Brighouse Echo Business Awards 2012

Sleigh & Story are proud sponsors of ‘Small/Medium Size Business’ Brighouse Echo Business Award 2012.

There’s a good feeling about Brighouse at the moment. And it’s not just a feeling.  There are tangible reasons why there is cause for optimism in and around this town of ours.  New businesses are moving in; existing businesses are moving to larger premises; firms are adding to their workforce.

You can help celebrate your achievements by taking part in the Brighouse Echo’s Business Awards.  By entering or supporting this scheme you are blowing the trumpet for your business and for Brighouse.

The launch supplements includes the following article about us and why we are sponsoring the award:

Sleigh & Story are a local success story having grown from nothing to a substantial business in 6 years. They continue to grow at a remarkable rate in these challenging times and last year alone grew at a rate of 50%. Debbie Story says ‘we attribute our success to offering quality services locally’.

Sleigh & Story offer a full range of services to small and medium sized businesses including accounts, audits, tax returns, vat returns and payroll but they offer a whole lot more. They listen to business owners so they can understand their aspirations and help them to develop a profitable business strategy. They offer tax expertise and offer all businesses a free tax health check. For new clients this often results in a tax refund. They offer a free service whereby they look at client’s business overheads and using one of their business partners will get a better deal for clients on costs such as gas, electric, telephones, water rates etc. They do also specialise in offering accountancy, audit and business services to schools and academies.

Sleigh and Story are heavily involved in the local community organising the popular monthly Brighouse Link & Brighouse Ladies 4 Networking events. Following the closure of Business Link Sleigh and Story are organising a series of workshops to support small businesses. They are members of the Brighouse Business Initiative which is the group who arrange the successful Brighouse markets, and are helping to organise a Brighouse Arts & Music Festival for 2012. Peter Sleigh is a Trustee of 2 local Charities- TLC Together For Looked After Children and Bridge Project.

Sleigh & Story are delighted to sponsor the Small & Medium sized business award. Peter Sleigh says ‘Having grown from nothing to a substantial business in a short period and  helped many clients to achieve the same we feel  great empathy with small and medium sized businesses and understand the challenges and the great sense of achievement in developing a successful business’.