Mayor helps us celebrate first year

Stockton accountant celebrates first year

Mayor helps us celebrate first year

We were delighted when Stockton mayor Cllr Eileen Johnson celebrated our first year with us.

Guidon Group was set up by practice partners Tony McNally and Kathryn Barnes. Since then, we have grown and now employ an additional three part-time staff as we take on new clients from across Teesside.

Cllr Johnson, visited our offices in Gloucester House, Church Road, and heard about how positive the first 12 months had been.

She says: “I am very pleased to see a business like Guidon Group is doing so well here in Stockton. They are a dynamic and forward looking team. It is a real advantage for Stockton’s small businesses to have an accountancy company like this to rely on and to help them.”

Experienced accountant

Partner Tony, who has worked in the finance department of companies such as ICI, is a qualified accountant with many years of experience. Kathryn has more than 20 years of bookkeeping experience, and together they decided to launch Guidon Group last year.

Tony says: “It made a perfect fit that two like-minded and experienced people should combine our skills to help small and medium businesses in Stockton and Teesside.”

Kathryn adds that Guidon Group was planning a number of workshops to explain changes to how accounts need recording from next April and how using the latest technology will actually benefit business owners.

“Making Tax Digital is being introduced for VAT registered businesses from April, which means they must keep and submit digital records in line with HMRC rules,” she explains.

“Other businesses, including the self employed, will be affected from 2020 so they must be aware of how the changes will impact them. That’s why we’ve decided to hold workshops for any business, regardless of whether we are their accountants or not, because our ethos is to help SMEs.”

Keep in touch with us to find out more about our workshops.