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Award: ‘Best Accountancy Practice’

talk of manchester awards 2018

We are very happy to have been nominated by our clients, peers and the Manchester business community for ‘Best Accountancy Practice‘ in this year’s Talk of Manchester Awards 2018.

We have always supported entrepreneurialism in Manchester and we are proud to be considered the ‘accountants for entrepreneurs’ in the region.

The team at Alexander Knight & Co is rapidly growing and our reputation is such that we are getting increasing levels of referrals from existing clients, other advisers such as law firms and a number of banks. All these people can trust that we will look after their client and be more than just ‘another accountancy firm’. It’s t his approach that has seen us get shortlisted for this award.

You can see everyone who is shortlisted in all the categories and our team would be very pleased if you took a minute to vote for us in the ‘Best Accountancy Practice’ category. Thank you to everyone who has voted for us so far – it is very much appreciated!

Vote for us here.



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Our special delivery for Barnardo’s

Murray Patt accountant makes special delivery to Barnardos

We were pleased, alongside our friends Gresham Wealth Management, to bring some some much-needed Christmas cheer to children at Barnardo’s in Wythenshawe.

Alison and Murray dropped off boxes of presents, including food and toys for girls and boys, which will be distributed this week to vulnerable families supported by Barnardo’s in Wythenshawe.

Ragen Fallon, team manager at Barnardo’s Children’s Centres, said:

“We are delighted to receive these gifts which will go some way to bringing some festive cheer to some of the most vulnerable youngsters in our local community. We appreciate the support of local businesses like Alexander Knight & Co.”

We are very happy to support this important charity and we are pleased to bring smiles to the faces of youngsters who receive amazing support from the hard-working staff, volunteers and other donors.

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Alexander Knight & Co advises football startup business in Manchester

Mi Hiepa Scout advised by Alexander Knight & Co

We’re delighted to be advising Manchester-based football technology startup Mi Hiepa Scout, an innovative company bringing virtual reality (VR) into the professional game.

Mi-Hiepa Scout has launched the world’s first virtual reality technology aimed at rehabilitating injured footballers and scouting new talent.

Top clubs, physiotherapists and sports scientists have been involved in the development of the product, which is being rolled out this season.

Premier League clubs

Premier League clubs are already looking at the system, created by Mi-Hiepa Scout, and its founders hope that it will also be used to improve current players and scout for players in the future.

The company’s proprietary limb tracking mechanism enables the system to track the movement of a player’s feet and shins independently in 3D space. With no need for handheld controllers to move feet, accuracy and immersion in the virtual reality experience is first class.

Joint venture

The company was created as a joint venture by leading Manchester developers Mi and sports data experts Hiepa and we’ve been appointed as their accountants and will be assisting the company moving forwards.

Adam Dickinson, Production and Development Director of Mi-Hiepa Scout, said:

We’ve been delighted with the reaction by football clubs in the professional game. We’re operating at the elite level of sport and clubs are keen to explore any advantage they can bring to their squad.

For the first time, coaches, managers, scouts and sports directors can produce rapid, standardised, measurable and comparable results from talent pools that may have been previously unmanageable.

Our system helps get players better mentally and physically through individual training drills.

From a talent spotting perspective, it provides an objective, sterile environment, meaning all players have exactly the same conditions and can be compared equally. A youngster could go through our tests in thirty minutes and you would get objective data about their ability and performance. You could test 1,000 players a week as a first point of filter.

One of the problems many clubs are trying to solve is player engagement during rehab after an injury has occurred. This product certainly does that while providing valuable data for players, coaches and club performance analysts.

Strong credentials

Murray Patt, founder of Alexander Knight & Co in Manchester, said:

The professional world of sport is increasingly looking at technology to amplify the recovery time of injured athletes. The management team at Mi-Hiepa Scout has got strong credentials and connections in the world of football and there is no doubt that the growth plans for the business are impressive. We’re delighted to be advising the team.

Gary Black of Manchester law firm Freeman Fisher, who is advising the company, said:

It’s great to see a local company making huge waves in the VR world within the sporting arena. Manchester is already known as being one of the leading cities in sporting success and Mi-Hiepa Scout is making sure that our city is seen as the leading city when it comes to technology in sport.

If you are a startup business in Manchester – and wish to be formed as a joint venture initiative between investors and/or other companies – speak to Murray Patt at Alexander Knight & Co. 

A new website

Welcome to our new website.  We thought long and hard about what we wanted our website to do and say. Then, we talked to our clients to see what they wanted. We hope you like it. We’ve kept it clean and simple and improved the usability of it.

Everything from the layout, the copywriting and design elements are all intended to convey our own personality and highlight the key things that our clients need. It’s easier to find our contact details, find out more about our approach and our people.

As well as being more efficient at the back-end (which means it’s simpler and faster for us to update) it’s also built with ‘Google love’ in mind. This means it’s quicker than our previous site and should be found ore easily on the search engine results pages. It also works on multiple devices, so it works just as well on your iPhone or iPad as your PC or MacBook.

Businesses have to evolve. If you stand still your competitors will seize the advantage. Having a modern, accessible web presence is important to our practice. It means clients can more easily get what they need, prospects and professional advisors can see what we’re all about in an instant. It’s also better for our future employees as we grow our business – to give them insight into our culture and approach to work.

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