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25% Off First Year’s Fees at Balance

We love the sun here at Balance, and we are embracing it by offering a huge 25% off first your year’s fees if the temperature stays above 20 degrees for the rest of the week. All you have to do is retweet and follow Balance then tweet at us with the word #Sun. You will then be contacted to meet up for a chat.

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How can you work less, beat your competition and unlock greater profits in your business


That is the title of the latest Balance Business Bitesize which is now available on our website.

Fail to eliminate waste and you fail to maximise the profits in your business

In this edition of Business Bitesize and the supporting tools, you will, learn how the NHS, Toyota and a headteacher have transformed their work processes in order to save money, build team engagement and deliver a better than ever experience to their customers and their clients.

Develop “eyes for waste”. Manage the 7 wastes out of your business and you will become more competitive, reduce your costs and increase your profits.

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Supporting Tools

Fill your details into the pop up and you will receive a free copy of the Balance Business Bitesize.

How post it notes, flipchart paper, a couple of team meetings and a single question can change how your business operates…

How to follow step by step guide on identifying, classifying and addressing the waste that could be present at every level within your business

How addressing waste in any business at any level can bring nothing but benefits.

Going French at Balance Accountants

Here at Balance Accountants we are really gearing up for the Tour de France. As well as running a competition to win a weekend in Paris which you can read about here, we have now changed our name to Equilibre which, of course, is French for Balance.

As Managing Director Ashley Barrowclough says, “this is a once in a lifetime event for Holmfirth and we wanted to show our support for Le Tour but wanted to do something more unusual or unique to reflect our own culture. So we came up with the idea of changing our name to Equilibre from  now until the end of Le Tour. We will also be answering the telephone as “Bonjour, Equilibre” which is bound to cause some confusion for our clients but hopefully they will not put the phone down until they have realised that it is still us.”

This article was compiled by Austen Barrowclough, marketing assistant at Balance Accountants.

Sheffex Exhibition

Well, if that was the first “Sheffex” (The Sheffield Business Exhibition held at Ponds Forge) then all I can say from our point of view was that it was a roaring success!

We met some amazing business owners as well as dedicated, fantastic fund raisers for various charities.

Everyone was quite wary being the first event here but the display stands looked inviting and their  tins of biscuits, sweets, health bars, coffees, cocktails and our own award-winning  Balance cupcakes made approaching tables much easier.  Our own brilliant Balance team at the event, Ashley, Elizabeth, Rachel. Josh and myself did us more than proud and we are already looking forward to seeing our “new friends” next year!

A special mention and thank you to Yorkshire Air Ambulance as I won their “Business Card Drop” prize!   A cuddly, fluffy toy Air Ambulance helicopter for my son.  A perfect end to a great business networking day.

This article was compiled by Austen Barrowclough.

Meet The Balance Team at The Royal Armouries, Leeds!

We have just finalised plans for our visit to Buy Yorkshire at The Royal Armouries, Leeds next week. We’ve got more team members than ever before manning the stand this year so it’s a great opportunity to come along and meet us.

On Tuesday 13th May, we will have the following luscious lovelies ready and waiting to make your acquaintance:
Ashley Barrowclough (partner)
Carolyn Smith (office administrator)
Karen Ashton (client manager)
Austen Barrowclough (marketing assistant)
Claudia Walker (assistant administrator)
Chris Jackson (accountancy trainee)

On Wednesday 14th May, the following eager beavers will be ready to dazzle and delight you:
Malcolm Jacobs (senior manager)
Linda Jacobs (client manager)
Deborah Bradley (client manager)
Austen Barrowclough (marketing assistant)
Phillip Auckland (client manager)

If you are coming to Buy Yorkshire there’ll be plenty to do regardless, but please come by and introduce yourself to us. We’ll be on stand 146, which is right by the main refreshment area in the main hall. We’re bright yellow – you can’t miss us.

We’ll have great treats to give away and also have a very exciting competition underway to win a trip to Paris, which can only be entered by visiting us on our stand. So there’s an incentive to register as a delegate if you haven’t done so already. What are you waiting for? See you next week!

Compiled by Deborah Bradley, Client Manager at Balance Accountants.

Balance at Kirklees Business Conference

Wednesday 16th October is the date for the 2013 Kirklees Business Conference down at the John Smiths Stadium. The annual event consists of a full programme of business specific seminars, an exhibition involving 50+ businesses, a clinic where you can cure your business ailments together with unlimited networking for all involved.

More importantly, however, is the fact that Balance Accountants have a stand at the exhibition . We are easy to spot with our bright yellow branding so if you are attending the conference then please take the time to pop in and speak to our team.


On Tuesday 16th July Balance Accountants are starting a new Twitter campaign. The campaign is called #AskBalance, what the campaign aims to do is offer free support and advice to businesses regarding tax, accountancy, payroll, sage/free agent and many other aspects of business in 140 characters. To ask the Balance team a question simply add #AskBalance to the end of your tweet. The free service is open for 1 hour every Tuesday between 10 a.m. and 11 a.m.

So make sure you don’t miss out on this opportunity and get tweeting.

Follow us @makeitbalance

This article was compiled by Austen, marketing assistant at Balance Accountants.

New Additions To The Team At Balance

There have been several new staff arrivals at Balance Accountants in July. The latest addition to the team is Austen Barrowclough who joins us for a year long placement from the University of Huddersfield.

Austen is currently studying Sports Promotion and Marketing at the University but he has quite a chequered past having tried his hand at building, surveying, personal training as well as playing professional and international rugby league for Serbia.

Austen scoring a try against Russia

At Balance he will play an integral role in developing and implementing our  2013/14 marketing strategy and we are hoping that his knowledge of marketing will help bring a new dimension to the Balance Team.

This article was compiled by Ashley Barrowclough, partner at Balance Accountants.

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