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Specialists in construction accountancy

If you had a serious electrical fault, you’d call an electrician, not a plumber. Because even though a plumber might have a general understanding of electrics, they aren’t a specialist.

The same goes for accounting. If you work in the trades and construction industry, you should choose an accountancy firm that specialises in trades and construction. A firm that understands how construction works, the complexities of CIS, the common cashflow challenges, and how to help you grow your business successfully.

Empowered by Cloud is that specialist firm. All our team have experience working with construction and trades businesses just like yours.

What we do

Building a house requires multiple skillsets – builder, electrician, plumber, joiner, roofer, plasterer, etc.

Building a successful finance team is no different. You need several skillsets – bookkeeper, tax specialist, payroll manager, credit controller, finance director, etc.

When you work with us, you get access to all those skillsets for one monthly fee. You get an entire finance department without the cost of hiring an in-house team.

We take care of everything and anything relating to your accounts and finances. Most importantly, we provide expert insights and advice, so you feel in control of your cash and can make better decisions regarding investment and growth.

What you need to know

We aren’t everyone’s cup of tea, so there are a few things you should know about us before you decide whether we’re right for you.

  • No nonsense – we’re here to keep you compliant and help you achieve your business objectives. That means you have to be honest with us. In return, we’ll be honest with you – we won’t sugarcoat the truth, which means sometimes we’ll tell you things you don’t want to hear.
  • No complacency – things can always be improved, so we aren’t going to sit back and let things tick along. We’ll constantly look for ways to automate your processes and improve your workflows. If you aren’t interested in becoming more efficient, we probably aren’t for you.
  • No short-term flings – a plumber specialising in high-end bathroom installations is unlikely to travel 30 miles to fix a dripping tap. It’s the same for the work we do. It makes no sense for us to take on a standalone tax return when our specialism is providing a fully outsourced finance department. We’re looking for long-term relationships, not casual flings.
  • No jargon – you might have noticed, we’re not your stereotypical stuffy accountants – we want you to enjoy understanding your finances. That’s why we avoid using all that horrible accounting terminology whenever we can. And if we do ever slip into jargon mode, let us know, and we’ll give ourselves a swift kick.

If none of the above scares you, and you are a construction or trades business turning over £500k-£10million a year, this could be a match made in heaven. Get in touch to find out.

Who we help

Clients come to us because they don’t want their finances to be a burden. We help clients sleep better at night because they know where their business is at, and what direction it is going in.

Who we are

Laura Taylor
Laura founded Empowered by Cloud in 2018 with only £200 funding. She is now recognised as a leader in cloud accountancy and one of LinkedIn’s Top Voices of 2020.

Graeme has over 25 years of experience as a Chartered Accountant specialising in construction. He leads our finance team and is a fountain of knowledge and trivia.

Colin is a Chartered Accountant, qualified for over 10 year, specialising in SME businesses. He works with clients on insight, strategy and growth.

Sean is a forward thinking Chartered Accountant with experience in both accountancy practice and internal finance departments. Now specialising in Construction, he likes to keep things simple and assists clients with achieving their goals.

Izabela is our enthusiastic organiser – the glue that holds everything together. As well as ensuring the team has everything they need to operate, she’s a big fan of all things nature.

Melissa has 10 years of experience in accountancy and a wealth of knowledge across manufacturing and construction.

Jo manages our payroll department, and no matter how complicated or bitty the matter, she’ll help you get it under control. You can also expect a bit of banter along the way.
Client manager at Empowered by Cloud

Alison has had over 25 years of experience working with businesses on their bookkeeping and financial compliance, including 5 years of working in practice before joining the team.

Daniel Caddell

Dan got a little lost on his way to work for Empowered, and spent 10 years working in hospitality, including four years owning and operating his own venues. We’re not mad that he took his time getting to us, because there’s nothing better than hospitality for people skills, and by running his own business. Dan really understands not just the numbers, but the emotion behind it all.

Before joining our team, Paula worked in the finance department of a construction firm. She has over 18 years of industry experience.

Prior to attending university to obtain her degree in Accounting & Finance, Ciara has had over 15 years’ experience working in various sectors. This experience has allowed her to understand what businesses need from their finance team. Her enthusiasm for skills development coupled with a dynamic approach to problem solving will assist clients in their business.