#1 consideration before anything else… Stay healthy and make sure your loved ones are too!!

#2 We’re here to help!

We are in unprecedented times at the moment with the constantly changing Coronovirus situation. We will use this page to post our latest updates and information that may be important for your business.

Health and well-being are the most important things right now and so we have made the decision that our team will be working remotely from Wednesday 18th March for the foreseeable future. However, with the wonder of technology we can assure you that our services will continue as normal, all of our client work will still be done, and all deadlines will be met. There may be a few bumps in the road, and different ways of achieving things, but, we will make sure things get done as they should be.

We will pop into the office, may be twice a week, to check the post so feel free to drop paperwork through the door if necessary.  However, where possible we would encourage clients to scan it in via their portal. The portal is a safe and secure way of exchanging documents and is also efficient for you to sign official documents to be submitted.

We will be checking our voicemail daily, however, the best way to keep in contact with us will be via e-mail. If you have a question or would like information just drop an e-mail to your usual Cedar + Co. contact or to advice@cedarandco.co.uk and someone will give you a call back or answer via e-mail. We cannot guarantee a response from any message left on the answer machine, so, please email.

These measures are being put into place to protect you and our team. If you need anything let us know. Our business depends on your business and we must all pull together during the next few weeks.

Page last updated 09-09-2020

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What our clients are saying…

“We have just (during lockdown!) moved accountants to Cedar + Co.  It might seem a strange time to change accountants but the advice support and updates they have given us has been brilliant in helping us mange the situation, they’ve been on hand to guide us through this process every step of the way. When I met with Neil I was really comfortable with him and felt that we could have a great working relationship.  As soon as we were on board, I had a zoom meeting with Neil to discuss, not only our business plans, but also my personal goals as well.  The meeting was very focussed and Neil gave his thoughts and voiced his opinions, which I found refreshing and very informative.  It is really nice to have this support and input, it will be invaluable, not only to my business, but personally as well moving forward.  I can’t recommend Neil and the team at Cedar + Co. enough.” 

– Lee Waterhouse, WDA Automotive Marketing

“Neil and the team at Cedar, are so much more than accountants. They are like having a boardroom full of advisory knowledge and help whenever you need it, cutting thru all the uncertainties and questions around corvid – 19 and furlough and helping us prepare to apply for any financial help we can get”

– Ali Nadin, Nourish at No.44

“I would personally like to thank you and Cedar + Co. as a company for your support through this time, especially the daily communication and furlough support for which you didn’t charge us! It can’t be easy for you and you can’t be expected to have all the answers but I feel you have been brilliant. We are all in this together and it’s teaching us lessons in human kindness – thank you!”

– Ann Hughes, Alvaston Glass Ltd

“Thank you for submitting the furlough claim on our behalf. I really appreciate this; it is another example of the excellent service that Cedar + Co. have provided throughout this crisis. Your regular updates and constant support has been fabulous. I will be telling anyone who listens what a fine job you have all been doing!”

– Gary Loveridge, Director, Cavendish Management Development Limited

I would like to give all the team at Cedar And Co a big thank you for all your help through this difficult time, I would like to give a special thanks to Helen who had helped me thorough the payroll and sorting out all the furlough with HMRC. I know she is really busy but never hesitates to give me help and advice if I need it

– Michelle Hazeldine, Dovedale Damp