Category Archives: Startups

Workshops & Seminars at the Introbiz Business Expo in Cardiff on 9th of November….

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Last chance to join Introbiz and Exhibit at the Business Showcase Business Expo in Bristol, South West England next Wednesday

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Stocktaking & Accountancy services for pubs, clubs and other licensed venues in the South West

“We would be more than happy to support you in bringing 25 years of licensed trade experience to your business.”

Pub Hub have made the stocktaking & accounts process for Licensed Venues extremely simple! 

As a Pub Hub client you will be given online access to your accounts, enabling you to print reports, estimate your VAT liabilities and upload your purchase invoices and receipts direct to the system. 

This is cutting edge accounting providing you with real-time accounts information. 

To this end, I am pleased to provide an outline of our monthly support services:

Stocktaking Services for the Licensed Trade

• Monthly stock takes including report and onsite guidance

Accountancy Services for the Licensed Trade

• Monthly profit and loss statements – split by sales category (wet, dry, machine, etc.)
• Quarterly VAT returns
• Monthly payslips and employer summary
• Yearly accounts
• Corporation tax returns (if Limited Co)
• Annual Self-Assessment returns

HR Services for the Licensed Trade

• Employment contracts and offer letters
• TUPE advice and guidance
• Regular employment legislation updates and guidance on compliance
• Staff handbook containing up to date policies and procedures
• On-going advice and guidance in managing employee-related issues

For new business ventures, we can also assist in the start-up process:

• Company registration
• Incorporation
• VAT registration
• HMRC Online Filing set up
• PAYE registration

Our monthly fee is just £225+VAT per month (quoting MA Consultancy).


From employment templates to payroll, we can assist you in every step of the lifecycle of an employee. Ask us to do your payroll and we will provide you with everything you need to get you started. Alternatively, if you already use a payroll provider, we will liaise with them to ensure a seamless handover.
We will send you a template with your staff records on, meaning that you simply update just before sending to us to produce weekly or monthly payslips, an employer payroll analysis and a P32 (showing how much you will need to pay the HMRC).
Our software is fully RTI compliant and therefore provides regular updates to the HMRC. We will also complete your year-end process at the end of each tax year.
We charge £2.50 per pay slip. Nothing more. That’s it. All included.
Have you received your pension staging date? Our system will provide your employees with compliance letters, processing and reporting meaning you need not worry. 

New client procedure:

Call us to discuss and we will email you out our sign up forms to assist us in setting up your business on to our systems and to register for services such as Payroll and VAT where required.

  • Then a professional courtesy request is forwarded to any previous/existing accountant in order to obtain year to date figures (for businesses already trading).
  • We will complete a Money Laundering check which is a legal requirement in order to communicate with the HMRC on your behalf, we will need to send them an authorising your agent form. 
  • They will send you a code which you will need to forward to us
  • We will set up a direct debit for you to enable our payments to operate as efficiently as the service you will receive
  • A new client welcome pack will be sent to you which includes mailing bags to send your paperwork to us

Areas covered for the Stocktaking, Accountancy and HR services:

We cover all of the South West of England including Herefordshire, Gloucestershire, Wiltshire, Avon, Bristol, Somerset, Devon etc.

If you want to get set up or you have any questions please contact the Pub Hub (mentioning MA Consultancy).


Marsha Ward, Managing Director, The Pub Hub on:

p: 0330 122 4972 e:

a: Britannia House, Caerphilly Business Park, Van Road, Caerphilly CF83 3GG

Page posted “by Mike Armstrong” from Cardiff Marketing Company MA Consultancy – If you have something to promote please call: 07517 024979.

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South West Business Startups News – Bristol Startups up by 40%


UK Business Start-Ups Grow by 28% in a Year including startup growth in Bristol of 40%.
This growth was fueled by the regions with the slowest growth in London.

The number of new business start-ups has grown by 28% across the UK over the past year, according to an analysis of Companies House data by Instant Offices.   

The increase in start-up businesses across the UK has been driven by the regional cities with Nottingham showing the highest concentration of new business registrations; 68% more companies were started in 2014/5 compared to the previous financial year in the city.   


London experienced some of the smallest proportional growth across the UK at just 21% but which, in totality, still demonstrates a significant increase in new start-ups.  

The increase in new companies appears to be particularly strong in the Midlands and North; cities in these areas increased proportionately faster than their southern counterparts, including the Capital. 

However Key areas for growth include Bristol, which grew by 40% and Birmingham which grew by 39%. 
In the Welsh capital, Cardiff the growth was 29%.

Tim Rodber, CEO of Instant Offices says: “Demand for office space has been very strong in the regions for the past year but the aggressive growth of starts up in particular shows, in our view, a shift in the balance of the workforce and the way they are working.   

“The UK’s contingent workforce – those freelancers, consultants, and one-man companies – are acting as sources of growth and innovation across the country and this is symbolized by the increased demand for flexible office space. 

We can track this by the increase in demand for one to two desk requirements in offices across the country. Nottingham, for example, saw a 37 per cent increase in new office enquiries from 2014 to 2015, obviously driven by these increases in start-ups.” 

“Start-up growth and demand for offices has been driven by London since 2010 but now the balance has shifted to the regions where, perhaps, renewed confidence in the economy is seeing growth in entrepreneurialism. I should be clear that London is, of course, the largest market for such growth, but the demand in smaller markets is remarkable and this is symbolized by growth in Nottingham, Leicester and ond similar sized cities.”

Startups growth for major cities including Bristol

  • City Leaders 
  • % Increase / Decrease in Registrations
  • Number of Startups this year
  • Nottingham
  • 68%
  • 21676
  • Bristol
  • 40%
  • 21753 
  • Birmingham
  • 39%
  • 168440
  • Newcastle Upon Tyne
  • 37%
  • 15734
  • Manchester 
  • 37%
  • 67,102
  • Coventry
  • 36%
  • 18785
  • Liverpool
  • 35%
  • 77246 
  • Edinburgh
  • 33%
  • 20410 
  • Leicester
  • 32%
  • 18260
  • Belfast
  • 32%
  • 17673 
  • Brighton
  • 30%
  • 22345 
  • Cardiff
  • 29%
  • 16423 
  • Leeds
  • 33%
  • 18018
  • Glasgow
  • 30%
  • 49257 
  • London
  • 21%
  • 593562

Instant has highlighted several sectors with key growth data. These are all available as heat maps to illustrate where these businesses are opening across the Capital.

About Companies House

Companies House is a Government organisation with which all limited companies need to register by law.

About the Instant Group

The Instant Group has been delivering innovative property solutions since 1999, redefining the property sector by putting our clients and their business strategy at the heart of everything we do. 

Our team of experts find, create and manage workspaces that help clients grow and thrive, leveraging our global network to procure the perfect serviced offices and to develop and deliver bespoke workspaces in a unique way. 

Every year The Instant Group sources flexible property solutions for over 7,000 businesses through our dedicated serviced office broking company, Instant Offices. 

With offices in London, Berlin, Dallas, New York and Sydney, The Instant Group employs more than 100 experts and has clients in 113 countries. 

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The South West business startups news post was written “By Mike Armstrong”