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Various rumours were swirling around Westminster in the days before Philip Hammond rose to deliver his first Budget – confirmed as the last time a major fiscal statement will be made in the spring.
The Chancellor, still scarcely nine months in the job, has a reputation as a cautious man and in advance many expected that much of today’s speech would be laying the ground for the Prime Minister to begin formal negotiations for the UK to leave the EU.
Working in partnership with Lamont Pridmore, Family Business Place, one of the UK’s leading networks of family businesses, has conducted its second major survey of family businesses with a view to gaining a better understanding of the issues family firms face and how they impact both the business and family members.
We are proud to sponsor this year’s Business Boost competition run through CN Group in association with fellow sponsors Bendles Solicitors.
The initiative encourages and supports the growth of local businesses. Winners are selected on their growth potential and receive a package of business support to help them reach their full potential.
Six winners will each receive £10,000 of advertising with the CN Group and we are offering a special package of additional prizes.
The UK’s decision to leave the EU has created significant uncertainty in the markets and amongst businesses.
We have created a dedicated five person Brexit team of specialists to help you prepare for the challenges of the new business environment ahead.
The Office for National Statistics’ (ONS) first quarter figures showed that GDP rose by just 0.2 per cent – 0.1 per cent less …
Almost half (47 per cent) of business leaders and budding entrepreneurs believe that having a clearly-defined business strategy …
Almost three-quarters of business managers think a Brexit deal that secures access to the single market would be the best outcome …
Lamont Pridmore have been retained by Cumbria Tourism for over 20 years, and during that period they have consistently provided high quality services for us. They understand our needs and those of the tourism industry, which means they have detailed knowledge of our work and of the work of our customers. I would highly recommend Lamont Pridmore and would especially highlight their value for money and personal service. People are looking to move away from larger firms to local ones and as a more local, independent organisation, Lamont Pridmore can provide better value for money. We know who to speak to for our different requirements, and the staff are always up to date with the latest advice and information. Cumbria Tourism gets a good service – the staff are very polite and always get back to us quickly if any issues are raised. The Lamont Pridmore workforce has always been stable and therefore we tend to know the same people for a number of years.
Stobbarts Ltd are a Sunday Times/Virgin Atlantic Fast Track 100 company. Our core business is in the nuclear industry which brings many challenges, not only in our day-to-day operation, but in our company structure which involves the formation of a number of joint venture arrangements. Lamont Pridmore has made a significant contribution to the way our company is set up and also integrates with other Nuclear Contractors under varying Joint Venture Arrangements, from full JV companies to contractual joint venture arrangements. Strategic advice provided by Lamont Pridmore has been instrumental in our recently securing a £60million contract on the Sellafield Nuclear Site. We also engage Lamont Pridmore to provide various other services, including taxation, audit work and financial services advice. In summary, we are very impressed as to the level of customer care and added value service provided by Lamont Pridmore and regularly recommend them to other businesses.
I’d worked with other accountants in the past, but with Chris Lamont it’s really personal – he actually understands the business and shows that he actually cares about it. He has helped us with tenders and with putting together promotional material to hand out to prospective clients.
He is also available in the evenings and at weekends if I need to get hold of him. He goes above and beyond what you would expect of an accountant and I would unreservedly recommend him to anyone. I think he’s the bee’s knees.
At Lamont Pridmore we regularly conduct client satisfaction surveys to ensure that our services continue to meet the high standards expected of our firm.
In September our clients rated our services 5 out of 5*.
*Based upon the question "On a level of 1-5 where 1 is poor and 5 is excellent how would you rate the overall level of service and communication you receive from Lamont Pridmore?"