The Uncommon Practice announces new accounting division

Marlon Armstrong and Heather Cheetham

Professional services provider, The Uncommon Practice, has announced new growth with the expansion of its offer to include an accounting division under the name of The Uncommon Accountants.

Currently, of the £60billion plus a year spent by SMEs on professional services, research shows that more than £12billion is wasted on unnecessary or bad advice. The Uncommon Practice business model seeks to change this through a full-service offering.

Steve Harvey, Founder of The Uncommon Practice, said: “As an owner-manager of an SME business myself, I’m constantly on the lookout for smart solutions that help SMEs grow their business quickly and effectively.

‘’In my experience, business owners want professional service partners to provide impartial advice and support, but all too often what they get is a siloed response.

“You can take any business problem to a lawyer – and I say this as a corporate lawyer myself – and they’ll tell you it’s a legal problem and start the clock straight away. But when you step back and look at the issue, there’s usually an entirely different, and often more effective combined solution.

‘’Our model set out to address this and change the way Professional Services operate, offering SME businesses a true partnership and support that can spot opportunities, drive growth, and deliver a positive, proven ROI. Launching the accountancy business makes that ambition into a reality.’’

The launch of the new divisions sees nine new colleagues joining the business, bringing with them experience in all areas of SME accountancy as well as specialist expertise in eCommerce and digital accounting services.

Marlon Armstrong and Heather Cheetham are founding Directors of The Uncommon Accountants.

Marlon explains: ‘’Steve and I share what you might call an uncommon frustration with the industry. Working with eCommerce entrepreneurs and digital businesses has given me a very different perspective and I wanted to use that to help all SME businesses adapt, grow, and thrive. So, when the opportunity arose to join Steve and build The Uncommon Accountants, we jumped on it.’’

Heather adds: “Having worked alongside Marlon for almost 14 years we could see the potential to drive accountancy services into the digital age.

“We’re excited about working collaboratively with colleagues from different fields and clients who can really benefit from the Uncommon integrated approach. And if we can shake the industry up a bit while we’re at it, all the better.”