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Ramsay Clay – Boardview

Ramsay Clay – Boardview

Company Background

Established in the 1940’s, Ramsay Clay is a well known, family run painting and decorating business based in the centre of Huddersfield. The company employs a team of decorators who work on domestic, commercial and industrial projects.

The Problem

With a rather dated bookkeeping system in place and a lack of structure to the business, Ramsay Clay was in the doldrums, unable to measure performance, control finances or take the business forwards in any meaningful way. . Finding information involved sifting through onerous files and ledgers. Systems for budgeting and forward financial planning were limited.

The Solution

Balance supported Ramsay Clay in a number of ways. Firstly, they took time to listen to the partners and staff and to understand the business and its needs. The Boardview service Balance offered ensured Ramsay Clay had frequent opportunities to take a comprehensive look at all aspects of their business and develop plans for improvement. The team at Balance introduced Ramsay Clay to FreeAgent cloud based accountancy software which revolutionised their approach to bookkeeping and made it a simpler – and enjoyable – task.

The Journey

 Since Ramsay Clay started working with Balance, turnover has increased by 115% and net profit by an amazing 1,037%. At the same time cash flow has improved significantly and the partners are now confident that the business will continue to develop and grow.

“Balance have been the single most important factor in rejuvenating our business and supporting us in getting our finances back on track. The staff at Balance are patient and supportive and offer a creative approach to managing our accounts. They don’t “do our accounts” – they work with us to develop our business. We’re excited about the future at Ramsay Clay and very pleased that we found Balance!”

Nathan Clay, Proprietor, Ramsay Clay.