Autumn 2022 Newsletter

by Michael Blaken

Published on 28th October 2022

We’re already into autumn and, as the year marches quickly on, we bring you our latest news. Plus, we have two dates for your diary.

  • On November 15, we have our next networking breakfast, from 7.30-9am. Come along and enjoy free tea, coffee and bacon rolls. To book, email
  • Looking ahead, on January 14, 2023, we’re teaming up with Swindon Wildcats for an informal networking event and the chance to watch a match. More details to follow.

Riding the wave of inflation: how businesses can cope

While turmoil reins in Westminster, in the ‘real’ world, people and businesses are facing many challenges, including double digit inflation and rising interest rates. With costs inevitably rising, how best can business owners ride the storm? Here are our suggestions.

Housing market: could there be good news for cash buyers?

The recent changes to Stamp Duty Land Tax can only be regarded as a positive for homebuyers. But on the other side of the coin are rocketing interest rates, which are predicted to rise still further. However, where there is crisis there is opportunity – could this be good news for cash buyers? Read more here.

More than just accountants, we help businesses to grow

Chris Phillips and Bearings Plus team
Chris Phillips and the Bearings Plus team

As accountants, we believe in adding value to our clients’ businesses. We’re not just here to crunch the numbers, but to work alongside business owners as critical friends.

Here’s just one example of how we’ve worked closely with a client and seen his business go from strength to strength.

5th anniversary celebration of Optimum

We’re celebrating five years in business

A big ‘happy birthday’ to the team here at Optimum, as we celebrate five years since we were founded, as a pioneering company offering accountancy and legal services under one roof. Read our story here.

Optimum raise money for charity half marathon

Ten stride out for fundraising half marathon

Well done to our team who boosted the funds of our favourite charity, Youth Adventure Trust, by stepping out for a half marathon. Find out how we got on here.

And finally…

A warm welcome to our latest trainee to join the team, Rian. We now have four trainees and are delighted at Optimum to be able to support and nurture new people into our industry. We wish them all every success in their careers. We are also recruiting for other vacancies, including the roles of bookkeeper and accountant. Details are on our website.

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