Sandra Cox, company secretary
Word of mouth and reputation are invaluable in business. Consequently, when the previous chairman of Smethwick Maintenance Company wanted to appoint a new auditor, he complemented his policy of dealing with local companies with taking soundings from other people.
The result was a working relationship with JW Hinks that has stood the test of time. Over the last 15 years, the accountants have taken care of the audit, advised on tax matters and carried out some tax work for the chairman regarding form P11D.
After the chairman passed away, JW Hinks assisted greatly with his will, including quite a large tax issue faced by the new chairman, his nephew. The firm also advised on shares purchases when two people were left shares in the will.
“While other audit teams I have worked with have been aloof,” explains Sandra Cox, Smethwick Maintenance Company’s company secretary, “the team at JW Hinks is very friendly and easily accessible. They are efficient, carry out the work very quickly and never make me feel stupid.
“As we are very happy with the service provided, I have already recommended JW Hinks to another business. I have found them to be thorough, reputable and very friendly – all you want from an advisor.
“Furthermore, I know they keep up to date with changes in legislation.”