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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
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.
Izabela
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.
Louise Gibson

Louise is our Head of client Service.

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

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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.
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Melissa has 10 years of experience in accountancy and a wealth of knowledge across manufacturing and construction.
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Chloe started her accountancy career at 16 and is now certified in Xero and at AAT Level 3. She is experienced in bookkeeping, accounts and payroll for construction firms.
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Before joining our team, Paula worked in the finance department of a construction firm. She has over 18 years of industry experience.

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Bryan has an energetic personality and provides the team with general accounting and admin support. He enjoys helping everyone as well as developing new skills and experiences. He has a mindset for conquering various challenges.

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We are serious about automation, it’s a role in itself. That’s why we tasked Otto, our trusted friend to take on all thigns automation when it comes to your finance, Xero software and accounts.There is no automation without Otto.