Q&A with Matt McAuliffe of Nuwave Design Ltd

“I never did have to take anyone on for the bookkeeping”

Q: What led to you choosing Meades Group?

A: I’ve been in business since 2007 – I specialise in building websites for small to medium sized business. I knew of Meades Group because Paul did my father’s accounts.

Q: What do you like about working with them?

A: I like the fact that they’re always happy to answer the phone and talk about anything. I have an annual meeting with them and they’re always eager to help when I ask for advice. I tell them about my long-term plans and they always help me make my business work towards those.

The cloud accounting software [called Xero] has made my bookkeeping amazingly simple. Also, Stephanie is fabulous when I’ve forgotten which button to press, so the IT support is great too.

I pay my monthly fee and I know I’ve got all the support I need. I had a VAT audit and they dealt with it all.

Q: How do you find the service?

A: Basically, it’s brilliant – I only have a small business but I don’t feel like a burden ringing them. I reel from the thought of doing all the things that Meades do for me – what I like is that it’s all sorted.

Q: What are the main benefits for you of working with Meades Group?

A: I have a lot of trust in them and I can just let them get on with sorting my accounts in the way I want them. I was just about to take on someone to do my bookkeeping and then they introduced Xero. Now I manage my bank, invoices and client details all in one place and they have a running view of my business. I was blown away – it was so much easier to manage – and I never did have to take anyone on for the bookkeeping.

Q: What has it meant for your business?

A: Having the trust in them means I don’t have to waste time learning things that I don’t want to learn and that will distract me from what I do. I just get to do the exciting things like checking the balance. I can concentrate on running a successful business.

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