Crunch online accounting has only been around for a few months but the early signs have been so good that the company aims to become a major employer in Brighton & Hove over the next few years.

Interviewed in Brighton’s Argus newspaper, Crunch MD Darren Fell said: “We are expanding fast, particularly in the development team as we are winning the support of freelancers across the UK who want the most painless accounting possible.”

“The plans are to grow to 10,000 customers over the next three years while offering the very best helpline services with trained accountants manning the phones.”