Swindon & Wiltshire Business News


Colourful rebrand for year-old accountancy firm

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Oli Thomas, Angela Ashworth and Sarah HensonOli Thomas, Angela Ashworth and Sarah HensonOne of Wiltshire’s youngest companies is celebrating its fresh approach to accounting by re-branding.

Purple Lime, based at Hartham Park near Corsham, and formerly known as Hartham Financial, dons its new colours today, December 1.

It was almost year ago co-founders Angela Ashworth and Oli Thomas came together to set up a new business – offering a small business outsourced flexible finance department using Xero cloud technology.

They brought with them decades of experience in accountancy, financial management, payroll, VAT returns, book-keeping, tax compliance and anything to do with the financial health of a business.

Oli had been with an accountancy practice for ten years and Angela had worked for many years as a consultant to small businesses, and particularly in the leisure and hospitality sectors, supporting them to move over to online accountancy.

“It’s been an amazing year after we both made the momentous decision to set up in business together. We have taken our time, put Xero at the centre of our brand and chosen a name we believe captures what we offer – a vibrant and fresh approach to accountancy,” said Oli.

“I’m very proud of what we’ve achieved and the relationships we’ve already developed with our clients. We aim to take on more staff this year as well as grow our business in an organic and strategic manner,” Angela said.

Angela and Oli have now been joined by accounting technician Sarah Henson and the company has recently become a Silver partner with Xero.

Purple Lime’s clients include Interactive Scientific of Bristol, Exxus Energy Ltd (London), Dan Preece Ltd, a local farrier, and the Corsham Institute.