Jessica ChaiJessica Chai
09:05 31 Mar 22
I have been working with Optimal Compliance for years and they consistently give a friendly, agile and world-class service. I have had the pleasure of working with Ben, Natalia, Lauren, Tom and Andrada so far and only have good things to say.The two things I love most about working with OC is:1. Getting the benefit of their accounting innovation and software they have developed to streamline processes such as payroll (PayCircle), R&D tax claims (NovelApp).2. Their genuine desire to empower people in businesses, rather than using "accounting speak", they educate their clients on what is possible, using language that "non-accountants" can understand.
Sophie RogersSophie Rogers
10:04 25 Nov 21
Since we started working with OC in 2019 we have found them to be extremely friendly, professional and they are always on the end of the phone for any questions we have. Lauren and Ben have been fantastic and ive not had a single issue which they have not been able to help with. The paycircle system is easy to use, quick and perfect for the job. I would highly recommend them to anyone who is interested in starting an LLP. I wouldn't trust anyone else.
Mike JosefMike Josef
15:21 02 Dec 19
I can not recommend this team of skilled financial advisors / tax consultants more! I have been client of Optimal Compliance since December 2012. We have worked together too greatly improve the cash flow of my businesses and personal finances during the numerous and varied transitions. Without the help of the skilled team I would not have been able to accomplish what I have to date or kept my businesses intact.
Helen BryantHelen Bryant
13:29 20 Nov 19
I was one of OC's first clients and although I'm now with an accountant, which suits my limited requirements, they have always been there for me. No query or dilemma has ever been too small. David has exceptional, in-depth knowledge of all things financial and the company as a whole really care about finding the best way forward for a business. They're a business with real heart. Helen Bryant, founder/director.
Judith HutchinsonJudith Hutchinson
08:28 19 Nov 19
The team are just fabulous, so helpful whenever you need them and provide the best advice and guidance.I have been with them for 9 years and I wouldn’t go anywhere else.Superb!!
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Partnership Model

What is a partnership model? In short, a culture of cooperation wherein all members of the team are truly invested in the success of the business. We believe that all businesses should cultivate a ‘partnership ethos’. Find out what it means to have a partnership business structure and how it differs from a Limited company.

Investor reliefs

To encourage investment in UK businesses, the government has introduced generous tax relief schemes for investors. The conditions required to qualify for tax relief and the way in which it is given vary. Therefore, it’s best to speak to one of our specialists if you are interested but we have also prepared a short fact sheet with more details.


Research & development TAX RELIEF

If your business is developing new products, processes, materials or services then it is likely that you will be able to claim UK research and development (R&D) tax relief. R&D tax relief is a government scheme which rewards businesses that invest in innovation and are pushing scientific and technological boundaries.


With a group business structure, you are able to consolidate multiple entities under one ‘holding company’, thereby protecting your valuable business assets by separating trade and property ownership. This can be a great way of protecting your company from unexpected and possibly invalid bills and/or claims.

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tax relief

This relief was introduced to incentivise further investment to support creativity in the UK. To support the creative industry in creating more culturally relevant exhibitions, film, theatre productions, TV programmes and games, the UK tax system has creative sector tax reliefs. For each creative sector, the conditions required to qualify to vary.

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At Optimal Compliance, we support businesses and innovation. We help businesses plan their structures smartly and painlessly. How does it look? We specialise in partnership models, group structures, and cash flow support such as EIS, SEIS and other investment reliefs as well as R&D tax relief. Get in touch with us to see what we can do for your business.

For most companies, growing bigger means working with bigger clients. For us, the opposite is true. We’ve handled the big clients. Now, we’re turning our attention to the small business market. Our goal is to level the playing field by helping SMEs benefit from the level of support normally available only to the largest businesses.

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Ben’s been here pretty much since the get-go and, as such, has been instrumental in growing the business into what it is today.
He’s passionate about, in his words, ‘helping people and businesses that are just constantly being taken advantage of’ by providing affordable advice and support with an eye to ‘levelling the playing field’.
Ben looks forward to the day when automation will, once and for all, fumigate the fear and confusion caused by oppressive bureaucracy and strongly believes that ‘technology holds the solutions to the problems we’re trying to solve’.
Furthermore, he can see that technology will, in time, provide the scalability required to help a theoretically limitless number of SMEs survive and thrive against the odds.
Ben doesn’t think much of government agencies and he doesn’t suffer fools; two points that aren’t always mutually exclusive.