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Franking Machines – Do you need to be in a long lease?

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When asked, most businesses explain to us that they have a long lease on their franking machines because they had no choice…

What you may not be aware of, is that there are in fact many other options that might suit your business more.

Let us educate your supplier on the range of options they should be offering you.

Contact a member of our team today on 01252 722 397

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Our team is expanding!

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We are pleased to announce that our existing team of seven will be increasing to nine.

The most striking change will be that we will have local direct representation for our current and future clients in the North East, an area where recently we have helped a growing number of businesses.

We look forward to introducing our new team members to you soon.

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A merry Christmas to every-body!

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“Bah, Humbug!”

Sound familiar? Undoubtedly the most famous line from Charles Dickens A Christmas Carol.

You may be asking what on earth is our link with this Christmas classic? Well, we are proud to share our company name with the actor Sir Edwards Seymour Hicks, who in 1913 and again in 1935 played the role of Ebernezer Scrooge.

From “Bah, humbug!” to a man who cares about others, this moral tale is still current in our times, reminding us to be kind and ...

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IMPORTANT NOTICE: Iron Mountain acquires Recall

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It was announced recently that the UK’s largest records management provider, Iron Mountain (IM) is to acquire the country’s second largest provider, Recall.

For many, this will not be good news. Iron Mountain’s renowned poor service has in the past encouraged many businesses including a high number of legal practices to opt for Recall.

If you are using Recall as your record management provider, we would like to take this opportunity offer you a sourcing service.

We are certain many practices will currently ...

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The Truth About Factoring

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“Factoring is for struggling businesses”

Incorrect! Factoring is now one the main sources funding for growing businesses

“Factoring is expensive”

Incorrect!

  • The cost of factoring is often less than operating a normal bank overdraft.
  • It is more flexible, grows with the business,
  • It can include credit control services and credit protection to safeguard businesses against debts.

“Everyone knows when you are factoring invoices”

Incorrect again! Factoring invoices can be operated in the background and remain confidential.

“Factoring will always require commitment long term contract”

For the final time, Incorrect! Notice ...

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Is your business being overcharged?

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At Seymour Hicks we specialise in non-core cost analysis. We know that businesses understand their core product and the associated costs.

 We encourage our clients to ask themselves this question: are you certain your supplier is giving you the best contract terms and prices they can? At Seymour Hicks we specialise in analysing your non-core contract rates and terms to identify specific areas where suppliers can offer improvements.

 Let us show you some examples:

 Merchant Services ...

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Seymour Hicks take on TOUGH MUDDER ……

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On Sunday 23rd August 2015 the Seymour Hicks team will be taking on The Cirencester Park Tough Mudder, a grueling 12 mile obstacle course which will put our team work to the test, as well as being mentally and physically exhausting.

We are proud to be attempting this challenge in aid of Isla Cecil Brighter Future Fund, set up by Mikey and Anna Cecil in memory of their first daughter Isla, who tragically died aged 15 months in November ...

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Congratulations to Knight Frank

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At Seymour Hicks we love to share the successes and achievements of our clients.

Leading independent global property consultancy Knight Frank LLP recently announced spectacular news, that they have been shortlisted for not one, not two but six RESI awards this year.

Brought to you by Property Week, the RESI awards brings together key players in the market and we were delighted to discover Knight Frank have been shortlisted for the following categories:

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Business Rates – A deadline looming…..

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You may or may not be aware, but  the rules regarding business rates are changing:

Appeals against Business Rates lodged by 31st March 2015 will be backdated, in many cases for as long as 5 years.

Any appeals lodged after 31st March 2015 will not be able to be backdated!

We, therefore, recommend that If you haven’t lodged an appeal yet then urgently consider doing so.

Important note: Take professional advice before lodging an appeal, Business Rates can also increase following an appeal so it ...

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Debit card costs are increasing

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If your average customer spends more than £38 on their debit card, your costs are going to increase during March / April 2015.

Have you budgeted for this?

This is a great opportunity to contact us to review these costs and save your business money.

Three reasons why you should you contact us:
  1. It only takes 10 minutes of your time
  2. The average saving is 25%
  3. We do not charge to review your costs
Take a look at this saving:

2 Aparthotels had costs of £14,000, we ...

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