Carbon Accountancy
Chartered Accountants
80–83 Long Lane
London EC1A 9ET

We work across many sectors and also have some specialities where we have significant experience, some of which are described he

Technology & IT

We not only work with technology businesses, entrepreneurs and start-ups located on our doorstep in Central London’s Tech hub but also throughout the UK. At Carbon Accountancy, we understand the specific needs of Tech companies – from raising funding (SEIS and EIS) to EMI Share Options and R&D tax credits as well as Corporate Finance and Business Valuations including, where relevant, introductions to our many VC and investor contacts.

We also know how popular the provision of IT services under consultancy contracts is and we work with many IT contractor clients with their very specific requirements – including advising them on the current tax regulations and risks.

Multi-site retail, pubs and restaurants

Having advised many restaurant and pub clients over a great number of years, we have been able to tailor a wide variety of services to meet the needs of the catering and leisure sector – whether it’s assisting with the TRONC, dealing with specific VAT advice or lease issues.

In fact, we have been assisting multi-site retail businesses since we started our own company and with the rapid growth of the online retail industry, in more recent years we have also been helping our clients to grow their online retail businesses.

Although we are based in London EC1, we work with many businesses that are based nationwide, either in terms of head office or regional networks.

Craft Breweries

We have three clients who are London based craft breweries and one that is a craft beer retailer. We have advised on business plans and funding, accounting systems, R&D tax credits, Capital Allowances, group structuring and Duties that apply to alcohol. We are always looking to support the sector more and would love to have more craft brewery clients.

Start-ups

We believe start-ups are a specific sector and treat them as such – they have specific issues around raising early stage finance (friends and family investment, SEIS, EIS and VC funding), shareholder agreements and EMI option schemes as well as getting the administration function started and scalable. We are always available and always happy to help – whether it be providing business advice, sense checking a key agreement or just putting people in touch with someone who might be able to help.

Regulated clients

We have a wide range of regulated clients including investment businesses, insurance brokers and solicitors. We understand the needs of these businesses and those of the regulators – whether the issue involves an Audit or capital adequacy requirements.

Property

For many years, Carbon Accountancy have acted as advisers to:

· Property Investors – including tax advice around SDLT and VAT on commercial property, opting to tax a property and capital allowances on commercial property.

· Property Developers - including tax advice concerning finance, SDLT and VAT on commercial property, opting to tax a property and the legal structure best suited to the development.

· Property Professionals - surveyors, architects and agents.

· Residential Service Charge Companies – we provide both service charge audits and investigations into whether service charges are excessive.

· Buy to let landlords – we provide tax compliance services and tax advice around capital gains for both UK residents and non-residents.

Business Services

Carbon Accountancy acts as accountants and tax advisers to many businesses and private individuals who operate within the business services sector throughout the UK, such as Sales & Marketing Consultants, PR agencies, Event & Exhibition companies and TV & Film Production.

We offer more than just accounting and tax advice. We are innovative in our approach and proactive, working closely with our clients to add value to their affairs and ensure that they take full advantage of the business planning and structuring opportunities available to them.

Manufacturing

Our manufacturing clients cover a wide range of industries from high value components through to high volume household and commercial products as well as food manufacturing. One of our clients makes funky skateboards that go down stairs and another makes parts for London Buses – so we have a wide spread of experience!

Charities

For many years we have acted for a number of clients in the charities and not for profit sector. We are fully equipped with the experience, expertise and resources to understand the complex and regulated accounting needs within this sector.

We appreciate that charities are bound by numerous regulatory and compliance requirements and we recognise that Trustees may often be voluntary and part-time but that they are also deeply committed individuals who need a trustworthy partner to look after their charity. We strive to ensure the continued success of our charity clients and we are proud to provide our support in order that they may achieve and exceed their goals – and we are always willing to look at reduced fees for good causes.

The “Whole Picture”

Whatever sector a client fits in, we understand the “Whole Picture” - we appreciate how important it is that our clients have clear and specific advice on their personal arrangements as well as their business affairs – and we always aim to ensure that both personal and corporate financial and tax strategies are taken care of to provide the best solution.