Starting up a new business is a really exciting time. But it can also be stressful: there are so many things to consider and often many uncertainties.

We were there not so long ago when we formed Ripe! But we were fortunate to have the experience of helping so many businesses starting up in our 20 years (or more!) in the profession and so we were able to practice what we preached.

If you’re just starting up we’d love to meet you. Come and see us for a free consultation to have a chat about your plans and ambitions as well as any issues you’re facing. Our approach is always to have a full understanding of your goals and your requirements so that we can give you the best advice.

And – because we know how tight your budget when you’re just starting out – we offer special discounted rates for start up businesses.

Give us a call on  020 8238 8730 or drop us a note here. We’d love to hear more about your business and your plans for the future…

In startup mode? Why not download these helpful guides:

  • “Starting up in business”
  • “Can I really make a go of it?”
  • “10 steps”
  • “Business Structure”
  • “Business Plans”
  • “Raising Finance”
  • “Sources of Finance”
  • “Insuring your Business”

And, once you’re up and running we can help you with the following business services which include:

  • Bookkeeping
  • Payroll
  • VAT
  • Management Accounts
  • Year end Accounts
  • Tax returns
  • Tax planning

We’d like to become your trusted advisors. And we want to be with you all the way and guide you  through the journey from startup, through to exit and beyond by forming  a mutually rewarding relationship.



For more information on business start-up’s you may want to review the following websites. This is aimed at SMEs. It has a clear and simple design and combines news with practical advice. There’s plenty of practical advice in a no-nonsense style. An independent organisation aiming to foster success in young people to start and develop their own businesses. Also hosts a national competition for start-ups to accelerate young business ideas. Free advice for 16 to 30 year olds A comprehensive website dedicated to new businesses. Provides the latest information on how Shell Livewire assists people aged 16-30 who are looking to start their own business Offers a simple 4-step grant search service. It has comprehensive, up-to-date information on business grants currently available in only a few seconds. It contains regional information on around 5,000 capital grants Practical advice for business (managed by the DTI).