Welsh Enterprise Awards 2022

22 | Welsh Enterprise Awards 2022 funding streams to businesses while mentoring them through often difficult times. Making this all happen are the LHP team – and they are more than just accountants. They are trusted advisors who strive to add value to profits in more ways than tax savings. Their approach is different, taking the time to understand the client’s business as a whole and what they need, and then working towards the client’s goals by providing a tailored package that suits their exact requirements. The team are also proudly bilingual, with the majority of staff speaking Welsh. They are enthusiastic about helping clients, with a bespoke advisory service that is often described as a natural extension of their own team. Clients always remark that what makes LHP different is the team’s can-do attitude and the time they take to really understand and solve their problems in order to provide tailored solutions. They are honest; no smoke and mirrors. The firm’s 80 staff members across six locations have the expertise to deal with the most complex of financial issues. They always strive to deliver best-in-class service, working well under pressure and understanding how to solve difficult problems quickly, as well as deliver finances in budget and on time, every time. Yet, the firm remains small enough to provide the individual service that clients appreciate. Clients always get allocated a dedicated service manager to guide them through the entirety of the accounts process. From small businesses to large enterprises, from farming to high tech, it is a business local enough to care, while also big enough to understand. At the same time, it is important to LHP that it ensures its work tribe are happy and feel LHP Accountants (LHP) describes itself as a modern advisory practice with a personal business touch. It has worked within the business community of south west Wales for over 85 years and its approach to accounting is what makes it different. One of the leading accountancy firms in south west Wales today, it takes the time to get to know each client’s business and what makes them tick in order to create a tailored package that suits their unique needs. Many finance organisations are run by huge faceless corporations. But not LHP Accountants. LHP is an independent business and it has remained so from day one. Since 1935, its long finance heritage has covered a whole range of needs, from tax advice, corporate audits, probate and succession planning, to outsourced finance directorship and payroll services. Now, Wales needs a cutting-edge firm more than ever with Making Tax Digital underway and the need to switch to digital accounts even as a sole trader or landlord by 2024/25. LHP is that award-winning cloud accountancy firm, being the first professional services firm in south west Wales to embrace cloud. Its team are cloud accounting specialists, made up of Xero experts and software trainers, account managers, VAT advisors, tax advisors, payroll experts, and more. The firm’s mission remains to this day to be a force for good, helping clients thrive, adapt, and grow in business. While other local companies claim to offer the same as LHP, they don’t deliver the personalised approach to cloud accounting – Nor the business advice its customers love and trust. LHP’s promise to its clients is to maintain their happy, healthy finances; help them thrive and grow in the cloud; free up their time and money by automating processes; take away the hassles of running business finances; act as their trusted business advisor all year round; and help attract more business and improve their margins. It is seen as the fourth emergency service for the local business community, from furlough throughout the pandemic to scenario planning, funding applications, and advice on future proofing in the recessions. LHP continues to provide the latest up-to-date tax changes and Cloud Accounting Specialists of the Year 2022 Oct22383 supported in their jobs and outside of work. For LHP, employee wellbeing is not just a word, it’s what it does. It offers them a good workplace pension and flexible working hours, plus company cars – and even fresh fruit in the kitchen every day. It also invests in staff training and personal development, supporting the team towards their qualifications. Ultimately, what you see is what you get with LHP. Its reputation is everything and its trustworthy team will go the extra mile for the client. And now the firm is looking towards a bright future, where it has plans to launch LHP Wealth Management, a sister brand to help people enjoy a life well lived through provision of an independent financial planning service. If you are thinking you’d like to join the LHP team, don’t be shy! Working at the firm, you will gain the opportunity to learn from within as well as add your own expertise to the mix. Apply to LHP and share why you think you would make the perfect new team member. Company: LHP Accountants Website: lhp.co.uk