Our Partners & Associations

We have relationships with trade and business associations that have the potential to introduce clients to local AIMS accountants and to also enable them to expand their business.

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.

  • 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

  • Catax

    “We are specialists in Capital allowances. We have dealt with many successful Capital allowances claims and are currently working on claims in excess of £5m.”


  • 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.”


  • Creative Auto Enrolment

    “Auto enrolment is a huge positive step for the UK and should result in most employees putting money away for their retirement. However, auto-enrolment pensions can be burdensome to set-up. That’s why AIMS have chosen Creative Auto Enrolment – the only auto enrolment solution that actually makes the auto enrolment process easy. From the preparation and complex decision making, to the pension itself.”

    Steve Johnstone - Creative Auto Enrolment

  • 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

  • Receipt Bank

    “Receipt Bank Extract is the easiest way to get the items you need from your clients, with no chasing and no data entry. This award-winning software offers a range of easy methods for your clients to submit in real time, so their records are always up to date. Once receipts and invoices are submitted, it extracts the key data with unbeatable speed and accuracy. Receipt Bank is proud to partner with AIMS to help franchisees offer more value to their clients. AIMS accountants have a long history of delivering exceptional client-centric business solutions. Receipt Bank’s technology takes this further, allowing them to drastically cut their costs, improve their service offering and deliver an exceptional client experience.”

    Receipt Bank

  • Cloud Direct

    “We started protecting AIMS members’ IT systems in 2006, when we were called Backup Direct. Now, as Cloud Direct, we provide not just government-standard PC back-up and business continuity services, but we also take your complete office IT and telecoms and put them in the cloud. That way, your systems, data, email, calendar, contacts and phones are all connected, secure and accessible by you from anywhere at any time.”


    The Cloud Direct team - Cloud Direct

  • 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

  • Sennet

    “Sennet specialise in the transacting of Professional Indemnity Insurance. The aim is to offer dedicated insurance and risk policies tailored to the unique needs of different professional groups.”

    Rob Ward - Sennet

  • 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.

  • Bed and Breakfast Association

    “We are delighted that our members can take advantage of special terms with AIMS Accountants for Business and make use of their network of local offices – we are also pleased that the experts from AIMS occasionally contribute articles on financial issues affecting our members to our in-house magazine, which our members find very useful and informative”.

    David Weston - Bed and Breakfast Association

  • Home Business Alliance

    “We decided to approach AIMS as a recommended provider of accountancy services to our members after we had heard positive feedback from other membership associations.

    We thought initially, we were going to be problematic as our membership ranges from freelancers to international personalities to self-employed plumbers, scattered all around the country – and even abroad. However, we were delighted to find that AIMS were more than happy to work with us and although the relationship is relatively recent, we are finding the input and the information we receive, more than encouraging.

    One particular aspect of working with AIMS I like is that these are professionals who talk our kind of language making it much easier to form the right kind of relationship to help our members’ businesses to survive and succeed”


    Len Tondel - Home Business Alliance

  • Health Staff Discounts

    Health Staff Discounts 

    “We are pleased to offer a discount to all NHS staff who join AIMS as new clients. Please get in touch with your local accountant today quoting this offer.”

    Health Staff Discounts


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