Affordable accountancy services designed around you

Our services are designed to give you great value for money and as often as possible a return on investment.

“As well as providing expert accountancy and tax saving services, Studholme-Bell contribute invaluable ideas for the development of your business.”

Mike Lister, Mobile-e-Solutions

We always seek to put ourselves in your shoes to assess how best we can support you, whether it’s finding new ways to reduce the running costs of your business or simply achieving greater tax efficiency.

From your limited company’s first accounts or your self-employed income and expenditure accounts, to completing your latest company tax return or sorting out deductions under the Construction Industry Scheme (CIS), you can trust our team to deliver.

Accounts preparation

You and your business would benefit from our timely forensic approach, as we ensure you meet HMRC and Companies House filing deadlines with a ship shape set of accounts.

Your annual accounts are an invaluable barometer for overall business health and a tool which you should be using all the time to help you operate more efficiently.

And with our ‘5-month rule’, you benefit from an earlier submission of accounts which gives you all the financial information you need to plan for the coming year, and make any quick effective changes that may be required.

Tax planning

We work with you to identify areas where you can make significant savings or tap into allowable expenses or tax relief opportunities to benefit your business.

Knowing what you can claim and when, and also what type of expenses are disallowed under HMRC rules.

Our ‘5-month’ rule means you can use your accounts to plan for the future with much greater clarity. It also ensures you comply and steer clear of penalties and fines.

Research & Development (R&D) Tax Credits

Did you know you could benefit from tax credits for introducing a new service or bringing a new product to market?

R&D tax credits are not the preserve of multi-national companies.

Many businesses miss a trick because they are unaware of their entitlement to Research & Development (R&D) Tax Credits. This could greatly reduce your company’s tax bill.

We can help you decide whether you have an R&D project which qualifies for tax relief, credits or a refund from the Inland Revenue. We’ll also help you with the appropriate documentation.


Do you know when you should be undertaking an audit and how to go about it in the most efficient way?

From sample checking and analysis of financial controls through to more in depth tax compliance checks, we will ensure that your financial systems are in tip top order.

The statutory audit process can identify and assess key risks and weaknesses within your accounting systems so your systems can continue to improve and grow alongside your business.

The end process, results in your annual accounts receiving a statutory independent audit report, which confirms your company’s compliant with its Companies Act requirements.

Book keeping & VAT

If you need attention to detail and a better handle on your day to day bookkeeping, financial transactions and VAT control, our team is second to none.

We can check and file your VAT returns, as well as ensuring that all your paperwork is in good order.

Our staff have a real eye for detail when it comes to balancing the books, ensuring your records are up to date, accurate and complete.

Company formation

If you are setting up in business, we can guide you through the process, whether you are a sole trader, partnership, Limited company, charity or Limited Liability Partnership (LLP).

We take care of securing your registration number with Companies House and organising your certificate of incorporation and other key documentation.

We can also provide you with more cost efficient company secretarial services, removing the administrative burden on the day to day running of your business.

From taking and recording of minutes through to organising distribution of profits through dividend vouchers, we do it all for you.

Independent examination

Many charities and organisations with charitable status are simply unaware of what is expected of them in terms of ensuring that their accounts are in good order for HMRC and Charities Commission scrutiny.

We will work with you to check on all the figures and fully prepare you for independent examination or filing of accounts, in line with the Charities Act.

We can provide you with a clearer understanding of the respective responsibilities of charity trustees, as well as handy tips on what independent examiners will be looking for when reviewing your charity accounts.


Payroll administration for business is becoming more and more complex, an arduous task, but we have a solution to help businesses with their compliance needs.

Our payroll services ensure you’re up-to-date with the endless HMRC changes to PAYE legislation.

Our payroll services cover all your PAYE administration requirements, providing payslips and all the national insurance, pension scheme, statutory sick pay and maternity pay information you will need, along with assistance with the completion of relevant forms.

Our payroll services can help take the hassle out of the additional administrative burden of auto enrollment processing. This means that your business will meet your auto enrollment obligations in getting eligible staff into a work based pension scheme and contributing in to it.

Business support

We pride ourselves on offering you more than an affordable accountancy service.

We like to fully immerse ourselves in your enterprise and become a genuine business friend who can assist with a range of support and growth services to help your organisation thrive.

You can always pick our brains and talk to us about shaping new ideas and getting the appropriate financial controls to back them up.

And if you need access to finance for a growth project or a new product or service, we can put you in touch with the right expert.