Emma Whitehouse, a mum-of-one is helping to nurture businesses through the pandemic as part of her new role at accountancy firm Barringtons.
Emma has joined Barringtons Chartered Accountants as a Senior Client Service Manager where she is the ‘face’ of free online workshops offering advice to support business owners through the economic crisis.
The weekly events on Tuesdays at 9.15 am focus on practical measures to help businesses to understand their financial data, plan for growth, retain customers and keep control of costs.
Barringtons are part of the ‘Accountants for Good’ network and I was attracted by the ethos of the company to go the extra mile for clients and do things a bit differently.
The workshops we run offer practical tips while helping businesses understand their financial results and the impact they have on their future growth. By understanding that data on a real time basis, we can help businesses to plan and forecast for the future.
Emma combines working at Barringtons with being a mum to two year-old Oliver. She was previously based at another local firm where she gained considerable experience in specialist work including due diligence, forecasting, tax planning, company restructures and business valuations.
At Barringtons we are working extremely hard to help businesses emerge from the chaos being created by the pandemic and recent headlines of the UK entering a recession.
The workshops aim to increase business resilience and the feedback has been amazing. It is so rewarding to show our efforts are also having a huge impact by linking our services to the local business community to providing help for the disadvantaged. For every client, contact or referrer that attends one of our workshops, we are giving a book to a child in Emergency Care in the UK.
Managing director, Philip Wood, said:
Barringtons is committed to working with clients in a new way as part of a world-wide group of Accountants for Good, dedicated to building a better future for everyone in line with the United Nations Global Goals. The COVID-19 crisis makes working towards these goals even more essential.
We began by staging monthly forecasting workshops and it was clear from the feedback they proved very helpful and there was a demand for more. The programme has now evolved into weekly workshops, all complimentary at the moment, and designed to help and support the local business communities.
Barringtons, based on Beam Heath Way in Nantwich, offers accountancy and taxation services to a wide range of local businesses.
To book a workshop date go to barringtons.co.uk/events