Richard Grey, owner of Greys Contracting Ltd, switched careers, swapping policing for electrics and has not looked back. Discover how Crunch’s dedicated team of superhero client managers and expert accountants have freed up Richard to focus on growing his business.
Richard Grey started his career as a police offer, but had a change of heart. A return to college to retrain as an electrician followed by a period of contracting led to Richard going it alone. After an admittedly challenging start, Richard’s business is now thriving - and Crunch is by his side.
“The majority of my work comes from word of mouth, but then around 25% comes from social media.”
Asked about his top tip for someone looking to follow in his footsteps, Richard said: “Make sure you have a couple of months’ worth of money behind you, because even when the work comes in, people are slow at paying you. Never believe somebody when they say the cheque is in the post!”
Fortunately, Crunch’s Automated Late Payment Reminders help ease some of the aggravation that can come with slow-paying clients. Richard, who joined Crunch in October 2020, said: “Crunch has definitely been helpful - without a shadow of a doubt.”
“Now I know if an invoice has been paid or not. I’m not searching through Excel spreadsheets, which is always good. Also the fact I don’t have to deal with HMRC - Crunch does it for me.”
Richard particularly enjoys the visibility that the Crunch software gives him of his business performance, adding: “I can log in and the dashboard shows me where I am with my finances (provided everything is up to date). At a glance, I can see exactly how my business is doing.”
For Richard the focus is now keeping up with demand, and, as his business grows, Crunch is designed to grow with him.
Crunch have been exceptional over the years that I have been with them. When I started my Ltd company it was with Crunch, I made the mistake of moving away to another accountant but ended up coming back to Crunch. The accessibility and ease of use of the platform are big benefits. Additionally the team are exceptional and always happy to guide you through the processMore
Genuinely helpful and professional people! So so happy I signed up with crunch. As a first time entrepreneur I have a lot of things to worry about and accounting has been taken off my shoulders completely. I get answers and guidance on literally everything. I did consider doing accounting by myself at the beginning but so glad that I didn’t because there are so many things to consider even if you are just a contractor with one employee. I am sure I would have missed things and would be losing money. Crunch continuously review to make sure my finances are managed in the most efficient way. Also I get response within 20 minutes which is very quick. So worth the money! Thanks crunchMore
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