Is it time to transform your business?


Wirral company Village Roofing and Building Solutions (VRBS) has started a voyage of discovery after signing up to Xero’s cloud based accounting software.

Having established the business over 20 years ago, it is the last 12 months that has seen the fastest growth for the roofing company. The expansion of the team has resulted in quicker response times for customers and quicker completion of projects. However, in growing the business the directors realised that processes needed to keep pace and support this rapid growth.

Xero gold partner and chartered accountants, Jan McDermott & Co, introduced VRBS to the accounting software and trained them on using it to best effect. Rachel Wood, director at Jan McDermott & Co said “When we introduce clients to Xero they are usually amazed by its simplicity and the sight it gives them across their business. It works really well for us too as we get a real-time view of the company’s finances and can flag any potential issues to clients.”

Jeni Migall, VRBS company director said that Xero has “transformed everything we do”. Previously using paper based and time consuming methods to manage the business Jeni has seen improvements across the company from creating quotes to invoicing to managing the everyday operations. With more streamlined processes and such a positive experience Jenni now has the time, and confidence, to explore other ways to use software to improve her business. She said “As a small business you are often so caught up in its day to day running that it’s hard to take time out to find better ways of doing things. Xero has helped us to present ourselves more professionally, and consistently, and keep on top of the business. It has really opened our eyes to better ways of doing things and we are keen to explore what else it can offer us. It’s very user friendly and new staff get up to speed on the processes quickly and easily”.

The next step for VRBS is to drill in to the reporting side of Xero more and start using the business forecasting tools to aid their growth further.

As with most small businesses, people set up their business because they are passionate about what they do, not because they want to do all the admin involved. Using Xero allows business owners to spend more time on their passion, while having the comfort that their finances are up to date.

If you would like more information on Xero, or a demonstration on how it could benefit your business please contact Jan McDermott & Co on 0151 649 1700.