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Chartered Accountant in Rugby Business Advice
Syd Barhey from Five Rivers Chartered Accountants

Expert Business Advisor

One of the things that set Fiver Rivers apart from other accountancy practices is our vast experience of real business.

Prior to going it alone, Syd qualified as a charted accountant with KPMG (one of the world’s largest accountancy and consultancy firms) has worked in some of the UK’s largest and best run businesses such as Jewson, Booker, Saint-Gobain and Electrocomponents.  He has a very strong grasp of what “good” looks like and is keen to share those insights with you to help improve your business and sustain it for the long term.

Profit Improvement for your business

Business owners are often so busy with the day-to-day running of their businesses that they rarely have time to stand back and look at their business with a critical eye. That’s where Five Rivers can come in and using your numbers, help you take a dispassionate objective look at your business and its profitability. The kinds of areas we can advise on include:  

  • Pricing policy - are you sure you are charging your customers an economic price for your products and services?
  • Procurement - is your purchasing the most cost-effective and are your suppliers delivering value for money?
  • Inventory - are you holding the right amount of the right kinds of stock?
  • Working Capital Management and Cash flow - is your business starved of cash because you have too much money tied up in debtors and stock?
  • Financing - does your bank deliver you value for money or are there better ways of raising finance for your business?
Profit Improvement for your business
Example of Business Investments and Asset Purchases

Business Investments and Asset Purchases

Investments in plant, equipment and premises are often amongst the largest outlays that a business will make so ensuring that your investments are made effectively is crucial to your ongoing success.

Deciding on the best way to finance an asset purchase is a headache that most business owners face at some point or the other – is it better to lease, or to buy? Should you use your own cash or borrow it from a bank?

And what will an asset purchase mean for your business’ tax bill? What capital allowances are available?

At Five Rivers, we have extensive experience of the tax system and keep up to date with the latest changes in legislation – this means we can help you navigate the choices in front of you so that you arrive at the best outcome for your business. We can evaluate different options available to you and present you with reasoned logical choices which you can act upon.

Business Acquisitions and Disposals

When your business gets to a point where you want to expand it through an acquisition or you have decided to call it a day and retire, there are many considerations that need to be brought into the equation before deciding upon the best route forward. Five Rivers can help you with the planning and implementation of these major changes by:

  • Helping you put together a business plan for your proposal.
  • Assisting you in getting business finance should you need it.
  • Evaluating the tax implications of your decisions and presenting you with alternatives where they are available.
  • Helping you implement your plan.
Business Advisor for Business Acquisitions and Disposals
Sukhraj Syd Barhey from Five Rivers Chartered Accountants

Sukhraj 'Syd' Barhey
B.Sc. BFP. FCA.

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Client Testimonials

We have worked with Syd, over the past couple of years for the Nursery accounts which can be demanding. He has also helped to navigate our way through covid and any grants or insurance claims we have put in. Gives great practical strategic advice to help move the business forward.

Harvey Kalsi

Harvey Kalsi

Cherry Tree Nursery, Coventry

I cannot recommend Syd enough. He is so much more than your average accountant, goes above and beyond. Extremely knowledgable & professional. Worth his weight in gold.

Stacey Blair

Stacey Blair

The Styling Rooms, Rugby

Syd is very professional and knowledgeable, When you talk to Syd you feel he has a genuine interest and understanding of your business and that he always is working in your business best interests. Nothing ever appears to be too much trouble and his support not only during Covid was more than you would hope for. He goes that bit further, gives very sound and good advice and makes you feel that things are achievable. He will always respond to you contacting him quickly. We have no hesitation in recommending Syd.

Ellen Colton

Ellen Colton

Woodford Halse Garage, Daventry

Syd is the best accountant I’ve ever had the pleasure of working with. Truly genuine, professional and really really cares about your business. Always goes out of his way to help you understand everything. Couldn’t recommend him highly enough.

Sarah Christensen

Sarah Christensen

Jokers Corner, Coventry

Syd’s breadth of knowledge in the finance field is immense. I was lucky enough to work in Syd’s team at RS components and have seen how he can deliver results with a no-nonsense approach. Syd is a fluent communicator and has the ability to build strong and loyal relationships with those both who he works alongside and those who work for him.

Claire Flinders

Claire Flinders

Mojo Accounting, Blaby