While the majority of businesses we work with at Inca are relatively young, there are exceptions.
The most extreme of these is Oxford based print company Holywell, who celebrate their 125th anniversary this year! Just to put that in some sort of perspective, when the company was founded in 1890, Queen Victoria was still on the throne with a further eight years of her reign left to run, and Robert Gascoyne-Cecil, 3rd Marquess of Salisbury was the Prime Minister. It was the year that saw the birth of actor Stan Laurel (one half of Laurel and Hardy), and novelist Agatha Christie – and the death of the ‘Elephant Man’ Joseph Merrick.
Holywell’s MD is Ben Burrows – the fourth generation of his family to run the business which was founded by his great grandfather. When Ben asked Inca to look after Holywell’s accounts back in 2012, to say we were flattered would be an understatement. Until then, Holywell had worked with the same accounting firm since the company was started!
So, why would a business change its accountants after 122 years? We thought we’d ask Ben to tell us why he decided to make the switch, how he found the process, and what difference it’s made to Holywell:
Is it time you changed your accountant?
If you’re not getting the service you need from your accountant, your business may be being held back. But you do have choices, and making the switch is easy. If your relationship with your accountant is more about supplier than partner, it’s time to change. Call us now for a chat!
More about Holywell
Originally a traditional print business, Holywell has kept pace with evolving communication technology. Today the company has creative design and digital media together under one roof, and provides an extensive range of high quality, cost-effective services to help organisations communicate online and offline. With creative direction, graphic designers, digital designers and print experts all working in the same shared workspace, customers are assured of outstanding results and consistent reproduction of branding across different types of media – from business cards to websites, catalogues to online brochures, and cross-platform campaigns that blend print and digital media together.
For more information on Holywell, visit www.holywellpress.co.uk