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Confidence in the credibility of a company’s financial information is key when you’re looking for investment, loans or grants, so records that aren’t in a good state or are out of date can be a ‘deal breaker’.

David Newborough

David Newborough, a partner and director in Derby-based Ashgates Corporate Services Ltd, has been working alongside Goodman for around 10 years. The independent accountancy and business advice practice supports Goodman with its own books as well as offering services to its clients.

How Goodman Corporate Finance Helped

  • Two professional services teams working together
  • Help with the ‘nuts and bolts’ of bookkeeping
  • Increasing lender confidence

I was first introduced to Paul when he was an in-house accountant, and when he set up on his own we stayed in touch,” said David. “Often when Paul is working with a business that wants to raise some finance, it needs help from its accountants to make sure all the records and forecasts are in place and in line with what’s required.

Tony Moreno, Managing Director - Ashgates Corporation Services

“He introduces clients to us in cases where they need additional support to help them tidy up their books – or for companies that only know their year-end numbers, we can bring the books up to date to give an accurate current position.

“Confidence in the credibility of a company’s financial information is key when you’re looking for investment, loans or grants, so records that aren’t in a good state or are out of date can be a ‘deal breaker’.”

David’s clients are mainly owner-managed businesses and as well as support with bookkeeping, Ashgates helps with VAT, payroll, accounts, audit and tax advice.

“We have a good, honest, open relationship with the Goodman team,” added David. “If they think we can help their client, Paul will put in the time to talk it through with both parties with no commitment.

“We work well together because our teams have shared values and a culture based on the desire to do what’s right for the businesses we work with.”