We’ve been working with Shorts for about 21 years – initially, purely as an accounting firm but the two companies have grown together and Shorts now offer a full range of services. We’ve got somebody at the other end of the telephone if we’ve got any queries relating to exports, financial regulations, taxes, pensions, etc, and we know that we are going to get absolutely up to date advice and the best advice from Shorts. For a business like ours that is absolutely vital, where we can’t keep that sort of expertise in-house.
Shorts are pro-active – coming up with new ideas for helping companies like ours save money; particularly in terms of corporation tax, and allowances that we can and cannot claim. The tax department is fantastic – they’re really reactive to any changes in law and it’s saved the company a lot of money. The R&D allowances and capital allowances work we did in the last financial year with Shorts saved Penny Hydraulics a six-figure sum in corporation tax.
You can always get an answer when you pick up the phone – they don’t sit on the fence.