Category Archive: September 2016

  1. Gainsborough Business Awards 2016

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    The culmination of months of hard work was celebrated last night as over 150 guests attended the 7th Gainsborough Business Awards 2016 at the White Heather.

    As in previous years, Pete Harrison, Director at Wright Vigar, was delighted to be an integral member of the judging panel and he confirmed that it was a challenge to pick out the overall winners of each category as the standard of entries was once again top class!

    Business leaders from across the Lincolnshire area tucked in to a delicious 3 course meal and were enthralled by the guest speaker Jenny Dawson who in 2011 launched the food brand ‘Rubies in the Rubble’.  ‘Rubies in the Rubble’ makes delicious relishes and fruit compotes from fruit and vegetables that would otherwise be discarded, due to failed aesthetic criteria or supply and demand imbalances. Having had organic growth selling a range of chutney to Fortnum & Masons, Selfridges, Harvey Nichols, Waitrose, Ocado and independent, ‘Rubies in the Rubble’ has grown to be an award-winning sustainable food brand with its ethos setting it apart. 

    Melvyn Prior followed Jenny with the all important results from the judges – and Wright Vigar would like to congratulate the following award winners:-

    Best Customer Service Award 2016 – Jody Knight
    Outstanding Contribution to the Community 2016 – Scotter Ward Palliative Care Unit
    Best use of Innovation / Technology 2016 – A.M.P Rose Ltd
    Apprentice of the Year 2016 – Rachael Lukey from Andrew Jay & Co
    Business Person of the Year 2016 – Andrew Johnson of Lincs Electrical Wholesalers Limited
    Best New Business 2016 – DrumBEAT Marketing UK Ltd
    Small Business of the Year 2016 – Woldgrain Storage Ltd
    Business of the Year 2016 – A.M.P Rose Ltd

    Finally – congratulations to all the finalists – you are all winners!

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  2. Take control of your business the digital cloud way

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    When it comes to knowing how well their business is doing, most owners fall into one of four categories:

    • Those who are fully aware of what is going on in their business at all times.
    • Those who know what is going on, on a quarterly basis.
    • Those who only really know when their accountants speak to them after the year end.
    • Those who don’t know their tax liability until the day before payment is due.

    If you are one of the last three types of business owner but would rather be the first and take control of your business, then Wright Vigar are able to help you.  Our team are experienced with many cloud-based accounting solutions. Their role is to give your business more clarity whilst making data entry easier; save you time and help you to focus more on your business growth and achieving your goals, whatever they may be.

    In recent years we have seen how companies, partnerships and sole traders can all benefit from moving on to the cloud. Cloud-based accounting systems, when managed correctly, will give you and your business real-time financial information, which will help you to respond to business changes faster than ever before. Our team love to get stuck in with businesses and see where their strengths and weaknesses are and advise accordingly.

    Keep a track of business wherever you are
    Cloud accounting technology can be used in conjunction with dedicated smartphone and tablet apps, enabling those who have mobile teams to invoice customers on the go, or submit expense reports on the road. The software housed in the cloud can be accessed anywhere there is an internet connection. You can make sure everything is ticking along whilst you are out of the office, quickly and easily.

    With customisable multi-user access you can now collaborate with your team and advisors in ways that just haven’t been possible before. This is where we think the key advantages of the cloud come into play. An accountant can now log in and see your up-to-date accounts from their office, enabling us to stop being simply your year-end number crunchers and tax-bill providers, and start being your business advisors/partners, providing our services to you on key critical business decisions.

    Affordable and safe
    Cloud packages work on a convenient pay-monthly subscription basis which will help to manage your cash flow; they can also help to reduce your computing costs because all the normal costs like maintenance, upgrades and server failures are no longer your problem. They are all managed by your cloud accounting service provider, automatic back ups are done for you so you’ll never lose your data again. You won’t need to upgrade all your equipment as it’s based in the cloud, which means you can see and share with your team instant cash flow reports, budget variance analysis, debtor and creditor reports and much more with a click of a button.

    We believe we can help you grow your business into something spectacular by using these exciting new business tools, and we want to help you to achieve this. The team at Wright Vigar would love to hear from you so feel free to contact us for your first no fee, no commitment business consultation. Please contact one of our cloud solution team at your local office or call our head office on 01522 531341, or e-mail

  3. Business bitesize – September 2016

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    Welcome to Business Bitesize, Wright Vigar’s bi-monthly newsletter providing food for thought on general business matters.

    To download Business Bitesize ‘Dissolve difficult conversations’ click here

    Difficult conversations should never undermine the success of your business…. click here to find out more.wvigar-bbs-logo_1795564

    We hope you enjoy Business Bitesize. Please feel free to pass on this edition and the supporting tools to your colleagues or contacts. And if you would like printed copies just give the marketing team a call on 01522 531341 or email

  4. September 2016 Tax Tips & News

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    Welcome to September’s Tax Tips & News, our newsletter designed to bring you tax tips and news to keep you one step ahead of the taxman.

    If you need further assistance just let us know.

    Dividend Allowance

    CIOT examines new corporate offence proposals

    FB 2016 amendment on OTS appointments proposed

    EU consultation on ending VAT on eBooks

    Company Cars – Change in Advisory Fuel Rates from 1 September 2016

    September Questions and Answers

    Q. I have recently changed jobs and need to use my car to make business journeys. Will I have to pay tax on the mileage expenses my employer reimburses me for these trips?

    Q. When do I need to register for VAT?

    Q. How can I make a complaint about a recent HMRC PAYE compliance check at my business premises?

    September Key Tax Dates