Accounting and business advice for SMEs requires knowledge of your business and an understanding of the industry in which you operate. 

Our expert Business Solutions team will tailor their service to suit your organisation, delivering the financial management information that is appropriate to your needs, whatever stage of the growth journey you are on, from start-ups to selling up. 

 How can we help you?

Professional accounting, administration and payroll support can all be provided to make sure your compliance responsibilities are met, including your year-end and statutory accounts. Monitoring costs, identifying business trends and improving efficiency are all valuable tools for your business and we will work with you to provide the support and guidance you need. 

For small to medium enterprises we can provide a complete accounting solution which can include:

We can provide year end compliance work which is tailored to your business needs. These could include:

For established unincorporated businesses and limited liability partnerships (LLPs):

  • Accounts preparation
  • Year end partnership tax return
  • Personal tax returns for owners
  • Tax planning
  • Tailored business advice
  • Dedicated team for queries
  • P11Ds / PSA's

For an established company:

  • Statutory accounts
  • Corporation tax returns
  • Directors tax returns
  • Remuneration planning
  • Tax planning
  • Dividend vouchers
  • Tailored business advice
  • Confirmation statements
  • P11Ds / PSA's
  • ERS reporting
  • Dedicated team for queries


We can provide management accounts which are tailored to your business needs. These could include:

  • Profit and loss account
  • Balance sheet
  • Cashflow
  • Comparisons to budget
  • Department reporting
  • KPIs and business insights

We provide a technology driven solution to allow us to spend time adding value to your business.

As a Xero Platinum Partner, we offer the latest in Xero cloud accounting and bookkeeping that gives you real time access to custom packages at affordable prices, saving you the time to focus on growing your business instead of managing paperwork. Our Business Solutions team can guide you through transitioning seamlessly from other accounting software, and provide ongoing support to Xero's growing suite of products.

Other cloud accounting apps: Our expert Business Solutions team are able to advise what additional Xero-compatible cloud accounting apps are appropriate to your business, including Dext, Fathom, ApprovalMax and HubDoc amongst many more. 

Maintenance of purchase ledger, sales ledger, bank reconciliations, cash book, fixed asset register and nominal ledger, plus control account reconciliation.

We also offer a fully outsourced finance function where we can provide additional services, such as preparation of supplier pay runs, to fit your business’s unique needs. 

Your business may not be quite ready for a full time Finance Director, and so our service offers you the benefits of our extensive experience for a fraction of the cost of a full time FD.
  • Attendance at board meetings
  • Management accounts
  • Regular business advice

Business plans are a great way of formally putting down your ideas and goals for the business moving forward and are often used as evidence for potential investors when businesses are looking to raise finance for development. Producing a concise business plan can often be a daunting task and seeking advice can help. Selecting the right business structure early on is important in order to:

  • mitigate tax;
  • optimise extraction of profits;
  • provide access to finance; and
  • reduce administration.
We will work with you to assess the options, identify your KPIs, and make sure your business achieves what you set out to do.
We can also assist in budgeting and forecasting, and delve into cashflow management to offer more detailed management analysis.

We are here to help you through the unforseen periods where you need temporary support when you need it most.

Our dedicated payroll team can deliver payroll services that suit your requirements,  adopting a flexible approach tailored to your business. From auto-enrolment compliance, to BACS payments, pension administration and cloud based payroll analytics, our payroll team are on hand to help you wherever they can.

Start-ups and micro businesses

Starting a new business? We offer professional support for entrepeneurs and sole traders. Download our handy start up guide to help you on your journey.



Supporting a high growth business: a case study

PRB Systems (UK) provides advanced rendering systems for the modern home. This family-owned business has grown 40% over the past year alone, testament to their high-quality service and product. Here Ryan Hill, Managing Director at PRB Systems, speaks about his experience working with Kate Edginton, Senior Manager in the Business Solutions team at Hazlewoods.

"We were growing at a pace that exceeded the knowledge of our previous accountant, and we required expert advice during this demanding phase of growth.

Hazlewoods offered me professional, expert advice with everything from book-keeping, year-end compliance, VAT returns, but also Kate was brilliant at actually walking me through how to use Xero more efficiently to process purchase orders and invoices, and simplifying excel so that I can spend more time focusing on the business itself.

Additionally, Hazlewoods advised on how best to set up an employee share scheme that was most suitable to our company structure."

Read the full interview here

Transitioning to Xero: a client case study

Transitioning to a cloud accounting platform can seem daunting, but the benefits can be transformative for a business. Tom Beasley, CEO of charity Active Gloucestershire, explains how the Hazlewoods Business Solutions team guided him through the process.

"They spent time with our team to truly understand what was important to them and how they would like to report their data, and built bespoke reports within Xero to reflect what we needed as a charity. Our team can now interrogate and view live reports as and when they need to and our engagement with the finance aspect of their roles is much stronger now that they have been trained on Xero.

Using an automated, web-based programme also means that our cyber security and resilience is improved."

Read the full interview here


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Featured news

Testimonial from CEO, LCN Legal

"Thank you so much for being so responsive and kind in handholding me these past couple of months. I love this new system we have now!"

Testimonial from Ryan Hill, MD PRB Systems (UK)

"Hazlewoods offered me professional, expert advice with everything from book-keeping, year-end compliance, VAT returns, but also Kate was brilliant at actually walking me through how to use Xero more efficiently to process purchase orders and invoices, and simplifying excel so that I can spend more time focusing on the business itself."

Testimonial from Keiran Smith

"Hazlewoods has provided us with an accountancy outsourcing service for the past 7 years. Over this time they have delivered an exemplary service and have consistently exceeded my expectations. For an organisation of our size and maturity, the Hazlewoods Outsourcing Service represents excellent value for money."

Testimonial from Tom Beasley, CEO Active Gloucestershire

"I can't speak highly enough of the Business Solutions team at Hazlewoods, they are very responsive with their ongoing support as we continue to understand the benefit of transitioning to Xero."

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