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Crunch helped Andy launch a marketing agency with a difference

Andy Stephens flipped the traditional traditional marketing agency model on its head when he launched Dandy Marketing Agency LTD in 2017.


Andrew Stephens

Business name

Dandy Marketing Agency LTD

Line of work

Digital marketing

Crunch package

member since

November 2017

Having grown disillusioned with the way a lot of marketing agencies operated, Andy and his business partner decided to start an agency they would want to hire.

Andy explains: “We sat down and listed everything we didn't like about traditional marketing agencies and set about creating one that differed. So we would have no long-term lock-in contracts, we wouldn't be strict on hours, we would be as helpful as possible and more than anything we would do what it takes to get results.”

Dandy Marketing Agency LTD was born in 2017, and the company has gone from strength to strength - they now have three members of staff and work with companies from one-man bands to multi-million dollar corporations.

“Crunch helped us register as a limited company and for VAT, and the expert advice has allowed us to grow, despite the COVID-19 pandemic.”

From automatic invoice reminders to recurring invoices, Crunch's accounting software is designed to ease the pain points of running a business, while expert support is just a phone call or an email away.

“Crunch has been with us since day one and has been crucial to our growth,” Andy says. “The software is so easy to use, meaning I always have an up-to-date view of company performance.”

“Crunch even helped with my mortgage application, when I required company accounts to be fast-tracked they delivered the accounts, helping me secure a new home.”

Asked about his best piece of advice for people looking to follow in his footsteps, Andy says:

“Getting a great accountant with the software to match is the best thing you can do to set your business up for success. Knowing that the financials are all taken care of means you spend less time working on the accounts and more time being able to support your clients, which helps grow your business faster.”

If you’re looking to start your own business or need extra support in growing your existing company, Crunch can help. Discover our comprehensive accountancy packages today so you can spend more time focusing on what you love.

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