Kirkpatrick & Hopes - Succession Planning Accountants

Call us on: 0118 923 5800
Email us:

You’re building a successful business.
Now what?

We ’re a team of business advisers and specialist accountants in Reading working with business owners that are looking to take their business to the next level.

From a funded start-up with an exciting product/service, a business with ambitious expansion plans or a business looking to plan or implement their business succession, Kirkpatrick and Hopes will proactively work with you to help you achieve your personal and business goals.

Our clients tell us we are much better than their previous Accountants and we certainly enjoy making a difference.

Want to know more? Please take some time to look through our services pages, some of the success stories from our business succession service.

Ready to talk, please call us so we can start the process of showing you how we can help you build the business you deserve 0118 923 5800


We make it easy

Our 4-stage ‘Income and Share Ownership Planning’ process helps you navigate the complexities of passing your business on to family members or employees in the most beneficial and tax-efficient way.

Success stories

K&H produced a detailed three-year plan and restructured the shares so I could pass the business down in exactly the way I wanted.

K&H produced a plan to pass ownership across but keeping the full value of the business in the family in a way that allowed me to benefit from Entrepreneur’s Relief.

K&H produced a detailed plan, working closely with our solicitors, which enabled us to move the LLP business into a limited company and so allow us to create share options for the management team.

K&H produced a ten-year retirement plan for me that tidied up the group structure, changed the shareholding and set up share options for three new senior managers.

K&H produced a share restructuring and dividend remuneration plan that could save us about £60,000 a year, and a succession plan to allow ownership to pass across in a controlled and tax-efficient way.

We expect to save tax of about £200k over the next 5 years and improve cash flow considerably as a result of the advice from Kirkpatrick and Hopes.

K&H has successfully engaged with management to implement a series of corporate changes and identified savings of over £100k a year.

Previous Next More success stories »

Helping you run a better business

We offer all the services that owners of small businesses expect from an accountancy firm. But what makes us different is our approach.

Our aim is to help you do more of what you love and less of what you don’t. More of what you’re good at and less of what you’re not.

Find out more about our services »

Latest Blogs

More blog posts »