Who are Bright Partnership?
Bright Partnership is the Chartered Accountancy division of The Bright Group. Founded by Mike Senior and Michael Gillbrand in 2003, The Bright Group has grown through the worst financial crisis in generations to become a leading practice, now employing around 40 staff across Cheshire and West Yorkshire offices.
What Bright Partnership offer
PERSONAL TAX PLANNING
Personal tax planning which ensures efficiency all year round.
AUDIT AND ACCOUNTANCY
Audit and accountancy for businesses from one person enterprises, to those with multi million pound turnover.
Taxation advice which explains clearly, whilst ensuring that only tax due is paid.
COMMERCIAL BUSINESS ADVICE
Commercial business advice, working with you to achieve and over achieve your goals.
A PERSONAL AND TAILORED SERVICE
A personal and tailored service working how you want to work.
PAYROLL AND AUTO ENROLMENT COMPLIANCE
Avoid the need to keep up with an ever changing world and outsource your payroll.
‘Several years ago we were asking around for recommendations for new accountants for our business. We had dealt with another accountant for a number of years, but found them increasingly too expensive. Now Bright handle the yearly accounts for both our businesses and our payroll requirements. But perhaps the most important thing to us is that they are always there to give us advice on things like decisions to lease or purchase equipment and taxation implications, or legal advice for loan requirements…even credit control issues. Every issue where we feel we need very valued professional advice.’
‘Our relationship with Bright is longstanding, about nine years. Originally they were recommended to us by a Director of another Bright Division who we knew. They are very effective professionals. We felt that our previous accountants ‘sailed close to the wind’ in terms of their service and response times. We initially talked to another practice, but weren’t happy with their financial suggestions either. Since commissioning Bright we have found their services amazing. Now we deal with Amanda on a monthly basis, Mike on a quarterly basis and Bright also handle, for example, our P11D’s. Bright’s professional advice is also valued when discussing cash projections or unexpected financial situations. They advise on everything that revolves around Floreeda’s finances.’
‘We have been with Bright for around six years and the original contact came through a business breakfast club. Bright initially offered us taxation advice on a property in Portugal and things progressed from there, with us eventually passing all of our accountancy requirements on to them. They are very efficient and on the ball. If we need anything we get a simple straight answer to our questions. Now Bright handle all of our taxation issues, year-end accounts and VAT, although we do our own bookkeeping. They don’t just leave us to it though. When information is required at a certain time of year for example, we know that Bright will be proactive, sending us a reminder well in advance of when information is needed.’
‘I set up Accuro just over two years ago as a management buy out from a large company. Whilst I had been used to producing lots of financial information for that company, Mike Senior came to see me and didn’t oversell Bright’s services. He reassured me that it was not necessary to produce the amount of information that I had been used to and guided me through the process of setting up and running an efficient system, providing me with the level of detail that I needed. I was – and am – confident that all elements were covered, with no nasty surprises to come in the future. I had previously had a finance director, but Stephen from Bright trained me to use SAGE and produce the information myself. Bright handle my payroll, but other requirements such as the VAT system were set up for me. It is reassuring to know that I don’t have the high costs that I had always associated with accountants before I bought the business. Stephen is a great advocate for Bright and, although I handle most of the day-to-day financial requirements myself he is always at the end of the phone if I need advice on anything.’
‘We have been with Bright for around four years and we were searching for a local accountancy practice to take over the work for us. We narrowed this down to two and interviewed them both. We chose Bright because they were the most professional in approach and set up. The whole of the Bright team can supply advice and someone is contactable at any time. Bright handle monthly and annual accounts and VAT for us. Our main contact is through Mike or Amanda and we can rely on an answer straight away…or within five minutes! That’s why we are more than happy with Bright and the team.’