The retail sector has always been one of the most competitive business environments to operate in. The market is becoming more complex with the rapid growth of direct marketing, internet trading and overseas competition (especially from mainland Europe). Our specialist team of professionals can offer sound advice and support to help retailers maintain their market share.

Whether you are starting up, in your first year or are a well establish business, we have considerable experience acting for the retail sector and understand clearly the special requirements, such as the need for real-time, proactive advice on how to maintain and improve your position.

Our services are designed specifically for your business and we can help you to maximise profitability, saving you time and money in the following ways:
•    improve stock control
•    purchase re-ordering
•    reconciliation procedures
•    monitoring and improving cash flow
•    reducing tax
•    staffing issues
•    advice on installation of computer systems

Retail VAT can be complex with the stringent demands and cross-border transactions. We can relieve you of a lot of unnecessary time and expense by advising on the most appropriate scheme and handling your VAT planning and administration.

Whether you are a small shopkeeper or a High Street retailer, a mail order company or an Internet trader, our team of experienced professionals are here to help you achieve your business objectives.

For more information and a free consultation please contact Neville Beckurst, Partner at the Eastbourne office on 01323 431200 or

Neville Beckhurst

Plummer Parsons