New home: (l-r) Hannah Duerdin, Dan Bytheway, Alison Murray, Reg Bytheway, Helen Kershaw, Dave Bythe
Russ Cockburn

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New home for Black Country accountants

One of the Black Country’s leading family-owned accountancy firms is celebrating its 35th birthday in style with a move to prestigious new offices.

Bytheway & Co, which was set up in a small home garage by current Director Reg Bytheway, has invested substantially into transforming a derelict building in Sedgley into its new home.

A string of new contract wins with local businesses has paved the way for the expansion, with its Bilston Street premises now boasting additional meeting rooms, the latest technology and dedicated parking.

Backed by a £19,500 grant from the Green Shoots Fund, the company has already taken on two new employees and expects turnover to grow by 10% this year.

“We’ve come a long way from when I first started in 1979 and I’m delighted that we have grown the business by keeping it in the Black Country and in the family,” explained Reg, who is joined at the helm by his two sons David and Dan.

“The new office provides us with a modern image that reflects our new branding, not to mention giving us more space to grow and take on additional clients. We’re also about to launch a new website as part of the marketing push.”

He continued: “There is no doubt the Green Shoots Fund has brought forward our plans by twelve months and hopefully we are starting to pay some of that back by employing more people and bringing an important building back to life.”

Bytheway & Co, which boasts the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants accreditation, offers a comprehensive range of accountancy and business advisory services to starts-ups, sole-traders, partnerships and Limited companies across the West Midlands and the UK.

Its family-orientated approach has seen it build strong relationships with a client base that spans construction, entertainment, manufacturing, professional services and retail.

“Most of the firms we work for have been with us for more than fifteen years, some even from the start…back in 1979,” continued Reg.

“We try to do things differently, offering a pro-active and personal approach to their requirements, whether it is around payroll, personal/business taxation, tax planning or corporate transactions.

“One example is the free initial consultation we provide for small business, an offer that companies have already taken advantage of in 2015.”

He concluded: “There definitely appears to be a growing demand from clients to seek support from independent accountancy practices that offer both excellent advice and importantly value for money.”

This was posted in Bdaily's Members' News section by Russ Cockburn .

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