Tech-led accountants eye up 50 per cent growth
A fast-growing technology-led accountancy firm is actively targeting the burgeoning number of micro tech businesses in Manchester and MediaCity.
Gorilla Accounting was only launched four years ago in Bolton and has grown to 45 people and a turnover of £2m with plans to increase that to £3m inside 12 months.
The disruptor actively targets the thriving gig economy and 80 per cent of its clients work in the IT or tech sector.
Despite having clients all over the UK, Gorilla Accounting wants to expand its footprint closer to home and has identified Manchester and MediaCity as being among its top targets.
Gorilla’s director Daniel Fallows said people in the tech sector were attracted by their tech offer and their monthly flat rate fee of £89.
He said: “Our target market are companies with one or two people. We’re not looking for SMEs and companies looking to recruit people.
“We have just under 3,000 clients across the UK and the majority work in tech or IT, including cyber security.
“Manchester’s tech sector is going from strength-to-strength, especially across MediaCity and the Northern Quarter, so it’s naturally a key target for us especially as we’re based in the North West.
“As more and more people become self-employed, there is a strong market for a product like Gorilla.”
Gorilla Accounting was launched by the Seneca Group, offering a bespoke package to individuals, contractors and freelancers who trade through their own limited company.
Customers can access their cloud accounting software through a variety of devices and are allocated a dedicated accountant with the promise of a same day response guarantee.
Fallows said the company are the number one accountancy firm on Trust Pilot with a 98 per cent 5 star rating.
“We have a slick process in relation to receiving feedback and, more importantly, acting on it,” he said. “We’re also working with a growing number of social media influencers.”
The company hopes to expand its workforce to 60 by Christmas with staff offered branded jeans and t-shirts to “help them stand out from the crowd”.