Caxtons Chartered Surveyors is an award winning and leading independent property practice in the south east. They offer a comprehensive range of property consultancy and management services in both the commercial and residential sectors.
Established in 1990 but with roots stretching back over a century, Caxtons now employ more than 90 people, including 14 chartered surveyors. From offices in Gravesend, Canterbury and Gillingham they operate across Kent, south east London, south Essex and areas of Sussex.
Graham Mitchell, Finance Director and a founding member of Caxtons explained “Our core business is property management. We manage in excess of 7,000 properties for more than 750 clients – from individual residential properties to substantial developments such as Crossways Business Park in Dartford.“
Kreston Reeves Financial Planning have managed Caxtons’ staff pension for more than three years. Graham said: “Paul Howson visits each office where any staff who want to discuss specific issues can arrange to talk to him on a one to one basis. It’s a service that staff find very helpful. He’s been advising us generally on the auto –enrolment scheme for some months now and we feel we are well placed to proceed.”
Kreston Reeves had provided ad hoc advice regarding directors’ remuneration including tax planning advice and were appointed early this year to handle all aspects of Caxtons’ accounts, including annual accounts, corporation tax planning and returns.
Graham explained “We have known Kreston Reeves for many years but had been with our previous accountants for a very long time and weren’t considering moving. However, we were really impressed with Kreston Reeves’ proactive approach in delivering tax savings. Jennifer Williamson at Kreston Reeves raised one or two questions about the best way of rewarding directors. Following on from that, I commissioned them to undertake a directors’ remuneration appraisal – we really weren’t aware of the scope of savings we could achieve. We were also concerned about a number of issues around salary and dividends but all of the issues were discussed with, and resolved by Kreston Reeves.”
“Like Caxtons, Kreston Reeves is a long established, substantial firm that has moved with the times and understands the demands of today’s fast moving business community and their clients. Kreston Reeves provide practical, professional, proactive advice and we are building a good working relationship with them.”
For further information about Caxtons, please visit www.caxtons.com