Why use a local accountant?  

Our 20 year birthday party – SWANDAFEST
with our MD – Neil Sysum & Director – Liz Duggan.

SW&A are honoured to have served the community for 20 years and look forward to growing the relationships we’ve established with our valued clients of all shapes and sizes for many years to come. But how can our approach and experience help to support your business? We’ve collated five good reasons to answer the common question; “Why use a local accountant?”.


Peace of mind is crucial. You need to know your finances are in safe hands. Local firms come with a recommendation from like-minded businesses likewise, good local accountants have usually built up a strong reputation within the local business community. They understand that if they don’t provide anything less than a first class service, everyone will soon find out about it! 

Stay compliant 

Local accountants provide expert advice to organise your finances. This includes how to comply with financial rules and regulations, which in addition, will help you avoid unnecessary fines or penalties. We’re up to date with the latest news from HMRC so as soon as something changes, you’ll know about it. Resourceful teams can also cope with unexpected situations too, in particular, the response to the introduction of furlough pay at the start of the Covid pandemic in 2020 demonstrated.   

Personal service

Providing a more personalised, hand holding approach is a high priority for local accountants as it helps them to build long-lasting relationships and get to grips with your business goals. You’ll also benefit from direct, refreshingly jargon-free contact.

Local knowledge

With a local firm, you can expect invaluable local business knowledge. Using their understanding of trading conditions in your region, they’ll be able to help you grow your business.

Easy access

A major advantage of local accountants is that they are conveniently located and therefore easy to reach whenever you have a query or concern. You may wish to visit their premises for an update – rest assured the kettle will be on! If you need an accountant to accompany you to a business meeting? Being based on your doorstep is a real bonus. If problems do occur, you don’t have to worry about unanswered emails or going through to voicemail, which saves you valuable time and allows you to concentrate on the day to day running of your business. Based at Elgar Business Centre, in Hallow SW&A Accountants are well placed to serve the surrounding community and beyond.

If you want to find out more about the benefits of using a local accountant, contact SW&A’s friendly and knowledgeable team, here.

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