Well, what can we say. We’re coming to the end of another year and I’m guessing the vast majority of us are happy to see the back of it.. 

When we all cheered to the start of 2020, none of us could have imagined the social isolation, the hospitals bursting at the seams, the whole world stopping. 

None of us could have predicted businesses shutting for months at a time, people going bankrupt, high streets closing at an even more alarming rate than before. 

Many of us are facing a Christmas and New Year unlike any we have seen before. We’re having to learn (and relearn) what social bubbles are. What tiers we’re in. Where we can and can’t shop. 

We’ve uttered the words ‘where on EARTH is my mask’ more times than we ever thought possible. We’ve witnessed insane queues for McDonald’s. We’ve realised what it is we really value. 

At Advanced Accountancy we have seen first-hand the absolute devastation that lockdown has done to our local businesses. We have applied for grants, loans and provided our expertise on the various government schemes throughout the pandemic. We hope we HAVE helped. We hope we have provided the advice, guidance and the support that our existing and new clients needed in this time. 

We hope we have helped our precious community cope with the stress of Covid-19. 

We have lost people this year that we did not expect to. Marina’s much-loved Dad tragically passed away at the start of the year, which has had a huge and lasting impact on us personally. The death of Lucy and her young friends has shocked and horrified our community, and the nation. There have been countless other loses due to covid and we extend our heartfelt sympathies to all of you that have been affected by 2020 in the worst possible way. 

And yet we carry on. We battle against the affects of lockdown. We take care of each other. We keep going. 

2020 has taught us how strong we can be if we all work together. It has shown us what can be achieved. 

So, we’d like to pay our respects to all those who are no longer with us. However, we would also like to give thanks to each and every one of you who have continued to support us and Advanced Accountancy through this difficult year. For everyone who has liked and shared our posts, for all the recommendations, for everyone who has continued to place their trust in our services. 

As small local businesses we stand united at this time. Whatever the future holds we face it together. 

Have a great Christmas, a prosperous New Year and please join us in booting 2020 firmly out of the back door once and for all!

All our love, 

Marina and her team at Advanced Accountancy.