Acclaimed national firm Forrester Boyd launches a powerful App

Forrester Boyd has been around since 1935, as a result of a merger between Grimsby accounting firms SM Forrester and W Robson Boyd, both founded over a century ago. The successful merger bore early fruit: the main office in Grimsby was quickly created, with new offices set up in Scunthorpe and Louth. One office on the docks actually got bombed by Germany during World War II! This didn’t deter Forrester Boyd, though. Further expansion into Skegness and Beverly has occurred, giving them a nationwide reach.

Their rapid and sustained growth hasn’t gone unnoticed: In 2014, they were ranked as the 46th largest accounting firm in the UK by Accountancy Age. Indeed, in the last 5 years Forrester Boyd has added 40 new employees to their workforce. They have also been shortlisted for the 2014 Practice Excellence Awards, run by AccountingWEB.

So here we have a large, distinguished firm looking for further opportunities to expand and distinguish their firm, retain clients and provide service that their rivals in the industry haven’t considered – Perhaps the MyFirmsApp solution will cover this need.

Finance Calculators and Tax Tables at your disposal

This App offers 16 specialised calculators to assist you in any financial needs you may have. These calculators will display a monthly/annual invoice total for a number of financial matters, including:

  • VAT
  • APR
  • Stamp Duty
  • Loans
  • Inheritance Tax
  • Mortgage
  • Savings
  • Company Car
  • Contractor
  • Dividend Vs Salary
  • Pay slip
  • Corporation Tax
  • Income Tax
  • Inflation
  • Should I Incorporate
  • Increased Profit

The App also provides a list of frequently updated Tax Tables, for those wondering how certain taxes will affect you and informing you on how to optimise your tax returns. From Income Tax to VAT to Corporation Tax to Capital Gains tax, all this and more are available in this App.

The Forrester Boyd App also provides a complete description of the quarterly government budget almost immediately after announcement, as well as past budgets. The Forrester Boyd App will also inform you of any big financial dates and events that will occur in future, such as when tax returns are due and PAYE Settlements that must be paid.

Track your mileage and income on the Accountants App

Are your clients frustrated with losing hundreds of old receipts and missing out on expense claims? The Forrester Boyd Receipt Manager will allow your clients to upload pictures of their receipts to your phone and give a short description of what they are. HMRC will accept your electronic receipts provided that you give a sufficient description of what they are for – This is exactly what your App will achieve in just a few seconds.

Your clients may have to make journeys as part of their business, and keeping track of your mileage with pen & paper is time consuming and confusing. Forrester Boyd’s Mileage Tracker will record your travels for you and collate it all into a single App, which can be easily emailed.

Your clients may have multiple sources of income and struggle to keep track of it, or compare total income to expenditure. The Forrester Boyd Income Tracker allows you to input all your different forms of income into one place and track it next to total expenditure.

Forrester Boyd’s new App has been designed by the MyFirmsApp team to provide the most desired features of their clients. For starters, you can contact the Forrester Boyd team directly through your App during working hours, visit their website, read an in-depth team biography to get a good idea of who they are, and read the London-based accountancy firm’s blog for valuable insight into the latest relevant news. It can also incorporate the latest accounting and tax news on the go, provided you have an internet connection. The news section will be updated by the MyFirmsApp team whenever necessary, so you don’t have to do anything.

Push Notifications: A truly effective method of client communication

The Forrester Boyd App is also designed to support Push Notifications, an innovative new way of gaining the interest of clients in a method that doesn’t feel as irritating and time consuming as email shots. While email shots tend to get ignored by the vast majority of clients and very few of them actually read it, push notifications are short enough that nearly all of them will read them and 4 to 5 times the amount of users will respond to them in comparison to email shots, directing them straight to whatever you advertised.

Forrester Boyd’s App will make their firm stand out, bring their systems together and help them communicate more effectively with clients than ever before, all on one compact and versatile solution.

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Daniel Richards

Daniel Richards | [email protected]

Daniel is Head of Sales and a member of the executive team at MyFirmsApp – the global leader in Apps for Accountants and Bookkeepers.

He is passionate about helping firms maintain a key role in the always-on App environment which plays such an important part in our daily lives. He is particularly keen to raise awareness of the threats posed to accountants and bookkeepers by 3rd parties and even Government. Without a firms’ own App, it really has no way to serve within, benefit from or control the environment where so many clients and prospects now spend their time each day.

Daniel has been involved in helping professional service firms grow and make the most of new techniques, strategies and technology for over 17 years. He is considered to be a thought-leader, is a renowned speaker, and is the go-to-guy for firms and professional bodies when it comes to Apps for accountancy firms.

He has hundreds of testimonials from large and small firms alike, has presented to thousands of firms through the MyFirmsApp and Insight webinars, and regularly speaks for the professional bodies and membership organisations.

Outside work: In his early days Daniel spent most of his time mountaineering and was fortunate enough to undertake expeditions in places such as The Himalayas, Alps, Alaska, Papua New Guinea, Norway and others. Now he enjoys the outdoors as much as possible with his family and friends as well as being active in the leadership of a local church.