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Lawrence Young Ltd – Basingstoke Accountants
If this is your first time here, chances are you’ve never met me or my team. So before you consider working with us you’re probably wondering if you can trust us to do what you need... Obviously I can’t make your mind up for you, but I can at least give you a few ‘clues’ that might be sufficient to encourage you to at least come for a chat...
First, this is me...
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I started my first career in the Pharmaceutical Industry, learning many aspects of business (internal control, business planning. financial & reporting, people management, etc) and qualified in 1983 as a Chartered Management Accountant (www.cimaglobal.com) ending up as Head of Finance. In 1986 I hopped Industry to Data Communications where I was involved in setting up a new company (Plessey Telecom Limited) which we subsequently sold to the Telecoms giant, Alcatel – where we grew the company to £125 million turnover. During this time, I developed my strategy skills, becoming a strategy-qualified Fellow of the institute in 1993 subsequently becoming Finance Director, then Director of Management Control.
With Corporate Growth experience, I then moved into Consulting for a few years, helping large companies become larger! However, after a while I got fed up with earning extra profits for large companies and anonymous shareholders, so in 2002 I set up Lawrence Young (named after my 2 grandfathers 😊) to use my skills to help small businesses grow – and working closely with the owner managers to add extra profits to their businesses. It’s more fun and more motivating, and this is where you find me today…
Today Lawrence Young is still a small company (we’ve never wanted it to become ‘corporate’) with a dedicated customer-service focused team.
Most of our clients are great at their technical skills but have never run a business. There’s nothing I love more than helping them improve their business management abilities to help them develop and grow the business they founded - and in doing so, achieving the goals they originally set for themselves. Along the way, I and my team can assist you in many ways - not just keeping you legally compliant with your Accounts & Tax but supporting you with your internal systems and processes and helping you plan and develop your business to achieve your goals.
And I guess we’re doing something right - this is what some of our customers have to say about us…
Linda ensures the smooth running of the UK business, being responsible for marketing and all internal administration including all finance and HR matters.
Prior to Lawrence Young, Linda worked in finance and administration roles in a variety of industries including the UK Civil Service, Motor Parts Manufacture, Telecommunications, and Financial Services. Linda has a strong interest in personal development and enjoys reading, aromatherapy, walking and listening to music. Linda is also an active member of a local quilting group, where amongst other things they make ‘Project Linus’ quilts for sick children (https://projectlinusuk.org.uk/).
With a background in Customer Service, Leanne heads up our client accounts team. in processing bookkeeping work, payroll, accounts preparation, etc. Leanne works closely with clients and ensures that their deadlines are met.
In her spare time, Leanne enjoys staying active with hobbies including country walking and horse riding and is also a member of an aerial hoop and pole fitness team.
George previously worked as a Company Accountant within industry before spending over 20 years as a Senior Lecturer at Farnborough College teaching Accounting. Within Lawrence Young George is responsible for Customer Services.
Outside of the office, George has been heavily involved with Scouts for over 30 years.
Connor previously worked as part of the team here at Lawrence Young for 2 years as a Trainee Accountant before moving into the security paper manufacturing industry. He re-joined the team to manage the marketing function.
Connor has a keen interest in football, as a player, referee and supporter. He also plays English Blackball Pool, having previously represented both Hampshire Youth at the national finals and England U23’s at the European Championships.
Having joined Lawrence Young as a Trainee Accountant after finishing college, Simon assists with clients’ day to day accounts and bookkeeping whist studying towards the ACCA qualification. He previously worked part time in Customer Service roles in retail.
Outside of work, Simon has a strong interest in listening to and making music, as well as sports such as football and rugby.
If you talk to any marketeer, they’ll tell you its important to tell your customers why you’re different. Personally, I’ve never bought into that idea.
We care about our customers and do what we can to help them, and if we’re truly different, you’ll tell that from our actions and the results we achieve for you rather than a few words on our website. So, different or not, what do we do? Here are a few points to ponder:
Different or not? I don’t know, you tell me, but these are just some of the ways we like to help our clients. If we’re not already talking, maybe we should be… Book a call with me to discuss your business!
Development and improvement of appropriate strategies.
How we try and be an indispensable part of your business.
Recent testimonials from a range of clients.
Reviews of Lawrence Young Ltd
Recent testimonials from a range of clients - businesses and individuals
Where we try to help
Some of the charities & community groups we get involved with
News & updates from our team
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