Country Estate

Type of business

A country house estate.

About the client

Land and business owners employing household and grounds staff.

How we helped

We introduced Xero payroll and Xero accounts to monitor the household spending, reporting quarterly against set budgets.

Researched and re-negotiated where necessary the supplier contracts to leverage the best services and reduce overall costs.

Worked closely with both the Garden and House Maintenance Staff to create a central filing system and to-do-lists ensuring all the day-to-day jobs were scheduled, the house ran smoothly and nothing was missed.

Provided suggestions and recommendations on various HR scenarios including alternative bonus and salary options.

Liaised with the insurance company to ensure that all the policies were accurate and that all the necessary requirements were adhered to.

Set-up pre-payment cards for the staff to use for household spending, all with individual limits to encourage accountablity.

Where we are now.

TPT is jointly responsible for making the household payments for services and goods.

We are the point of contact for the staff for queries and to provide support where necessary.

Our regular update meetings with the owners ensure that all their requirements for upcoming events are covered.

Other areas that we have been able to help with include, successfully organising a full refund for goods that were undelivered, when the company was ignoring calls and emails (£650). Organising filing systems for all the financial records, reducing the payment lead times for local suppliers, providing budgeting information and suggestions to reduce overheads, organising and liaising with outside sub-contractors and consultants, researching and making recommendations for new bank account options, discussing and making suggestions for marketing activity on various projects and much more.

When the client needs to delegate something from their to-do-list, we are there to pick it up and see it through to conclusion.