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IRL are a firm of business restructuring specialists keen to share their knowledge and experience. We are here to help your clients turn their under-performing businesses around, ensuring their survival and that you retain a client.
We work with a business to understand its issues, to find a way forward and to implement the proposed solutions to ensure turnaround.
We would like to offer you:
• Free advice to all association members and their clients
• Free under-performing business support
• Access to rescue and restructuring funds
Have something you want to ask about what we do or have a client you feel may benefit from our services? Give us a call on 01903 239313 or email us
Take a look at our website and read some of the client testimonials to understand the sort of work we can help with


Bright Pay Logo

BrightPay is a powerful payroll and Auto Enrolment software that makes managing payroll easy. BrightPay is the perfect way to manage payroll for multiple employees. The Auto Enrolment features can automate the employer duties saving you time. The employer licence includes unlimited employees and unlimited support.

BrightPay is designed for small and medium businesses, accountants, and other payroll
bureau providers. The appealing design of the user interface allows the clutter-free software, when it comes to complex tasks such as RTI submissions and Auto Enrolment. For bureaus the need to streamline and simplify the Auto Enrolment function is very much essential.

• Free Demo – Request a demo
• BrightPay Customer Reviews – Testimonials
• Download brochure – BrightPay Brochure

Contact Details

Phone: +44 (0) 845 3004304


Now Pensions

NOW: Pensions is an independent, multi-employer trust serving thousands of employers and hundreds of thousands of employees from a wide range of sectors.

A subsidiary of one of Europe’s largest pension funds, Danish pension scheme ATP, NOW: Pensions offers a simple and cost effective workplace pension solution direct to employers and via advisers and the payroll sector.

In April 2013, NOW: Pensions became the first master trust to attain the NAPF’s new PQM Ready Standard. The benchmark shows employers that NOW: Pensions is a well governed pension scheme with low charges and good member communications.

The NOW: Pension Trustee Directors, whose role is to safeguard the interests of members, comprises well-known industry figures with different areas of expertise:

  • Christopher Daykin, former Government Actuary
  • John Monks, member of House of Lords and former General Secretary of ETUC and TUC
  • Win Robbins, former Head of European Fixed Income at Barclays Global Investors
  • Imelda Walsh, former Group HR Director of Sainsbury’s
  • Nigel Waterson, former Shadow Pensions Minister

Charges are just £1.50 per month administration charge (reduced administration charge of £0.30 – £1.00 to be applied during auto enrolment phasing for lower earners) plus a 0.3% annual product investment management charge, with no hidden charges.

Through Business Accountant, a service provided by CIMA Members in Practice, companies facing auto enrolment can book a local CIMA Member in Practice by calling: 023 8064 3763.

Niall Ferguson
National Partnership Manager

3rd Floor, 164 Bishopsgate, London EC2M 4LX

M: 07825 587 858 | E:


Angels Den

With over 6,000 investors, Angels Den has already been successfully matching entrepreneurs and investors for the past six years. They have a great track record of successfully funding growing businesses through their unique SpeedFunding and Angel Club events and now offer entrepreneurs and business owners the opportunity to pitch online via their crowdfunding platform.


020 3318 0230


17 Slingsby Place
Covent Garden, London
WC2E 9AB, United Kingdom


Non Executive is an online platform for the very best and aspiring Non-Execs to network with the thousands of businesses in the UK who require expert help and assistance in growing their companies.
Non Executive is 100% FREE to use for employers seeking Non Execs. Our extensive network of professional advisory contacts across the UK and Europe – which include Private Equity Funds, BIG4 and National Accountancy Practices as well as banks and funders – makes us THE place to find information and career advice on securing Non-Exec Director jobs. We are familiar with the challenges of the Portfolio Director and act as a conduit to finding these largely “off market” positions.
Let companies FIND YOU!  WHY HIDE YOUR CV ON A HIDDEN DATABASE? Upload your Non-Executive Director profile today.

5 Digital

We produce video and audio content for a wide range of leading companies and broadcasters. Our programmes reach millions of people each week Online and on Radio and TV.

Website: Tel: 0800 949 6655 E Mail:


We believe that quality software need not be expensive and our self-assessment, corporation tax and practice management solutions combine great design and robust performance with exceptional value for money.

Website: Tel: 0800 612 7650 E Mail:


Free information and business advice for anyone who is thinking about starting their own business.




Did you know that there are tens of thousands of UK businesses currently missing out on generous tax relief? The UK Government’s Research and Development (R&D) Tax Relief schemes allow companies to claim substantial tax benefits against expenditure on qualifying projects. However, too many businesses still aren’t maximising their claim because they don’t realise their projects could be eligible, the scheme’s complexity is off-putting or they don’t realise how generous it is.

Alma Consulting Group successfully works in-house with clients and in partnership with accountancy practices to provide a specialised R&D service that every firm financially benefits from. Their team of dual-qualified tax and technical experts often find that what non-specialists consider to be day-to-day business challenges could in fact be eligible for a significant tax benefit. Alma CG’s strong track record of uplifting clients’ previous claims by between 30 and 300%, including those previously undertaken in-house, by an accountant or even through a Big Four firm, is proof of the value of working directly with an R&D tax specialist.

Having claimed over £95million of tax relief for their UK clients to date and with a 100% success rate, it couldn’t be easier to achieve a tangible benefit for your business or clients, with no upfront cost. Supporting businesses of all sizes, their clients include names such as Stanley Black & Decker Innovations, Sir Robert McAlpine and Hitachi Capital UK.

Could Alma CG help you or your clients to claim R&D tax relief? Call 020 30 58 58 00 or email, quoting ‘Business Accountant 2015’, to book a free no-obligation consultation or to discuss partnership opportunities.


First Flight

First Flight is the only UK search and selection agency to specialise in recruiting Chairs and Non-Executive Directors – this is all we do!

We work across all sectors including AIM listed and FTSE SmallCap companies, unquoted growth companies, mutuals, family-owned companies, Investment Trusts, not-for-profit organisations, UK subsidiaries of multinationals and Angel/VC/PE-backed companies.

First Flight has now successfully completed over 170 Non-Executive Director and Chair assignments.

We provide a rigorous, transparent and cost-effective NED recruitment service based on:

  • Specialist knowledge of the Non Exec role and Corporate Governance;
  • The largest and most diverse UK database of high-calibre, business-savvy Non Execs (7,000 registered candidates selected from over 45,000 CVs) ;
  • Tried and tested, competency-based selection techniques;
  • A determination to look beyond ‘the usual suspects’;
  • Affordable, success-based fees;
  • Fast turnarounds when required.

T: 01797-270271 E mail: W:

Tax Source

Tax Source UK is written and maintained by Gavin Ryalls, a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants with 28 years experience in industry and private practice.

The site has been developed and inspired by a tax practice management course delivered with Colin Longhorn FCMA to fellow management accountants in practice. The course was presented over a number of years as part of CIMA’s professional development programme, aimed to provide non-tax specialists with the knowledge to serve their clients well and professionally.

 There are accountants and accountancy firms who specialise in tax law who are acknowledged experts in their field. Many are Chartered Tax Advisors. However, most accountants, particularly in smaller practices probably do not fall into this category. Capable and professional as they are, their areas of specialism are often not in tax. Another difficulty faced by all small practitioners is that they are obliged to deal with their clients’ tax affairs in a competent and professional way regardless of the nature of those affairs. Add to this the body of tax law which is now vast and growing.

 In an attempt to address some of these difficulties, Tax Source is offered to accountants (and anyone else who finds it useful) as a resource to identify the letter and context of tax law in the UK. It aims to bring together legislation, case law, HMRC guidance and commentaries in indexed tax topics. The site does not attempt to give tax advice, but rather allow a practitioner to efficiently identify the relevant material for him or her to advise their client.

 Gavin Ryalls can be contacted at

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