Hallidays are entering the most exciting time in the firm’s history, since moving to their of offices at Kings Reach Business Park.

THEY MOVED to the new offices near the Pyramid in 2008 but have developed into far more than a firm of accountants in that time.

In November they teamed up with the North West Business Angels to form Stockport Business Angels.

Business Angels can invest between £20,000 and £500,000 into a business in the hope of a greater return in a Dragons’ Den-style process and will also offer one-to-one business support.

Hallidays plan to host a number of events, bringing together like-minded investors who can share the investment risks.

Hallidays director Paul Whitney says: “We have high net worth clients who want to invest, and also businesses who need investment.

“We simply bring them together at the Business Angels events. “So far, around 65 per cent of the money that was needed has been pledged.”

Hallidays has joined Russell Bedford’s global network of independent accountants as Manchester’s representative. Paul adds: “Russell Bedford will give Hallidays and their clients access to a worldwide network of professional service firms, giving them specialists in the right place with an understanding of the big picture and local knowledge.

It will further complement Hallidays’ already strong personal service based on established relationships.

“For over 10 years, Hallidays’ clients have voted personal service as one of the key things they love about Hallidays along with approachability and other areas such as speed of response, fixed fees and helping to grow their businesses.”

Hallidays boxHallidays has increased their competitive advantage even further by joining The Corporate Finance Network, becoming the exclusive representative for the south Manchester and north Cheshire area.

Paul says: “This will further enhance Hallidays’ capability to fully prepare and support clients with raising finance, mergers and acquisitions, and with planning director and shareholder exit strategies.

“As their clients’ trusted adviser they can be confident that someone who knows their business inside and out will be supporting them, rather than a third party.

“We want to help our customers to grow their businesses, ultimately making them more profitable. At the same time we are also talking to them about their future plans and their exit strategy.”

Hallidays are also Stockport’s first Gold Partner for Xero accounting software.

Xero streamlines accounting and bookkeeping processes, freeing up time for business owners and managers to focus on what they do best.

Being cloud-based it can be accessed by laptops, phones and tablets to enable businesses and their accountants to access the latest information where and when they need it.