Who We Are
Hixsons are business advisors and accountants in Bournemouth. Most clients are small and medium sized businesses who come to us because they need someone to help their company to grow... that's what we do best and we can do it for you.
Of course we do the basics:
So that you are confident that the compliance issues are dealt with on time and on budget.
- Year end accounts
- Tax returns
But we are not number mongers – simply purveyors of technical information designed to make sense of legislation.
We are enablers which means that we ensure you
and we find out what you want and need so that any planning fits your objectives, both personal and business.
- have good reliable on time information,
- can interpret that information in ways that are meaningful to you
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We know that we have built something which is genuinely useful: almost any client who engages us as their advisers would be significantly better off than they were before. See our case study below.
Case Study - Select Resorts Group
Select Resorts Holidays offer holiday
accommodation in hotels, luxury villas
and apartments in numerous destinations
across Europe and the Caribbean.
Select Resorts Properties has
been advising clients for over 30
years on holiday homes for lifestyle and investment properties for income, covering many European countries and several continents.
Select Resorts Group is a family business with two generations working together. We have worked with the company for some years and have helped reignite their enthusiasm to take on new opportunities in order to stay ahead of their competitors. As is common with family business, the two generations had different objectives. The older generation needed to come up with a succession plan so that the younger generation would be in a position to take over the business in the future. This meant that the first generation had to let go of some day-to-day activities and attention to detail to empower the next generation. To manage the transition process we helped them to take a strategic view of the business and clarify roles and responsibilities so that there was no wasteful overlap and, most importantly, no gaps.
We worked with them to set up a process for structured, quarterly meetings with agendas that took a high level look at the business. They became more disciplined, leaving personalities at the door and became more accountable, having clear action points to move the business forward.
"We have found Hixsons input invaluable. As a family business, both generations want a successful and profitable business. Nick has been the catalyst, helping keep us on track, recognising our individual skills and respecting the benefits each of us can bring to the company."
A series of steps including a re-branding exercise resulted in a change in attitude and more productive management which created a sharper and more confident culture across the group.
By setting targets and changing their ways of working they have been able to accelerate the development of their product range. They have a better balanced project portfolio that results in a more effective sales pipeline. The team are more effective and engaged, resulting in faster growing sales and profits up by 20%.
Here's What They Said
"Nick is extremely helpful at board meetings, keeping us focused with clear objectives and we know we can rely on a speedy response when we need his professional opinion. Nick is able to see things from the outside but cares very much about the success of the business and family relationships within it. "
Select Resorts Group,
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