UK Enterprise 2020

129 | UK Enterprise Awards 2020 Beechwood Accounting, owned by Keith Blackett, is a fully qualified accountancy firm set up in the North East of England. With years of experience and outstanding success firmly supporting him, we profiled Beechwood and it’s founder, Keith to discover more about the award-winning services the one-man business effortlessly provides. Best SME Accountancy Practice - Gateshead As a fully licensed and qualified AAT accountant, Keith Blackett prides himself on being able to offer a great customer experience and he always ensures that he puts his clients first. Alongside offering a full range of accounting services ranging from bookkeeping, payroll, self-assessment submission for individuals and limited companies to name but a few, Keith, who is a sole trader himself, specialises in providing self-assessment submissions as well as other services to fellow sole traders. At Beechwood, Keith is on hand to help clients regardless if they some one off accounting help, or advice on a more regular basis. Always going the extra mile to ensure that the best possible service is provided, Beechwood takes the time to truly get to know their clients’ businesses so that they have a greater understanding of their needs. This is to ensure that they can tailor their solutions directly to the needs of the client. As a result, Beechwood has received an overwhelming amount of positive reviews online, which showcase the quality of work that the firm is able to offer. Unfortunately, with the Covid-19 pandemic there is a lot of uncertainty in the world. Due to rising levels of unemployment, Keith expects there to be an increase in the number of people who become self-employed. There can be many issues with being self-employed, but this a situation that is very familiar to Keith. As this is an area he specialises in, he welcomes inquiries and wants to help as many people as he can get over these hurdles. Currently running the business on his own, Keith is able to provide every single one of his clients with the same level of service, regardless of who they are or how big they are. Once the business is in a position where Keith is required to hire more staff, then he will be looking for people who are enthusiastic and passionate about accounts as he is. Any future staff would also need to have strong communication skills, as well as having a good eye for detail. Looking ahead to what the future holds for the firm, Keith is hoping to grow the business, following his success in recent times when he was able to double the turnover from the previous year. This is without a doubt tremendous news, but Beechwood are trying to ensure that this growth is steady, so they do not compromise the quality of service that they offer which they are renowned for providing. This combination of growth along with the personal service on offer has shown Beechwood Jun20232 worthy of being named Best SME Accountancy Practice – Gateshead. Contact: Keith Blackett Company: Beechwood Accounting Web Address: