Life Chance is a multi-award winning therapeutic education provider that specialises in working with young people and families who have experienced trauma in their lives. They are committed to transforming the life chances of the young people and families that they work with and in their wider communities. Griffin support the business by undertaking the annual statutory accounts preparation and providing ongoing tax planning advice to both the company and its directors.

“I have been really impressed since we appointed Griffin as our accountants in 2019. After meeting with a number of local accountants that specialise in Education, we have definitely appointed the right team for us, providing real expertise in both the education and corporate sectors. Misty and her team have delivered a quick response and solution focused approach, and what was very important for us was a family feel personal account service that was also good value for money. 

Life Chance has gone through a period of rapid staffing and financial growth, the team at Griffin have supported us throughout a major year of growth, and knowing we can rely on their help, advice and support to our finance officer and Executive Leadership team has been very reassuring.  ”

H Moon, Chief Operating Executive, Life Chance Education

Fixings and Fittings is a supplier of tools and consumables to the trade and public. The business operates a successful online business as well as an outlet on the Chard Business Park. Griffin support the business by completing the annual accounts and tax return, as well as providing tax planning advice and ad hoc support to the proprietor and their family.

“I’ve never worked with such pro-active and approachable accountants who are always so willing to help and offer advice. I can’t recommend them highly enough.”

P Champion, Proprietor, Fixings and Fittings

Bill Opticians are a well-respected chain of opticians with six branches across Devon. The firm prides itself on its excellent customer service and cutting edge equipment. Furthermore, it has recently branched out and opened the Medical Eye Clinic in partnership with Mr Roland Ling, a very well respected ophthalmic surgeon. Griffin attend quarterly meetings with the directors of Bill Opticians to discuss the business’ performance and future plans. Additionally, Griffin complete the year-end accounts and corporation tax return, as well as the director’s personal tax affairs.

“Bill Opticians would like to thank you for all your help and advice this year. The use of the Xero accounting system, our quarterly meetings and the proactive approach you have to looking at our business needs, have allowed us to plan for the future far more accurately than we have been able to do in the past. We look forward to working with you next year.”

J Bill, Director, Bill Opticians

Exeter Leukaemia Fund (ELF) is a well known local charity that supports people affected by blood cancer and blood disorders and their families. The charity provides support including, accommodation, transport, physiotherapy and counselling, as well as investing into research to help improve future treatments. Griffin undertake the charity’s annual audit and accounts preparation, as well as assisting with payroll and the charity’s transition to using the Xero accounting suite.

“Griffin really know how to address every aspect of charity accounts, offering a service that works alongside the organisation. Without their support and advice we wouldn’t have been able to develop internal processes to create huge efficiency savings.”

M Naylor, Chief Executive, Exeter Leukaemia Fund

The Conversation Space is a London based coaching company that can count well-known names such as Santander and Swarovski among their clients. Headed by Emily Cosgrove and Sara Hope, the company has a glowing reputation for its coaching and leadership work. Griffin compiles the annual accounts and corporation tax for the business, provide bookkeeping support via Xero and hold a monthly management accounts call over Skype.

“Griffin are a breath of fresh air providing a comprehensive, super responsive and straight forward service. We are a London based business and, having only met virtually, Griffin have successfully managed to create and maintain a pro-active and trusted relationship where we are always very well informed.”

E Cosgrove, Director, The Conversation Space

Jazz Hands is a Community Interest Company, which runs The Palace Theatre in Paignton. This small and friendly South Devon theatre and arts venue has a 368-seat auditorium, café-bar and Arena arts space. The theatre works closely with Bijou theatre Productions, Doorstep Arts, Paignton Pantomime Productions and a wide range of touring companies to offer a full and exciting programme for South Devon residents and visitors.

Griffin provides Jazz Hands C.I.C.  with a full range of bookkeeping and accountancy services.

“ As a newly formed Community Interest Company, Jazz Hands CIC have been working with Griffin Accountancy since April 2018. We were looking for a progressive accountant who had experience of the Theatre and Performing Arts sector. The introduction to Xero accounting, the excellent working relationship with our appointed accounts assistant Ryan Bunn and the overall service support to our business has underpinned the success of our first year in theatre management.

Griffin Accountants delivered our first year financial statement of accounts in impressively short time and we are now working with them as we expand the management of the theatre into our second year”

C Spencer Halsey, Director, Jazz Hands C.I.C.

ISCA Forwarding Limited is a well established Exeter business, based on the airport industrial estate. The company, now approaching its 40th year of trading provides worldwide logistics and shipping services and offers a specialist service for fine art. Griffin support the business by undertaking the annual statutory accounts preparation and providing ongoing tax planning advice to both the company and its directors.

“I have been using Griffin for about 1 year and during that time they have sorted and streamlined my accounts, helped train my staff and advised me on tax planning and future strategies. Really impressed.”

J Evans, Director, ISCA Forwarding Limited