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Freelance design manager John Eynon knows his accounting is in safe hands with Crunch

John worked as an architect in the construction industry for over 30 years, but after being made redundant, he decided to take control of his own destiny and start his own business. Crunch has helped him simplify the world of self-employment.


John Eynon

Business name

Open Water Consulting

Line of work

Design management

Crunch package

member since

January 2012

Having been made redundant after 30 years in the construction industry, John decided to go it alone. Instead of working as a traditional architect, he’s now using his skills in areas such as design management, digital technology and Building Information Modelling.

“I appreciated the freedom of being self-employed, but I needed help with the financial side.”

Crunch helped John through the process of forming his company, ensured he made the most of our online accounting software, and ever since then, we’ve been providing the advice and support when he needed it.

“I know my accounting is in safe hands with Crunch.”

Like so many other Crunch clients, John knows he can call on his expert team of client managers and accountants, and has since recommended our service to others.

If you’re looking for a complete accountancy service that supports your business, take a look at our sole trader and limited company accountancy packages and discover how Crunch can help you love what you do.

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July 13, 2021

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