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14 Dec 2016

Less than one year on from the beginning of our expansion to Brighton we have reached dizzy new heights, quite literally.

With our new branch gaining momentum it was time to move from our temporary base into a permanent Brightonian home, but where does a dynamic new accountancy firm set up shop?

In a dynamic new office space towering over Brighton.

On another level

As we have previously written, the Brighton business community, unlike other more hostile environments, promotes cohesiveness with free flowing advice and useful inside information being distributed throughout.

With its abundance of freelance creatives and consultants (lots of whom are clients -see here for more about our specialist services), co-working is big business in Brighton.

On the other hand, office space has caused issues for SME’s who need something slightly more formal for teams for three or four members but have been unable to move to lack of space and high rates when space is available. So what was the solution?

Well Seb Royle had one…

Thanks to information sharing from Brighton’s Chamber of Commerce we at Accounts and Legal were introduced to Seb and his exciting new concept which involves combining office space with co-working space, bringing a much needed bridge to a challenging gap for Brightonian professionals and SME’s.

The hybrid is wonderful in itself but the space only further exceeds expectations with its stylish interior, incredible sea views and member benefits; and guess who the first residents were?

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Platform 9, named so due to Brighton Station’s eight platforms, is housed on the 6th floor of Tower Point on North Road and opened its doors on December 5th. And as its first members we were treated to a very special welcome…Platform 9Co-working spaces are brilliant for professionals who need to use other professional services or would like to reach out to others for collaborative projects and Platform 9 promotes exactly that.

We will be operating an open door policy in our office and will offer advice and services to all members who should need it.

We will also be using Platform 9’s awesome boardroom facilities and communal areas for our event’s including our Brighton Business Club Meet-Ups and Tax and Accounting Drop In Surgeries.

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If you are a freelancer or contractor or your operating an SME and you need somewhere to operate then check out Platform 9, it could be the next step in the development of your business.

Small Business Accountants and then some...

At Accounts and Legal we believe in working together to grow businesses boosting both local and national economies. 

Keir Wright-Whyte


Managing Director

0207 043 4000

About the author

Originally graduating with a degree in geography from Edinburgh University, Keir claims that he was then tricked into becoming an accountant by one of the UK's top 5 accountancy practices.The deception extended to the usual training in audit and associated activities.

Keir subsequently worked in a number of advisory roles with clients including in the energy trading, pharmaceuticals and financial services sectors.

He loves working at Accounts & Legal because of the variety of work and clients, the excellent team ethos and morale, the importance placed on genuinely helping and being useful for clients and because he believes what he does matters to clients and helps the firm.

Keir's primary role is to ensure that new clients with complex businesses or needs are on-boarded in the best way and he is a "trouble shooter" both for clients and where complex issues arise internally. He also helps the accounting teams strive to improve what we do for clients, whether processes or services.

When not debiting or crediting, Keir has a penchant for fixing old buildings, skiing, surfing and cycling.


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