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We Are Different To other Accountants

We are proud to be one of Derbyshire's leading Chartered Certified Accountants and Business Growth Advisers.

We help both businesses and individuals to manage their finances and reduce their tax bills.

For businesses we do much more than just balance your books. Our business expertise will help you make sure that your business is achieving the results you want it to achieve. We will also make sure that you only pay the legal minimum amount of tax that you need to.

Limited Companies

As a limited company your accounting needs can be quite complex. We at Cedar + Co. are experts at helping limited companies to manage all of their accounting, bookkeeping and compliance needs. We work very closely with limited companies to help them grow whilst minimising their risks and tax bill.


Sole Traders & Partnerships

We like to think we are a 'One Stop Shop' provider for all business owners, if you are a sole trader or a partnership based business we can help you not only with your accounting and compliance needs but your business growth plans as well.

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Individual Services

As an individual you need to make sure that your finances are performing to the best of their ability. We can help you maximise your income through minimising the amount of tax you have to pay.


Much More Than Accountants

We are far more than just accountants, take a look below at just some of the Value Added Services we provide to all of our clients.

Value Added Services

Business Growth System helping Derbyshire businesses to grow

Business Growth & Marketing System

Cloud Accounting

Cloud Accounting

Cedar Coaching working with you to grow your business

Cedar Coaching

Cedar Wealth Planning helping you plan and secure your financial future

Cedar Wealth Planning

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  • “Cedar + Co. have sorted out my accounts for many years. Everything is always spot on, the staff are very friendly and always at the end of the phone if I need any advice. I would recommend them to anyone.”

    Mark Tatlow, Woltat Joinery, Derby

  • "Fantastic professional service, with prompt accurate service delivery. Friendly, whilst encompassing a vast knowledge."

    Dean Hough, Mercia Plumbing & Heating Ltd

  • “I have been with Cedar for many years and have recommended several new clients to them. The service has improved year on year and is currently unsurpassable. The staff are friendly courteous and proficient.”

    Mick McCafferty, Midland Marine UK Limited

  • “Cedar and Co have continued to offer my small business the highest level of service, I wouldn’t hesitate in recommending them to anyone looking for an accountant.”

    Justin Nellist, Defy Logic Limited

  • “The care and attention we receive from the team at Cedar and co is just what we want. Fast accounts so we know where we stand is important too. It was our year end 21 days ago and we have our accounts in our hands already and Neil’s meeting to explain the detail and predict the future too.”

    Paul Shrimpling, Remarkable Practice Limited

  • "My relationship with Cedar & Co has moved from professional to friendship. I never have any reservations about ring them for advice because they treat their customers as part of their team."

    Nigel May-Brown, Safety Reflectives Limited

  • They have helped us to think much more about planning for the future both at work and at home and helped us to feel confident about it.

    Des Gosling, Des Gosling Mobility Limited

  • “Cedar + Co. have been our accountants for many years and always provide us with prompt and accurate service and support, from advice on book keeping, through to more complex tax advice. Only today Terry helped me through the process of a complicated machinery purchase and then showed me how best to deal with this in our accounting system. I have to say Terry is a diamond, he is there whenever I need him, he’s a Godsend!”

    Ann Hughes, Alvaston Glass Ltd

  • "I am a new customer, I moved in 2012 from an accountant I had used for 10 years, and who I considered to be more re-active than proactive & I can say I am so impressed with every aspect of the service I have received from Cedar & Co. They are professional, forward thinking, keen to ensure every aspect of their service is second to none & on an excellent service & I look forward to working closely as our business grows over the coming years."

    Mark Joyner, Gossama Marketing Strategies

  • "I find Cedar hugely flexible and very different to a typical accountant. They are committed to proactive business growth, not just reflecting on what has happened in the books."

    Andrew Vincent , Academyst

  • "Excellent annual get together with Cedar + Co. who continue to maintain their impressive high level of service."

    Tim Wayne, Green 2 K Design Ltd

  • Not only have Cedar + Co. provided excellent accountancy support to my business, they have operated more of a business advisory service covering , market research, planning, advertising and how to focus on the macro rather than micro detail in order to see the bigger picture.  Thus they have potentially added value to my business idea and not just taken their fee for being accountants and nothing more.

    David & Aaron Drew, DNA Steel Fabrications

  • A very thorough professional and friendly service, very approachable and helpful in every aspect of business accounting . Thank You as always for making it simpler and easier to Understand

    Martyn Bull, Bullitt Aviation


Autumn Statement 2015 Summary

Yesterday Chancellor George Osbourne presented his third budget speech of 2015. There weren’t too many surprises but the announcement grabbing most of the media attention this morning is regarding his U-turn on tax credits which will now remain unchanged.

Other highlights which may affect you or your business include:

  • Stamp duty rates will increase by 3% on second properties, such as buy to let homes, from April 2016
  • Individuals and small businesses to have their own digital tax accounts. Those who are self-employed or landlords will be expected to input income and expenses every quarter, it is not clear whether tax payments will be more than once a year
  • Apprenticeship levy should be come into effect April 2017 at a rate of 0.5% of an employer’s bill. A £15,000 allowance will mean that the levy will only be paid on employer’s pay bill over £3m. This levy should effect less than 2% of UK businesses
  • Basic state pension will rise to £119.30 a week from April 2016
  • OBR believes that the UK will create approx. 1 million jobs over the next 5 years
  • Capital Gains Tax timescales will be tightened to 30 days after a chargeable residential property is sold from April 2019
  • Councils will receive the full amount of revenues from business rates and they will have the power to cut their own business rates.

We now await the draft Finance Bill due to be published on December 9th. As always, if you have any questions or would like to talk about your business plans please give us a call on 01332 292022 or send us an e-mail at advice@cedarandco.co.uk 

Remember Remeber the 5th November … 7 ‘Big Bang’ Strategies to Quickly Grow Your Business

This month in 1867 Alfred Nobel patented dynamite. It was to make the Swedish inventor a multi-millionaire. Since then his ‘Nobel Prizes’ have immortalised him.

Now, for obvious reasons, you wouldn’t want to add dynamite to your business, but we’ve found that there are a number of ways to add ‘BIG BANGS’ to give you large and sustainable increases in sales and profits.

For example, almost every business can get immediate and significant results by implementing these 7 ‘BIG BANG’ strategies…

  1. Improve all headlines: Look at all your marketing pieces (adverts, brochures, leaflets, website, etc.) and improve the headlines in each piece. Headlines are the most important element in every marketing piece and a good headline can increase results, often by 500% to 1500%.
  2. Add a powerful guarantee: Guarantees help you convert more enquiries into customers. They give your customers confidence that you ‘stand behind your product or service’. Guarantee the result of your product or service and watch your sales soar.
  3. Create an irresistible offer: Al Pacino got it right in the Godfather films when he uttered the words: ‘I’m going to make him an offer he can’t refuse’. What can you add to your existing offer that your potential customers can’t refuse?
  4. Collect customer details and market to them frequently: If you don’t know who your customers are, then you’re missing out on a goldmine. This is particularly true for people running restaurants or retail stores, but most other businesses who already know who their customers are, still don’t market to them frequently enough. If all you do is make contact with your customers at least 24 times a year, you’ll see your sales rapidly jump.
  5. Up-sell: The moment a customer buys from you, they are more susceptible to buying something else from you. This is a golden opportunity to sell them more or larger quantities of the product or service. McDonald’s have been experts at this for decades. The 6-word up-sell ‘Would you like to go large?’ has made them millions in extra profits.
  6. Cross-sell: Similar to up-sell, except this time you offer new customers a complementary product or service to the one they just purchased. Using McDonald’s again as the example, ‘Would you like fries with that?’ can be easily transferred to your business.
  7. Send a ‘Buyer’s Remorse Letter’ to new customers: A ‘Buyer’s Remorse Letter’ is a letter (or postcard) you send to customers after they have just purchased. This helps to cement the sale and gives you another great opportunity to sell something else to them.

Whilst you may have heard of most of these strategies, it’s highly likely that you don’t use all of them. Every one of them will help you quickly grow your business and, in these current economic times, applying low-cost strategies that will work instantly for you is a welcome blessing.

If you have any questions about any of the above or if you would like help growing your business we would love to talk to you. Give us a call  on 01332 292022 or e-mail advice@cedarandco.co.uk for a free, no obligation meeting.

“Never mind the sizzle, where’s the sausage?”

How come some businesses spend time, money and resources on marketing ‘sizzle’ and get great return on investment (ROI), and other businesses get little or no ROI, from their marketing?

Marketing ‘sizzle’ (logo change, corporate colour change, website change, and more) can all be for nothing if your core offer fails to appeal to your customers.

Make your core offer stronger and you will increase the success of all your marketing sizzle too.

To receive a copy of this months Business Bitesize newsletter and to find out more about maximising your core offer, please click here and submit your e-mail address.

As always, if you have any questions, feel free to give us a call on 01332 292022 or e-mail advice@cedarandco.co.uk