Don't presume anything - if it's important

So first we had the long drawn out consideration of the EU Referendum, no it couldn't happen and no it shouldn’t and no it wouldn't but it did. We were bitten by the Brexit.

Just as we were beginning to come to terms with this 'surprise' we placed our bets on the US Presidency and guess what, another presumption bit the dust, in fact a whole string of them did, at all stages of the process.

So were they important - you bet. Did many presume too much - you bet.

If you own a business there's often one clear presumption which is important because it affects your profitability, income and value. That it’s not worth going to the trouble of producing quality Management Information such as monthly accounts. Do you want to bet?

Do you know your turnover, your order-book and all about what you sell - but of course. Do you know your profit margin percentage, how much net profit you made last month / year to date / compared with the previous year? Do you have a profit split between the key sectors of your business? Do you think that by measuring your performance you can improve it?

Maybe it's a good idea not to presume but to check it properly?

Anthony Pilkington

Managing Director

BookCheck Ltd



We cover it everywhere - Online

I recently travelled by train between Edinburgh (we have an office in Dunfermline) and Aberdeen and also between Bristol and Birmingham on the Cross Country route from Plymouth to Aberdeen. That made me realise that we have clients the whole 600 mile length of the line, in all these cities, in fact we have 15 clients in Aberdeen alone.

Here's a north sea oil client the winner of a bottle of whiskey and a typical ship from Aberdeen harbour.

Aberdeen client wins the whiskey      Aberdeen harbour

Although we have staff in a good number of locations, including London, Bristol, Manchester, Oxford, Gloucestershire and Reading, we handle clients across the UK, online, as we have for 13 years, long before the term Cloud was invented. And we visit clients far flung even if online.

It’s normal for us - the only thing that would stop us is poor communication, otherwise all data can be sent electronically nowadays. We use email, scanning, email and portals (such as Dropbox) all very efficient.

It’s really a question of attitude. We like our clients to leave it to us as to how we provide our service and outputs, not worry about why it might not work. As we’ve 23 years experience we should know whether it will fit, only then would we consider a Proposal.

So wherever you are in the whole of the UK, if you’ve a problem we deal with, then why not do something about it.

Anthony Pilkington FCA

Managing Director, BookCheck Ltd

Sage and Xero book-keeping with management accounts and payroll with auto enrolment


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