DFK ranked 6th largest association in the world!

DFK International has been ranked as the sixth largest association in the world by a leading industry magazine. HB&O has been a proud member of DFK International for over 6 years. The association has moved up one spot in the ratings to achieve sixth place in the International Accounting Bulletin’s (IAB’s) annual 2022 World Survey […]

4 things to look for when choosing your next accountant

If the pandemic has shown us anything, it’s that location has never been less important. You can now achieve anything, anywhere – being unable to always get people in the same room is no barrier. When choosing an accountant, locality used to be near the top of the list. In the days of written records, […]

DFK Partnership Announcement

Ignition and DFK announce UK partnership to help accounting firms win new business, engage their clients, and get paid. Ignition, the company that allows firms to win new business with impressive digital proposals, engage new and existing clients with a clear scope of work, and get paid on time by automating payment collection – all […]

5 myths stopping you from switching your accountant

A survey carried out in 2019 suggested that as many as seven in ten businesses were unhappy with their accountant. But just a quarter (27%) said they would up and leave for a new accountancy firm. The survey of 1,500 small businesses by Xero found that a third (34%) of SMES would actively tell people […]

HB&O celebrates DFK International’s 60th Anniversary

HB&O is celebrating global independent accountancy association DFK international’s 60th anniversary. We are proud to have been a member of DFK International for over 6 years – an association which benefits both the business and our clients. DFK enables us to support our clients to do business internationally, referring them to like-minded firms with similar […]

A Warm Welcome To Our New Director, Simon Turner.

At HB&O, it’s our people who really make us special. This week we sat down with Simon Turner, who joins us as a Director, to find out more about himself and what he hopes to achieve at HB&O…   When did you begin your career in accountancy, and was it a profession that you always […]

Lockdown 3.0 – what support is available for business?

2021 didn’t quite start out as most of us had hoped, with the country going back into a national lockdown just four days into the start of the New Year. Whilst it’s no longer a case of navigating unchartered territory, many businesses are still facing the same challenges due to reduced demand or enforced closure during another lockdown.   So, what support is available to […]

We’ve got a new website!

After months of hard work, we are so pleased to welcome you to our new website. We’ve simplified the whole experience, making it easier for you to find the information you need as well as find out more about the full range of services that we offer.   Our Knowledge Hub will be an integral part of our […]

What were the key announcements from the Winter Economy Plan?

Rishi Sunak graced TV, computer, and phone screens across the nation at midday yesterday to announce ongoing support measures after calls to extend the furlough scheme. According to the Chancellor, the primary goal is still to support jobs but the way to achieve this must change from the measures we have seen and relied on […]

How can I prepare my business for Brexit?

Coronavirus has consumed the headlines for the last six months, as it has been the most pressing threat to the survival of businesses across the world. But there is another significant event still looming – Brexit. While there is so much uncertainty that still surrounds the UK’s exit from the EU, there are certain steps […]

What were the key announcements from the Summer Economic Update?

Yesterday, Chancellor Rishi Sunak delivered his Summer Economic Update and laid out the next steps in the roadmap to rebuilding the UK economy and spur job creation. The key updates from the ‘Plan for Jobs’ package are: Job Retention Bonus: To prevent unemployment, the Government is introducing the Job Retention Bonus. If employers bring workers […]