We are experienced at working with clients from a huge range of industries and are able to provide you with the specialist help you need for your business.
Each industry has its own set of issues and considerations and we adapt our services to suit those needs. Through our existing client base, we have experience in the following areas:
We are members of the National Farmers Union and the Country Landowners Association and have been advising farmers, agricultural suppliers and farming families for many years.
Rickard Luckin holds an annual presentation on succession planning for farming families in February each year.
Alongside our core services, we can offer you expert advice on areas such as farmhouses, business property relief, agricultural property relief and purchase of land.
This industry faces particular challenges, including intense competition and the impact of fuel costs.
Our aviation specialists use their expertise to help your business operate and grow in the most efficient and cost-effective way.
Our aviation clients also benefit from our membership of the global accountancy alliance MGI: see about us for more details…
Charities and not-for-profit organisations are subject to distinct law, accounting rules and taxation statutes.
Our experience and knowledge of the challenges facing the sector equips us to provide a high standard of relevant and timely support.
Our services include preparation of accounts in accordance with the charity SORP and Charities Act and working with trustees to help them understand their responsibilities and fulfil their duties.
There are various practical, commercial, legal and tax requirements when working via your own company. In particular, you may need to establish whether your contract is likely to fall within the IR35 legislation as this can have an impact on your income and tax liabilities.
The team at Rickard Luckin have many years’ experience working with contractors and the self-employed.
Rickard Luckin’s dedicated education and academies team can assist with:
- Setting up new schools, colleges or educational organisations
- Converting schools to academies or converting academies to multi academy trusts (MATs)
- Supporting schools and colleges with management account preparation
- Preparing the annual accounts in the statutory format to comply with both the Companies Act and Charities SORP
- Independent audits
At Rickard Luckin, we recognise that businesses are increasingly trading overseas and may require the skills of foreign language speakers to help with a range of business, tax and accountancy matters. We have fluent Polish, French and Albanian speakers in our team to assist you whatever your needs.
Legal firms require a dedicated accountancy service to deal with the day-to-day financial matters whilst ensuring they remain compliant with regulatory requirements.
We offer a thorough understanding of the Solicitors’ Accounts Rules and of the particular business needs of professional practices and partnerships.
The haulage and freight sectors are closely linked to the state of the economy and profit margins can be volatile depending on fuel prices. This, coupled with the increase in competition, makes it essential to have up to date, reliable and specialist information about your business.
Whether you are a one-man band, sole trader or a large company with a fleet of vehicles, we can help you manage your profitability and resources.
Rickard Luckin has a wide variety of clients across this sector, including those engaged in the manufacture of food, willow clefts for cricket bats, springs, tennis courts, high voltage cables, mouldings, security systems, wall panels and medical instruments.
Our specialist services include minimising risks from pricing and supply fluctuations, optimising your stock control and making important investment decisions.
Through years of service to the medical profession, we have gained a wealth of experience in dealing with issues such as:
- Claiming reimbursements from the NHS
- Accounting for income from different sources such as hospital PAYE work, private patients and participation on advisory panels
- Partnership arrangements such as income sharing or joint ownership of premises
- Advising doctors who are technically self-employed but participate in the NHS pension scheme.
We are also members of the Association of Independent Specialist Medical Accountants (AISMA), a network of more than 75 accountancy firms specialising in working for doctors and medical practitioners.
With years of experience in this sector, we understand the specific problems faced by businesses throughout the building and construction industry.
Our clients include builders and decorators, carpenters, joinery manufacturers, property developers, roofers, electricians, plumbers and demolition and groundwork contractors.
Whether you are a small shopkeeper or a High Street retailer, a mail order company or an internet trader, our team of experienced professionals can help you achieve your business objectives.
We help with maximising profit through improvements in stock control and purchase re-ordering systems, reconciliation procedures, cashflow forecasts, VAT and more.
The tourism, leisure and hospitality industries are very competitive. Careful planning and monitoring is essential to ensure your business remains profitable. We have a sound knowledge and understanding of the target customers and audiences and are able to help you remain profitable, keep up with the competition and maximise growth potential.
There is clearly a level of experience within Rickard Luckin in relation to working with agricultural clients, which is a real benefit to those within that sector.
You can be a good accountant, but if you don’t have an understanding of the industry it can be very difficult. There are two or three people we have regular contact with at Rickard Luckin who know our business well and it makes a difference; they have worked with us on a range of issues, including audit, tax planning and business planning.
We have been with Rickard Luckin for four years now, since our accountant moved to join the firm and we wanted to maintain some continuity.”
I would rate them as good to excellent and I would certainly recommend them to other agricultural businesses.
We started working with Rickard Luckin five years ago, when our governors needed an audit of our non-public accounts.
The firm is local to us and well thought of in the area. In addition, the team there had already worked with another school in the area which had become an academy.
When you are part of the local authority, sometimes people act for their own agenda. However, we know Rickard Luckin is there for us, and not acting on behalf of the government. The service we pay for is the service we get, and it is more direct.
I have always found Rickard Luckin to be very professional. We needed someone to work alongside us, and they worked well with all levels of staff, rather than sitting in judgement. If we had any questions, they would find out the answers for us.
Rickard Luckin has acted for us since our inception 10 years ago, they have a very ‘can do’ yet highly professional attitude – we are very appreciative of their support and advice over the years.
Rickard Luckin is a local firm used by other practices, so they are experienced in medical practice accounts and we profit from their knowledge.
The firm is also a member of the Association of Independent Specialist Medical Accountants (AISMA), so we benefit from the insight they gain through their membership.
As Rickard Luckin produces statistics for us, we can compare ourselves with other local and national practices. Highlands Surgery also benefits from the firm’s knowledge of tax and financial changes and how these affect medical practices.
I would recommend Rickard Luckin, as I am very happy with the service provided and their professional manner.