Voting opens for this year’s ContractorUK awards!

Voting opens for this year’s ContractorUK awards!

This time of the year doesn’t just mean turkey and tinsel, it also marks an important part of Intouch Accounting’s annual calendar. We are pleased to have been shortlisted once again in the Best Contractor Accountant category in this year’s ContractorUK awards.

What are the awards for?

These awards are renowned throughout the industry and are indications of approval for the quality of services that accountancies provide to the UK’s contractor market. Winning this category or even coming second or third are huge achievements, as it really reinforces the service that we proudly provide to our clients on a daily basis.

 

In the past we have been placed second and joint third, so it’s an important category for us, as we see it as a recognition for the hard work and dedication our Personal Accountants and supporting team provide to our clients.

How can you vote?

These awards are the only awards dedicated to and decided by the IT contractor marketplace. It’s so easy to vote so please take a moment to support us now! Make your vote count here.

 

Voting closes on December the 18th, so please make sure you get your vote in by then!

 

This blog has been prepared by Intouch Accounting. While we have made every attempt to ensure that the information contained in this blog has been obtained from reliable sources, Intouch is not responsible for any errors or omissions, or for the results obtained from the use of this information. This blog should not be used as a substitute for consultation with professional accounting advisers. If you have any specific queries, please contact Intouch Accounting.

Intouch Accounting recognised in the Contractor UK 2014 Awards

Intouch Accounting recognised in the Contractor UK 2014 Awards

We are delighted to announce that Intouch Accounting has been recognised as one of the leading contractor accountants in the UK. We are pleased to once again feature in the top three in the Best Contractor Accountant category in this year’s Contractor UK Awards. These awards are renowned throughout the industry, and Intouch Managing Director Paul Gough said being awarded within this category is fantastic news for the company:

“I am delighted that our clients have taken the time to cast their vote in this year’s Contractor UK Awards. We pride ourselves on our personal service and this award shows that our clients appreciate the level of service the team deliver. Thanks to all who voted for us, and we share this award with you”.

What is the award for?

The Contractor UK Reader Awards are the only awards dedicated to and decided by the contract IT marketplace. The Best Contractor Accountant award recognises those accountancy companies that have provided an unsurpassable level of service to their clients, and is known to be the most competitive of all the categories in this year’s awards.

Who votes?

Contractors across the UK get the opportunity to cast their votes via the Contractor UK website. Having been selected for the award demonstrates that our clients value us and we are grateful to those who took the time to vote. We are pleased that the result in this award mirrors results of a recent customer satisfaction survey undertaken in which our clients were given opportunity to feedback their views on our service. We now look forward to a busy 2015, continuing to provide the highest level of service to all of our clients.

Read more about the Contractor UK awards.

Want to join us?

If you are thinking of setting up your own Limited Company; moving away from your Umbrella or are looking to leave your current accountant, get in touch and explore your options.

If you’re already a client, why not recommend us to a friend? They’ll thank you for it and we’ll give you £150 of Amazon vouchers!

 

This blog has been prepared by Intouch Accounting. While we have made every attempt to ensure that the information contained in this blog has been obtained from reliable sources, Intouch is not responsible for any errors or omissions, or for the results obtained from the use of this information. This blog should not be used as a substitute for consultation with professional accounting advisers. If you have any specific queries, please contact Intouch Accounting.

Intouch Accounting wins Best Forum Adviser in Contractor UK Awards 2013

Intouch Accounting wins Best Forum Adviser in Contractor UK Awards 2013

We are delighted to announce that Clare Rickman from Intouch Accounting was voted “Best Forum Adviser” in the Contractor UK Reader Awards 2013.

The Contractor UK forum is a healthy environment for learning, sharing, and helping contractors. Clare Rickman has provided over 1,800 posts to Contractor UK forum readers and always hits the right tone with clear advice in an understandable way.

That’s amazing news…you’ve made my day. A massive thank you to anyone who voted for me…I always thoroughly enjoy answering questions on CUK’s forum; getting into the occasional healthy debate over more technical issues and exchanging some friendly banter”.  Clare Rickman exclaimed yesterday, upon being congratulated on her win by Contractor UK.

In the “Best Contractor Accountant” category Intouch Accounting was placed third. This recognition of our quality of service by the Contractor UK community reflects both the skill and experience of Clare and her colleagues.

 Intouch Accounting provides Limited Company contractors with the perfect mix of technology and personal service for only £98 +VAT a month.

 

This blog has been prepared by Intouch Accounting. While we have made every attempt to ensure that the information contained in this blog has been obtained from reliable sources, Intouch is not responsible for any errors or omissions, or for the results obtained from the use of this information. This blog should not be used as a substitute for consultation with professional accounting advisers. If you have any specific queries, please contact Intouch Accounting.

Five reasons why you need Professional Indemnity Insurance from ContractorUK

Five reasons why you need Professional Indemnity Insurance from ContractorUK

Professional Indemnity Insurance is advisable for any business offering a service or advice to clients; a must for almost all contractors, freelancers and consultants.

It is designed to protect you from claims made against you by clients as a direct result of work that you have completed for them, covering you in case of allegations of libel and slander, loss of data, breach of confidentiality and negligence.

ContractorUK have taken a closer look at the top five reasons as to why you need Professional Indemnity Insurance:

1. Your reputation needs protecting

Professional Indemnity Insurance is there to help you defend yourself should an allegation be untrue or to keep the negative impact of a court case to a minimum. PI Insurance will cover the legal fees you may need to pay out in order to defend yourself. Getting experienced legal help can go a long way to minimising irreparable damage to your business and your customers’ confidence in you should a claim go against you.

2. Your regulatory body requires you to have it

In many industries governed by regulatory bodies you will be obligated to hold PII. Holding PII is a sign of a reputable organisation and without it you will not be recognised as a member. In many instances each year, professionals are struck off their professional register due to practising without Professional Indemnity Insurance.

3. Your clients will expect you to have it

Most businesses will expect you to hold PII. Both private businesses and public sector organisations will try to minimise risk as much as possible, and one way that they do this is by expecting the companies that they work with to have adequate protection – including PII. Holding Professional Indemnity Insurance is also a way of showing professional credibility and making customers aware that they will be working with a responsible and efficient business or professional.

4. You want public sector contracts

Public sector organisations are very risk averse. As they are dealing with public money it is extremely important to public bodies that they are well protected, and that means working solely with companies who have the correct protection policies in place. All tendering processes will specify that you hold PII and the level of PII required, so if you’re looking to secure a public sector contract then it is crucial that you have PII in place.

5. To protect yourself

The most important reason to hold Professional Indemnity Insurance is to protect you and your business from the huge cost implications that having a claim made against you can bring. No matter the size of your business you are always vulnerable to litigation for a wide variety of damages and professional indemnity insurance is essential to protect you.

For more information on Professional Indemnity Insurance please visit Contractor UK.

 

This blog has been prepared by Intouch Accounting. While we have made every attempt to ensure that the information contained in this blog has been obtained from reliable sources, Intouch is not responsible for any errors or omissions, or for the results obtained from the use of this information. This blog should not be used as a substitute for consultation with professional accounting advisers. If you have any specific queries, please contact Intouch Accounting.

Intouch Accounting recognised in Contractor UK

Intouch Accounting – Contractor UK Best Accountant awards

We’re proud to announce that Intouch Accounting has been recognised for our innovative technology, services and people, as revealed in the ‘Contractor UK Reader Awards: IT Contracting in 2011.’

The recent survey of IT Contractors asked questions about, amongst others, the Best Client, Umbrella, Agency and Forum Personality for 2011, as well as ‘Best Accountant for IT Contractors’ in which Intouch Accounting has been recognised.

So thank you to all of you who voted. Here are just some of the great things you said about us:

“Since moving to Intouch, I’m getting even better service than ever. They respond to emails very quickly and are always on hand to answer any tax related question. I can’t recommend them highly enough.”

“Intouch goes beyond providing a professional service… They proffer ideas, suggestions and tips for making the right decisions for our business…Excellent and fast communication.”

“I’m not only new to contracting, but new to the UK – meaning new to all rules and regulations. Craig replies to all my questions…”

“Clare is awesome and it doesn’t matter how basic or complicated the question, she is always willing to take the time to explain it to me.”

“There is always someone at the end of the phone, with a knowledgeable response to whatever questions or enquiries we may have.  We feel in safe, reliable and expert hands with Intouch.”

Thank you to all our clients for being part of our growing Intouch community. And a big thanks to our brilliant Intouch team for going the extra mile to make what we do for our clients so special.

We look forward to providing all that and more in 2012.

Paul Gough
Managing Director, Intouch Accounting

 

This blog has been prepared by Intouch Accounting. While we have made every attempt to ensure that the information contained in this blog has been obtained from reliable sources, Intouch is not responsible for any errors or omissions, or for the results obtained from the use of this information. This blog should not be used as a substitute for consultation with professional accounting advisers. If you have any specific queries, please contact Intouch Accounting.