The Burghley system for the Licensed Trade was developed by Publican and Accountant working together to design a system which overcame many of the problems which existed in the licensed trade.
The system needed to be quick and easy for the busy Publican to use but needed to produce regular, commercially useful, management information in return.
We therefore designed Income and Expenditure Sheets which are straight-forward to complete. These are sent through to us for processing and we do the rest: book-keeping, VAT, payroll, management accounts, year-end accounts and a full tax service.
The system developed in 1994 is exactly the same today. It’s easy and it WORKS.
At the same time, we looked to change some of the issues affecting the Accountancy profession – high fees, unexpected bills and unapproachability.
We introduced a competitive service that is simple, friendly and professional. Our monthly fees are fixed, all inclusive and there are no additional invoices or costs.
Two aspects of the business have changed with the times:
- The system designed for the Licensed Trade works for many businesses and the philosophy of a friendly, fixed-fee service is always welcome. We are therefore able to offer the same service levels to a range of businesses. The continued improvements in computerisation and communication have enabled us to develop a fast and efficient service for those willing and able to run their own books.
- Using compatible software, we are able to process regular accounts and VAT reviews using the latest technology available. Because you are doing the daily processing, we are able to keep fees at a very competitive level.
We have clients as far north as Scotland, as far west in England as Shropshire, south as Wiltshire and east as East Anglia, and also in Anglesey, Wales.