Des Cooper Haircutters

Specialism: Succession Planning

The key to your future is to plan ahead.

Starting early is the key to successful succession planning. At Stephenson Smart our accountants work with you to ensure your long-term goals are fulfilled, whether that is selling your business or simply handing over the reins to others.

We specialise in helping business owners to achieve the highest value for their business and keep as much of the proceeds as possible by minimising any tax.
Our advisers have the most impact when engaged early and can make a significant difference if planning starts at least two years before a planned exit.

We can also help you identify the critical roles, determine suitable successors and ensure their retention with tax efficient benefits such as the Enterprise Management Incentive schemes. Crucially, we can also provide business advice as and when required by the new management to help bridge the succession gap.

, partner at Stephenson Smart’s office has helped guide Des, Jake and Leanne at Des Cooper Haircutters through the Succession Planning process.

Des said: “Martyn has been a great help through the negotiations. He has advised us on how the business can be structured.  He explained the routes that we could take to structure the business going forward and what would be a fair split of assets.  He has really helped with the process, often in the role of mediator!”

Let Stephenson Smart help with:

  • A succession plan
  • The structuring and financing of succession
  • Estate and inheritance tax planning
  • The implementation and effectiveness of your chosen strategy
  • Business issues, which may affect your strategy

The key to your future is to plan ahead.

Starting early is the key to successful succession planning. At Stephenson Smart our accountants work with you to ensure your long-term goals are fulfilled, whether that is selling your business or simply handing over the reins to others.

We specialise in helping business owners to achieve the highest value for their business and keep as much of the proceeds as possible by minimising any tax.
Our advisers have the most impact when engaged early and can make a significant difference if planning starts at least two years before a planned exit.

We can also help you identify the critical roles, determine suitable successors and ensure their retention with tax efficient benefits such as the Enterprise Management Incentive schemes. Crucially, we can also provide business advice as and when required by the new management to help bridge the succession gap.

, partner at Stephenson Smart’s office has helped guide Des, Jake and Leanne at Des Cooper Haircutters through the Succession Planning process.

Des said: “Martyn has been a great help through the negotiations. He has advised us on how the business can be structured.  He explained the routes that we could take to structure the business going forward and what would be a fair split of assets.  He has really helped with the process, often in the role of mediator!”

Let Stephenson Smart help with:

  • A succession plan
  • The structuring and financing of succession
  • Estate and inheritance tax planning
  • The implementation and effectiveness of your chosen strategy
  • Business issues, which may affect your strategy
Des Cooper Haircutters

Our Offices

King's Lynn Office

22-26 King Street, King’s Lynn,
Norfolk, PE30 1HJ

T:   01553 774104

E:   kingslynn@stephenson-smart.com

Great Yarmouth Office

East Coast House, Galahad Road, Beacon Park,
Gorleston, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, NR31 7RU

T:   01493 382500

E:   greatyarmouth@stephenson-smart.com

Fakenham Office

10 Oak Street, Fakenham,
Norfolk, NR21 9DY

T:   01328 863318

E:   fakenham@stephenson-smart.com

Wisbech Office

2 The Crescent, Wisbech,
Cambridgeshire, PE13 1EH

T:   01945 463383

E:   wisbech@stephenson-smart.com

March Office

23 Dartford Road, March,
Cambridgeshire, PE15 8AN

T:   01354 653026

E:   march@stephenson-smart.com

Downham Market Office

1st Floor, 9 Market Place,
Downham Market, Norfolk, PE38 9DG

T:   01366 384121

E:   downhammarket@stephenson-smart.com

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