Bolton-based, accountancy firm, Gorilla Accounting has continued to grow throughout the pandemic, while adapting its service to be delivered remotely. Continuing to support its clients, the business has been further cementing its reputation for excellent customer service.
With its headquarters in Bolton and with offices in Manchester and Merseyside, Gorilla Accounting works with a variety of local and national clients across a broad range of sectors.
Having grown to just under 50 staff members, the accountancy firm began in 2015 as a way to deliver technologically-driven accountancy services for the self-employed. Operations Manager at Gorilla Accounting, Richard Hepburn, comments on what they plan to do to help business owners and the self-employed across the UK when it comes to their accounting.
Operations Manager at Gorilla Accounting, Richard Hepburn, comments on the challenges of COVID-19 and what the film has done during the pandemic:
“As with all industries, the main factor that has affected the workforce has been COVID-19. As accountants, we have needed to adapt to the changing environment and different government support schemes that have been made available and may be applicable to our clients.
We have IT services and remote working capabilities that can support the accountant team with our current client base, and phone systems that work remotely too. The full accounting team has been available and working remotely during COVID-19.
During COVID-19, we have continued to support all of our clients as much as possible. We have advised, supported, and have made submissions on their behalf for the relevant support schemes, such as the Job Retention scheme.”
Throughout the pandemic, Gorilla Accounting has maintained high standards, offering local expertise to service-led individuals, such as contractors, freelancers and locums. In particular, they have seen a strong demand for their buy to let accountancy service – due to the stamp duty holiday, an increase in property purchases and more overall demand in this area.