Client Quotes

Office: 01926 298829
Mobile: 07855275099
Email: julia@leaskas.co.uk

Here's what our clients have to say:

"When we started StopDigging Limited we always had the intention of outsourcing our accounting to free up our time to grow the business. We set out our needs with Leask Accountancy Solutions, and Julia Leask came across as knowledgeable, professional and trustworthy. Operating a cloud-based system (Xero) was ideal - we need to be predominately mobile and 80% of the business is Swedish owned, so access from anywhere was a necessity. Julia set up the system and operations and provides ongoing training and support.

Julia has often demonstrated a desire to go "above and beyond" on behalf of our business. Linking with the Chamber of Commerce, potential funding opportunities and giving guidance on suppliers through her network - printers and vehicle leasing partners, for example.

It is still early days for Stop Digging Limited, but it is clear that Julia shares our enthusiasm and desire to grow our company. I would not hesitate in recommending Julia Leask to other business proprietors. "

- Darryl Gregory, Director, Stop Digging
"5 Years ago Ark Farm was a hobby, sales soared each year. Despite our hard work profits were below our expectations. We needed sound financial advice (straight talking at times) to turn the business round. The aim was to be seen by potential investors as a genuine prospect. Via our Growth Voucher we asked Julia to review Ark Farm and make suggestions to plan for our success. We now have a better insight and understanding of current and forecasted finances, she provided us with a detailed report with a range of recommendations, (from basic processes to specific strategic changes). Her approach is patient and understanding, e.g.waiting for responses during our busiest months. We can recommend Julia to coach businesses to achieve their goals."

- Fraser Bairstow, Director, Ark Farm
"MPD Ltd is the commercial trading arm of NTC, specialising in management training. Owing to the complications involved in creating the structure of the MPD, the Board and I found Julia to be exemplary in her professional approach in coaching and assisting us. We continue to rely on her to the point of attending the MPD Board meetings where she presents and gives clear and concise guidance. MPD is still in the process of growing and her input has been significant to our success. Communication is very important to us and we have found Julia very quick to respond to queries and problems. She works very well with the whole team. I am pleased to fully recommend Julia Leask – a professional who plainly knows her business."

- Robert White, Chairman at Midlands Training & Development Ltd
"I first met Julia and Leask Accountancy Solutions, at a local exhibition where we had a stand next to each other. Julia made an impression of being a very knowledgeable and approachable person, with knowledge of the further education sector. The following year due to an expansion and the setup of Midlands Professional Development Ltd, we needed to appoint an accountancy organisation. Julia was our first port of call. She has been very thorough and responsive throughout. We would have no hesitation in recommending her services. Alongside this Julia is also approved with Midlands Professional Development as a trainer to support the Chartered Management Institute finance units within the professional qualifications."

- Clare McKenzie, Associate Director at Midlands Training & Development Ltd
I met Julia at a networking affair and was very sceptical due to the confidentiality linked with money matters. All my concerns have now gone since we included Julia into our team, who has become very proactive on our behalf, we now get day to day information, advice and reminders of bill paying, also we pay as we go and that helps our cash flow. She has become a very important link in our team.

- Richard Sheerman, Director, ColourCraftCov Ltd
"Over the past 2 years Julia has been monitoring our Management Information. After she highlighted a down turn in our profits we decided to stop offering traditional printing which is very labour intensive with poor profit margins. The sale of the old printing press has boosted our cashflow enabling us to develop our digital print and T-shirt printing businesses. With this change in production a new digital printer was needed, Julia was instrumental in providing the comprehensive Management Information to support the required financing. Julia has often questioned our expenditure and challenged our usual way of working. As we do not need the large premises that we use we are in the process of selling it to move to a smaller unit. This will reduce our monthly outgoings and also enable us to relocate to an area where we will have more walk in business. Julia has regularly introduced us to local advisers, e.g. Phil Peak from the Coventry the Clearing House. After meeting up with Richard Warren from the Chamber of Commerce we have obtained a Marketing Growth Voucher and are currently working on our strategic business plan. Additionally, after finding out about the Coventry and Warwickshire Incubation Programme we have accessed some free training to further develop our social media and digital marketing skills. In short, Julia has not only provided the essential all round accounting knowledge and experience that we needed but she has also been able to apply her commercial acumen to our specific needs. I would have no hesitation in recommending her to other businesses. "

- Chris Pearson, Director, ColourCraftCov Ltd
"Top qualities: Expert, Good Value, On Time. Julia did an excellent job in a short time frame."

- John Booth MBCS, Carbon3IT Ltd
"Top qualities: Personable, Expert, High Integrity. Julia is entirely professional in her work, swift and efficient, timely in submissions and always goes the extra mile with her advice and assistance."

- Rachel Booth, Carbon3IT Ltd
"I have recently engaged Leask Accountancy solutions and my only regret is not doing this a long time ago. Julia has a highly professional and ethical attitude to her work and my business. She demonstrates a clear understanding of how businesses work which is more than just adding up figures or making the bank account balance. Julia uses the information from the figures to inform her suggestions in relation to growing a business, very refreshing. In the short time we have worked together Julia has made suggestions which go beyond accounting, supported me personally in understanding the accounts and responded confidently to any requests, queries or concerns I may have had about my business and my accounts. I would have no hesitation in recommending Leask Accountancy Solutions as a highly competent professional service."

- Miriam Bannon, All About People Ltd
"Julia of Leask Accountancy Solutions has provided invaluable advice and guidance as to how to structure our business and help in identifying our profitable products and services. By following her advice we have also been able to reduce our tax liability for the previous tax year. All in all great support and understanding of our niche business."

- Damien Isaak, PetsGo
"Top qualities: Great Results, Expert, High Integrity. Julia goes beyond what you would expect from an accountant. She brought all of her previous and extensive corporate experience to help me think about how to structure my accounts in a way that enables me to think strategically about my business and financial performance. In addition, Julia's attention to detail ensures that nothing is missed and her integrity is second to none. As a result of the work Julia has done, I have complete confidence in my financial compliance."

- Jude Jennison, Leaders by Nature Ltd.
"Julia has been for me since setting up my own business a mine of information. Totally reliable and always at the end of the telephone to answer any queries I have had. Extremely supportive of me and my business and has introduced me to some amazing people that I am now working with."

- Jo Crick, Crick's Homemade Preserves