It seems we’ve said this a thousand times and more…but things really do seem to be getting back to normal now, right? (Quick! Touch wood!)
What a couple of years we’ve had.
As our businesses are now open, furlough is wrapping up and masks are becoming a thing of the past, it’s hard not to reflect on what we have all experienced as a community over the last few years.
Our local businesses have suffered like never before, our high streets are rapidly emptying, and staff levels are increasingly uncertain due to people self-isolating, and yet amongst all that negativity, positivity shines through. Look at how businesses have adapted to survive! Look at how they’ve rallied around to switch to online shopping, sorting deliveries and sharing the posts from those they want to support. They’ve shown us how strong we are when we work together, and it’s made us all realise just how much we DO value or strong local business community.
Advanced are so proud of the part we have played during the pandemic. We take our hats off to our healthcare heroes, the NHS, paramedics, care workers, postal works, teachers and so many more who have kept us going through our darkest moments. But we also want to extend our heartfelt thanks to our loyal staff, who, as essential finance workers, came to the office day in and day out to help out not only or local but also nationwide businesses by organising grants and loans, by furloughing staff and by offering some much-needed business advice to people who were at a loss.
In fact, to date, Advanced have secured a whooping £529,569.32 for those in need since the start of the pandemic.
Advanced Accountancy not only take on many new clients, but because of our customer care levels, we also have exceptional retention rates. This is not only great for our growth and reputation, but it means we’re in the fortunate position to be able to frequently offer up new jobs and opportunities within the community.
Our workplace and workforce have gone from strength to strength, so much so that we have yet another large recruitment drive. Lottie is an accounting graduate that joined Advanced in September 2021. Susan has joined Maddison on our payroll team and Morgan is our new apprentice who is completing his apprenticeship at Dudley College. All our new recruits have hit the ground running and we’re super proud of them.
Speaking of super proud, we’d love to take this opportunity to offer our huge congratulations to Rohan, our much-loved practice manager who has recently proposed to Davina, the love of his life (and yes, she said yes!) If you want to see the rather impressive photos, please head over to our Facebook page!
Not to end on a depressing note, but it’s that time of year again! Right?
And no….not Christmas! The self-assessment electronic filing deadline day is rapidly approaching and will be upon us on the 31st of January 2022. But of course, you want to be ready and organised well before then! That’s why we’re here! Call us on 01384 271858 and file your self-assessment tax return with us.
Don’t forget Advanced have a five-star customer rating on Trustpilot, Facebook AND Google. Don’t trust us, trust our clients!
Anyway, that’s all from us. Enjoy the run up to Christmas Advancers.
Marina and her team.