Helping you every step of the way

Business life cycle

Start up: Building firm foundations on which to grow your business

Key Challenges How we can help
  • Lack of business experience and accounting management
  • Sales and cashflow management
  • Lack of infrastructure
  • Selecting the right corporate structures (for example, Ltd Company, Partnership, LLP, sole trader)
  • Shareholder agreements and protection
  • Onboarding with HMRC
  • Tax compliance
  • Advising on corporate structures
  • Building cashflow forecasts and business plans
  • Preparing management accounts and budgeting
  • Professional introductions (legal advice, banking, finance)
  • Building and running payroll systems
  • VAT, HMRC and Making Tax Digital compliance
  • Tax advice to the directors and business owners
  • Financial planning

Early growth: Exciting times ahead as you learn, develop and grow

Key Challenges How we can help
  • Funding and cashflow management
  • Recruitment and retention of key people
  • Product and Intellectual Property development
  • Selecting the right corporate structures (for example, Ltd Company, Partnership, LLP, sole trader)
  • Shareholder agreements and protection
  • Management and owner capacity issues
  • Advising on corporate structures
  • Developing EMI (Enterprise Management Incentive) schemes
  • Building cashflow forecasts
  • Submitting Research and Development (“R&D”) claims to reduce Corporation Tax liabilities
  • Capital allowance reviews
  • Developing profit extraction strategies
  • Advising on benefits in kind
  • Production of statutory accounts
  • Undertaking audits
  • Providing tax investigation insurance
  • Production of proactive Board reports
  • Auto-enrolment compliance
  • Advising directors on their personal tax
  • Retirement planning strategies
  • Advising on keyperson insurance and shareholder protection
  • Corporate finance, including invoice financing, stock financing, asset financing
  • Liaising with HMRC

Established: Reaping the rewards of your hard work

Key Challenges How we can help
  • Increased competition
  • Protection of Intellectual Property
  • Maintaining margins as costs increase
  • Complacency with an over reliance on key customers
  • Recruitment and retention of key people
  • Increased capital expenditure on new equipment
  • Maximising the rewards to business owner
  • Tax-efficient profit extraction
  • Currency risk
  • Launching new products / services or entering new markets
  • Exit strategy
  • Tax burden and developing structures to reduce tax liabilities
  • Increased compliance and regulatory challenges
  • Bad debt management
  • Family conflicts
  • Relocation and acquisition of new premises
  • Developing strategies
  • Corporate finance, including invoice financing, stock financing, asset financing
  • Providing commercial advice and insight, including competitor and industry analysis
  • Building cashflow forecasts
  • Advice on Patent box
  • Assessment of Business Relief and Entrepreneurs Relief qualification
  • Providing tax investigation insurance
  • Conflict resolution
  • Undertaking audits
  • Production of proactive Board Reports
  • Auto-enrolment compliance
  • Advising directors on their personal tax
  • Retirement planning strategies
  • Advising on keyperson insurance and shareholder protection
  • Reviewing estate planning, including Lasting Power of Attorneys and Wills
  • Reviews of internal controls
  • Assisting with elderly parent planning
  • Advising on management incentive schemes
  • Introductions to DFK network and wider professional network where specialist advice is needed
  • Assisting with debt collection

Expansion & maturity: Maintaining growth buy thinking about the future

Key Challenges How we can help
  • Maintaining the sustainability of the business
  • Pressure from funders
  • Identifying acquisition targets
  • Funding of acquisitions
  • Overseas expansion
  • Expanding into alternative markets with new products
  • Realising value for founder shareholders
  • Personal cashflow and retirement planning for founders, key shareholders and directors
  • Incentivisation of key personnel
  • Preparing the business for sale
  • Private Equity Investment
  • Ill health and death of key people
  • Problem customers
  • Problem leases
  • Inheritance Tax planning
  • Monitoring of management and reporting to owners
  • De-merging parts of the business
  • Closure of parts of the business and / or streamlining operations
  • Increased compliance
  • Succession and / or exit planning
  • Identify acquisition targets
  • Cashflow modelling for acquisitions and overseas expansion
  • Introductions to DFK network and wider professional network where specialist advice is needed
  • Corporate finance, including invoice financing, stock financing, asset financing
  • Advise on corporate structures and Management Buy Outs (MBOs)
  • Assist with mergers and acquisitions due diligence
  • Assisting with queries from potential buyers
  • Working capital modelling to support funding applications
  • Advising on potential sales and assisting with the Information Memorandum
  • Reviewing and advising on Sale and Purchase Agreements (SPAs)
  • De-merging part of the business
  • Developing EMI schemes for key management
  • Preparation of consolidated group accounts
  • Group audit compliance, including liaising with overseas audit teams
  • Reporting to group auditors
  • UK GAAP to IFRS conversions
  • Proactive Board Reports
  • Corporate Tax Planning
  • Retirement planning strategies
  • Advising on keyperson insurance and shareholder protection
  • Reviewing estate planning, including Lasting Power of Attorneys and Wills
  • Reviews of internal controls
  • Assisting with elderly parent planning
  • Producing tax-efficient income in retirement
  • Corporate recovery
  • Dissolving dormant companies
  • Assisting with debt collection
  • Liaising with HMRC

Exit: The end of one chapter and the start of another

Key Challenges How we can help
  • Protection of the wealth created in the business
  • Management of potential reductions in turnover
  • Finding the right buyer or merger partner
  • Managing the personal risk taken on by the directors
  • Financial independence for the shareholders / directors
  • Tax-efficient winding up of the business
  • Assisting with finding a buyer
  • Helping to start up a new business
  • Tax relief maximisation
  • Financial planning to ensure the wealth created is used wisely
  • Members Voluntary Liquidation
  • Formal insolvency
  • Advice to avoid key issues such as overdrawn director’s loan accounts, illegal dividends, transfers at undervalue

We have received an excellent service from the team at RPG for well over 20 years. We particularly appreciate RPG's real interest in our company and suggestions for improvements. The service RPG provides goes well beyond what we could expect.  The attention to detail and the prompt, professional service the team provides means that we are reassured that should we require urgent or unusual advice, the team will provide it. We would have no hesitation in recommending RPG.

Margaret Peasegood

Executive Chairman - SheffProp

I would like to thank RPG for your unbelievable help, assistance and friendship for over 40 years. Nothing has ever been too much trouble. Words alone are insufficient, and I think that the same would apply to my former colleagues and my family who have also come to rely on your advice and guidance.

Neville Johnson

Founder - Neville Johnson Offices

We have worked with RPG for many years, for good reason. They are not only extremely knowledge but they really take the time to get to know you as customers and also as people. This really makes a difference, as whilst it is of course important that you receive great service, which we do, it’s also essential to work with professionals who you can really trust and who go out of their way to know your business as well as you do, giving ultimate comfort that you are all striving towards the same goals. I cannot recommend them highly enough.

Jennie Johnson MBE

Kids Allowed

“RPG have always been our first point of call for advice on accounting, tax and financial regulatory matters and indeed have become an additional sounding board for both myself and my colleagues on strategic matters. The consistently high quality and timely advice they provide is very important to us.”

Gareth Rowe

Chief Financial Officer - ProofID

“As a family business we have been using Royce Peeling Green as our accountants for over 25 years. We have always been impressed with their expertise and depth of knowledge in all financial areas required to help run our business. There is an obvious understanding and trust between the two companies which leads to proactive approach to guide us with short and long-term financial planning. We have found everyone at Royce Peeling Green to be very approachable providing us with the reassurance that they will always provide a professional response in a timely manner.”

David Harrabin

Managing Director - Manchester Slate Ltd

RPG have now acted for our various companies for over 15 years. Their advice and commercial attitude in dealing with Tax, Audit and general businesses matters has always been of high quality and queries dealt with promptly. The team at RPG are experts in their field, they understand the SME market place well. They have been involved in all our corporate transactions, from setting up of businesses, ongoing support of our management teams through to being part of the team that negotiated the successful sale of a group company.

Jonathan Hamburger

Genesis Group International

We have received a first rate service from RPG over many years. We appreciate their attention to detail and the timely, professional and pro-active advice they provide. We would have no hesitation in recommending the team at RPG.

Stephen Rector

Managing Director – Ribble Packaging Limited