Strategic Planning

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Strategic Planning

Helping you strategically plan for the future.

Not knowing what’s around the next corner can make running a business stressful. The answer is, of course, forward planning. Unfortunately, day-to-day pressures make it hard to carve out time for strategic planning, leading to rushed judgements, problems with operating over- or under-capacity and missed opportunities.

Our strategic planning service will provide you with a trusted adviser with the time, space and objectivity to take the long view on your behalf. We’ll give clear advice on what you should do, when, helping you feel more in control of your business’s long-term future.

With years of experience advising the business community in and around Hawick, we have a wealth of practical knowledge for you to draw on. Whatever your goals, whichever the sector, the chances are that we’ve worked with businesses like yours before and seen what works.

We use industry-leading software to build tailored plans that reflect our clients’ objectives and set out a clear roadmap for reaching them. Contact us today for a planning review.

Our strategic planning service includes…

  • One-to-one personalised planning review
  • Forecasting and modelling
  • Detailed written plan
  • Clear, direct recommendations
  • Ongoing reviews and advice

Self Assessment

Our tax services make sure that your tax liability is calculated taking into account all allowed exemptions and deductions. We simplify the process by using accountancy software to accurately complete tax returns and calculate any tax liability that may occur, along with any payments that need to be made.

Corporation Tax

Corporation tax reliefs and rates change annually, so we ensure that we can provide all the right guidance and advice when looking at exemptions, allowances and deductions that may be available. We will thoroughly review and prepare corporation tax returns in great detail in order to ensure you are compliant and that you don’t incur any penalties.

Capital Gains Tax

You may be looking at investments, a second property or another asset and our team can make sure you maximise your exemptions while simplifying the difficult area of capital gains tax.

Persoanl tax Planning

Deans can help with the complex issue of personal tax, we know it can be difficult to understand, which is why we help every step of the way. We take away the time and stress by creating a tax planning strategy that suits your tax affairs, helping ensure you pay the least amount of tax. Our team will advise when payments are due along with what forms need to be filed and returned to keep you compliant.


Our experts at Deans will help guide you through the world of tax, keeping you up-to-date with all the latest changes and regulations.


Value Added Tax (VAT) is a tax that must be paid when purchasing services or goods.


We can ensure that your payroll service is efficient, accurate and timely – meaning you have one less thing to worry about.

Bookkeeping & Accounting

We can help reduce the time you spend on admin work, letting you focus on what is really important to your business.

Business Start-up

Starting a business is a really exciting time, but we know it is also a very busy time.

Making Tax Digital

Making Tax Digital (MTD) will affect most businesses by changing how business records are kept and how tax information is sent to HMRC.

Strategic Planning

Helping you strategically plan for the future.

Company Secretarial

‘Company secretarial’ refers to all those bits of bureaucracy you need to manage to stay in line with the Companies Act.

Corporate Finance

Starting, rescuing or growing a business requires capital.

Aquisitions & Disposals

One of the most effective ways to improve your competitive position in the marketplace is by merging with or acquiring another business.