Vivid Creative

I can't imagine running a business without them on our side.

Gerry Arcari - Managing Director, Vivid Creative

Vivid has been working with Shorts since 2006 when Shorts took over our bookkeeping function; providing us with accurate monthly management accounts.  Since then we’ve grown as a business, as have Shorts.  Their service offering has extended and I’ve seen them become the cutting edge firm that it is today.

Shorts are very adept at seeing how a business is running and positively contributing with advice, not only in terms of structure but also how to make the business more successful for the future.   An example would be their Genus service which identified that my business was probably running at 50% efficiency and it was pointed out that we were using an out-dated and inefficient system.  Malcolm and the Genus team steered us down a path of using a bespoke system for agencies and a custom reporting platform that has since allowed us to review weaknesses in the business and highlight areas for improvement, leading to a drive of improvements and efficiencies.

They have made a real difference; given me new confidence and up-skilled me in business management. I don’t really see them as my accountancy firm, I see them more as my colleagues and friends, not just my accountants anymore.  The relationship is way deeper than that.

Shorts Services

Accountancy Services
  • Annual accounts and corporation tax
  • Payroll management
Business Taxes
  • Business tax planning
Private Client
  • Personal Self Assessment compliance
  • Personal tax advice
  • Pensions advice and auto-enrolment
  • Monthly Management accounts through Genus
  • Strategic advice including a review of software packages used
  • Bespoke monthly efficiency reporting
  • R&D tax relief claims on product development
  • Strategic funding advice
Andy Irvine Accounts Partner talking to client Gerry Arcari at Vivid