Trusted Advisers and Accountants in Tunbridge Wells, Kent and the South East
“Large enough to meet your accountancy needs. Small enough to know your name when you call”
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Every once in a while, someone comes along who really touches a nerve – someone whose message is right on! Gulam Shaikh is one of those rare individuals who has been there, done it…and tells the tale like no other. Where we would be without his guidance and wise advice throughout the pandemic, I do not know. We are emerging fitter, leaner and much more professional, thanks to Gulam's team.John Sheffield, Chairman & CEO, RTW Medical Group
The team at shaikh & Co assisted with the sale of our Lifts business to Otis, They were an invaluable source of support and advice both transactional and also taxation throughout the whole sale process, from pre-offer stage to completion and were a pleasure to work with and provided good commercial advice , were responsive and efficient in running the transaction, allowing us to continue focusing on running and increasing the value of our business, to achieve an excellent outcome. In fact Otis have appointed shaikh & Co to carry out 6 further audits of their other subsidiariesJeffery Nokes, Managing Director, Liftec Lifts Ltd
I can honestly say that this was the most eye-opening, forward-thinking and helpful business move to appoint Gulam Shaikh and Shaikh & Co as our new accountants. I really appreciate your honest, real and straight-forward approach to accounting, management, marketing, and profitability.Terence William Hunter, Founder and CEO, Lunar Developments Int Ltd
Shaikh & Co have been Gilray Plant's company accountants for over 12 years. Gulam and his team (Colin and Steve in particular) are great to deal with - efficient, effective and not over-pricey! We can thoroughly recommend their firm.S G Wilson, Director, Gilray Plant Ltd, Gilray Plant Hire Ltd
In my capacity as Finance and Administration manager in a central London Law Firm I have engaged Shaikh & Co for accountancy, tax & advisory services for over 5 years in different businesses. They have always proved to be excellent in their approach, service and in the quality of insightful and rounded advice. The key differential for me , compared to experiences of similar sized firms, is that they are authentically personable, and always seek to understand a holistic view of the clients' needs. You are not passed from one department to another - it is always joined up, through key contacts who all seek to know and understand your business over the long term. They have dealt with very challenging foreign taxation matters of our HNW Individuals and their complex international tax matters, and always worked with me in tough circumstances to find practical and effective solutions. They are a great team, and very trusted business advisors, who are prepared to go the extra mile to help solve urgent problems.Laurie Evanson-Goddard
Gulam, thank you for your wonderful contribution to our strategy during the dreaded pandemic. It is impossible to fully put into words the value that you delivered. You also left us with specific management tools to make real change in our businessesJames Hill, CEO Team worth Ltd
Dear Gulam, I was trying to remember how long we have collaborated and have come to the conclusion that it must be close to 20 years by now. During that time there has been a good, prompt and service oriented relationship which is so important when the modern Commercial environment throws up unexpected situations which need urgent impartial advice. The other aspect that has been a pleasant surprise, if it ever can be, is your charging policy which is transparent, flexible and appropriate. I must say thank you and much appreciate the on-going background work which smooths the path through the HMRC minefield and allows us to concentrate on making sound commercial decisions.Roger Buxton, Managing Director, Astrop Coal Trading Ltd
As a banking professional, I get the opportunity to sit with accountants and their clients all the time and get to know how they operate. I have to say that when the guys from Shaikh & Co are present I am impressed by the level of knowledge and expertise available to their clients.Steve Broom, Senior Commercial Director ,Metro Bank PLC
I provide company secretarial services to both local and London based companies. When required, I have been pleased to recommend Gulam Shaikh at Shaikh & Co to provide clients with audit and taxation services. In my experience the firm gives a prompt and highly professional response to clients' needs.Hugh Atwood, Chartered Accountant, Tunbridge Wells
AccountsIQ is a highly successful international software company head quartered in Dublin. When we first expanded into the UK market we needed to establish a UK Company. We used the services of Shaikh & Co firstly to setup the local company and then to maintain all the accounts and tax returns for that company. We have been dealing with Shaikh & Co now for over 5 years and they have been a pleasure to work with. They are proactive and their advice on Tax and all accounting matters has been bang on target, they are more than value for money. For this reason we continue to outsource our accounting and compliance functions to Shaikh & Co and would not hesitate in recommending them to any business wishing to set up in the UK.Tony Connolly, Chartered Accountant, Founder, accountsIQ, Dublin.
Thank you Shaikh & Co, you all have such a sound grasp of the economy from a hard working entrepreneur's view point, whilst at the same time - traditionally most unusual and reassuring. Contrary to the perception that HMRC sometimes has of us the tax payer - the bulk of the UK's Entrepreneurs want to pay their fair share and, like HMRC staff, we all have husbands/wives, children and pets - it's just that we are on different sides of "the counter". Keep up the good work - you are an example many could follow....in particular some of the "Big City" practices whose charges may be less than attractive.Thomas Lewin, LTW Systems Ltd
WHO WE ARE
– 1980, Opening
Shaikh & Co was started by our Senior Partner Gulam Shaikh in the mid 1980’s and his original aims to offer accountancy services in a friendly and relaxed yet totally professional manner still continue today.
– 2016, Stop Press
On Sunday 10th April 2016 the Sunday Times published their first supplement listing the Top 200 Accountants in the UK based on reviews on the independent consumer ratings website VouchedFor.co.uk. We are extremely proud to say that Shaikh & Co was featured in that list. Please click here for a digital copy of the Sunday Times guide.
– 2019 , Clear & Transparent Pricing Award
This year 2019 here at Shaikh & Co we were delighted to receive an award from Go Proposal, , “James Ashford the chairman of GoProposal said “It’s about subscribing to a set of beliefs and values which underpin your commitment to maximising the value you provide to your clients, t’s all about being able to show clients exactly what they’re getting and what that costs in a clear and transparent way”.READ FULL STORY →
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