Kirkpatrick & Hopes - Succession Planning Accountants

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We can help you build a better business

Based in Reading, our team of business advisers and specialist accountants work with business owners who are looking to take their business to the next level.

Our clients range from funded start-ups with an exciting product/service, to businesses with ambitious expansion plans and those looking to plan or implement their business succession.  Kirkpatrick and Hopes will proactively support your company and work with you to help you to achieve your personal and business goals.

Our clients are constantly telling us about the astonishing difference our skilled and caring approach has made to their business.

If you want to know more, please look through our services pages, or read some of fabulous success stories which demonstrate how we have helped business owners with shareholder restructuring, exit planning and succession services.

When you are ready to talk, please call us, so we can start the process of showing you how we can help you build the business you deserve.
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Succession planning

Our 4-stage ‘Income and Share Ownership Planning’ process helps you pass your business on to family members or employees in the most beneficial and tax-efficient way.


K&H produced a detailed three-year plan and restructured the shares so I could pass the business down in exactly the way I wanted.

K&H produced a plan to pass ownership across but keeping the full value of the business in the family in a way that allowed me to benefit from Entrepreneur’s Relief.

K&H produced a detailed plan, working closely with our solicitors, which enabled us to move the LLP business into a limited company and so allow us to create share options for the management team.

K&H produced a ten-year retirement plan for me that tidied up the group structure, changed the shareholding and set up share options for three new senior managers.

K&H produced a share restructuring and dividend remuneration plan that could save us about £60,000 a year, and a succession plan to allow ownership to pass across in a controlled and tax-efficient way.

We expect to save tax of about £200k over the next 5 years and improve cash flow considerably as a result of the advice from Kirkpatrick and Hopes.

K&H has successfully engaged with management to implement a series of corporate changes and identified savings of over £100k a year.

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Work on your business, not in it

Our aim is to help you do more of what you love and less of what you don’t. More of what you’re good at and less of what you’re not. We can help you work on your business to improve it rather than in your business.

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