THE partners behind a Bolton online accountancy firm are celebrating bringing 300 new client on board in a year.

Bosses at More Than Accountants, based in Burnden House, Viking Street, believe that the government’s Making Tax Digital initiative has been a key driver.

And their fixed monthly free offer is also said to have led to a flourishing 12 months for the fledgling firm.

One of the founders, James Duffy, said: “We focussed on driving our marketing strategy in August 2018 and since this time have experienced soaring demand.

“The fact that our packages have an affordable, fixed monthly price and that we offer unlimited telephone and e-mail support, really makes us stand out against the competition.

“Our team of chartered accountants takes the stress out of book-keeping and provides monthly management reports and advice, which means that our customers can concentrate on growing their profits knowing that their accounts are in safe hands.”

Mr Duffy started More Than with Daniel Rose in 2016 after they met at Bolton University.

Their speciality is delivering monthly book-keeping and management reports reviews from a chartered accountant, Small and medium sized enterprises have been attracted by their online quotes strategy, they believe.

The firm hopes that it is able to offer more extensive service than most, by providing running commentaries on a monthly basis, rather than just at year-end.

And they say using platforms like Xero and Receipt Bank reduces the time spent on book-keeping transactions, creating savings which can be passed on to customers.

Their 14-strong team includes six chartered accountants and eight trainees.

To date the company has concentrated on the UK market but there are plans to roll out their model to other nations in future.