Category Archives: Testimonials

IL Beeks (High Wycombe) Limited

“MD consulting provide us with monthly management accounts that we measure against our cashflow forecasts and profit and loss accounts. This means that we can always see exactly where we are financially and can plan ahead for any peaks and troughs that are so prevalent in the construction industry.”

I L Beeks are a buildings contractor and developer based in High Wycombe. The family owned business was established in 1965 and specialises in large extensions along with commercial and house building projects. The company has five directors and employs twenty people who now support a business turnover, which will exceed £5 million this year. Paul Beeks is one of the directors and he chooses to work with MD Consulting for all of the companies accounting needs.

Says Paul “we have worked with the MD Consulting team for many years and benefit from their experience in accounting and tax advice. We find that they go that one step further than other firms we have worked with and really take time out to understand our business goals as well as the complex industry we work in”.

Paul relies on MD Consulting to take hands on approach to the business accounting needs, which he says “has proven invaluable. MD consulting provide us with monthly management accounts that we measure against our cashflow forecasts and profit and loss accounts. This means that we can always see exactly where we are financially and can plan ahead for any peaks and troughs that are so prevalent in the construction industry. We have been able in most cases to eradicate future financial problems because we can see a bigger picture through the management accounts”.

The board of directors at I L Beeks regularly invites MD Consulting to attend their board meeting and take the role of “virtual” financial director at these meetings. “We involve the MD Consulting team at this level to help us map out future projects. We really want to pull in as many bigger projects as possible and as part of our planning for this we involve MD consulting in the preparation of budgets and cashflows”.

Paul is pleased with the way in which MD consulting really rolls up their sleeves within his business and says, “the team are excellent. They are young, efficient, friendly and really know what they are talking about”.

Paul Beeks, Director, I L Beeks

Coyle White Devine

Established in January 2005, Amersham based Coyle White Devine is a firm of specialist solicitors with an expertise in dispute resolution.

The firm has been dealing with MD Consulting since the company was first formed, as partner Peter Coyle comments:

“We’ve been working with MD Consulting since we started the business. They sold themselves as a practice which would add value to our business by helping us to forward plan as well as simply account for past financial performance. That is exactly the service which has been delivered and our business has benefited substantially as a result. Whenever we have a query, it gets dealt with immediately as part of our fixed fee agreement. The standard of service we receive is superb.

“MD Consulting handle the company’s annual accounts, payroll and partnership returns, as well as offering pro-active tax planning advice.”

Peter concludes: “The team at MD Consulting has been great to work with and their service is always very proficient. As a result I’ve recommended the firm on several occasions.”

Top Performance Consulting Ltd

Top Performance Consulting Ltd (TPC) operates in the performance and organisational development sector and specialises in working with Boards and Senior Leadership teams. Our clients include large commercial organisations such as Marks and Spencer, Otis Lifts and Heathrow Airport, as well as third sector organisations which include Royal London Society for Blind People and The Orders of St John Care Trust.

We started working with MDC in October 2010. Our MD, Graham Jones, had previously employed MDC in his role of as co-founding Director of Lane4, a multi-million pound organisation.

MD Consulting handles all of our compliance requirements including the preparation of annual accounts, tax returns and payroll.  In addition, they advise us on extracting profits tax efficiently and undertake a pre year end planning review to make sure tax saving opportunities are not missed.

MDC also played an important part in setting up TPC, helping us put the things in place that provided the confidence we needed in laying the foundations for a new business.  We will continue to work with MDC to ensure we receive the best support and advice as our business grows. In particular, we will involve them in our planning for tax efficient growth and succession as well as retirement planning.

“Working with MD Consulting has provided us with the confidence that we are compliant with current legislation and also that we have someone looking into the future and providing us with valuable pointers and advice about all aspects of our financial planning.

“Our working relationship with Lisa and Andrea has always been cordial and productive. They are both professional and personable at the same time. This has always helped us in remaining confident and being able to stay focused on our business growth as the complexities of tax planning are handled by the experts behind the scenes.

“We have no hesitation and are delighted to recommend MDC.”

Professor Graham Jones, Top Performance Consulting Ltd

Tom Smith, personal tax client

“I started working with Lisa Murfet in November in 2011. I was keen to find someone who I could trust with my tax affairs and one of my colleagues suggested I give her a call. I wish I had done this sooner.

“I expected to get first class advice but what I got was reassurance and support that went beyond professional. For the first time, what was complicated became easy, where I had been tentative, I was now eager.

“In 2013, I needed specific support regarding off-shore savings and Lisa went out of her way and helped resolve the complex issues, always taking time to reassure me.

“Needless to say I look forward to working with Lisa and MD Consulting going forward and have frequently mentioned her to colleagues and others looking for assistance with complex tax matters.”

Tom Smith, personal tax client