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Useful links

A chartered accountant completing management accounts for medium sized business

Here are some useful links for further reading and research – places we go to regularly as well as software we use every day.

BrightPay Payroll Software

A desktop-based payroll software system that allows you to manage payroll quickly and easily. BrightPay is HMRC recognised, supports all RTI submission types and includes auto enrolment functionality. It’s available for Microsoft Windows and Apple Mac OSX.

Visit BrightPay website


FreeAgent Accounting Software

Cloud-based accounting software designed for small businesses and freelancers. FreeAgent provides easy to use tools for managing finances, invoicing, expenses and tax obligations, streamlining financial tasks and promoting financial clarity for its users.

Visit FreeAgent website


Companies House

The official website of Companies House, a government agency in the United Kingdom responsible for registering company information and making it available to the public. It serves as a central repository for accessing company-related data, including details about business entities, annual accounts, directors, and more.

Find out more


The Athena Network

The Athena Network is a professional networking organisation for women in business. It provides a platform for female entrepreneurs and businesswomen to connect, collaborate, and support each other through networking events, workshops, and online resources.

Caroline Sedgwick is a member of The Athena Network and has found it invaluable for friendship, help and support.

Visit The Athena Network website


Hampshire Chamber of Commerce

The Hampshire Chamber of Commerce is a regional business association. It serves as a valuable resource for businesses, offering networking opportunities, business support, and advocacy to foster economic growth and development in the region.

Visit the Hampshire Chamber of Commerce website


Kingston Chamber of Commerce

The Kingston Chamber of Commerce is a business association in Kingston upon Thames, providing local businesses with networking events, support, and representation and aiming to enhance economic prosperity and collaboration in the Kingston area.

Visit the Kingston Chamber of Commerce website



Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs (HMRC), the UK government department responsible for collecting taxes, customs, and duties. It serves as a comprehensive platform to access information, forms, and guidance on tax-related matters and customs regulations.

Visit HMRC online


Research & Development (R&D) Tax relief support

If you are interested in R&D credits, the UK government's official website provides guidance on claiming Research and Development (R&D) relief for Corporation Tax. It offers detailed information and eligibility criteria for businesses engaging in qualifying R&D activities to access tax incentives and reduce their corporation tax liability.

Find out more


Sage Accounting Software

Sage is a leading provider of cloud-based business management software and services. The website offers a range of solutions for accounting, payroll, ERP, and more, catering to businesses of all sizes, industries, and locations.

Visit Sage website


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