Sapphire offers a variety of SME services for a variety of industries

Here at Sapphire Accounting, we specialise in services aimed at Small and Medium sized Enterprises (SMEs) and work with them to gain an understanding of their ultimate aims. By doing this, we put ourselves in the best position to provide the best advice for their business. We like to view the preparation of a client’s accounts as the beginning of a successful long-term relationship, and for over 30 years we’ve been developing these relationships which have become a core part of our business.

If you are a sole trader, a limited company or a partnership, then contact our expert SME business services team who’ll guide you through the process with ease.

Who we help

  • Recruitment Agencies
  • Digital agencies
  • Professional athletes
  • Start-up companies
  • Worldwide companies setting up in UK

  • Cryptocurrency traders
  • Consultants
  • High net worth individuals
  • Online retail/service businesses
  • Plus many more sectors

Fully Outsourced Finance Department

Our Outsourced Finance Department gives your company everything you would expect from your bookkeeper, accountant and finance director all rolled into one. Have your own fully qualified FD at your disposal for a fraction of the cost. Our services include;

  • Monthly management accounts
  • High level tax and financial advice
  • Payroll and HR advice and processing
  • VAT, book-keeping statutory accounts and tax returns
  • Cloud accounting software implementation and training

R&D Claims and Tax Advice

R&D Tax Credits are a tax incentive from HMRC designed to encourage companies to invest in R&D related activity and innovative products & services. You could qualify for 230% corporation tax relief and even a tax refund.

We have a structured and pro-active approach to research and development (R&D) tax credit claims and we are able to offer R&D advice and process claims for business of all sizes and sectors, our service includes:

  • Salary & expenses review
  • CT600 preparation for HMRC
  • Liaising with HMRC on your behalf
  • Processing refunds


At Sapphire we believe that clients need an accountancy offering which is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, rather than your old fashioned 9-5! We combine our years of experience with Xero’s modern day technology to provide a pro-active rather than re-active service to our clients, as a Xero partner we can offer the following:

  • Migration and implementation from desktop software such as Sage
  • Training for bookkeepers or admin staff
  • Daily live data at your fingertips
  • Your own cloud accounting expert to speak to whenever you need support

Self-Assessment Tax Returns

Self-assessment is a system HMRC uses to collect income tax. Anybody who is self-employed or is a Company Director is required to complete a self-assessment income tax return every year. By trusting Sapphire with this service, it will ensure that you are paying the correct amount of tax every time. This is completed by making sure all expenses and other deductions are claimed.

  • We help everybody from directors, sole traders to professional athletes.
  • We can offer additional services such as EIS investment relief and advice.
  • We liaise with HMRC on your behalf.
  • We offer pro-active tax planning advice rather than simply submitting your return.

Annual Statutory Accounts

One of the services we provide is completing annual statutory accounts for our clients. Accounts have to be completed, by law, for all limited companies on an annual basis. There are a number of set requirements that these accounts have to meet. Our expert accountants have the knowledge and professionalism to prepare these accounts to correctly meet these requirements. We will ensure these accounts are managed to meet company deadlines, tax, payroll and VAT.


In addition, we have the ability to cater for your monthly payroll needs. This allows a tax efficient way of extracting the profits from your limited company. This is important as if you don’t submit a payroll for your employee payments, you will receive a penalty from HMRC with additional interest for the late payments made. We will provide digital payslips each month which will also include summaries of tax liabilities where appropriate.

No unexpected charges

We offer extremely competitive prices based on the type of services you offer and how large your company is. All costs are paid upfront so you won’t be receiving any unexpected bills, just excellent service at a fair price.