What kind of Brexit do SMEs want?

Minimal barriers to trade and access to skilled talent must be high on the Brexit wish list for owners of small and medium-sized businesses. As Brexit negotiations continue, it is important that trading between the UK and Europe is kept as open as possible, and businesses need to make the politicians aware about the potential [...]

SMEs/Small Businesses are crucial to our economy

According to government statistics, in 2016 there were around 5.5m businesses in the UK, an increase of about 23pc since 2010. Of these, one million small businesses, 4,000 medium-sized businesses and 900 large businesses were new. Small businesses accounted for 99.3% of all private sector businesses. Total employment in SMEs was 15.7 million; 60% of all [...]

Askews Accountants acquires Flint & Thompson in Birmingham

Askews Accountants was established in 1997 in Coventry and has recently acquired Flint & Thompson in Birmingham. We have built a dedicated and loyal team of fully trained Chartered Certified accountants and bookkeepers. At Askews we put the Customers first. More news on the the new acquisition soon! Askews Accountants is expanding in the West Midlands [...]

Planning for succession

There are more than 3 million family businesses in the UK. Between them they employ more than 9 million people and contribute over 15% towards our GDP. However, all too often I see family businesses that experience difficulties when it comes to passing on their businesses to younger generations. Succession planning helps you pass on [...]

All your business needs, all in one place…

Finding reliable, competitively priced providers of accountancy, legal and insurance services for your business can be confusing and expensive. That’s why, since we launched Askews Legal LLP in 2012 followed by Askews Risk Management in 2014, we’ve been on a mission to hunt down the very best lawyers and insurance providers. This now complements our longstanding [...]

Coventry Accountancy Firms Merge

Neil Askew and Chris Salter With over 50 years’ experience between them, Askews headed by Neil Askew and Oakwood Accountancy owned by Chris Salter have merged to create a larger Accountancy firm in the City. Neil and Chris, who both grew up in Coventry, each have a strong client base of local businesses. [...]

The Askews Group – One Stop Shop for Professional Services

Neil Askew, January 2015 In the last two years I have diversified my business, moved into legal and insurance services to make the most of current market trends. There is a window of opportunity as a lot of the smaller law practices and insurance brokers have been swallowed up by the bigger players. This enables [...]