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This month we spoke to Perry Crook, director of Perry James Crook!

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Hi Perry! Tell us about your business.

We are a brickwork subcontractor providing services to domestic clients including general builders, property developers, primary contractors, and private clients. We can build anything from substructure walls, external and internal load-bearing walls, extensions, new build houses and apartments using bricks, blocks, and stone, in addition to driveways, patios, and steps.

What drove you to start the business?

The inspiration behind starting my business was being able to create and control my own personal economy where I’m not greatly affected by world events in addition to earning more money and having a flexible work schedule.

Our main game is to provide excellent service across the board in fire alarm maintenance, servicing installation, and small works.

What particular challenges did you have to overcome in setting up your business, and since then?

Learning to estimate and quote for jobs, finding suitable subcontractors, learning industry regulations, and wearing all the different hats such as sales, marketing and accounting.

Why did you choose The Accountancy Partnership?

I always submitted my own accounts when I was self-employed, but Corporation Tax was not something I had experience in and I did not want any costly mistakes, so I chose The Accountancy Partnership as they had excellent reviews, and they’re very informative with lots of videos and blogs to help my business.


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Have we helped you overcome any challenges, and if so, how?

Yes, by helping me keep my accounts organised by providing me with all the right advice, tools and service. For example the Pandle app has been an excellent way to stay on top of bookkeeping and payroll.

What do you have planned for your business in the future?

Expand into a full construction and land development company.
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