An accountancy firm launched just three years ago is celebrating continued growth after more than quadrupling its team, and its turnover.
Sempar, based in Newcastle under Lyme, has increased its turnover on average £180,000 year-on-year between 2016 and 2019, with the business appointing nine members of staff to support its growing client base. Set up in March 2016 by qualified and experienced accountant Steve Timmis, alongside Aludia Binos, the duo began building the brand with a real emphasis on customer service and client satisfaction, seeing them invest heavily in the organisation’s operations.
Steve Timmis, Managing Director of Sempar, explained: “The last three years have been an absolute whirlwind and while it’s not been without its challenges of course, I’m so proud of the brand and the ethical principles that we stand for.
“We’ve recruited some of the most forward-thinking people in the business and their diverse mix of knowledge, talent and skills has been integral to enhancing the service and value we bring to clients. Our entire ethos is centred around the needs of our clients and that’s why when we recruit, we’re looking for people who have a natural enthusiasm, and a can do, will do attitude.
“This combined enthusiasm and eagerness to always enhance our service offer has seen us invest heavily in our technology, systems and processes, including the introduction of cloud-based and real-time systems, as well as automation — allowing our team to cut out unnecessary admin and focus on what matters most to our clients.
“The systems we’ve integrated have also revolutionised the way we all work by increasing not only our own, but our clients’ efficiencies, enabling them to view their books and business performance in the most innovative ways and from anywhere in real-time. That, in turn, helps them to make really well-informed business decisions.”
Sempar has also seen three office moves within the Lymedale Business Park, with the team now occupying one of the biggest spaces in the centre. They have also set up a collaborative ‘video suite’ where staff can record end of year account client updates, host video conferencing and create podcasts.
The team has grown to 11, with three high-level reporting managers, a team of five senior staff, two administrative and one personal assistant.
“With our team’s joint experience, we’re also working with more businesses to provide high-level advice and guidance as part of their overarching commercial strategy, supported by the launch of our new migration and advice service to ensure clients are utilising the very best software and technology for their accounting needs.
“It’s a very busy time for us all and we’re hugely excited about seeing the positive impact these investments will have on our existing clients and prospects across the Midlands and beyond,” Steve concluded.