Why Steve & Matt (Sussex Beds) Choose Swindells
Sussex Beds is a family business founded in Hastings over 35 years ago by Matt and Steve’s father. Three years ago Matt (Financial Director) & Steve (Managing Director) took over the running of the business with further directors that are all part of the extended family group.
The Sleep Retail industry has undergone huge developments over the last 30 years in terms of materials technology, online retail & changing customer habits. Sussex Beds understand that they are in the ‘Sleep Improving’ business and that one mattress or pillow does not fit all…they have just opened their latest location in Worthing and the business continues to grow from strength to strength.
Matt, Sussex Beds Financial Director
‘As the Financial Director I work very closely with Melanie & her team at Swindells. About three years ago we were looking around for a new accountants in Sussex to help us with a complex business model restructuring. We chose to work with Melanie & Swindells as they not only listened and understood our reasoning for the change but also were an invaluable help to us in realising the changes. I see Melanie as more of a business partner that I can call on when I need anything, from strategic advice to a new bookkeeper; I receive a prompt and thoughtful response.
Just the other day we had an issue with our Auto enrolment implementation, Melanie was on the other end of the phone and had a contact for us within half an hour, this is the added value that we feel Swindells provides us with.’
Steve, Sussex Beds Managing Director
‘Swindells and Melanie aren’t your typical accountants…in a good way, they are warm, personable and don’t try to baffle us with jargon. They take their time to make sure that we understand what we need and why. In the first year after a large restructure of the business we needed frequent meetings and up to date, quick information, Swindells made sure we had what we needed before we needed it, they really helped us through the transition.’
‘We’ve been involved with Sussex Beds for the best part of our lives, it’s not just a business to us it’s part of our family. Now that we are responsible for its running we needed to be confident in our financial information and support of our accountants, we feel that we’ve found that in Swindells.’
Swindells provide family run businesses with the professional expertise of a big four firm and the human touch of your local practice. As much as business is about making financially sound decisions we make sure that our family of clients are aware of the personal implications of their potential decisions as well; so that they have a balanced view not just a balance sheet view. We take care of our family, personally and professionally.
If you’d like to learn more about our approach to working with clients get in touch with Melanie directly on:
Tel 01825 763366
If you are interested to learn more about Sussex Beds or visit one of their showrooms around Sussex, you can find more information here:
Brexit: Actions for you and your business
As if a global pandemic wasn’t difficult enough for businesses in 2020, December brings with it the looming spectacle of Brexit. The UK is leaving the single market and customs union and the end of the transition period will affect citizens, businesses and travel to and from the EU. This article will discuss the changes and actions for you and your business that may be necessary.
The Job Support Scheme explained
The Job Support Scheme (JSS) is replacing the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) which ends on 31 October. This new scheme will run for 6 months from 1 November 2020. The intention of the government is to support the income of people in work, allowing employers to keep their employees on fewer hours rather than make them redundant.
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