FRANCIS & CO AFH LIMITED
Francis & Co. are chartered accountants based in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire. They are committed to supporting the Cheltenham business community, ensuring that their clients maintain high quality standards whilst also being affordable and approachable. Their founder has over 20 years of experience, and the whole team has experience working with local businesses in Cheltenham. Francis & Co. even offer free first meetings in order to ensure that they are very accessible for local businesses.
To grow as a small independant firm of chartered accountants and be able to provide good quality services to our ever increasing client base. We plan to invest in more marketing and internal processes to streamline day to day tasks.
With a team of highly skilled and experienced chartered accountants, we bring a wealth of expertise to the table. Our commitment to excellence is reflected in our comprehensive approach to financial management. From tax advice and payroll to business formation, we offer a suite of services designed to empower our clients. What sets us apart from our competitors is our unwavering dedication to staying ahead of industry trends and changes in regulations. When businesses choose Francis & Co., they are not just getting an accountant – they are gaining a strategic partner invested in their success.
Cheltenham is more than just a location for us; it's our community. We understand the pulse of the local business landscape and are passionate about contributing to its growth. As your local chartered accountants firm, we believe in the power of community-driven success. Francis & Co. is a business invested in its clients’ growth, integrity, and success. Our transparent and client-centric approach ensures that our clients are always in the loop, making informed decisions for their business. We don't just crunch numbers; we interpret them to provide strategic insights that drive success. Moreover, our competitive pricing structure makes premium financial services accessible to businesses of all sizes.
The director Warren Brynley Francis is providing a personal guarantee, which means should the business fail, and there are insufficient assets within the business to repay the loan, we can look to the guarantor(s) to repay any shortfall on repayment. There have been no CCJs for the business or director. This is a credit policy exception as the director’s equity is slightly below the credit policy requirements to cover a loan. The mitigants are that this company is well-established, with a substantial TNW and EBIDTA. The Equifax score and grade, on which we base our assessment of risk, are based on the June 2022 filed accounts. We have performed our credit assessment on recent financial information, including June 2023 management accounts, which were not available to Equifax. The management accounts show that the pre-tax profit was £292,059 and net equity was £175,484. The bank statements demonstrate reasonable affordability, and the accounts remain well in credit.
As the majority of lending to the business is at a fixed rate, they will not be immediately affected by interest rate increases. The directors do not expect to draw money from the business as all capital is vital for the growth of the business.
Where will the funds go?
"To grow as a small independant firm of chartered accountants and be able to provide good quality services to our ever increasing client base. We plan to invest in more marketing and internal processes to streamline day to day tasks."