01202 022992
BH12 1PN, Poole, UK

Download a copy of our short guide as to why it’s important to understand the numbers. 


We aim to work with ambitious business owners so if that’s you start the journey. 


Each time we work together something rather magical happens in the world.

It’s not easy being in business…..

Providing the very best business advisory and accountancy services to ambitious business owners

I get up in the morning to help business owners who are working too hard for too little to understand the numbers behind their business so they can make more money for less effort, take a path towards a better future and so we all make a positive contribution towards humanity.

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What we are all about…

Here is an all too common story….

Many businesses fail. And most failures are due to running out of money. This even happens to businesses that, on the surface, are making a profit. It can sometimes happen despite growth. 

Have you ever felt…
• You’re working too hard, and too many hours?
• Your business isn’t growing the way you want?
• You’re not making enough money?
• Your business isn’t as fun as it used to be?

If so don’t worry. You’re not alone as I can help.

I provide business advisory services that help business owners work ON their business not IN their business and in so doing give themselves the best opportunity to move their business from being their job to their destiny making more money and having more free time. I work with many varied businesses but have a particular affinity and specialist knowledge when it comes to Foster Care Agencies and carers. 

Building any business isn’t easy however and whilst supporting you I will also interogate your figures, challenge you and keep you accountable for change. After all if you don’t change or take action then eveything stays the same. Think of me as that encouraging voice, someone who cares and helps you to fulfil your business potential. The numbers tell their own story so they need talking through with someone who speaks the language.

Beyond that Covid-19 has shown us all that we need to change. The old way of doing things is over and that’s what we’re all about at Balloon Accounting. We all need to live a life with purpose, a pathway for humanity and that’s why we are part of B1G1 so that every time we do business together we make a donation on your behalf towards helping a worthy cause around the world.

And just so you know, I can of course do all the fundamental things you would expect from an Accountant like looking after the accounts, payroll, VAT, bookkeeping and a host of other services all designed to ensure that you are as tax efficient as possible and free to do what you do best.  

Success Stance

Helping you get to where you want to be

We provide business and personal growth advisory services to those that want to plan for their financial future. 

We use clear, plain english to help you assess where you are now and where you want to get to before helping you plan and providing support along the way.

We specialise in Foster Care Agencies.

Cloud Accounting, Accounts and Taxation

We know there are Accounts to prepare and deadlines to meet to HMRC and Companies House whether it is Income Tax, Corporation Tax, VAT, etc

We will worry about meeting those deadlines so you don’t have to and all you need do is focus on your business, making more money and having more free time to enjoy it.

Running your Payroll and VAT

Employing staff can be difficult at the best of times and with our payroll services we can take away the pain of calculating wages and issuing payslips with everything fully GDPR compliant online.

If it is VAT services you need we can provide those so you don’t need to worry about any of the administration involved with this complex tax.

One of the things we do best

With our extensive knowledge of Foster Care we are able to apply this to helping new and established Foster Care Agencies really fulfill thier potential.

Foster Care Agencies

Setting up and running a Foster Care Agency is never easy. I have vast experience as a foster carer, panel member and years helping businesses and foster carers. I can apply that knowledge towards supporting you and your agency.


Having cloud based, up to date records is vital in provding you with the tools to make the best business decisions.


Top of most carers list, after the welfare of the children is getting paid accurately and on time and I can make this happen for you.


There’s many ways to pay yourself and we can explore the most tax efficient method to suit your individual circumstances.


Expense management is always a minefield and I can guide you through the best method to adopt and capture expenses.


Download our FREE eBook

Talking Numbers
A step-by-step guide to understanding the numbers and growing your profit

In this eBook you will learn:

Why businesses fail
How to focus on your strengths
How to build a lean business plan
How the 9 drivers of profit work to increase your bottom line
The reason why you need a forecast
How to follow and adapt your plan to reach your goals

And much more…..


 Our Time To RISE…..let’s make something wonderful happen

We are a business for good which means that every time we complete some work such as submitting your Tax Return or take on a new client something special happens in the world.
And you can do that too


The Secret of Success

A business owner contacted us as he was working crazy hours and never seemed to have enough time or cash. He had started his business three years previously and had found it was stagnating with sales falling and it was a struggle to make his business ends meet. We identified that a move to digital accounting software would speed up not only the input of essential records but also provide the client with live data. We introduced quarterly Management Accounts, forecasts and helped the client understand the numbers. After all that is what we’re good at.


The client had too little cash, too little free time and was working far too hard. They had no real appreciation of how pricing and other factors effect your bottom line. 


We moved the records to a leading digital accounting package with automated bank feeds. We undertook a Profit Diagnostic review to explain the facts behind the numbers.


Working hand in hand with our client we put the systems in place to take the pressure off the client’s record keeping. We helped implement some pricing changes that had a significant effect on profit.


A set of sound, excellent records, making the compliance stuff easier and  instant business data giving the owner the power to make crucial, timely business decisions that generate more profits.

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Client Testimonials

Don’t take our word for it – here’s what our clients say:

I would 100% recommend their services

I’ve used the services of Balloon Accounting for the last 6 years. I’ve tried other accountants and no one has matched the personal level of service, reactiveness and general customer care that Balloon Accounting provide. For this reason I would 100% recommend their services!

Rhys Gosling, JDA Group Ltd

An amazing accountant

An amazing accountant who’s helped me and my business partners make the correct financial decisions in order to grow our business. I cannot recommend Andy enough.

Rachid Houder Mohamed, Glo Clinic Supplies UK Ltd

Fantastic support and service

Fantastic support and service! I cannot recommend Balloon Accounting highly enough. From the outset, Andy listened to all of my accounting needs (and concerns, as I have little knowledge in this area!) and tailored his service to meet exactly what I needed. Any issues with which I required support were dealt with so quickly and efficiently. I have found it so reassuring to have had Balloon Accounting dealing with my finances. An excellent and professional accountancy service!

Suzie Allkins

All round great Accountant

Andy at Balloon Accounting has been doing my end of year tax return for me for about 10 years now. Hes very accommodating and happy to help if you ever have any questions or problems. His accountancy knowledge is second to none so I completely trust his advice. He also keeps me up to date with any government changes to tax etc which is very helpful. All round great accountant.

Tom Mackay, TJ Mackay Property Services

The service is perfect

I have used Balloon Accounting for 3 years now and the service is perfect. 10/10 for knowledge, efficiency and customer service. I always recommend Balloon Accounting to others and will continue to do so.

Keri Squibb, The Soap Coach

Wouldn’t hesitate to recommend them

We have used Balloon Accounting for a number of years now and have been very happy with the services provided. They are always happy to help with questions or issues and I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend/ refer them to others.

Mark Walden, Marks Cars

Advice is easily available

Balloon Accounting has been a great help, not knowing what/how to do things at the start of setting up a Ltd company was eased by having the knowledge of obviously an experienced accountant. As things have progressed and changed I always feel that advice is easily available.

Joe Summers, Fusion Chiropractic Limited

Trustworthy and reliable

Andy is always happy to help out with any financial matters offering advice from all his experience. He has been supportive in all areas of my finances relating to my self employed role as a driving instructor and also in relation to our holiday accommodation abroad. Certainly makes my life easier each tax year. Always great to have a trustworthy and reliable contact.

Kevin Jones, KC Jones Driving Instructor

Great company to deal with

Andy has been my accountant for several years now after being recommended by a friend. His helpful and professional approach means I am always happy to contact him knowing I will get a quick response. Great company to deal with.

Vanessa Henrys, VSH Solutions

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 Your Accountant

Andy Downs, Director / Accountant

Why are you in business ?

So that you can pay taxes ? So that you can complete all the paperwork and records that HMRC insist upon ?

No, of course your’e not. You’re not in business for anything other than your future or that of your loved ones. So what I aim to do is work with you to help you reach your life and financial goals. That’s it, pure and simple.

Yes, of course I can do all the boring yet important compliance work so that you stay the right side of the law and HMRC and naturally 
I pride myself on providing you with a quality, personal service but it really isn’t about me. It’s all about you, your business and your future.

If you are Foster Carer or run your own Foster Care Agency then I have specialist knowledge.

Let’s explore how we could work together.


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