“As an overall package, it’s excellent. It just takes away all the effort.”
Q: What do you do and what do you like most about contract work?
A: I’m a chartered electrical engineer and I’ve been a contractor for around 20 years. I work for large companies on projects around the UK and overseas. It’s the variety I enjoy really. I also like the independence and the flexibility on when and where I work.
Q: What led to you choosing Meades Contractors?
A: I’ve always been with Meades. When I first started, a friend and colleague recommended Brian Meades because of his flexible approach. The business has also evolved and grown as his son Paul took over and now it’s all taken care of with the FreeAgent software. This includes bank feeds so you have an instant view of things like your profit. I also use it for invoicing. The invoicing feature is good because you can invoice direct to the company you’re working with so you know it’s been received. It works very well – it’s a very good system.
Q: What do you like about working with them?
A: They’ve also very personable. Louise has looked after my account for many years and is very competent and explains things. As a package, it’s a good setup. They’ve taken over the responsibility of Company Secretary and doing returns with Companies House and other things that once upon a time you had to do yourself. Now, I just get an email saying it’s all done. I haven’t had any problems.
Q: How do you find the service?
A: They’re very efficient. I’m very happy with the relationship we’ve got.
Q: What are the main benefits for you of working with Meades Contractors?
A: For someone who’s got a small limited company like myself, the overall package I’m on, [the Silver service] means it’s all sorted out. It’s all so much easier – we can just get on with what we’re doing and they oversee the running of the company.
Q: What about the added value?
A: There hasn’t been any reason to look elsewhere. I’m very contented. The fees are reasonable, especially for what they offer. I consider it good value for money. As an overall package, it’s excellent. It just takes away all the effort.