Heighten’s business support services
Finding ways to drive growth in your business can be difficult. Finding the right partner that will help you achieve your goals even more so. That’s why we take the time to understand your business, accounting functions, and financial needs upfront so we always provide you with solutions that work.
Building a great business demands you have resources available for its sustainability. Your business strategy explains how you will secure your business’s economic prosperity. As a business leader, your strategy is about how to best allocate your time and resources.
For over two decades, Heighten Accountants’ business support services have been helping business owners and leaders plan the order of the operations and the sequence of things to execute business strategy and planning. Delegate your accounting tasks with confidence to our experts and ease your day-to-day burden.
We focus on understanding where you are so that we can identify where you need to go. From start-ups to mature businesses, no matter where you are located or what your sector is, come to us to get right business support and unlock growth opportunities.
Extremely helpful and responsive.
My dedicated accountant is splendidly knowledgeable. My all accounts and tax queries are answered promptly. The business support team do an amazing job. Highly recommended.
Services included in our business support
Our intelligent and resourceful business support services are designed to help your business thrive and free up your time so you can have a work-life balance. We use automation and technology to speed up data input, so you get real-time advice.
Our business support services are a blueprint for Heighten Clients’ Success Roadmap and are built on the following main principles to make your business a success, and improve your life, your families, and your employees:
- Time Saving & HR Efficiency
- Future Planning with tax savings
- One stop business solutions
- Building a business for good
Time saving and HR efficiency with technology and digital automation Business support services that you can delegate to us with complete confidence include:
- Payroll Payments Solutions
- Digital KPI Dashboard
- Cloud Bookkeeping
- Digital Payroll & HR Assistance
- Company formation and company secretarial
At Heighten, we believe in establishing trusted long-term relationships. Our mission is to help you developing a happily successful and profitable business.
Other ways we support your business
In addition to our Business Accounting and Tax Accounting services, we offer business owners and key decision makers a complete business advisory and business support solution delivered by one team of accountants, tax specialist, growth experts, and financial advisors.
Our financial & additional tax planning business support services are designed to help you manage, save, protect, and grow your wealth today and for the future and include
- Company car planning
- Support with Tax investigations
- Tax fee protection
- Private pensions
- Asset protection & succession planning solutions
- Tax efficient business structuring
Heighten One Stop Business solutions are intended to provide you and your business additional support services. We have a team of professional associates within the Heighten family that work closely to help you with:
- HR Support
- Financials advice
- Debt Collection
- Factoring & Lending
- Wills and legal matters
- Banking Solutions
- And many more
At Heighten, we believe true success is incomplete without significance. That’s why we are partnered with B1G1 to help you build a business for good. We help business owners across the globe to transform their businesses and our world too. Our Impact Score Card demonstrates the way we are making a difference.
Want to join us in making things better? Download our step-by-step guide for how you too can become a Business for Good.
The innovation business support service that discovers and unlocks growth.
Heighten is award-winning agile thinking and innovation accountancy practice helping you for over two decades to succeed today and in the future.
Excellent Business Support!
I’ve been with Heighten for many years and found them to be an excellent delivering professional support in all areas. Their team knowledge and expertise has really helped me and my business progress forward by making whole process smooth and efficient, and allowing me peace of mind throughout.
David Biswell Productions Ltd
Payroll Payments Solutions
We understand that payroll payments can be a headache. Manual workflows and time-consuming processes inflict a heavy admin burden. That’s where our secure and simple-to-implement Payroll Payment Solution comes in. Our payroll service plans are designed to suit your business, now and as you grow and include the following benefits:
- Time Saving – save you hours by automating your payroll & payments digitally
- Maximise HR efficiency – replace manual data entry with automation
- Real-time insights – for richer insights and improved business performance
- Speedy payments – Transfer funds and pay PAYE taxes in under two minutes
- Secure platform – process payments through a highly secure and easy to use network
How Payroll Payments Solution works:
- We give you a free consultation and recommend time and resources saving solutions
- We create a personalised proposal tailored to your specific needs for your acceptance
- We do a complete set up for your payment platform
- We run your usual payroll and advise you the payment amount for employees and HMRC
- We handle instant payments made directly to your employee’s bank account
- You make a single transfer to your dedicated payment account and relax
Book a call with our payroll experts to take away the manual headache of managing payroll & payments.
Digital KPI Dashboard
Defining the key drivers of your success could be very challenging. Heighten Accountants’ team of growth experts help you to create a one-page digital KPI dashboard by identifying critical numbers in your business and bringing them on a single page.
An inclusive Digital KPI Dashboard should encompass the following areas:
- Your Big Why – inclusive of the mission, vision, and goals, short and long term
- Primary Success Drivers – the key areas you must excel to achieve your Big Why
- Key Success Contributors – factors that directly drive sales, costs and cashflow
- Targets & Results – numerical representation of goals and success drivers
Heighten team can help you construct this one-page dashboard that describes all the key factors behind the business’s success and maps them out in a logical way that reflects the fundamental relations between goals, success drivers and ultimate results.
Cloud Bookkeeping Solutions
Heighten Accountants’ Cloud Bookkeeping Solutions include:
- Initial consultation – to identify the right digital accounting solutions for your work efficiency
- Cloud Bookkeeping set up – to help switch from time-consuming excel spreadsheets
- Cloud Software training – for you and your team to improve your accounting process
- Personalised Chart of Accounts – to measure the performance of your business better
- Data Migration – switching you quickly to get up and running as soon as possible
- Periodic System Review – to ensure everything is running smoothly for you.
Technology and quality data diagnostic are at the heart of our approach. We continue to scrutinise significantly in these areas, so you don’t have to. We make the most of the latest technology to drive automation, value, and insights from the compliance processes. View our chosen partners below and get in touch for a personalized recommendation:
Company Car Planning
- Car usage – for business, personal or mixture of both
- CO2 emissions – lower is better
- The list price of the vehicle
Tax efficiency comparison between purchasing a car via your limited company with potential benefit in kind or owning it in a private capacity and making a claim for mileage is a complex and ever-changing subject. Heighten Accountants offers a service to take this hassle away and help you make an informed decision on your purchase of an ideal vehicle.
This is what we will do for you:
- A detailed company car tax planning review to ensure that you pay no more in tax than you need to.
- A detailed analysis of the pros and cons of buying under business and personal names.
- We will consider the various options so you can be sure that we have considered every possibility.
- We will produce a detailed calculations report advising you on the best course of action to minimise your tax liabilities.
- We can also help review various finance options available for purchasing your car.
Book a call today with one of our expert accountants to know your options.
Heighten team and expert associates can help you manage your disputes strategically, efficiently, fairly, and with reduced risk to your reputation.
Our one team of tax experts, qualified accountants, solicitors, former HMRC inspectors, business data analysts, and IT specialists can successfully navigate any issue with HMRC to resolve all types of tax Investigations across the cycle of dispute in the most efficient and appropriate way.
From general inquiries to complex HMRC investigations, we cover all areas of taxes and disciplines, including
- Corporation tax enquiries
- Negotiation and litigation
- Alternative dispute resolution assistance
- Personal and income tax enquiries
- Employment, Payroll & VAT enquiries
- IR35 & CIS enquiries and disputes
- Capital gains Tax investigation
- Incentives including R&D and capital allowances
- Child tax credit, Student loan & Gift aid enquiries
- COP8 and COP9 disclosures
- COVID-19 related disagreements
HMRC enquiries are not only time consuming, but some tax enquiries cost upwards of £5,000 to resolve. For the reason, we offer our Tax Enquiry Fee Protection Service. The service is designed to provide businesses, landlords, contractors, freelancers, partners, and high-net-worth individuals with protection against the representation costs of an enquiry.
How our business support services work
We provide the answers you need and outline your best way forward. Heighten business support is open to all business communities and individuals with tax needs. We would love you to be part of our Heighten family, but even if you are not, you can still contact us to uncover answers to your unique questions. We care about our business and taxpayer community.
Heighten Business service is effortless and simple to use:
We understand that you’re dealing with a unique set of circumstances and have specific questions you need answering. You are welcome to visit our lovely offices, have a video meeting or if it’s more convenient, we will come to you.
- Get a custom plan
We will not only create your best strategic route forward but also a personalised plan. We provide an approach that’s tailored for you, with no one-size fits all business needs. In most cases, we offer a fixed fee proposal so you know exactly what your investment with us will be.
- Achieve your desired success
We help you define your way to win. Focusing on a regular meeting approach, we show you the best way forward and then lay out the steps you need to take to get there. You’ll know what to do next and how to put your strategy into action.
Heighten Business Support service sets out the strategic insight of what you tell us you need in the initial meeting. We will also recommend you to our preferred professionals, innovative finance solution providers, and industry-leading software to support your business and give you a one-stop experience.
Businesses we help
We always are on the lookout for new ideas that could help our clients to build an even more happily successful business and achieve business profitability goals. We help the following businesses and individuals run their businesses more efficiently, with less effort and less stress:
Why choose Heighten’s business support services?
Whether you are a start-up, establishing a business, scaling up a new venture, planning an investment, thinking about an exit, facing issues with cashflow, struggling with business efficiencies, or worried about your future, Heighten Business support team is here for you to help:
- Experienced team
Delegate accounting and finance tasks with confidence to our team of expert accountants, tax advisors, and business associates. A team who has tackled a wide range of challenges for businesses of all shapes and sizes.
- Agile and digital approach
Save time and resources with our automation and digital approach. We are constantly developing our knowledge and capabilities to equip you with modern accounting tools suited to your unique business needs.
- Collaborative partners
Benefit from our extended and long-lasting relationships by collaborating with our carefully selected professional associates and industry leaders to work on a common goal of setting you up for growth.
- Forward thinking
Stay confident and well informed with our future planning tools. We’re not just accountants, we’re part of your advisory team. You get help driving value and delivering outstanding results in your business with our opportunities focused approach.
- Business for Good
Work with us to make the world a better place. Heighten isn’t all about profit, we have incorporated even greater purpose and meaning into what we do together by achieving the UN Global Goals for humanity.
Awesome Accountants & superb care
I was panicking about my taxes before I found Heighten Accountants. As a small business, I was nervous meeting my accountant, however, with in just few minutes of easy to understand conversation with my accountant, I felt like all of the stress was uplifted from my shoulders – it was so relieving. I can recommend Heighten to anyone who is looking for peace of mind and excellent professional service.
AJT Security Services
Business support services FAQs
Business and individuals need more than just accounting compliance and basic tax advice, that is exactly where Heighten’s Business Support Service plays its role. We work closely with our strategic partners and professional associates to provide you a one-stop solution for all your accounting and financial needs.
From mortgage to private pension arrangements, will writing to legal advice, HR solutions to commercial loans, business restructuring to inheritance tax, R&D claims to complex tax, property, and VAT planning, we have covered you all.
Our business support service helps you save time, resources, and tax that can be well spent to improve your lifestyle and develop better relations with your family and team. We also help you align your personal and business goal to bring purpose and impact.
Whether you are establishing, running, expanding, or selling your business, you need a team of professionals around you who understand your needs and collaborate seamlessly to give you a first-class service. Below is a list of professionals you may expect to add to your team:
Accounting Team professionals: Cloud bookkeeping experts, KPI dashboard technicians, payroll admin, practice accountants, auditors, tax advisors, finance officers, credit controllers, debt collection professionals, and tax planners.
Other Professionals: HR specialists, Recruiter, commercial property agents, business brokers, commercial Interior designers, IT specialists, marketing & branding Specialists, CRM assistants, technical and cloud service providers, printers, photographers, web designers, Commercial Lawyers, translators, insurance brokers, cyber security specialist, acquisition broker, mitigators and many more.
Evaluating each service provider and developing a relationship is an exhaustive exercise. At Heighten, we have simplified the process for you. You can delegate all your personal and business accounting, payroll, tax, growth, financial planning, and wealth management tasks to our team. We have also developed strong relationships with other professionals such as independent financial advisors, wealth managers, banks, insurance brokers, will writers, solicitors, lenders, and recruiters, a few to name. Our Heighten team and these associates work closely to make our ‘One Team’ to support you throughout your business journey.
HMRC Tax investigations can be often an unpleasant shock for many business owners and individual taxpayers and can be very stressful. HMRC can launch an investigation into a business at any time within the statutory timeframe.
If it happens to you, we recommend you consult professionals. People often think they can outwit HMRC, however, underestimating HMRC’s skills, tools and resources could be risky. Their questions will be detailed and time consuming to answer.
Even if HMRC do not find any extra tax to pay, the costs to defend you could be substantial and can easily amount to hundreds or thousands of £. Most accountants’ normal annual fees do not cover the additional professional costs of handling tax enquiries and compliance checks.
We highly recommend that you obtain protection against the potentially high costs of such fees by simply having Tax Fee Protection in place. In this way, your investigation can be dealt with by professionals at no additional costs to you.
If you require help with tax or VAT investigations, then schedule a call to speak to our experts
Over recent years the landscape of personal finances has changed. Fundamentally, financial responsibility means paying your bills on time, not taking out more debt than you can afford, and being able to take care of yourself and your loved ones.
However, financial responsibility also means being prepared for the unexpected and tackling the issues head-on. You can prevent pain, regret, and hardship by taking ‘lifetime financial responsibility’. And specifically, this means:
At Heighten, we care about your family and your future and help you develop and execute a ‘Lifetime Financial Responsibility’ plan. Schedule a call to know more about how we can help you.
As a small business, you may often feel that you do not play any part in terms of your CSR, however, you may miss considering that you have toiled in your communities and acted upon local needs for a long time. Maybe you never receive the splashy media coverage, but your business can play an active role in the success of your communities.
Your small business has the ability to impact in ways that go beyond just jobs or service creation. Simply by listening and understanding local needs that matter most to the people you serve can develop significant and genuine approaches to your CSR.
You can achieve your CRS globally too by supporting UN 17 goals to transform the world. The Sustainable Development Goals are a call to action for all businesses, small, medium, or large to promote prosperity while protecting the planet.
At Heighten we promote and support UN Sustainable Development Goals. Watch the video to learn how we do it. You can also Download a step-by-step guide to implement CSR in your business and become a Business for Good.