Bradford-based Chartered Accountants Watson Buckle has welcomed news that growing a business is top of the agenda for 34 per cent of SMEs. That’s according to research from Close Brothers Asset Finance.
The quarterly survey of UK SME owners and senior management from a range of sectors also revealed that more than half of firms have already experienced growth in the last 12 months, while a further 37 per cent expect their business to expand during the next year.
Susan Sedgwick, Managing Director at Watson Buckle, said: “It’s great to see that so many SMEs appear to be experiencing the benefits of an improving financial climate.”
The results also highlighted that a significant number of firms are planning to recruit, with 43 per cent hoping to take on new staff within the next year.
Susan added: “Naturally, firms need to expand their team as they grow organically but the challenge often lies in how they manage this growth. It’s important that firms seek professional advice to help with obtaining funding.
“I would urge any business owners looking at expanding to ensure that they assess their plans and evaluate all of the financial options available to help them find an appropriate solution to fit their needs. At Watson Buckle, my team and I can assist with a range of issues affecting SMEs and we can also handle the payroll. This allows SME owners to get back to doing what they do best; running their business and growing their enterprise.”
If you would like to find out what Watson Buckle can do for your business, please call 01274 516 700 or visit www.watsonbuckle.co.uk