All I can say is WOW, the work done by the entire team at AbacusBean is outstanding. They took time to understand my business, my ambitions and individual circumstances. I find their ongoing help and support amazing, and they go over and above any expectations. From helping me with tax saving opportunities to assisting with forecasts, they really are top beans!
Bev and the team at AbacusBean have re-defined what the relationship between an organisation and their accountant should be for us.
Yes, they always file things on time or ahead of schedule. Yes, they provide insight into our figures when we get stuck in the detail. But it isn't just the everyday functions that have impressed us, it's their skill at dealing with us as humans.
Running a small business can be a very stressful process during normal times. Throw a global pandemic into the mix and anxiety can become overwhelming. Where AbacusBean's true strengths lie is that they show complete empathy with their client's situation, both in and out of the workplace environment, often providing sound advice about personal financial matters as well.
As an organisation, Nudge Education has become very attuned with trusting our instincts about people & organisations we engage with. We know that switching to AbacusBean has been one of the best decisions we have made in a long time.
As a customer, this company ticks every box on how to get it right. Communication is key and Bev and her team has given me the confidence that I do not need to check every single thing as I am confident that they get it right each time. That’s difficult to find in the service industry so well done to Bev for getting this right.
We feel safe in the knowledge that they have always got our backs. We trust implicitly that they will help and support our business as it grows and evolves. They care and take genuine interest in our business ventures and know advice they give us is valuable and vital for us to achieve our dreams and goals - business and personal.
We would wholeheartedly recommend AbacusBean to passionate business owners for businesses large or small.
Quite frankly we wouldn’t be where we are without the support of Bev and AbacusBean. They have been invaluable in helping us navigate the difficulties of setting up and running our first business.
From our first interaction we knew without doubt that we wanted to work with you. You offered us free support and advice before we agreed to come on board with you (which no one else did). This gave us great confidence that you would be there to help us throughout our journey. We were right in our prediction.
As we have grown (quicker than we could have predicted) you have helped us, nurtured us, advised us, kicked us up the backside and ensured that we have got to where we are now. We couldn’t possibly show you how grateful we are.
We hope many more businesses have the good fortune of working with AbacusBean.
I had been unhappy with my previous accountants and in particular the lack of support received from them. With AbacusBean I feel that I am totally supported and everything is explained in a way that I can understand. Nothing is ever too much trouble.
We were in need of a new bookkeeper during the Christmas holidays I contacted AbacusBean and told them we need Day to day bookkeeping, Management accounts, Directors Tax Returns, VAT return and Payroll All by the end of January. This was completed within two weeks with no issues.
We used AbacusBean with helping deal with the purchase of a company in the letting industry, Bev worked in the same building as us and we had met a number of times prior to this transaction. We have found Bev to be very approachable and professional in her approach and gave good simple explanations when talking about the details of some of the issues we could have faced. Would recommend Bev and the team for their friendly family approach and great advice.
We decided Bev was the right accountant for us due to the personal touch, it’s not a faceless person dealing with us and when you’re unsure about anything Bev and the team are happy to help. As novices in accounting Bev has guided us through the process without making us feel like we were asking silly questions. It’s this personal service that I think makes AbacusBean clear winners!
I wanted to say a few words of thank you for your support since I set up on my own. Your drive, enthusiasm and down to earth attitude is so apparent and stands out from the crowd. AbacusBean is a fab company and the team is awesome!
We switched to AbacusBean, as we were looking for support with a personal touch from a supplier that understands how small business works. Bev and her colleagues have experience worthy of much bigger businesses than ours and we feel lucky to have access to this at such a competitive rate!
Having dealt directly with Bev before AbacusBean came into being, as she was handling our account in her previous position, it was an easy decision to go with her new venture to ensure the continuity of support that we enjoyed and the extra mile attitude in terms of advice and easy communication. Even at short notice she gives the benefit of her experience as needed and this is still invaluable to us going forward. AbacusBean is managing an important area of business and it is comforting that the behind-the-scenes detail is being monitored and a very real individual interest is being taken in our projects.
I wanted a local accountancy company, who would take time to understand my businesses, explain everything in a jargon free way, and offer advice and support when necessary, while looking to use technology to automate what we can. Fortunately, AbacusBean have been able to meet all these requirements, and more, and do it with a friendly approach, while always keeping a sense of humour.
AbacusBean has provided support in our first year of trading. Bev has been great advising us on how to go about setting up our Company and has been extremely patient in answering what can seem like stupid questions. AbacusBean have been professional and knowledgeable.
I was happy going with AbacusBean because I got a genuine sense that they cared about start-ups and helping new businesses. There was a personal touch to the service provided from Bev and the team which I would not get elsewhere. AbacusBean were great at answering all my stupid questions.
When I was starting up my new business I had to decide on an accountant. Although I knew Bev through various networking events, I was keen to get recommendations for who I should use from a range of contacts in the business sector. All of them recommended Bev. Since first formally meeting with her about my business needs, I have been more than impressed. Yes, she talks me through the nitty gritty of what I need, and don't need, but she has always wanted to know the bigger picture around the business, not just the 'numbers'. Her advice has set my business off on a very firm footing and I cannot recommend her work highly enough.
Octo Design have worked with Bev Goodall for many years and were delighted to be able to continue this relationship within her new business.
AbacusBean - We have benefited from their approach of understanding our business in depth, so that they offer the right pro-active advice on our financial management and responsibilities. We regard Bev and Helen as an integral and essential part of our team, and really value the mix of deep expertise and practical hands-on support, delivered in a tailored package at a predictable cost.
AbacusBean came highly recommended from a large local accountancy firm.
I have found Bev and the team to always be readily available hands on at the end of the phone.
Very approachable and ready to help with any queries at short notice.
Have already passed details onto a colleague and would highly recommend.
When we looked to change our accountant, we wanted someone we could talk to, someone who understood the stage we were at, someone who would listen to our needs, someone who could explain things in a way we understood, someone we felt at ease with and someone with a history of exceptional service. We wanted to work with an enthusiastic knowledgeable professional who was operating in the same landscape as us and above all we wanted to work with someone who would genuinely care about the financial security and future growth of our business....
We think we’ve found all of that and more with Bev and the team at AbacusBean.
Great accountancy. Bev is thorough, professional and approachable. Nothing is too much trouble and I never need to worry about anything, any questions are answered quickly and if i don't understand something Bev explains things in an easy way.
First class accountancy business in Teesside. Practical advice, competitive fees, knowledgeable, pro-active and professional service. Cannot recommend enough!
Bev from AbacusBean is incredibly knowledgeable, welcoming and friendly. From my first interaction with Bev, I could tell she was very client focused, likes to make life easier for her clients and I love AbacusBean’s transparent approach - this really sets them apart from any other accountants I have encountered in the past. I would highly recommend Bev - if you’re in need of an accountant, I would encourage you to book a consultation and see for yourself how this fab firm are changing things for the better in the world of accountancy and excellent customer service!
Absolutely would recommend! Fantastic advice, great for any business to work with regardless of scale, on the ball with current tech trends, and super friendly. We've worked with Bev for a good few years and have never been steered wrong. Fab people, and ace accountants!
In our opinion it's the personal flare, and attention to detail that AbacusBean bring to their homegrown accounting business. A forward-thinking innovator, along with exceptional knowledge in her field, Bev proves herself time and again to be someone you can count on in a pinch to find the best route through for you. There wasn't a doubt in our mind that choosing AbacusBean was the way to go. Fantastic people, fantastic accountants, and led by an excellent leader.
Bev has been instrumental for our business over the last 5 years. The help and guidance that we receive from Bev really enables us focus on our business, enabling our own growth whilst comfortably knowing that our accounts and legal obligations are being looked after. For us, Bev is not just our accountant, she is our advisor, business mentor, business support, shoulder to cry on and shoulder to celebrate with.
I initially joined AbacusBean because I was looking for an accountant for a new business venture and when I saw Bev had gone on her own this seemed a sensible choice, given my prior knowledge of her technical abilities. What I did not know was that Bev would also bring a different dimension to her service offering once she had her own business. Bev believes going above and beyond is simply part of being in business!
I have worked with numerous accountants over the years on different business ventures and I can honestly say none have ever come close to offer the attention and service offered by Bev and her (growing) team. If Bev can instil her approach into the culture of her growing firm, then many large firms will need to be worried!
Fantastic service and everything clearly explained - would thoroughly recommend.
The absolute best at what they do! They are always on top of things for us, keep us updated with accounts and they always give us the best advice! Don't know what we'd do without these awesome people in our lives.
Bev has worked with our company for over a decade now and we view her as part of the team. She has a great attitude, is extremely efficient and is always on hand to answer any queries we may have.
I can't thank Beverley and her team highly enough for the professional and punctual production of full and abbreviated accounts for my limited company. There was tremendous reassurance that such a professional and personable team would ensure compliance with all accounting matters.
Bev at AbacusBean is AMAZING! This lady has been my accountant for a few years now and is always on hand to help. Any questions I have are answered promptly, issues are always dealt with professionally and quickly and Bev's knowledge of her industry is second to none. I remember texting Bev a tax return related question a couple of years back. It was around 8pm and I said in the text that I didn't expect a response until office hours. Bev actually called me there and then to help me whilst she was putting the bins out! This wonderful lady always goes the extra mile for her clients and I always recommend her to contacts. Thanks Bev!
Couldn’t recommend a better accountant for anyone’s company, especially for creative industry clients like us. Having also worked with Bev as a professional mentor for Teesside University Graduate Enterprise I have always seen her go above and beyond what a mentor does for her mentees and it’s always the same with her clients.
Following the super quick completion of my accounts I just had to write and praise you on your efficiency, quality of work and professionalism. As well as being delighted with your quick turnaround I have been particularly impressed with your in-depth knowledge and understanding of the interaction between the personal and business accounting needs of an owner of a small business such as myself.
I have worked with many accountants over the years but I really feel you have a different and refreshing approach and I look forward to working with you for many years to come