail and Consumer specialist investor.

We enjoy working closely with our start up clients as they begin their journey and our experience enables us to act as a sounding board and offer a package tailored to the needs of a fast growing start up.

Drawing on the expertise across all our service lines we are well placed to advise growing clients on the best way forward and specifically with:

  • General support and advice - a sounding board for business owners
  • Business set up, structure and processes
  • Accounting software selection and set up
  • Accounting and tax - both managing the day to day finance needs and year-end compliance
  • Support with funding rounds including assistance with SEIS and EIS raises and pitch documents
  • Financing options
  • Forecasting and cashflow management
  • Working capital management including stock management and invoice financing
  • Business plans, pitch documents and projections
  • Enterprise Management Incentive schemes (EMI)
  • R&D tax credits
  • Profit extraction
  • Exit strategies and succession planning

If you would like to find out more about our range of accountancy services for business start-ups, please get in touch with the team at DRG Chartered Accountants.

"We've been working with Donald Reid for about 9 months and I must say there are nothing but positive things to say about them! Being a clueless first-time business owner, they've been consistently patient with explaining (basic) things, understanding when it comes to a Start-ups needs and unbelievably quick to respond. Genuinely - unbelievable! I was recommended to work with Donald Reid by a friend and I must say, I'd recommend them to anybody that wants peace of mind their accounts are in good order"

Paul Bennett – Perch Peek

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"My company has used DRG for a number of years. They are proactive and efficient with all aspects of their work. They keep on top of our tax and accounting requirements, and help with the development of our business strategy.

We view DRG as a key supplier and crucially a partner and would highly recommend the firm – in particular to other fast growing businesses."

David Folkman, Director

"I’ve worked with a number of accountants over the years and have never found another company who offers the same level of care, support and professionalism. They’re always on hand to offer advice and guidance, above and beyond the service that I pay for. I would recommend them wholeheartedly."

Joe Hill, Director

"Very supportive and friendly company from day one."

Outdoor Academy

"I have always worked as an employee so when I decided to set up my own business, I did not know where to start. DRG took the time to explain how working as a sole trader would be more beneficial to me setting up a limited company (which I had always thought was a requirement for running a business). They gave me practical advice on the records I need to keep as well as general guidance on setting up my business and helped me claim a large tax refund after my first year of trading."

Sole Trader

"I have been a client through a number of different ventures with DRG since 2007. They have proved the benefits of a local firm with Big 4 experience in providing sound business and tax advice by being accessible, having in-depth knowledge of my business and able to form good working relationships at different levels with me and my staff. We also enjoy the benefit of their excellent accountancy and payroll services. I couldn’t recommend them more highly."

Paul Dunn-Sims, Halcyon Home Care

"I have been extremely impressed with the service level and attention to my business."

Sherwood Event Services

"DRG provide excellent services to Extrinsica Global that enable us to focus on our priority – growing the business."

Extrinsica Global

"A professional service at a competitive rate. Perfect for small businesses."

Design & Technical Management

"We have used DRG since our incorporation. They have supported our development providing sound business advice on top of our accounting requirements.

They are proactive and helpful in responding to queries and I would recommend them to any prospective client."

Rob Farrow, Alchemy Fireworks Ltd

"Daniel and his team at DRG provide a friendly service and are always able to explain issues in clear terms."

Kensington Communication Consultants

"An excellent service, good advice – we would recommend."

Burnham Garage