Brightshire’s 2020 Summary

How is it December already? This year has absolutely flown by and somehow we’re looking towards 2021 already. This year has been a particularly difficult one for so many, from both a personal and business perspective, but we want to start the Brightshire 2020 Summary with a little reminder to you all:

After every storm, comes a rainbow

It might not seem it just yet, but things will get better. These tough and extra-ordinary times can bring out an inner strength in people that they didn’t even know they had – That’s where the magic happens.

Brightshire In a Year

We started the year off with a bang supporting the inaugural Cultivate Conference 2020. This event was like none-other and we feel so privileged to have been part of such a fantastic event where those working within farming and the agricultural community were able to come together, collaborate and shine. The speaker sessions were absolutely fantastic, bringing tangible thoughts from leaders outside of our sector.

No one could have foreseen coronavirus taking centre stage in March with lots of businesses having to close or work from home. Brightshire responded immediately with home working for the team whilst still supporting clients.  We’ve subsequently had multiple offices dotted around Nantwich and the surrounding areas! Due to the power of technology, our service has remained largely the same for many of our clients, but we have missed getting out on-farm and seeing our clients as much as we usually do!

In April, we celebrated our FIRST birthday!  Unfortunately, we weren’t able to celebrate in true Brightshire style, Amy and Lesley were still able to enjoy brightly coloured cakes to celebrate the occasion.  Meanwhile, we were busy preparing forecasts and turning around accounts for lenders within tight timeframes. Our vision is always to be a trusted advisor, not just your standard accountants and we are pleased to have achieved this for our clients during this difficult year.

Our team has continued to grow this year as we have welcomed another two members to the team which has enabled us to expand our service to more clients, and we hope to continue expanding our team even more next year.   

This year, in particular, we have seen a big shift in consumer behaviour and subsequently a lot of farmers have been looking towards diversification as a way of increasing their revenue streams. We were approached by Hillsgreen to run a joint webinar all around the subject, covering business planning and structures, tax implications and marketing alongside Andy Venables and Rebecca Jepson of Butcher Barlow LLP.  The event was well attended, and we were thrilled to have been asked.

As we look towards January 2021, we have some exciting projects on the way, but these are under wraps for now!

We hope all of our customers and friends of Brightshire have an excellent Christmas and a Happy New Year.  

Our vision is always to be a trusted advisor, not just your standard accountants and we are pleased to have achieved this for our clients during this difficult year.”

Suzanne Preston

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