Our Partners & Associations

Business Partners

We have partnerships with some of the best organisations in Accounting software, IT, Insurance and many more. These relationships enable our accountants to offer their clients the very best support as well as expanding their own business.

  • Futrli by Sage

    Futrli by Sage offers prediction software solutions for both small businesses and accountants. Its platform synchronises to your clients’ ledgers and lets thousands of algorithms process their financial data, ensuring predictions inform your business decisions. See three-year cash flow forecasts, use drag and drop reporting, and spend less time in spreadsheets. Unlock the bottlenecks in your advisory services and gain confidence in adding value-adding services to workflows.

    Futrli by Sage

  • ActionCOACH

    ActionCOACH is excited to work with Aims to help support more business owners to enable them to grow and achieve their goals. Every business deserves the best opportunity to survive and thrive and by working together with Aims more businesses will have access to tools to deliver growth, improve their work-life balance and get the best out of their teams.

    Over the past two decades, ActionCOACH has served thousands of businesses and their owners around the world and in every category imaginable. 

    We show owners how to get more time, better teams in their companies, and more money on their bottom line. ActionCOACH has grown to be the number-one business coaching firm in the world. With hundreds of proven systems and strategies guaranteed to get results.

    With more than 1,000 offices in 80 countries, ActionCOACH delivers its proven business development systems to tens of thousands of business owners every week. Also delivering to owners who turn to business coaching to get the freedom and lifestyle they sought when they first went into business for themselves.



  • WorldFirst

    WorldFirst connects businesses around the world with fast and affordable payments, overseas and local business accounts, flexible currency risk management tools, working capital and more.

    Working closely with accounting partners to support their clients through outsourced payments, mass payments, reconciliation and software integration.

    WorldFirst - WorldFirst

  • Metro Bank

    We are pleased to have introduced a relationship with Metro Banks. Benefits of Metro Bank may be for clients who:

    They are keen on a relationship manager (we have been impressed with this so far).

    They want to go to a branch

    They want a slightly more complex product (e.g. multiple director signatories).

    No charges for business accountants with a minimum of £6,000 deposited in them.

    Metro Bank

  • Coconut

    Coconut is simple tax and accounting software for your MTD ITSA clients.

    They have built a mobile app that makes it easy for your sole trader clients to stay on top of their bookkeeping and share their records and receipts with you through the Coconut Portal -so you can enjoy instant access to your clients’ accounting information and make the most of the huge growth opportunity that MTD ITSA presents.


  • FLM Wealth Management

    “FLM are a team of Financial Planners should your clients need financial planning to help them improve their finances and save tax.

    They work with business owners, self-employed and PAYE individuals whether they are early in their careers and creating wealth or finished their careers and wanting to spend it. Their mission is to always put their client’s goals at the centre of everything they do. FLM listen to their clients, deliver a comprehensive financial strategy and then ensure that the plan remains relevant and up to date over time. They know that financial success is best achieved through precise and sustained focus, which is why their teams work very closely to create the best possible outcome.”

    Rod Clarke - FLM Wealth Management

  • Avalara

    “We are a global tax technology company with a focus on transactional taxes – VAT, GST, US sales tax, and customs duties. Our aim is to provide a fast, easy, and accurate way to manage transactional taxes through cloud-based automation, or to leverage our technology to provide high quality tax services cost-efficiently. In addition to working directly with businesses, we also work closely with accountants and advisers by equipping them with our solutions to provide services to their clients more efficiently, and by offering services to their clients.”

    Chris Park - Avalara

  • AutoEntry by Sage

    AIMS has partnered with AutoEntry to remove the grind, pain and hassle of manual data entry for accountants and their clients.

    Simply photograph documents using a mobile phone, or scan or email them. AutoEntry then does the data entry work, publishing the results through to the accounting software. It’s smart, accurate, and automated.

    Businesses report that AutoEntry reduces the time taken to process paper documents by as much as 80%. Accountants benefit from smoother, faster and easier processes from start to finish. As a result, client relationships are improved.

    AutoEntry is delighted to offer AIMS accountants 15% off for life. AIMS accountants that sign-up to the AutoEntry Partner Programme can also offer clients a 50% discount for six months, while driving new revenue for their business by receiving either cashback or credits to their account (depending on partnership level). 

    For more information, send an email to katherine.breakspear@autoentry.com

    AutoEntry by Sage

  • Company Registrations Online Ltd (CRO)

    “We are excited to announce that Liz Kinsey and Alice Spencer will be attending the AIMS 2022 conference on behalf of CRO, CRO have been a partner of AIMS for 4 years providing a 50% discount on a large selection of our services.

    Established for over 25 years, CRO brings together a trusted team of experts in all aspects of company formation services, corporate secretarial services and information provision. We are all passionate about delivering excellent customer service and we are striving to become the first port of call in the corporate service solutions and provision of business information. We offer flexible services that are completely tailored to your needs.”

    Company Registrations Online Ltd (CRO)

  • Butterfly Print and Design

    Butterfly Print and Design have been working with AIMS for a number of years now and supply Business cards, Letterheads, Leaflets and Compliment Slips to the AIMS Accountants across the country. It has been a pleasure to work with such a prestigious client.

    Stuart Spence - Butterfly Print and Design

  • Paul Malin Consultancy

    Paul has enjoyed working with AIMs for many years having first met them back in 2005.  Considering there are only two certainties in life, death and taxes, why is the UK tax system one of the most complicated in the world?

    As a result, taxpayers can fall foul of the legislation and need guidance as to how to rectify matters.  Knowing how H M Revenue & Customs works and what they are looking for is often key whether a client is being investigated by any one of the many departments within HMRC for non-compliance or looking to exit a tax avoidance scheme.  Identifying all the relevant facts is itself a challenge.  Having the right tactics from the outset will minimise a taxpayer’s exposure any potential penalties.

    Any initial consultation is free and is face to face with you and your client and can typically last up to two hours.

    Resolving tax investigations | CoP8 & CoP9/CDF | Voluntary Disclosures | WDF | Nudge letters | Reaching Settlements with HMRC | Exiting tax avoidance schemes | Residency and domicile | Status | CIS issues

    Paul Malin - Paul Malin Consultancy

  • First Corporate Law Services

    “First Corporate Law Services provide an extensive range of legal and post incorporation services to accountants. They work with AIMS Accountants to provide clients with a personal service that utilise the latest technology to produce products and services that are innovative, practical and cost effective. AIMS are looking forward to developing this partnership to the benefit of our clients.”

    First Corporate Law Services

  • Cosmic Europe Limited

    AIMS has partnered with Cosmic Europe for outsourced payroll services.

    Cosmic Europe is an Outsourcing company, based in UK with our offshore processing centre in India. CER has been providing outsourcing services to our clients for more than 15 years. We are excited about this new partnership and the benefit it will bring to our clients.


    Cosmic Europe Limited

  • Kula Legal

    “AIMS has partnered with Kula to provide AIMS accountants and clients with quick, easy, and cheap access to legal services. Kula is a legal marketplace that provides clients with multiple fixed-price quotes for any legal matter almost immediately. When a client needs legal help, they can submit their needs on the marketplace and receive a dashboard of bids from specialist lawyers for completing the work, always within 12 hours of submission. The client can then choose between the lawyers, and engage with them all from within the Kula platform.

    Kula is delighted to offer AIMS clients a 5% discount on all fixed-fee legal quotes”

    Kula Legal

  • SmartDebit

    “AIMS have partnered with SmartDebit, the UK’s leading Direct Debit service provider, to strengthen AIMS Accountants payment automation and reconciliation processes. Their strong partnership is built on a mutual foundation of service and can help AIMS accountants and their clients to increase their payment efficiency and maximise their cash flow.

    SmartDebit customers benefit from fully branded solutions, 20+ years processing expertise, multi-channel support and enterprise security as standard.”



  • Mail Boxes Etc

    “At Mail Boxes Etc. we’re here to help AIMS Franchisees keep their home and work lives separate. We’re offering AIMS Franchisees a prestigious virtual office address, with a dedicated ‘Suite’ number, that you can use for all your business correspondence and as your registered office address at Companies House – all at an exclusively discounted price. Choose from over 150 Mail Boxes Etc. franchised ‘post, parcel & print’ centres, across the UK. Mail Boxes Etc. is the UK’s leading provider of virtual office, registered business address, mail receiving and forwarding and mailbox services. Find out more: https://www.mbe.co.uk/mailbox/AIMS. We look forward to working with you.”

    Mail Boxes Etc

  • ASC Finance for Business

    “Business Accounting and Business Finance often go hand-in-hand. If a business is financing a project, it pays to have an accountant who can help make sure your accounts are handled appropriately. Similarly, nobody knows the ins and outs of a business like their accountant, and having someone you can rely on to get the right type of finance for the business you’re working with can be a great boon.

    At ASC Finance for Business, we’re happy to be working with AIMS to help SMEs grow and thrive across the UK.”

    Giles Codrington - ASC Finance for Business

  • Cashplus

    “Cashplus are delighted to be working with AIMS to offer their customers Banking Services that are designed around the needs of start-ups and SMEs. AIMS franchises play an incredibly important role in supporting SMEs across the UK and, like Cashplus, believe in making it easier for entrepreneurs to focus on what they love doing.

     Separating Business and Personal finances is more important than ever with Making Tax Digital around the corner, so we’re pleased to enable accountants to get their clients set up with a Business Account within 5 minutes online, with the minimum of hassle.

     When reconciling clients’ accounts, Accountants will also benefit from being able to instantly access their transactional data, as Cashplus are integrated with leading accountancy platforms.”



    Nick Biggam, Commercial Director - Cashplus. - Cashplus

  • Taxes for Expats

    “AIMS have worked alongside Taxes for Expats, a women-owned and led NYC-based tax preparation firm, for many years. They provide dedicated, specialist assistance to US Citizens and help AIMS clients file their U.S. tax returns to ensure compliance with American tax legislation. U.S. expat tax is complicated to say the least, and we are delighted to be able to send our clients to where they will get the right advice. We also offer UK tax assistance to Taxes for Expats clients and are delighted to continue our association.”

    Taxes for Expats

  • Ryan

    Ryan, an award-winning global tax services and software provider, is the largest Firm in the world dedicated exclusively to business taxes. The Firm provides an integrated suite of international tax services on a multijurisdictional basis, including cost management, compliance, consulting, technology and transformation, and innovation funding.


  • Vantage Fee Protect

    Vantage Fee Protect provide free protection insurance (TFP) schemes to accountancy practices for their clients and are the preferred provider for AIMS Accountants for Business. The schemes cover professional fees incurred defending a client in the event of an HMRC investigation.  Schemes are tailored and include marketing, consultancy and comprehensive claims services. Please visit http://www.vantagefeeprotect.com/ for more information.

    Vantage Fee Protect

  • Selectabase

    “Selectabase is a leading independent list provider with over 20 years’ experience in providing quality business and consumer data for direct marketing and telemarketing. As nominated suppliers to the AIMS group for over 14 years you can be assured of preferential rates and help grow and develop your business.”


  • BRI – Business Recovery and Insolvency

    “BRI has enjoyed working closely with AIMS and witnessing its growth since 1996. In that time we have helped many AIMS clients chart a course through troubled waters and, in the vast majority of cases, do so without needing our formal appointment. You turn to us seeking what is best for the preservation and longevity of your clients. You value our consistently honest and open approach. We give what we believe is best advice in the circumstances, first time, every time, irrespective of the outcome for ourselves. In a quiet insolvency market we continue to work with you to provide your clients with the best possible outcome – we really won’t make a drama out of a crisis.”

    Peter Windatt - BRI – Business Recovery and Insolvency

  • The VAT People

    “The VAT People have enjoyed working with AIMs for over six years and look forward to continuing to provide support to any AIMS accountants who call our free VAT and Customs Duty helplines for advice. We do not charge a fee for an initial discussion or a brief query. If we identify that there is an opportunity to save VAT for your client or an issue for them to address we will outline the nature of the support that you require and provide a fee proposal before undertaking any chargeable work so there are no nasty surprises or hidden costs!

    This method of working has been mutually beneficial for our firm and for AIMS and we look forward to continuing to offer our support and ensuring that any AIMS member can be certain that they can obtain quality VAT or Customs Duty advice whenever the need arises.”

    Tamara Habberley - The VAT People

  • Sage

    “Sage has been working closely with AIMS for many years providing many of their accountants with bookkeeping and payroll solutions. In addition, we have extensive experience in supporting and advising accountants on the most beneficial software solutions to provide to clients to improve efficiency. Sage is looking forward to the future, and is sure that we can continue to work together to provide innovative solutions to our customers.”

    Andrew Gibb - Sage

  • Xero

    “As a new AIMS partner, we’re pleased to be partnering to offer AIMS members our beautiful online accounting software.

    Built for small businesses and their advisors, Xero offers six products that suit a wide range of small businesses. From Ledger – perfect for accountants and bookkeepers managing internal clients – all the way through to our Premium business edition, complete with multi-currency, there’s a package for almost every small business.

    Join Xero’s Partner Programme today to receive exclusive offers for AIMS firms, and transform your practice with the UK’s leading online accounting software.”


  • Clear Books

    “For the past few years, Clear Books has enjoyed a great relationship with AIMS and is honoured to be one of their recommended online accounting software providers.

    Clear Books provides award-winning cloud accounting software which matches perfectly with AIMS approach to embracing new technology. The software is easy-to-use and comes with free Open Banking bank feeds and unlimited free phone and email support.”

    Clear Books

  • Everett Masson & Furby

    “Everett Masson & Furby specialise in the sale of businesses, established over 50 years our relationship with AIMS stretches back over many of these years. For those looking to buy a business we have no hesitation in recommending AIMS,
    knowing they will be in safe hands, receiving the correct professional advice at the outset, continued ongoing support and advice.

    When it comes to selling a business Everett Masson & Furby look to provide AIMS clients with a service second to none, from the initial valuation and market appraisal, comprehensive marketing, negotiations, dealing with any complications
    before they become an issue, ensuring any sale reaches its target – completion.

    Everett Masson & Furby look forward to a successful continued working relationship with AIMS.”

    Michael Taylor - Everett Masson & Furby

  • Legal Clarity

    “Legal Clarity are a boutique firm of corporate and commercial solicitors – offering high quality, practical advice at a fixed cost wherever possible.

    They specialise in advising owner managed businesses and working with accountants on a variety of transactions.”

    Legal Clarity

  • Thomson Reuters – Digita

    “Digita Tax & Accounting Software from Thomson Reuters has been widely used by AIMS Partners since 2001 across the 250 site franchisee base. Digita products are a cost-effective solution which can be tailored to your individual needs, dependent on your client and user numbers. Build your package from a selection of modular products or, to maximise efficiency, choose the fully integrated Digita suite.

    Year-on-year, AIMS members continue to choose Digita tax and accounting software because it is easy to use and comprehensively covers UK accounts and compliance work. The Digita support team comprises of product experts on hand to assist AIMS Partners and provide added peace of mind. Digita is accredited by Microsoft and is a gold certified partner, the highest level of Microsoft solution partners.”


    Louise Wilson - Thomson Reuters, Digita - Thomson Reuters – Digita

  • Intuit

    “AIMS have partnered with Intuit to provide AIMS Accountants and their clients with QuickBooks Online and Payments – the latest in cloud accounting from the World’s leader in Accounting Solutions for small business. AIMS clients can manage their business finances online through QuickBooks as well as across mobile and tablet devices, taking payments via an Intuit Pay merchant account.

    As a client of an AIMS accountant you have access to exclusive benefits.

    Contact your local AIMS accountant to find out about the exclusive benefits.”


Trade associations

Trade Associations offer their members a wide variety of products and services through partnerships which can ultimately help them with their business. If you would like your members to work with the UK’s largest network of professionally qualified accountants, please call head office on 020 7616 6629.


If you would like to get involved, then please contact our central office: