Our Promise to You
You are our first and foremost priority
By working closely together we become a real partner of your business, understanding your needs and helping you to realise its full potential. We are a friendly team who care about your business, but more importantly, we care about you as an individual. No matter the size of your business, as our client, we will do everything in our power to ensure that you are always 100% satisfied and happy with our services
That’s our promise to you and our word is our Bond!
Who we are
We are a London based accountancy firm with a personal service tailored to your own business needs. We help you grow your businesses and protect your wealth. We listen to you, we understand your needs, we help you decide on an action plan and we support you all the way to ensure it is executed successfully.
Our ethos is happy clients who not only see us as their accountant and financial advisor but as their confidant. Are you looking for an accountancy firm that stands out from the rest? Come in for a chat and we will discuss in detail how we can help you make a difference.
We provide a full range of accounting services to ensure that you have all the information and tools to make decisions and plan for the future.
Our main accounting areas include the following:
- Book-keeping and VAT returns
- Management accounts
- Statutory financial statements
- Business planning, including forecasting and cash flow projections
- Forensic accounting
- Company secretarial
All our services are tailored to you and your needs, so this list can be as long or as short as you wish.
Because we listen to you and understand your needs, we are able to create a real one to one relationship that will allow us to assist you with tax planning for your business, yourself and if needs be, your family.
Our taxation services include the following:
- Corporation tax
- Personal tax
- Value Added Tax
- Tax efficient investments
- Capital Gains Tax
- Inheritance tax
- Residence and domiciliation
- Trusts and settlements
- Wealth and estate planning
Payroll is an administrative hassle to most business, as it tends to be time consuming. Our payroll service aims to ease that burden allowing you to focus on the management and growth of the business, while we work with you to ensure that the payroll paperwork and administrative work are looked after and compliant. After all, your workforce is your most important asset.
Our payroll services include:
- Regular payroll runs
- Year-end reports
- Consultancy services including support on HR matters, remuneration structuring advice and bonus schemes.
We aim to assist with sources of funding and capital structure to ensure that you maximize the shareholder value. Whether your business requires extra funding or it has reached a point in its life cycle where listing becomes the next step, we will assist you every step of the way by ensuring that your needs and expectations are met.
Our corporate finance services includes the following:
- Business valuations
- Due diligence
- Market listings
- Business sales and acquisitions
- Debt and equity finance
The word audit is derived from the Latin word “audire” which means “to hear”.
We listen to your needs and understand your business.
Audit is a systematic examination of your systems, accounts, operations and every aspect of your business.
Today the requirement to be audited depends on whether your business exceeds the audit threshold. Some businesses also choose to have an audit regardless of the threshold.
Our audit approach is rigorous and detailed, ensuring we fully understand your business inside and out to provide you with our opinion. We also tailor our approach to minimise any disruption to your business. Anstey Bond LLP is regulated by the ICAEW in all of the audit work that we do so you can feel rest assured by the quality our work.
Research and Development Tax Relief
The R&D tax relief scheme is an HMRC incentive designed to encourage innovation and increased spending on R&D activities by companies operating in the UK. Which scheme applies to you and the way that you claim credit depends on the size of your company, Small or Medium-sized Enterprise (SME) Scheme or the Large Company Scheme.
We aim to become a real partner of your business, understanding your needs and helping you to realise its full potential. If you are an SME incurring costs in developing new products, processes or services, R & D tax relief will enable the company to receive a cash payment or enhanced tax deduction. R &D tax relief can therefore be an extremely valuable source of funding for many businesses, especially for start-up businesses. The enhanced tax relief on allowable R&D costs is 130%. This means that for every £100 of qualifying costs, your company could reduce its corporation tax liability by an additional £230. If a company chooses to claim a payable tax credit it can receive 14.5% of this enhanced expenditure.
If you are a large company incurring qualifying research and development costs, your company may be able to benefit from an enhanced benefit of 30% so for every £100 of qualifying costs your company could have the income, on which CT is paid, reduced by an extra £30 on top of the £100 spent. Tax credits of 11% of the enhanced expenditure can be claimed.
We work on a success fee basis, meaning we will only receive our fee if the tax claim is successful and your business receives a cash tax credit or is able to successfully utilise enhanced deductions against future company profits.
Come and see us for a free initial appointment on how we can help you with R & D tax claims.
The above information should not be relied upon to make tax planning decisions as there are a number of factors that should be taken into consideration when considering making a claim for Research and Development Tax Relief. But we can discuss this with you.
All firms authorized by the FCA are required to submit periodic financial and other returns through GABRIEL and also via other dedicated FCA portals and methods. We aim to assist with the preparation of the periodic financial information that FCA regulated companies need to prepare in order to comply with the FCA regulations. We work closely with compliance firms to ensure that the reports are submitted promptly and all information is complete.
Xero Online Accounting Software
We are proud to be a partner of Xero Online Accounting Software.
Xero is the global leader in online accounting with over 500,000 paying customers in over 180 countries.
Xero is making small businesses better by saving time on back-office processes and giving their advisors the ability to provide higher-value, higher-impact services.
What our customers say about us
ansteybond have been our accountant and bookkeeping partners since we became a ltd company 2 years ago and they helped us with the transition. In every respect they deliver fantastic, efficient and accurate service. There’s always a quick response to queries and no question is too basic to receive a considered and full response. As a small business dealing with both UK and overseas customers and employing a small team of staff and associates, we were looking for a financial services partner who could deliver us peace of mind that all of our financial transactions, VAT payments, tax, expenses and salaries were up to date and accurate. We found this in ansteybond. I highly recommend them.
Matthew Ashwood and ansteybond have provided a professional and friendly service as our auditors. We have absolute confidence in their ability to manage our annual audit and are always on hand to answer additional questions and queries where necessary. We would recommended them to other organisations and Matthew Ashwood’s specialist arts knowledge is incredibly useful as well
The feedback that I get from my clients about Matt Ashwood is that he really ‘gets’ their businesses. He is able to understand what they need and give them clear advice in plain English – he doesn’t talk ‘Accountantese’!
I never have any qualms in introducing Matt to my clients, the team at ansteybond provide a great service that I highly recommend.
Ansteybond Team have been very helpful and proactive. They have provided invaluable support to me in specialist areas of the tax legislation. Would Highly recommend Anstey bond as a first class company delivering First Class Service
Having worked with Matt for a number of years now I have always found him supportive, proactive and knowledgeable. As a growing business we have been through a number of changes recently including the implementation of a new accounting system. Matt and his team have helped us through these changes providing advice and assistance in clear “non-accountancy speak” whilst always making us feel that he has the time and patience to ensure we understand each element of the changes. I would highly recommend Matt to any growing business.
Working with a number of accountancy firms during the years, domestically and outside of the UK, I find ansteybond to be the most attentive to our company’s needs. It should not be taken for granted where an accountancy firm pays attention to a company’s overall needs and assists in identifying the company’s current and potential risks and exposure. Our dedicated team have always supported us during the growing challenges of our industry.
Matt is more of a therapist / advisor / deal broker and has supported me and my various businesses. I regularly call him and he is always available to hear my latest plans for world domination.
MEET THE TEAM
Colin L Ellis
Having qualified in 1986 Colin has remained in full time practice for almost 30 years with stints in the commercial world including Group FD at Silverstone Motor racing Circuits. Working with owner managed businesses and entrepreneurs during this period has resulted in a wide range of experience to draw on for the benefit of his clients. Colin also worked with Michael Whyke in the International Group of accountants and auditors as the permanent Board Member for over 7 years.
Specializing in Corporate Finance matters from fundraising to listing companies on various Markets and companies regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority Colin has developed a niche for himself and the practice.
With an international outlook on the financial world and personal contact throughout the globe, he understands the demands of modern business in an international market.
Out of work you will find Colin in his own world of Water or Wine, through his scuba diving and wine collection.
Michael W I Whyke
Michael qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 1979 and has extensive knowledge of business and finance. He was previously part of a medium sized firm of Chartered Accountants in the West End for 25 years. Michael started an International Association of Accountants who operate in 26 countries. He was also a founding director of the corporate finance arm of practice, specialising in public and private fundraising in the media industry and has gained the ICAEW Corporate Finance Qualification.
Michaels hobbies include golf and watching rugby.
Matt works predominantly with clients in the creative sector and entrepreneurs. His clients operate in areas including film, theatre, television, event management, music, technology and design. He especially enjoys working with entrepreneurs helping to develop and achieve their business goals. This includes creating and agreeing forecasts as well as regular review and adjustment.
After starting as a 16 year old accounting trainee in his hometown of Wolverhampton he gravitated to London at an early age working in practices of various sizes.
Matt joined ansteybond to be able to give his clients a quality focused service in which he takes great pride.
Claudia has a Master in Business Administration from Instituto de Empresa in Madrid, one of the leading business schools in Europe.
She was born and raised in Caracas, Venezuela, where she completed her business studies and had her first job as a Finance Assistant in the country’s state-owned oil company. She then moved to Spain to obtain her MBA. Since then she has lived in Singapore and London. Her working life has specialised in management accounts and family office. She acts as FD for most of her major clients and her role is vital in ensuring the business is financially sound and with a steady growth. She takes great pride in the relationship she has with her clients, as they consider her as a first point of contact for any queries, regardless of whether they are of finance nature. She is fully committed to ensuring that all clients are completely satisfied with the accounting and consultancy services we provide. She was appointed partner on April 2016 and looks forward to many more years of growth and success with the firm.
Outside of work, she enjoys travelling and spending time with friends and family.
OUR LATEST NEWS
Anstey Bond's Senior Partner, Colin Ellis and his wife Debbie are embarking on an incredible and courageous adventure this August. On a visit to see their daughter who is teaching in Tanzania, the adventure-seekers have decided to tackle Africa's tallest peak too....
We're Hiring! If you're looking to train as an accountant with a young, dynamic group of people based in both London and Guildford, this is the opportunity for you. Our firm is growing rapidly and as such we are looking to hire 2 competent, enthusiastic trainees to...
We are delighted to announce that we have been awarded 'Best Bespoke Business Accountancy Firm' in the 2019 Accounting, Audit & Tax awards organised by Acquisition International. We are honoured to be recognised by these prestigious awards and look forward to...
We Are Expanding! Anstey Bond LLP is pleased to announce the opening of a new office in Guildford, United Kingdom. As the company continues to grow, moving from strength to strength, we have expanded our presence to include offices in the idyllic Surrey countryside....