Friend LLP are accountants and business advisors with offices in Birmingham and London.
We offer a full range of financial and strategic business advisory services including; audit, accountancy, UK and international tax, corporate finance, due diligence, corporate recovery, forensic and litigation support services.
Our clients range from owner-managed, entrepreneurial and private equity backed businesses to plcs, across a wide variety of sectors including manufacturing, distribution, retail, construction and technology. We are accustomed to working on cross-border issues as many of our clients operate both nationally in the UK and internationally in India, Western Europe and North America.
We are proud that we have worked with many of our clients for over 20 years. We are fortunate to have the level of expertise that is typically only found at very large firms and it's this expertise, combined with our commercial approach, which helps Friend LLP deliver a proactive and value-adding service to our clients. We have a strong reputation of advising corporates, financial institutions and intermediaries on transactions.
The Partners and staff at Friend LLP believe in the ability to offer quality advice and services to clients. Should you have a specific need, question or a general enquiry, please contact us. We will be pleased to explore ways in which Friend LLP may advise and assist.
Professional Associations & Certifications
- Chartered Accountants and Registered Auditors
- West Midlands and Greater London
|Address||Eleven Brindleyplace, 2 Brunswick Square|
|Phone Number||012 1633 2000|
Products & Services
Friend Partnership adopts an individually tailored audit approach for each of our clients, ensuring that all client specific circumstances are taken into consideration in setting the audit strategy.
We do not consider one tax in isolation or tax separately from the commercial and practical issues facing our clients. We examine all factors to ensure that our tax solutions are right for each of our clients. We have long term relationships with clients and we are constantly reviewing our planning solutions with them to ensure that they remain effective with changing personal and business circumstances.
We deal with routine tax compliance work right through to complex tax planning assignments which may cover many taxes and different tax jurisdictions.
Our tax team members work closely with other colleagues within Friend Partnership to ensure that our tax support is practical and commercial – the overarching aim is always to ensure that tax liabilities are minimised and deferred wherever possible.
VAT and SDLT
At Friend Partnership our tax team is experienced at identifying and addressing such issues. We work closely with our audit and assurance team to address VAT compliance issues they identify as part of their regular work with the corporate and business clients.
Corporate Recovery and Turnaround Solutions
Friend Partnership provides a wide variety of corporate recovery and turnaround services to companies, their management teams, shareholders and financial institutions. Our role can take many forms, from a hand holding exercise during difficult times to a comprehensive business review, restructuring and refinancing.
From Our Website
Friend Partnership was established in 1983 and has grown into a very well respected practice offering a full range of chartered accountancy, business advisory, corporate finance, and taxation advice and services. Our approach is proactive, supportive and discreet, making Friend Partnership the first choice for many entrepreneurial businesses and successful individuals. Friend Partnership clients are principally privately owned businesses, operating in a variety of sectors including technology, manufacturing, property and logistics.
Our forensic accounting experts have worked with businesses across the UK, covering numerous forms of disputes in many sectors of industry and the professions. We aim to help disputes be resolved quickly by providing independent, clear and cost-effective reports. Our service covers, amongst other things, financial investigations, partnership disputes, consequential loss, business and share valuations and matrimonial disputes. Friend Partnership has over 20 years' experience of assisting in litigation matters, supporting clients and other professionals in a wide variety of cases.
We work closely with our clients, helping them with support on a broad range of business-critical decisions, including financing and refinancing, cost reduction initiatives and major capital investments. The team at Friend Partnership brings a realistic, commercial perspective to the business planning process, working with our clients to challenge perceptions to develop a realistic understanding of the ongoing business. This helps our clients and their investors to understand the business better and to highlight the key investment drivers of the business - in turn generally helping to increase the value in the business.
At Friend Partnership we strongly believe that audit services should create value and make a real difference to a client's business. We maintain close contact with our clients throughout the year to ensure that we have a deep knowledge of their circumstances, performance and of the market in which they operate. Good quality audits can bring considerable commercial benefits, but only when a knowledgeable and insightful approach is adopted. We develop in-depth knowledge of each of our clients and we use the audit process to explore our clients' businesses and think about the potential issues they may face.
Friend Partnership offers a full range of corporate finance services, providing independent financial advice to corporates, institutional investors and individuals seeking to buy, sell or invest in businesses, raise new finance or improve existing funding structures. Our team consists of partners and directors with a wealth of experience and a proven track record of completing transactions across a wide range of sectors and cross-border. We have extensive experience within the manufacturing, technology, software, automotive, logistics and support services sectors.
Friend Partnership works with fast growth and entrepreneurial businesses to help raise finance for growth. From bank funding through to development capital, alternative finance and private equity, we can work with you to source the most appropriate finance for your enterprise. We work closely with our clients to understand their objectives and then to find the right source of finance. We provide support throughout the process and work on an ongoing basis to review and adjust the finance requirements as the business grows.