Tailored accountancy services
for small businesses

Based in Horley, Surrey, Baird Consulting provides award winning finance and accountancy services to small businesses and startups.

Baird Consulting, bespoke services for small businesses

We are a small independent company, offering a range of services to small businesses and start ups, including bookkeeping & accounts, outsourced services and business advice.

Whether you're just starting a business and are unsure of your needs, or an established business looking at your options, we provide a service tailored to your specific needs, and one which can grow as your business needs grow. This means that you'll never find yourself paying for services you don’t need, but you’ll also always have the advice and support you need available.

Bespoke Finance & Accountancy Services

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Tailored Bookkeeping and Accounts

Tailored Bookkeeping and Accounts

Our range of bookkeeping, accounts preparation and VAT, corporation tax & self-employed services will help you free up more time to get on with running your business, while the service being tailored to your exact needs means that you won’t be paying for features you don’t need.

Outsourced Services

Tailored Outsourced Services

Tailored Outsourced Services

Our outsourced services give you the option to take even more of the headache out of your business finances. Perhaps you’re looking to outsource the whole finance function of your business, or perhaps you have a bookkeeper but want some more advice. Either way, we’re here to help!

Business Advice

Tailored Business Advice & Support


Tailored Advice & Support for your Buisness

If you’re a start up, seeking advice on the best way to get off the ground, be that fundraising, or generally running a business, we can help and support you with bespoke advice. If you’re a more established business, we offer a strategic business review, and can still offer bespoke advice.

“Baird Consulting is not about selling you a pre-built package of services. We tailor a range of services around your specific needs. Whether you're just looking for advice on starting a business, or you're an established business looking at your options, please feel free to get in touch. We'd be very happy to discuss your accounting needs”

James Baird (Founder & Managing Director)

Latest Updates from our blog

Budget Update

We are sure that there will be more news coming over the next few days, and we will keep you updated on developments, however, key takeaways from today’s budget are: Furlough extended to the end of September. Employees will continue to receive 80% of their normal salary, however companies will have to contribute 10% in…

VAT reverse charge for CIS

The rather innocuous sounding “domestic reverse VAT charge for building and construction services” comes into force tomorrow (1st March 2021). If you are a VAT registered member of the CIS scheme, you may need to take action. Below are some basic guides for both contractors and subcontractors, but as with anything else, if you have…

Award Winning Accountants!

We are delighted to announce that Baird Consulting has won “Best Bespoke SME Accountant (South East England)” at SME News Magazine’s Finance Awards 2020.   Bespoke is at the heart of everything we do, whether that is bookkeeping and accounts, a full outsourced finance function, a finance director, a company secretary, or business advice and…

There’s Something About Start-ups

The FT reported in October 2017 that the number of UK start-ups had risen to a new record level. Forbes went on to say in a article in April 2018 that the number of UK tech start-ups increased 60% 2016 vs 2017. In hard figures, there were some 197,000 more businesses registered with Companies House…

The minefield of self-employed expenses

Originally taken from an industry forum, and shared with permission:   I thought it might be useful if I shared some of my experience as an ex HMRC compliance officer so here’s a list of useful things to take into account in relation to Self Assessment.   Turnover – It must include all of the…

Why Every Small Business Should Have an FD

A Finance Director (FD) or a Chief Financial Officer (CFO), will play a central role in shaping, implementing and executing the company’s strategy, that’s why no large company wouldn’t be without one. In a FTSE 100 company they will be the MD/CEO’s right hand man, combining financial and accounting skills with commercial and business acumen.…