This week the progress in setting up the new firm has felt good. It is three months since Richard Hovey and Associates Ltd was incorporated (on 18th October 2007) and it feels as if momentum is building. I am pleased to be spending more time with clients, and also to have competed some negotiations with suppliers that I started before Christmas.
I have been looking for a competitive and helpful supplier of Public Liability and Professional Indemnity Insurance, and I have found that through Towergate Professional Risks (they are brokers; my policy is underwritten by Royal & Sun Alliance Insurance plc). Members of some professional institutions can benefit from corporate agreements.
I have been looking for a local accountant that I feel that I get on with, who understands what I am up to, and looks like giving a good service including forward-looking advice. It has been imporant to me that the firm is switched on about taxation, so a firm that comprises both Chartered Accountants and Chartered Tax Advisers is likely to be a good choice. I have decided to work with Chippenham firm Carter Dutton.