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Reporting Accounts - news and updates

Reporting Accounts - news and updates

By Adrian Lawrence

Updates from the team at the Business Intelligence leader Reporting Accounts, we bring you the latest news and updates from the UK's business community. We track the filed accounts covering more than 4.8 million UK companies and are rapidly buiding a free to use database of that data.

We are a great source of free data for marketing or monitor your competitors, suppliers and customers. Join the growing number of users using our service on a regular basis to protect and develop their businesses.
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Reporting Accounts Growing again

Reporting Accounts - news and updatesJan 29, 2022

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Reporting Accounts Growing again
Jan 29, 202202:60
National Living Wage increases from 1st April 2021
Apr 11, 202104:41
Cineworld to re-open cinemas in the USA and UK
Mar 23, 202103:05
National Grid announces £7.8 billion electricity deal
Mar 18, 202103:28
Recruit a Finance Director or CFO

Recruit a Finance Director or CFO

In today's episode our resident financial expert Adrian Lawrence talks about recruiting finance a finance director or CFO for your business.   FD Capital are a specialist FD recruitment business that cover London and the West Midlands areas, they offer a full range of services such as Part-Time Finance Directors, Interims and specialist areas such as Turnarounds and E-Commerce specialist FD's.  To learn more about their business visit their website at https://www.fdcapital.co.uk If you need to Recruit an FD reach out to them.

Reporting Accounts holds insights and information covering more than 4.8 million UK companies visit our website to find out more.  

Mar 18, 202103:31
Private Equity Finance Directors

Private Equity Finance Directors

In today's episode Adrian Lawrence our resident Financial expert talks about a new service launched by FD Capital, who are a specialist Finance Director and CFO recruitment business operating in London and the West Midlands.   They now offer specialist Private Equity FD's who can help create pitch decks and pitch them to private equity houses.

They now also offer Turnaround FD's who have experience of Business recovery and the turning around of loss making businesses back to profit, if you need either of these skill sets or indeed are interested in finding a new role in these areas then reach out to FD Capital for all of your recruitment needs.

To learn more about Reporting Accounts and how we hold information and insights into more than 4.8 million UK companies please visit our website for more details.

Mar 18, 202104:13
London and Birmingham Part Time Finance Directors

London and Birmingham Part Time Finance Directors

In today's episode from Reporting Accounts Adrian Lawrence our resident financial expert talks further about Part-Time Finance Directors, and how they can be a great resource to access particularly now following the pandemic when businesses need help to raise funds and restructure but are cautious of taking on significant costs.   We can recommend FD Capital who offer Part-Time Finance Directors in London and Part-Time Finance Directors in Birmingham.  It's possible to hire an experienced financial professional to work one day per week, and they bring with them a lot of knowledge, experience and contacts which can be invaluable to a business, plus enhanced credibility with banks and private equity houses.

To Learn more about Reporting Accounts and how we hold information and insights intom more than 4.8 million UK companies visit our website today.

Mar 12, 202104:02
Rolls Royce report brutal losses
Mar 11, 202103:50
Clarks shoes sells out to HK private equity fund
Mar 07, 202103:40
Portfolio CFO's saw their earnings drop in 2020

Portfolio CFO's saw their earnings drop in 2020

In today's episode Adrian Lawrence our in-house financial expert talks about CFO's (Chief Financial Officers) and how they have seen their earnings drop from between 2020 and 2019, which given the lockdowns and Brexit should be no surprise.   Our sister company FD Capital have recently entered the CFO Recruitment niche, and if you are a company based in London or the West Midlands and are looking for a Part Time CFO then we can recommend speaking to them as they are a reliable outfit which we have known for the last 3 years, and our CEO Adrian works as a CFO himself with them.

To learn more about FD Capital visit their website at https://www.fdcapital.co.uk and to find out more about Reporting Accounts we hold information and insights covering more than 4.8 million UK companies visit our website also.


Mar 06, 202104:08
The merits of using London Equity Release

The merits of using London Equity Release

In today's episode of Reporting Accounts podcast our resident Financial expert Adrian Lawrence talks about our partner company London Equity Release.  As their names suggests they are focussed on the London market but do take on work in the home counties and will consider any UK location if the property valuation is high enough.   The criteria are that you must be 55 or above and have at least £75,000 of Equity in your property.  These schemes have many advantages the biggest being that you remain rent free in your home for the rest of your life but gain access to the equity in the property which can be very significant if you lived your life in London.

To learn more about our service Reporting Accounts and how we hold information and insights into more than 4.8 million UK companies, please visit our website at https://www.reportingaccounts.com.



Mar 06, 202103:13
Portfolio FD Hints and Tips
Mar 06, 202106:17
Deliveroo planning £8billion London IPO
Mar 05, 202103:14
Part Time Finance Directors
Mar 03, 202103:30
Trustpilot planning London IPO
Mar 01, 202103:17
Pets at home buck the trend with positive news
Mar 01, 202102:44
Reporting Accounts adds new advanced search feature

Reporting Accounts adds new advanced search feature

In today's podcast Adrian Lawrence the CEO of Reporting Accounts talks about a newly added feature to the Reporting Accounts site, which allows users to performed advanced database searches.  Advanced Reporting Accounts search can be find here: https://www.reportingaccounts.com/advanced-search 

Using this new feature it is possible for example to query our 4.8 million UK company database by location and by sic code and then review all results that match your criteria.  If you are looking for free marketing information or to find new suppliers this is a great way to use our database. There are many other uses for this business intelligence data and we are working on adding a user area where these search results can be saved and downloaded in excel format.

We now have a sister site dedicated for podcasting check out castovers.

To learn more about Reporting Accounts and our exciting range of free and pay as you go features visit our website today.


Feb 24, 202104:03
Heathrow hopes to land business rates relief
Feb 24, 202102:39
Puregym Ltd loss running at £500K per day
Feb 23, 202102:39
UK Lockdown finally ending soon
Feb 22, 202103:47
John Lewis announces store closures
Feb 21, 202102:51
Move to online sales may be permanent
Feb 20, 202103:38
Moonpig reports busiest ever week
Feb 19, 202103:15
Barclays announces a bad debt provision of £2.1billion
Feb 18, 202103:25
Companies house suspends compulsory strike offs

Companies house suspends compulsory strike offs

In today's episode Adrian Lawrence our in-house financial expert talks about how Companies House, the UK's Government agency that deals with the filing of company accounts, has suspended its voluntary and compulsory strike off notices.   This is part of the wider Government pandemic initiative to help companies during this challenging time.

Often directors rely on postal reminders to keep their company records in order, and with the prolonged third lockdown in the UK, this is an increasing issue.  So by giving companies an extra month to catch up with their admin the initiative is helpful.

What companies house is saying it that "We’ll continue to publish first Gazette notices for voluntary strike  off applications to minimise the impact on those who have applied to  close their company - but we will not be publishing the second Gazette notice and striking companies off during this period. For companies on  the compulsory strike off path, we will not be publishing first and second Gazette notices.

Pausing our strike off processes will provide companies with more  time to update their records and help them avoid being struck off the  register. It’ll also protect creditors and other interested parties who  might have had difficulties in receiving notices or registering an  objection, or whose objections have not yet been processed."

So some positive news for those managing the company secretarial affairs of UK companies.

To learn more about Reporting Accounts and how we make use of the data from Companies House, visit our website at https://www.reportingaccounts.com where you will find information and insights into more than 4.8 milllion UK companies.



Feb 17, 202103:21
Virgin Wines IPO
Feb 16, 202103:17
Pound hits highs
Feb 16, 202103:54
Jaguar goes all electric
Feb 15, 202103:25
Auditing during the Covid Pandemic
Feb 14, 202104:07
Techpats an increasingly attractive option
Feb 13, 202103:15
Podcasting our experience so far at Reporting Accounts

Podcasting our experience so far at Reporting Accounts

In today's episode Adrian Lawrence talks about Reporting Account's experience of Podcasting.   As a company we are new to recording podcasts and started for the first time in January 2021.  Our experience has been very positive, and we are tracking the visitors to our site on a daily basis and noting a good number of visitors arrive after listening to one or more of our podcast episodes.

Some sites that we particular like and note in this Podcast include

Apple Podcasts - very well known for the itunes store and technology devices.

Google Podcasts - a huge name in Search, now pushing into the podcasting space.

Some of the sites that Adrian has noted in the Reporting Accounts podcast journey so far include Podchaser, Podomatic and podcasts.

What has been successful for Reporting Accounts is to record regular episodes, as each one attracts visitors and listeners in its own right, so having more episodes has led to more engagement.

To learn more about Reporting Accounts and our database of more than 4.8million UK companies, please visit our website at https://www.reportingaccounts.com


Feb 12, 202105:58
Spotify and home working
Feb 12, 202104:19
Brexit Exporters suffer nightmares
Feb 11, 202104:19
French Connection Receive two takeover approaches

French Connection Receive two takeover approaches

French Connection the UK fashion retailer LSE:FCCN has received two takeover bids, in this episode our resident financial expert Adrian Lawrence discusses this and the changing dynamics in the high street.

French Connection rejected a takeover in January 2020 as being too low, that bid was around 40p but since then the high street shopping channel in the UK has been very seriously impacted by the three pandemic lockdowns.  The share price has been bombed out as have other companies who operate in the retail, leisure or hospitality sectors.   Towards the end of last year 2020, their share price was trading around the 10p level.  Now following on from the speculation surrounding retail brands and the actual announcement on Friday of formal takeover approaches, their price has jumped to 25p.   

You can find out more about FCCN here : French Connection Group PLC / LSE:FCCN

There is plenty of speculation now about if a deal will now go through and if so at what price.  There is talk in the forums of a price range betwen 40 and 50p which if try would be great news for the shareholders of FCCN.

The company is owned 35% by its founder who is still CEO and 35% by Mike Ashleys Sports Direct company so no deal can happen without the agreement of at least one or both of those parties.  That said the company announced a year or so ago that it was open to a sale, so there is a good chance this will go through.  Boohoo completed their purchase of selected assets from the Arcadia group last week so there are similar deals being done in the market, and Boohoo itself is rumoured to be a potential third bidder, if so that would open the potential for a bidding war.

The UK retail sector has been changing for nearly 20 years as more and more retailers appreciate the potential of the internet as a sales channel, now following the pandemic the companies that have invested in their digitial solutions are being rewarded with strong sales, for example Next has hugely increased online sales and has been able to offset the closure of their high street stores via their website.  The companies without a web channel that is sufficiently developed are suffering.

To learn more about our service and to find information and insights into more than 4.8million UK companies visit our website at https://www.reportingaccounts.com/about-us


Feb 07, 202105:49
HMRC tax filing deadline extended
Feb 03, 202103:06
Moonpig celebrates their successful IPO
Feb 02, 202103:33
Hargreaves Lansdown
Feb 01, 202104:30
Lookers plc returns from suspension and jumps 83%
Jan 30, 202103:17
Doctor Martens floats on the London Stock Exchange
Jan 30, 202102:38
Reddit Day Traders send Gamestop shares through the roof

Reddit Day Traders send Gamestop shares through the roof

In today's podcast our resident financial expert Adrian Lawrence talks about Reddit Day traders and how they have sent the shares of Gamestop rocking upwards.  Reddit is a social media platform where members can chat and discuss a wide range of topics a sub group with Reddit known as Wallstreetbets has sprung up and is frequented by tens of thousands of amateur investors and day traders, they have been egging each other one to buy more and more share in a stock called Gamestop and the resulting stock squeeze has sent its share price through the roof.

Some of the threads point to a revenge aspect to this activity in that hedge funds shorted stocks during the 2008 financial crisis and in so doing left many small investors badly out of pocket.  Now they have targetted Gamestop where short sellers had a large open position, by driving the share price upwards they have forced many of these funds to close their positions, causing them large losses and compounding the shortage of stock.

Sadly this is likely to end with large losses for the small investors concerned as the share price has moved outside of the range which is realistic for a stock like this, so investors should be very wary of following the crowd.

There is even talk of an overspill into UK stocks such as Cineworld.

If nothing else its a great story, the small investor versus the large Wall street funds.

To learn more about Reporting Accounts and our database of more than 4.8 million UK companies please visit our website which can be found at https://www.reportingaccounts.com/about-us



Jan 28, 202103:28
News from Reporting Accounts Tuesday 26th January 2021
Jan 26, 202103:36
Reporting Accounts news from 25th January 2021
Jan 25, 202102:45
News from Reporting Accounts Sunday 24th January 2021
Jan 24, 202104:36
News from the Reporting Accounts team on Saturday 23rd January 2021
Jan 23, 202104:16
Reporting Accounts - News from the markets Tuesday 19th January 2021

Reporting Accounts - News from the markets Tuesday 19th January 2021

In today's podcast our resident financial professional Adrian Lawrence talks about the forthcoming floatation in the London stock market of Deliveroo, the company it is rumoured are preparing a £5billion April floatation.  Deliveroo is operated by Roofoods Ltd and is based in London.

They recently appointed Lord Simon Wolfson as chief executive and joins Claudia Arney their chairman who joined from Ocado towards the end of last year.

The company has seen huge expansion and covers 8000 towns and cities worldwide using a delivery network of 110,000 feelance delivery drivers.

The timing of their float is interesting as it will come after more than a year of disruptions to the UK economy due to Covid, whilst very damaging to the overall economy, home delivery is an area that has seen strong growth.   Their floatation is likely to be a success on the back of this but the UK and world economies are likely to begin a return to normal which means they are making the most of this opportunity.

Jan 19, 202102:41
Reporting Accounts news from Friday 15th January 2021
Jan 16, 202101:49
Reporting Accounts - Welcome to 2021

Reporting Accounts - Welcome to 2021

Reporting Accounts the leading UK Business Intelligence provider welcomes in 2021 albeit on the back of a very tough financial year that has seen UK companies really suffering from the Covid Pandemic.

In this podcast Adrian Lawrence the CEO of Reporting Accounts, talks about last year and some of the new products that the company will be bringing to market in 2021.  In this short podcast Adrian talks about how the UK economy has been badly impacted by the pandemic.

There are positive developments to report internally from Reporting Accounts, who launched a number of successful features in 2020, firstly a Google android App which can be dowloaded from the play store, then towards the end of the year an MS edge app has been launched which means MS Edge users can now access the great free database of UK Companies from a single click on the MS edge toolbar.  

The development team are also working on Safari and Firefox versions which all being well will be live early in quarter one of 2021.

Not withstanding the tough business climate the team at Reporting Accounts are experiencing strong growth, users and page views increased by 50% between October and December and early indications suggest rapid growth will continue during 2021.

We continue to refine and develop our offering so we can compete effectively in the growing UK market place for Free and Pay as you go business credit report information.

Jan 14, 202101:04