To buy or not to buy

The global M&A (merger and acquisition) market is booming at the moment. Mergermarket, the provider of M&A data and intelligence recently revealed that the first quarter of 2021 saw US$1.16 trillion in transactions, making this year the most active annual opening on record. Large deal values but fewer deals led to the highest average deal […]

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Bookkeeping and accountancy under one roof

For many busy business owners, keeping on top of bookkeeping – particularly if your work involves being out and about a lot of the time – can be time-consuming and draining. It doesn’t take long for receipts to build up and the situation to become quite overwhelming. Managing your finances is essential though. It not […]

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SOUTHBOROUGH’S NEW COMMUNITY HUB

The end of this month marks the official opening of Southborough’s new Community Hub, which will take place over Saturday 26 June and Sunday 27. It will feature a series of events and performances with the theme ‘Southborough: Past, Present and Future’. The stunning new Hub includes a Civic Centre with a Community Hall, the […]

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Holiday at home

According to a recently published report – UK Staycations 2021: A Year of Opportunities – from commercial property specialist, Colliers, lockdown-weary Britons unable to holiday abroad are treating themselves with luxury ‘staycations’ that could bring a £22 billion boost to domestic tourism. Marc Finney, head of Hotels & Resorts Consulting at Colliers, said: “Our research […]

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There’s another Southborough

Lewis & Co recently celebrated our 35th anniversary and, since 1997, has been based in the centre of Southborough. As we look back on our history, our research led us to discover that ‘our Southborough’ isn’t the only one! In fact, there’s a New England town called Southborough in Worcester County, Massachusetts, around 30 miles […]

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Lewis & Co celebrates 35th anniversary

This month Lewis & Co – which was founded by Barney Lewis – celebrates its 35th anniversary. Barney built a firm which prides itself on being personable, friendly and approachable, and it is a culture which Managing Director Gary Cornwell, who joined the firm in 2003, continues to this day. While still a teenager at […]

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Stepping back in time

Lewis & Co has been based in the same building in the centre of Southborough in Kent for many years now. We know it was previously a home but we wanted to find out more, so we contacted the Southborough Society to see if it had more information. The Southborough Society exists to ‘stimulate interest […]

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Should I register for VAT?

When launching a business, there are a number of questions which entrepreneurs typically ask. In addition to whether they should be a sole trader or a limited company, whether or not to register for VAT is a common query. The amount of VAT a business pays or claims back from HMRC is usually the difference […]

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Meet… Adam

Adam Bailey joined the team at Lewis & Co on 9 April 2018. He had previously been working as a bookkeeper for a cleaning company, where he was introduced to the basics of online accounting using software such as QuickBooks and Xero. Adam admits that he had no idea what he wanted to do when […]

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Love and marriage

Happy Valentine’s Day! We hope you enjoy as romantic a day as you can in the midst of lockdown number three. If you’re not already married, then 14 February might make you think about popping the question. The good news is, if you do, then you could be on your way to saving some tax […]

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