Case Studies

How can we help you?

Here at PKB Accountants we work with businesses of all shapes and sizes. Whether you’re a one-man band, an SME, a large multinational or anything in between, we can provide accountancy services ranging from tax advice to payroll services in Berkshire.

The diverse range of relationships that we have with our clients means that we have built up great knowledge about the opportunities and challenges that businesses like yours face every day.

Please feel free to have a read of some of our case studies to find out how we have helped organisations like yours.

Investor buy-outs

Challenge: The shareholding directors of an established electronics company came to PKB Accountants looking for advice about how to develop a strategic approach for buying out a large investor.

Our solution: We assisted the company with raising the venture capital necessary for business expansion and securing a listing on the PLUS market.

Outcome: The company increased its pre-tax profits significantly whilst enabling the directors to achieve a better work-life balance.

Team development

Challenge: The management team of a professional consultancy wasn’t working together as well they could be and it was starting to have an impact on the business.

Our Solution: We ran team development sessions and put together a cohesive vision for the company.

Outcome: The team now has full buy-in and greater commitment from its employees.

Selling a business

Challenge: The directors and shareholders of an Internet company wanted to sell their business for the best possible price.

Our solution: We put the company through our ‘Fit for Sale’ programme. This carries out checks to ensure that companies will pass the buyers’ financial due diligence.

Outcome: The final sale price was £1.8 million higher than the initial offer they received.

Personal and management development

Challenge: The UK subsidiary of an international company had a new managing director who needed to be successfully integrated into the existing management team as well as the entire business.

Our solution: One of our personal development coaches assisted the new MD with developing his role and establishing a relationship with the management team.

Outcome: As well as helping the new MD to become a valued and appreciated member of the team, our approach helped management to develop more modern practices.

Reducing costs

Challenge: When the recession started to have an impact on the cash flow and profits of a consultancy company, management wanted to reduce their headcount so that they could cut costs and survive.

Our solution: We enabled the business to save money without the need for them to make any redundancies. We achieved this by doing a thorough assessment of the company and advising them to defer salary costs until the market recovered.

Outcome: The business has successfully recovered from the difficulties they faced during the recession and this was largely down to the fact that they maintained their experienced team. They are now profitable as they were able to take advantage of business opportunities that they couldn’t have undertaken if they had lost the capacity of their employees.


If you’re looking for accountants in Berkshire and want a firm that can offer so much more than just looking at your numbers, please feel free to contact PKB Accountants and we will be more than happy to help.