Earlier this week, Mark Harvey took a telephone call from a potential new client who we’ll call ‘Dominic’ who wanted to start their new company.
Mark Harvey said
I received a phone call this morning from a potential new client – Dominic. He enquired whether Fuller Spurling could help with the formation of limited companies and advise on everything going forwards for him and his business as an IT consultant, including the dreaded IR35.
I said that we were very able to help form the company and advise on everything he would need to know and that he was typical of many clients that we have acted for over the years. I told him the company could be formed and be in existence within two days.
Dominic was pleased with what he heard and said that we were the second firm he had approached. The first had said that they would form the company but nothing had happened and he hadn’t heard from them in eleven days. He was beginning to worry as he needed the company to be up and running ready for a new contract that was about to start shortly.
Dominic instructed me to act for him. So we quickly carried out our identity checks under money laundering regulations, by using an on line facility that we have.
So there and then, on the phone, rather than wait for a meeting, we discussed the details surrounding the formation including the company name and availability at Companies House, registered office, directors and shareholders, personal addresses and service addresses.
The company has now been formed since that phone call and the certificate of incorporation and Memorandum and Articles of Association have been forwarded to him this afternoon. This was much quicker than the two days I had suggested as a maximum time frame.
We will meet next week to expand further on topics discussed briefly on the phone, including record keeping, review of his contract under IR35, deciding on tax planning of salaries and dividends, and best of all joining the VAT Flat Rate Scheme – the savings for which will far exceed our fees each and every year.
Dominic is of course very happy with the service Fuller Spurling have provided and has just emailed in response to receiving the formation documents to say
that was quick! Very many thanks for your assistance
This is a typical example of how Fuller-Spurling works with their clients to guide them through legislation and allow them to concentrate on what they do best – run their business.