Portt & Co
By working with a number of different industries, our team have a vast range of experience in various sectors, such as manufacturing, retail, charities, food production and technology.
We're also a Xero Gold Partner, which means we've already achieved partner, bronze and silver status. Next stop platinum!
Our outsourced payroll service is open to all industries and sectors and is aimed at those businesses with fewer than 500 employees.
At Portt & Co we heavily invest in our client relationships so that we fully understand, support and celebrate your business.
When switching accountants you must first notify your current accountant, you can do this by letter or email. This allows us to request professional clearance, meaning that we can request the transfer of your services any documents relating to your accounts. A mutual date will be agreed for when we will officially take over the management of your accounts and we will begin our processes and checks.
Data is available in real time, meaning that you can access your accounts from any location, on any device which has internet access. Being a Xero Gold Partner, we’re proud advocates for the small business accounting software and our team of experts can help you to switch.
As our team have extensive experience in the software, we’ll train you, so you don’t have to worry about navigating it on your own.
For smaller businesses with fewer than 500 employees it simply doesn’t make sense to employ a payroll team. By outsourcing to our payroll service, we ensure your team are paid accurately and on time, giving you peace of mind and keeping your employees satisfied.
VAT-registered businesses with a taxable turnover above the VAT threshold (£85,000) are now required to keep digital records and use software to submit their VAT returns.
If you are below the VAT threshold you can voluntarily join the Making Tax Digital service now.
VAT-registered businesses with a taxable turnover below £85,000 will be required to follow Making Tax digital rules for their first return starting on or after April 2022.
What our clients say
Don't just take our word for it
Prior to using Portt & Co we outsourced bookkeeping and production to another local firm but we found them to be both increasingly inefficient and increasingly inaccurate, they also lacked sufficient understanding of year end accounts production and basic taxation, particularly VAT. I am myself a Chartered Certified Accountant and I wanted a firm I could trust to prepare our books in a timely and accurate manner. Having Portt & Co manage the books and provide monthly management accounts saves me a lot of time and staff cost, it also means I have timely and accurate information about our financial performance which is a necessary and fundamental foundation for any successful and growing business.
The staff I deal with are very personable and I seem to deal with the same people which is lovely to not feel anonymous which you often do with a larger company. I like the personal connection I have with these guys. They are friendly, helpful and I have never waited any length of time for a response. When I met Portt & Co life became so much better for me. I felt like there was a two-way relationship and they cared about what was important to me. I have always appreciated their transparency as a company, and I feel part of their journey as a client of their company. This means a huge amount. I can't recommend them highly enough.
Portt & Co process our payroll and are always there to offer support/provide information when required. After ongoing issues with our previous provider we made the decision to change to Portt & Co (and have never looked back). The move to Portt & Co was a no brainer, they made the on boarding process seamless and were always on hand to help – I wish we’d moved over to them sooner! Fabulous service with a great team. I like the fact they take ownership of anything you raise with them and get back to you in a timely fashion! We would definitely recommend them, they feel like an extension of our team rather than an external provider.
As the charity was rapidly growing we needed to improve the financial controls and reporting and then management to ensure we were and remain a well-run and financially knowledgeable organisation. By working with Portt & Co, we achieve this and more. As they are the experts, we don’t have to waste valuable time distracted from our mission as we know they have got our back always.
Portt & Co assist us with our bookkeeping and accounts. They are on hand to help with many other things such as tax issues, financial software integrations and coming up with finance solutions. We were managing this internally before we were introduced to Portt & Co at the right time, as we were growing we needed more help and specialist advice. We’ve found it great working with Portt & Co and would recommend them to other businesses. The staff are lovely, and always on hand to help. During lockdown they’ve been great at jumping on calls to go through all in person, and make sure all angles are covered!
Having Matt as our finance director enables me to focus on the expansion of our business, knowing that a skilled and experienced professional is constantly monitoring our margins, KPIs, cashflow and financial controls. Matt and his team have introduced extremely efficient and well-thought-out processes to our financial systems, meaning we are able to use the most innovative technology for our financial reporting and forecasting.