Retail

In a competitive marketplace, retail businesses need the right advice.

About us

We have an in-depth knowledge of the retail marketplace, covering international brands and retail groups, national high street businesses, partnerships and single-owner concerns.

We deliver our services with a longer-term business strategy viewpoint, seeking to deliver benefit now and to help you position yourself for future growth.

Our clients know they can rely on us, as we are backed by our international network of Crowe partners, to deliver practical and considered advice on any aspect of retail and consumer brand finance and tax.

Advisory services

Strategies for growth
- Business modelling
- Market listing
- Acquisitions and mergers
- Trading partnerships
Releasing potential
- Diversification and market segmentation
- Trading partnerships
- Exports overseas
- Fundraising and investment
Maximising efficiencies
- Cost minimising
- Outsourced bookkeeping and accounting
- Workforce rewards and benefits
- Risk identification and management
International expansion
- Exports overseas
- Overseas branches
- International workforce specialist advice
- Valuations and market due diligence
Strategies for growth
- Business modelling
- Market listing
- Acquisitions and mergers
- Trading partnerships
Releasing potential
- Diversification and market segmentation
- Trading partnerships
- Exports overseas
- Fundraising and investment
Maximising efficiencies
- Cost minimising
- Outsourced bookkeeping and accounting
- Workforce rewards and benefits
- Risk identification and management
International expansion
- Exports overseas
- Overseas branches
- International workforce specialist advice
- Valuations and market due diligence

Tax services

  • Maximising capital allowances
  • Research and development (R&D) claims
  • Business tax advice
  • Dealing with HMRC

Audit services

  • Statutory audit
  • Audits and business assurance
  • Internal audits, including IT

Case study

Our team was chosen in a competitive tender process to undertake a review of the structure of a large independent retailer. The client saw the value in choosing a firm with a national reach and a solid grasp of their structure, coupled with retail advisory experience. The business had grown over several decades and had a complex structure, which the group’s bankers found confusing. This led to protracted negotiations over facilities renewal.

The corporate finance and tax teams reviewed the structure and proposed a rationalisation strategy which would make banking easier, the business simpler to administer and satisfy the cash requirements of the owners in a tax efficient way.

We were subsequently asked to take over the audit and tax affairs of the business and to look after the tax affairs of the family, showing how our collaborative approach and sector-specific knowledge helps us to best meet the needs of our clients.

Contact us

Jeremy Cooper
Jeremy Cooper
Partner, Head of Retail
Thames Valley