Learn more about your fellow members!

We are delighted to shine a light on some of our members in the next in our series of member profiles. This edition, we meet APS Accountancy, CloudyIT and Lindengate.

Throughout 2020, and indeed before this year, Buckinghamshire Business First has made it its mission to promote the good work being done by its members. Now more than ever, a spotlight needs to be shone on the businesses and charities that have taken what 2020 has thrown at them, have adapted to the challenges and are looking ahead to 2021 with promise.

APS Accountancy

"APS Accountancy Ltd is an independent firm of Chartered Certified Accountants based in Aylesbury town centre. We believe in promoting a culture where everybody counts, delivering training programmes to our apprentices and workshops to the local business community, as well as supporting our customers.

"As accountants, we offer the full range of accountancy and tax services at a level suitable for you and your business, providing compliance, assurance and advisory services.

"Our service is geared around a friendly, personal, tailored approach, and we understand that everyone is different, and are at different points of their business journey. 

"Having been a partner member of Buckinghamshire Business First for a number of years, our Directors have taken a personal interest in supporting local businesses. Chris Shennan has delivered a number of Be Your Own Boss courses for Buckinghamshire Business First, whilst also being a Growth Champion. Deborah Garvey led APS’s Making Tax Digestible campaign, heading up a stand at the 2019 Buckinghamshire Business Expo.

"More recently, we delivered a webinar in November 2020, co-hosted with Buckinghamshire Business First, on cash flow management."

APS Accountancy has the below special offer available:

  • A free 30-minute review of your bookkeeping system and suggestions for improvement – whether you use QuickBooks Online, Xero, Sage, Kashflow or another system. See offer here >


"Specialising in modernising company’s technology systems using the Microsoft 365 cloud, CloudyIT wraps all your digital needs into one easy-to-manage, affordable solution.

"Supporting IT, communications, connectivity and digital media, CloudyIT provides a complete suite of innovative services that come with bespoke training. This takes care of your business’s IT infrastructure and ensures your employees and systems are properly aligned. Couple this with Cloudy’s dedication to working alongside customers to build tailor-made packages, and you can see how the team effectively optimises a business’s productivity, security and efficiency. 

"This award-winning company offers much more than your everyday Managed Service Partner. CloudyIT is a socially responsible company that looks after people and has the environment at its heart. In recognising the importance of being part of a business network like Buckinghamshire Business First, CloudyIT works to support the business community and create partnership opportunities for growth that builds community resilience.

"Through their Enterprise Academy programme, the Group’s business network is coordinated with educational partners to support the future workforce. This is achieved through community partnerships that empower young people in tech via practical education programmes that serve local business needs - from apps being built for council services to digital marketing campaigns created to help raise money for charities.  

"To learn more about the Enterprise Academy and to register your interest in being part of it, please visit www.cloudygroup.co.uk/enterprise-academy."

CloudyIT has the below special offers available:

  • Reliably and securely protect your business’s Microsoft 365 critical programs against accidental or malicious deletion. DataSafe Cloud, 1st month free. See offer here >
  • Protect your important business data on any physical, virtual, or cloud infrastructure against everyday forms of data loss. DataSafe Ultimate cloud continuity - 30% off. See offer here >
  • Cyber Security Consultation. Up to 2 hours free. See offer here >
  • CloudyIT is extending its Cyber Monday special offers on essential cyber-security business tools until 31st December 2020. Learn more here >

Lindengate – A Safe Haven Where Nature Nurtures

"Located at a stunning five-acre site near Wendover, Lindengate Mental Health Charity is a safe haven of peace and tranquillity, where nature breathes new life into anyone who is struggling with their wellbeing.

"Why not drop into our free Rest & Reflect sessions, open on Tuesdays, Fridays and Saturdays between 1-4pm. We have welcomed over 1,000 people through our gates since June and will be continuing this support over the Winter.

"At Lindengate, we believe the natural environment contributes to improving physical and mental wellbeing. Nature Connection offers tailored sessions for groups to support specific team needs, working in the natural environment, taking part in nature-based activities, learning new skills and techniques that can then be used in any setting.

"Green Volunteens is a weekend programme for under 18s to help us to help nature. Supported by experienced volunteers, working together in our Nature Reserve, this is a fantastic opportunity to learn new skills and meet new friends.

"Take a look at our website for full details of our programmes and other ways that you can look after your wellbeing."

Lindengate has the below job vacancy available:

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