The hospitality industry is one of the most diverse, creative business sectors in the UK with many opportunities for growth. It also is one of the most challenging, with tightening consumer spending and rising costs impacting many businesses, notably the casual dining sector.

The sector also faces competition from disruptors, with many businesses increasingly looking to re-evaluate their business models. For example, the hotel sector has changed dramatically with the rise of virtual communities, Airbnb and online travel agents. 

How our team of hospitality accountants can help

We have considerable experience in the hospitality sector, working with a wide range of clients across the UK, from independent operators to national chains, from coffee shops to Michelin Star restaurants. With a deep understanding of the issues facing the sector, Alexander & Co have a specialist team of advisors to assist you.

Whether you are a startup looking to grow, an established business looking for investment to branch out or a national chain, we have the know-how to help your business flourish and provide you with a competitive edge.

Accountancy for the hospitality sector

Businesses in this sector that we can add real value and assist include: 

  • Pubs
  • Community clubs
  • Sporting clubs
  • Gaming venues

Services for the hospitality sector

We can assist you in your day-to-day accounting practices and can give advice on margins, tips and troncs as well as suggesting and implementing accounting systems.

We provide strategic advice on business growth and expansion as well as sourcing finance, including tax-efficient investment and business structures.

Our specialist tax department can advise on VAT, capital allowances and all areas of the company and personal taxation. 

We provide a full range of specialist accountancy, tax and business advisory services to clients in this sector. Frequently used services include:

  • Advising on business growth and financing of new developments/expansion
  • Annual Investment Allowances, to maximise tax relief available on capital expenditure
  • Business valuations
  • Capital Allowances
  • EIS & SEIS funding
  • Payroll outsourcing for the hospitality sector
  • Funding solutions, including financial forecasting and cashflow modelling
  • Group restructuring and remuneration planning
  • Outsourced financial management and payroll services
  • Retention planning

If you would like to learn more about the above areas, take a look at our news section. It’s regularly updated with the latest developments in the hospitality sector.

Tackling COVID-19 challenges in the hospitality sector

Of all the sectors affected by COVID-19, hospitality was among the worst-hit. Many businesses are still impacted. If you would like advice on future-proofing your business and building back more resiliently, simply get in touch with us

Whether your enquiry concerns a tax matter, or you are thinking about how business restructuring may help your business, we can advise. As growth business accountants, our expertise goes beyond tax matters alone. We have the experience to guide your business in the right direction.

Get in touch with our hospitality accountants

Working in the hospitality sector comes with a unique set of challenges. To overcome many of them, you’ll need a trusted and expert team of accountants. To talk through your options with us, give us a call on 0161 832 4841, email or fill out the contact form on this page and one of our experts will be in touch.

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