With the help of Indie Cambridge - the community of ‘real’ Cambridge - Cambridge Network continues its exploration of the best independent businesses, people, shops, cafés, restaurants, venues and events in Cambridge and the surrounding area. This week: CKLG Accountants.
Explore Indie Cambridge - CKLG Accountants
“Your partner in business, your partner in life” sums up CKLG Accountants perfectly. A friendly firm of chartered accountants and chartered tax advisors, based at Quy, they build strong, long-term relationships with clients, and offer support and expertise every step of the way.
So, for a start-up business, they can help with set up, find the most effective cloud-based accounting system, assist with tax returns, help the company grow and offer payroll services. Then at the other end of the spectrum, CKLG can help with succession and retirement planning, wills and inheritance tax provision. It’s rather like having your own consultant on a journey through life, doing all the technical, financial planning, so you can focus on the elements of your business and family that you enjoy most. Ideal!
CKLG was formed in 2008 when two independent firms merged, and today employs 23 staff, 20 of whom are women. They’re clearly a happy bunch; at least one employee has clocked up 35 years’ service, and the office has a warm, welcoming feel. The company is split into two halves; Business Services (all elements of running a firm, from cashflow management to corporation tax returns), headed up by CEO Lawrence Golding, and Private Client Services (including tax advice, estate planning, Trusts etc), led by director Katie Holmes.
What makes CKLG so unique is that the majority of staff are chartered tax accountants or chartered tax advisors so the level of expertise offered is akin to that of a larger firm, but clients receive a personal bespoke service. Employees and the wider community are highly valued too, with CKLG offering flexible working hours to ensure a good work/life balance and sponsoring a whole host of local events, specifically those with a staff connection. It’s no wonder they’ve just won a coveted Investors in People Gold accreditation!
9 Quy Court
Colliers Lane, Stow-cum-Quy
Telephone 01223 810100
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