When running a company, it is critical to work with a competent and reliable accountant so you can wholeheartedly focus on your business endeavours. I have been thoroughly impressed with the professionalism of Ketan and the team at Merchant & Co., who have been a pleasure to work with from day one, and I would highly recommend their services to anyone wanting to start a new company, or switch from their previous accountant. Business owners cannot compromise on reliability where accounting is concerned. The attention to detail and quality of service Merchant & Co will provide to you as a customer is exemplary.
Managing Director, Publication Industry
I have been using the team at Merchant and Co., for more than several years now, and trust them with the accounting for my three companies. The team are incredibly diligent and thorough. One aspect I really appreciate is that they are always there with friendly advice, and their expertise always puts my mind at ease.
Ultimately, I enjoy the luxury of knowing they are not only efficient but have my best interests at heart.
CEO, Video/film Production
I have been a client of the Patel clan for many years now. They initially unwound my very complicated and messy tax affairs over a period of years. They have dealt with all aspects of my tax problems with patience and the utmost fairness, which may not have been my wish but which has given me complete confidence in their professionalism and competence. They have made a major contribution to the long-term stability and growth of my business. I commend their services unreservedly.
Proprietor, Dental Practitioner
Ketan and his superb team have been looking after my business and personal accountancy needs for 10 years. Over that time they have provided the highest standards of professional accounting, book keeping, company secretarial services, payroll and statutory returns. But more than this, they have become business mentors and personal friends. Money simply cannot buy this level of service.
Managing Director, Restauranteur
KE have been a client of Merchant & Co for a number of years. While we rely on their professionalism, advice and expertise during our annual audit, we have always found them friendly, approachable and helpful on a day to day basis throughout the year, whether our query relates to payroll, taxation or day to day financial issues.
Director, International Publications, Audit
Having used Ketan Patel and his team at Merchant & Co for many years, I can confidently state that they are a trustworthy and consistent accountancy firm. In the past they've made the extra effort to embrace IT changes put forward by us and they always make themselves available to answer any queries. A trusted firm that I would not hesitate recommending to anyone.
CEO, IT Technology Company
The work of Merchant & Co which we, and me in particular, have been very happy with. I am grateful for the support and quality of the advice you have given. We regard it as a measure of good governance practice. My recommendation will be that we seek to re-appoint your firm.
Finance Director, Audited Charity
Merchant’s name has been part of our family and school history since 1961. I would like to thank your team especially Peter who we have seen over 19 years. I am grateful for his colleagues’ application to the School’s audit.
I should like to thank you and your colleagues on behalf of the Governors for the very efficient way in which the rather onerous task of preparing accounts for 5 years was tackled. I was particularly impressed with your colleague’s determination to plough through hundreds of bank statements and her quick grasp of the annual cycle of events. Please pass our thanks to her.
Now the audit exercise is over I want to thank you on behalf of the charity’s Executive for your very considerable help over many months in enabling me to prepare for the audit. You spelled out the sequence very constructively for someone totally new to the issues involved. The straightforward software programme you provided was obviously designed for people like me.
Treasurer, small charity
Merchant & Co have carried out a considerable volume of work at our high school during the last 12 years, primarily independent examinations of our two unofficial designated funds.
Merchant & Co have carried out these examinations in an extremely professional manner, showing a good appreciation of the purpose of the two funds, identifying the necessary adjustments to the underlying records and preparing for the Governing Body reports in statutory format.
In addition Merchant & Co have acted as Responsible Officer since our school became an academy in October 2011. During the last 15 months Merchant & Co have carried out a ‘quasi’ internal audit function in order to give the Governors of the Trust assurance that the internal financial controls are sound. Again they have performed these duties in a professional and competent manner.
I have no hesitation in commending Merchant & Co to you.
Bursar, local academy
We are writing to formally thank you for all your help here when we needed it. At a difficult time you stepped in and sorted the finances out ready for the new bursar. Since then your efforts to recoup the Access to Work funding has known no bounds. Your success in obtaining this money for us has saved the day. We truly appreciate all you have done for us at FB.
I have found Ketan and the team at Merchant & Co extremely helpful and professional and courteous and I would highly recommend them to anyone requiring assistant with their finance.