Finance Awards 2018 12 Wealth & Finance International - 2018 Finance Awards The My Controller Harrow franchise was established in January 2017. Today, the firm works with a wide range of clients, ranging from start-ups through to established businesses. Businesses vary from sole traders, partnerships and limited companies. The sectors that the firm’s clients operate in also vary, and includes it consultants, bespoke fashion designers, martial arts schools, AV suppliers, security system suppliers, restaurants, public houses, care providers, fashion retailers, car dealers, recruitment consultants, fashion manufacturers, health care products and many more. Supporting such a vast array of clients, the firm has to work closely with them to ensure that they receive a tailored solution that meets their specific needs. Girish explains how this is achieved thanks to the firm’s bespoke approach to the provision of accountancy and tax services. “At My Controller Harrow, our primary aim is to help businesses become more profitable and retain more cash. Whilst our daily activities are ensuring that all our clients compliance activities are completed in a timely manner, we add value by helping businesses become better businesses. “This is achieved by conducting a thorough review of the business, looking at all aspects of the business, from how clients are secured, to how they source the goods and services to how they invoice clients. We look for areas that could be improved and make appropriate recommendations to clients. These recommendations are based on several years commercial experience working in large corporations. We aim to bring large business experience to the smaller businesses by the Finance Director function at a fraction of the cost.” This bespoke process starts from the moment the firm takes on a new client, as Girish is keen to showcase. “Four our firm, it is important to establish the client’s needs from the beginning. It is also important to be realistic in what can be delivered within the client’s budget. We listen to our clients and get an understanding of what support they require. We have a network of support within the My Controller brand that can be called upon when required. We recognise that every client is different, and what may be suitable for one client may be inappropriate for another. We therefore aim to provide a service that is appropriate for each individual client.” My Controller is an innovative and expanding accountancy and tax practice supporting a wide range of clients. Girish Shah talks us through the firm’s franchised practice in Harrow and how this has won an accolade in our prestigious 2018 Finance Awards. Best Business Development Accountancy Firm - Greater London G5 Business Consulting Limited T/A My Controller Harrow Being just a year old, the franchise is still a newcomer in the market, but Girish firmly believes that it has the potential to grow even further and support a wider range of clients. “Our business has grown from a client base of zero in January 2017 to over 70. We are still in our infancy and continue to grow our client base. In the past year, we have moved into our own office space in South Harrow to provide the capacity for future growth. We have invested in the new office space for the long-term success of the practice. “This expansion has been a vital part of our growth, as we are keen to provide a service that clients appreciate and value. We have set a goal to grow the practice by providing a service that clients appreciate and are then willing to recommend our service to their contacts.” Looking to the future, Girish foresees even greater success for My Controller Harrow, as the firm seeks to enhance its success by collaborating with its industry peers. “Building on our current success, here at My Controller Harrow we continue to grow and provide support to new businesses and established businesses. Our aim is to help our clients avoid being one of the statistics of failed businesses. “As part of this mission, we are building relationships with other accountancy firms and developing our own capabilities through this. Collaborating with other businesses is the way forward, whilst also developing our client base through providing a quality service.” Company: G5 Business Consulting Limited T/A My Controller Harrow Name: Girish Shah Address: 2 The Broadway, Northolt Road, South Harrow, Middlesex, HA2 0DL Telephone Number: 020 8429 5224 Web Address: G5 Business Consulting Limited T/A My Controller Harrow Nov18213