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John Garland Managing Director at Growing Vision Ltd
Why OCL have been my accountant for 10 years
"As a business that works with a wide range of clients from both private and public-sector organisations including pharmaceuticals, manufacturing, finance, local and national government and the NHS, our accountancy partners OCL have been instrumental in improving our financial systems.
OCL stepped forward to modernise our accounts, moving us online with QuickBooks cloud accounting software, whilst at the same time supporting us to migrate from our old platform. Tom has been on hand to give us advice every step of the way and his knowledge of QuickBooks is superb. his attention to detail and responsiveness is exceptional. Growing Vision have worked with OCL for ten years and throughout they have always been professional and easy to work with - a business partner we trust implicitly.”
Chris Snarr (Director), Intelligent plans and Examinations (IPE) Ltd
OCL offer a brilliant service. Highly recommended.
"The team at OCL have been both pro-active and excellent in the delivery of their financial and advisory services for our business. We have now implemented the next step in our digital development plans with the support and expertise of our cloud accountancy partners OCL. OCL have advised and successfully transitioned our accounts to a cloud based solution; using our preferred software provider, Quickbooks. This move enables us to focus more time on our core business. We chose QuickBooks as our cloud based solution and this works for us, Why? It was great for our business as we were complete novices when we started our business in April 2016.
Tom our OCL Client Services Manager and the rest of the team at OCL were fantastic in helping the business with the set up, transition and training. The team at OCL are always friendly, approachable and efficient in dealing with any of our queries or issues and their advice is always clear and effective. We are now working with OCL on the next phase of our business development with real-time financial insight, (if only all companies could be as efficient!).”
Brilliant! Can't recommend OCL highly enough!
"Long time personal and business accounting clients of OCL we started a second business in 2015 launching a YouTube channel and shortly afterwards an online merch store. As the business grew at a phenomenal rate, and with customers worldwide we realised we'd bitten off more than we could chew (in the best possible way!) Mike and his team at OCL helped us grow with a move to QuickBooks Online which brilliantly and seamlessly integrates with our online store platform. Tom at OCL very patiently worked with us every step of the way as we navigated our way through the mysteries of bookkeeping and accounting and the complications of VAT registration and international sales. His work with us was transformative and has allowed us to grow beyond anything we expected.
The result is amazing - simple software, automated management information, banking and sales data at the press of a button. And super-easy VAT management. We couldn't have done it without OCL's knowledge and expertise and ongoing support whenever we need it by telephone, in person or via remote login into our QuickBooks account. We're so happy that we have since migrated our original company onto QuickBooks online too which makes year end a doddle! We wouldn’t hesitate to recommend OCL Cloud accountancy for any business looking to work with a professional and friendly team who want to make your life easier!”
Jack Golden, The Circus Restaurant, Bath
Thank god for OCL. Professional and approachable.
"We are a small, but very busy, independent restaurant in Bath. We used OCL accountants for our accounts. They immediately informed us of Quickbooks and how it could be of help to us. We found it very easy to use and also, the helpful, knowledgeable OCL staff were on hand to guide us through the process of using Quickbooks. Although we plan to use OCL for the final adjustments and preparation of yearly accounts, we now use Quickbooks throughout the year for most of the entries needed. We couldn't have reached this stage without the help of OCL. I would thoroughly recommend OCL accountants to any small to medium sized business. ”
Bryant Electrical (South West) Ltd
“Lovely to have met up with you on Friday. Believe it or not, in the 25+ years that Pete has been trading, the meeting with you was the first one ever where we went through accounts - very refreshing.”
Wells Information Security Limited
“Now that the time has come to ‘close’ the company and retire I thought I would write to thank you and your talented team for the support you have given to the company, and to me, over the years.
There is so much to do when setting up and managing a ‘Small Business’ and the most worrying and concerning of these is the management of Tax and Accounts; Invoices; Corporation Tax; VAT (Collections and Returns); Annual Account returns; Payments to staff; Management of Shares; Issuing of Dividends and Interactions with HMR&C. Add to these the production and management of legally required Company Documents and Tax advice and the list of activities you lifted from my shoulders just seems endless!
By taking these concerns away, you and your staff allowed me to concentrate on my core business.
The fact that we are a small (perhaps ‘micro’) business didn’t mean that we were treated with less ‘weight’ or ‘priority’ by your staff. Indeed, they were always ‘proactive’, making sure that my business interactions with HMR&C and Company’s House, were always timely. Of course they were also ‘reactive’ when I made the inevitable error and provided highly effective resolutions.
They are a great team of skilled and friendly people!
So, thank you to OCL for the fantastic support over the years and may we wish you all the very best for the future.”
Writespeed Communications Limited
“As a nervous newbie running a new limited company, I have been so pleased with OCL. They are endlessly kind and patient, explaining everything without being patronising. Taking the self employed plunge can be scary as you worry about missing things, but OCL are a great partner."
Sagebury Fine Foods Ltd
“Thank you for your excellent customer service, OCL has one of the best things we have done as a business.”
Judith Jenkins, Sales and Marketing Director, Jenkins Developments Limited
"We have operated our property development, Limited Company for 30 years with my husband and I as the sole directors. During this time our professional advisers have been crucial to the success of the business and our ability to fulfil the very varied functions required of small businesses.
The team at OCL, headed by Mike Wilcox, have proved to be invaluable to us since joining them. Mike himself provides exactly what we and our business need by being readily available to be an excellent sounding board and adviser with regards to making the best of our business and it stands, and when crystallising new ideas to move the business forward. He has also come to us with initiatives that have helped us to position ourselves more effectively for the upturn in our industry.
Mike’s support team are always friendly, knowledgeable and efficient and have helped us set up new accounting practices, which enable us to manage and access data very effectively, saving us time and staffing costs.
For us, in our 30 years’ experience, OCL Accountancy is the best fit we have found."
"Having moved from London to Bath five years ago, we were looking for a new accountant after using a large firm for a number of years and finding it impossible to get them to understand the differences between our business and their 'standard' client. Since working with Mike and the team at OCL, we get a much more personalised and responsive service completely tailored for our needs."
Peter Meyer, Chairman, Tilden International Limited
"OCL Accountancy has provided us with supportive and imaginative service in both our UK and overseas work for over 20 years - their highly-personalised service and quick responses have been invaluable and have helped significantly to our success."
Peter Colson, Managing Director, LalPac Limited
Which services do we supply your business with?
"Almost anything from Management Account preparation, general advice and support on day-to-day accounts issues, to board-level advice and assistance on almost any matter relating to the successful running of a company.
What impact/difference has the company’s services made to your business and its development?
I believe our turnaround and new-found enthusiasm for the future is largely attributable to the advice and assistance given by Orpheus since they became involved 18 months ago. If profit is a guide, we have achieved as much in the last twelve months as in the whole of the previous five years.
How would you rate the services provided by the company and has the support of the company been positive?
I have found the services provided by OCL Accountancy to be competent, thorough and professional. I also appreciate their openness and honesty regarding topics out of their scope, although they invariably know where to find competent and professional assistance when required.
What would you say to anyone considering using the company?
With his wealth of business experience gleaned from a diverse range of industries, Mike has proven time and time again his ability to cut through all the periphery to identify the core issues quickly, recommend cost-effective and sensible solutions and assist in their implementation.
Having OCL around allows my team and I to concentrate on our core IT and software development skills instead of the intricacies of running a business. Our technical competency, coupled with Orpheus' business management competency, produced a very well-rounded and capable team.
I have absolutely no hesitation in recommending Mike Wilcox and his team at OCL to anyone looking for outside assistance in making a company work better and more profitably.
My only reservation in recommending him to others is that he may then have too little time to give us the level of assistance we currently benefit from!"