A global career in Leadership and Development paved the way for the launch of an exciting new business venture for Nathan Dring, which has since led to him delivering projects for organisations such as NHS Leeds, Tata Steel, Enterprise and PA Consulting.
Nathan’s ambition is to inspire a shift in culture that enables leaders to sustain the change themselves by giving them the capability to steer attitudes and engagement within their own teams.
His innovative approach has made an instant impact on his clients and brings something completely new and refreshing to the L&D sector.
However, having set up his limited company Nathan Dring and Associates Limited, it wasn’t until he met Liz Wild of Wild & Co Chartered Accountants that he realised he had been lacking the advice he needed to set things up in the most effective way.
“Liz looked at my finances and noticed I didn’t have a business bank account, which meant I couldn’t trade as a limited company even though I had created one,” he explained.
“As well as talking me through the financial implications and helping me set things up properly, she also recommended a bank and introduced me to a business bank manager who offered additional support at that crucial start-up stage.”
Wild & Co provided additional advice and support over the next few months, setting Nathan up on Xero cloud accounting software and helping him streamline his VAT processes and cash flow forecasting.
“The help I have received from them as a new business has been invaluable,” explained Nathan.
“Even though I have a huge amount of experience in my field, when it comes to the nuts and bolts of business finance, I am a complete beginner and Wild & Co’s proactive approach has been invaluable.”
Wild & Co helped Nathan work out how much personal and business tax he would owe and when payments would be due throughout the year, giving him even greater confidence in his cashflow and finances.
Liz Wild said: “As soon as I met Nathan I could see that he was a highly experienced leadership expert with a unique ethos that focuses on the emotional connection between people and organisations to truly inspire sustained change.
“Having worked on big international projects for companies like Asda, he knows what works when it comes to shifting the culture within business and is unsurprisingly making a huge success of running his own Leadership and Development company.
“We are delighted to have been able to help him launch his venture and look forward to continuing to support him as his business grows.”
At Wild & Co Chartered Accountants, we understand that new start-ups need proactive support whilst keeping their costs as low as possible in the early days of their venture. That’s why we’re offering budding entrepreneurs 3 months fee-free when they sign up for a year. Call us on 01423 222710 to find out more.