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Business owners should be out there growing their business... and we can help!

We love helping business owners to set themselves free from endless financial paperwork.

If you're ambitious about growing your business then you shouldn't be stuck in the office doing the job that most people hate (and leave to the last minute)... bookkeeping! Professional bookkeeping is our forte. We know our stuff inside out and we can remove the hassle by looking after your accounts for you.

This is Jo and she loves bookkeeping!

Hello, I'm Jo.

My career began many moons ago (over 30 years to be exact) in an accounts department in Halifax. Having worked for three companies within the construction industry, I specialised in running the accounts and payroll departments and teams.

After being made redundant in the midst of the recession I decided to start my own bookkeeping business in 2010. I realised that many small businesses couldn't afford to employ their own bookkeeper and that a flexible, outsourced accounts resource would be extremely useful. That's when Hawley Business Solutions began!

Since then, the business has gone on to work with clients based all over West Yorkshire and we've built a talented professional team that I'm incredibly proud to be part of.

Our biggest finance tip:

educate yourself.

As a business owner you need to understand your numbers. You should know exactly how much profit you are making, and make sure that you're putting enough money aside to pay your VAT and Corporation Tax Bills.

Your finances should not be an unpleasant surprise at Year End!

Accurate and up-to-date bookkeeping helps you stay on top of cashflow and helps you to make informed decisions to drive your business forward.

Why use HBS for your bookkeeping?

It takes a lot of patience and understanding to create a finance system that really works for your business... that's where we can help! We excel in building close partnerships with our clients to make sure we have all the information required to produce accurate and useful financial information such as Profit and Loss Reports and Management Accounts.

Our founder Jo is skilled in visualing your business from your point of view. In her own words:

"My industry background gives me the ability to really understand what makes my clients tick. I can visualise the exact information you need to grow your business... and I'll support you as it grows!"


We take the time to get to know you, and what you need.

From VAT Returns to Profit and Loss Reports, we take the time to explain the information we provide for your business. Finding out exactly what will work best for you (and your teams!), we create bespoke reports to suit the needs of your individual company.

Over the years we've met countless clients who don't understand their finances. When you hand in the paperwork to complete your VAT Returns our aim is to help you really understand your numbers.

We help you to:

  • Understand how to make sure that you are saving enough to pay your VAT.
  • Understand your tax bills so that they are not creating over drawn dividends during the year.
  • With our help you can say goodbye to the days where problems suddenly appeared at Year End - we're here to help you stay on top of your finances!

    HBS business solutions - Jo at her desk working


    The thing I love most about my job is seeing the relief on people's faces when we help to take away the pressure.

    I love explaining how we can make a profit and loss work for them, and how it will help them grow their business by analysing their finances. We explain where they are spending the money and where they can save on cost.

    We have a close relationship so the people we work with become more than just clients. They know we are always on the other end of the phone and they ask us all sorts of questions. If we can’t help we always know someone who can! For example pensions advice and HR.


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