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Banking on success


Barringtons teamed up with Barclays Bank to stage its latest seminar focusing on how businesses can improve profitability and efficiency.

We welcomed local business owners to the Market Drayton Centre where a presentation highlighted the time-saving benefits of Cloud-based accounting and the preparations needed to be one step ahead of HMRC’s Making Tax Digital (MTD) changes.

As a Platinum partner with global Cloud software giants Xero and QuickBooks, Barringtons is a specialist in helping businesses switch to digital accounting.

Scores of clients are now using the system to update their records in real time and store data on a virtual platform accessed from mobile devices.

Managing Director Phil Wood said: “By going out and staging these seminars, we hope to encourage local businesses owners to embrace the digital revolution. With it comes increased efficiencies and more financial control. Our message is ‘Now is the time to make the switch’ well ahead of MTD which comes into force next year.”

Shropshire colleagues from Barclay Bank presented information on making payments, borrowing and staying safe online.

The free breakfast event was the latest in a series staged by Barringtons. Themes have also included tax-saving strategies, sustainable growth and how to turn tax legislation into an opportunity to reflect on and measure business success.

More events are in the pipeline for 2018. For further information call Barringtons Business Development Manager Des Machin on 0800 019 1744.

Left-right: Barringtons Business Development manager Des Machin, Managing Director Phil Wood, Cloud Accounting Manager Rachel Brian, Director Andrew Wilshaw with Helen Gilbert, Richard Prosser, Ruth Maddox and Jo Woodhouse from Barclays’ Shropshire team

Barringtons take to the airwaves in new business programme


Barringtons Chartered Accountants and The Cat FM, based at South Cheshire College in Crewe, have teamed up to launch a new business show.

The programme is hosted by our Business Development Manager Des Machin whose guests include high-profile people in the local business community.

He said: “The aim is to meet local business owners and find out more about the people behind the brand.

“We hear about what makes them a success in business, what drives them and how they handle any pressures in their industry.

“The station is a true asset to South Cheshire, with over 10,000 weekly listeners, so this will be a great way to spread the word about entrepreneurial talent in the area.”

The show, sponsored by Barringtons, includes light-hearted banter, music and a look at topical business stories.

First guest was Barringtons managing director Phil Wood who spoke about changes in the accountancy industry over the past 40 years and HMRC’s plans to introduce a digital system for keeping tax records.

The Cat director Chris Cadman thanked Barringtons for coming on-board. He said: “We are really excited to be bringing a new business focused show to our line-up thanks to this generous sponsorship and support.

“This is a really important step forward for The Cat in our efforts to get closer to the people and the businesses in the Crewe and Nantwich area."

In 2014 The Cat won a community radio licence from Ofcom to broadcast on FM. Listeners can tune in on 107.9 FM or online.

Barringtons managing director Phil Wood (centre) with business development manager Des Machin and The Cat director Chris Cadman

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