“I spoke with Louise and Paul and they just understood the challenges that people like me face and what we need.”
Q: What do you do and what do you like most about freelance work?
A: I work with organisations who want to understand their organisational culture. I either consult on that or run training on it. It comes out of what I did at uni – a research PhD in that area and then I became a consultant. I like the variety of the different organisations I work with, sometimes in different parts of the world.
Q: What led to you choosing Meades Contractors?
A: I attended a seminar in London quite a few years ago at which Louise Williamson gave a talk. It was the clearest, most useful talk on IR35 that I’d ever heard. In fact, all the talks given by Louise on any topic have been the clearest I’ve heard. Then, when I was looking to change accountants, Meades Contractors were a very clear choice. I spoke with Louise and Paul and they just understood the challenges that people like me face and what we need. They seemed to understand the world from a contractor’s perspective.
Q: What do you like about working with Meades Contractors?
A: They’re very quick to respond. They’re also very transparent and clear. With Meades, you have one person you contact and they make sure you get the information you need from the right person. It’s about you rather than them. It feels like you’re valued as a client. Also, they’re good value.
Q: How do you find the service?
A: Professional, prompt, personable.
Q: What are the main benefits for you of working with Meades Contractors?
A: They’re responsive and they don’t make you feel like you’re bothering them. You know how much the service is going to cost and you know what you’re getting for that – and it includes being able to ask them questions.
Q: What about the added value?
A: Sound and trustworthy advice. For example, on expenses, you could ask them: ‘does this count?’ And they’d say ‘yes it does’ or ‘no it doesn’t.’ So it’s very clear.