Coworker Projects: Gordie Smyth, Flower Accounting.



By Catarina King, co-founder Society1.

We love hearing about amazing projects and collaborations at Society1. There are so many different types of businesses in our community with such a range of projects. As part of our Coworker Projects series we caught up with one of our coworkers Gordie Smyth. Gordie is the founder of Flower. He set up his businesses early this year, just before lockdown in fact. A nerve wracking time but credit to Gordie he has built his client base through this difficult time and is growing a successful client focused accountancy practice dedicated to helping people achieve the best from their businesses.
I caught up with Gordie about the work he has been doing recently.
Tell us a bit about you and your business:


I’m Gordie, I’m a qualified chartered accountant and my business is Flower, an accountancy and business support provider.

We start by implementing the right systems in the finance function of a business, with the aspirational business of the future in mind – from the outset there is an emphasis on safe growth. From there, we use the data we collect as leverage for better conversations, insight and growth on a human level and develop a 1-2-1 relationship. All of our clients are assigned a dedicated business partner because we see ourselves as a people business, first and foremost. We provide the full finance function solution on an outsourced basis, which bridges a huge gap in the SME market with most businesses unable to afford or justify in-house finance professionals.


Tell us about the project you are working on:


My latest project focuses on R&D Tax Credits, a special type of corporation tax relief which many SMEs aren’t aware of. This is part of an ongoing larger project around business recovery at this difficult time, making it more important than ever to exhaust all avenues of support.



One last question, we have to ask… why do you like working at Society1?


I love working at Society1 because it delivers everything I want and more for a fraction of the cost of having my own business premises. It’s a cool space and the community is brilliant – every time I walk in I smile and that’s a good thing to be able to say about “work”.

Thank you Gordie for choosing to start your business here at Society1. It’s been a tough year for lots of businesses so it’s great to hear about good news stories and we smile when we see you too!

If you would like to connect with Gordie, you can find him on social media or contact him on:

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