Software, Bookkeepers and Accountants…
In 2005 Crunchers started as a bookkeeping software company. Next came the Crunchers brand, designed to help promote bookkeeping services. Now Crunchers offers a full range of benefits to franchisees and business owners including accounts and tax.
We did this because:
Technology is reducing the amount of bookkeeping
Business owners want a one-stop shop
We want to work directly with business owners
Our vision is to have 350 offices around the UK, all dedicated to improving the lives of business owners.
Some offices will be run by bookkeepers who send the books to the main accounting centre, some will be run by accountants who do their own accounts and tax. But everyone will be committed to creating outstanding results for their clients.
As well as bookkeeping, accounts and tax returns we will offer business owners help using technology, management accounting services, proactive tax planning and practical business advice.
We believe it is not enough to crunch the numbers; you need to make numbers work.
So... Who's at Crunchers?
After different jobs in small accountancy firms I joined Price Waterhouse in Windsor and qualified as a tax accountant in 1991. I set up my own practice at the age of 25 which I later merged into Kirkpatrick and Hopes in Reading and became the Marketing Director.
In 2005 I sold my shares in Kirkpatrick and Hopes and became the co-created of a software company which has brought in over £1m in sales. I am co-founder of Crunchers network of accountants and creator of the “Improving the Numbers” profit improvement system
My biggest client success is an accountant who grew at £100,000 per year for five years starting from a kitchen table.
Barry is a top achieving senior, and internationally experienced MD.
Barry holds a degree in engineering from Imperial College. He possesses strong commercial acumen, charisma, gravitas and a wealth of experience. He’s adept at seeing the big picture, creativity, vision strategy and plans.
Barry is very much a team player who guides, challenges, motivates, inspires, develops and supports others to high performance. In doing so he creates professional, happy working environments, where people go the extra mile and do whatever it takes to succeed.
After training as a mechanical engineer Tim moved to London to work as an IT Contractor. This is where he developed his programming skills.
Tim developed MORE bookkeeping software and is the co-founder of Crunchers. He looks after all the technology at Crunchers and will ensure your email works and local website is built to 100% Google specification.
Tim is responsible for training on all software used by franchisees as well as technical marketing training in search engine optimisation and social media.
Andy qualified as a Chartered Tax Adviser (CTA) in 1994 and worked with Bob Harper at Kirkpatrick and Hopes Chartered Accountants.
Andy provides input to central office on tax developments and is available to franchisees who need the support of a highly qualified tax specialist.
Andy has had over 20 years of practical experience and his knowledge and opinions are technically accurate and practical. He specialises in advance tax planning for high net worth individuals and highly profitable businesses.
What is our reason why?
We want to improve the lives of our customers. We do this by doing more than a typical accountant might. For example, we offer free bookkeeping software, training and coaching, practical business advice and proactive tax planning. And, we do this for an affordable fixed fee. This is why we call ourselves ‘Alternative Accountants’.
Do you want to improve the numbers?
Do you want to work with business owners; helping them grow, increase their profits and improve their cashflow, whilst building a profitable and sustainable business for yourself? Find out more about being a Crunchers franchisee. We guarantee your success or you do not pay us.