Transport and Logistics

Keeping your business moving

Meet our team

Global economic uncertainty, rising fuel prices and driver shortages are all very real challenges for the transport and logistics sector. Drawing on the expertise we have within our firm, we have created a team of specialists who can deliver a comprehensive service for all types of businesses operating in the sector.  Whether you need accountancy and audit advice, support with creating a tax efficient structure or advice on insurance and risk management, our regionally based teams are close by and ready to help make your business work better for you.

  • Accountancy

    Based in East Anglia, we have the advantage of being geographically close to some the UKs major distribution hubs. We work with a range of clients whose core business is the carriage of goods by sea, road, air, rail and multi-modal.

    We know that the transport and logistic business is all too often forced to operate on tight margins, meaning that accurate and up-to-date management information is essential if a business is to survive and thrive.

    We create bespoke services around the professional advice you need, which can include:

    • Business planning and strategy
    • Annual accounts
    • Internal and external audit services
    • Production of detailed monthly management accounts; including detailed and focussed KPI reporting
    • Forecasts and projections
    • Detailed variance analysis and commentaries, comparing actual and forecast revenues and costs
    • Advice on digital accountancy and software
    • Remuneration planning
    • Succession planning

  • Audit

    For many companies, the external audit process is necessary in order for them to meet their statutory and legal obligations and as such, can sometimes feel like the exercise is a merely a regulatory burden.
    However, our approach is to view the audit process as a powerful tool which can provide business owners and managers with the peace of mind in knowingthat their business is running as it should and that it is operationally efficient.
    Our team of experienced specialists will always take the time to get under the skin of a business and are committed to understanding the vision and goals of the board in order that we can provide an objective and accurate report. With an in-depth knowledge of the sector, we are able to provide relevant and practical business advice and suggest improvements around best practice and how you can improve your efficiency.

  • Corporate Finance

    Our Corporate Finance team have a wealth of experience in assisting companies in the transport and logistics sector. We regularly provide professional advice on sales and management buy outs, and we understand the sensitivities and challenges which buying or selling a business in this sector can pose.

    From the outset, our team will work alongside you, acting as an integral part of your team. If you are looking to acquire a new business or expand an existing operation, we can assist you at every stage, from sourcing finance to drafting the heads of terms and preparing and negotiating a deal which works for all parties. We understand that delays can have serious consequences, so when it comes to supporting you in your business transactions, we promise to work both efficiently and with flexibility so you can keep your operations running smoothly throughout the process.

    If you are looking to exit your business, we will use our knowledge and expertise to access local and national networks, to help you to find a buyer, and provide you with specialist business and tax planning to help you meet your financial goals and objectives throughout the sale and beyond. 

    From our offices in East Anglia our teams will spend time getting to know you and your business, in order to understand what it is you are trying to achieve before you undertake any transactions, which ensures that your best interests are represented.
    If you would like to speak to one or our advisers or arrange a consultation call us on 01473 267000 or 01206 838400

  • Insurance

    The need to act quickly, dealing with heavyweight plant and machinery, and the sheer pace of change and activity within the logistics and transport industry all mean that there are some key risks facing businesses and individuals operating in the sector.

    When looking to organise cover for a client, our approach is always to sit down with you and undertake a careful assessment of the specific risks which you may face, after which we will tailor an insurance solution which matches your individual and specific needs.
    Typical risks which you might consider could be:

    In the unfortunate event that a loss occurs, as your broker we will work for you to ensure that you get a claims settlement as quickly as possible in order to minimise the impact on your business.

    For a quotation or to discuss how we might help you assess your risks in this sector,  call us on 01473 267000 or 01206 838400

  • Tax advice

    The level of regulatory challenges which the industry now faces are very significant. In particular, dealing with the myriad of rules relating to VAT, Customs Duties, and PAYE which affects such businesses, made more complex by the cross border nature of the work, are common issues for businesses within the industry.

    Our team of advisors can provide support and advice to you in dealing with these tax issues, whether this is simply ensuring that you are fully tax compliant, ensuring that the structuring of your business is fit for purpose from a UK tax perspective or in dealing with any tax enquiries raised by HMRC.

    Our membership of Nexia International also enables us to source tax advice on your behalf in countries where you may incur tax issues as a consequence of your activities.

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