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Unincorporated Business Startup

Starting your business as a sole trader or partnership

Once you are ready to proceed with your new business, we are there to guide you through the process and to help you each step of the way from registering you for self-employment to preparing the first set of accounts and calculating your self-assessment tax position. We will be there to help you make sense of it all.

Our team can help get your business up and running in next to no time; and provide the services below:

  • Deciding on a trading name which best illustrates your business and you
  • Assist in opening a business bank account and establish a good working relationship with your bank
  • Registering you and your business with HMRC and filing the appropriate papers


  • Opening a payroll scheme for the business
  • Set up an accounting system for your internal use
  • Registering for VAT

Training and continuing support

Although your company may now be up and running and your first invoices may have been raised, you might still require help and assistance in different areas of business. We can help in many areas for example:


  • Advising on information required on invoices
  • Employee matters


  • Bespoke bookkeeping training and assistance to you or your employees to gain an understanding of accountancy software packages

Other services

Other business support

We can also direct you to the appropriate support services in order that your business has the resources and tools to grow. These areas include:

  • Banking services
  • IT support services and website design
  • Independent Financial Advisers
  • Advertising and graphic design
  • Legal services

To find out more and book your free consultation please contact us either at Romford or Wickford

Wickford Accountants Office

Clay Ratnage Strevens & Hills
Construction House
Runwell Road
SS11 7HQ

Phone: 01268 735363

Fax: 01268 560537


Romford Accountants Office

Clay Ratnage Daffin & Company
Suite D, The Business Centre
Faringdon Avenue

Phone: 01708 349095

Fax :01708 371039

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We provide support to local family businesses in Wickford, Basildon, Romford, Brentwood, Billericay, Upminster and the surrounding areas.