Ainsworth & Co, Chartered Accountants and Business Advisors.

New Business Start Ups


Are you just starting a business in Preston?


Our "Start Up" page explains more about Sole Traders and Limited Companies.


The are three main ways of carrying on a trade or profession in the UK:

Sole Trader
• Partnership
Limited Company


Our webpage Sole Trader or Limited Company ? has useful information on the differences which may help you choose which is better for you.

Our Tax webpage describes the different tax systems which apply.

Our webpages What Expenses can I claim? and What do I need to record? are useful guides to records to be kept and expenses which can be claimed.

If you want to dig deeper take a look at our Accounting and Bookkeeping pages.

We recommend QuickBooks accounting software for Bookkeeping through to Management Accounts.

Please visit our Services webpage if you would like our help.





We support and recommend various Accounting Software Products to help you with your records.
Make sure that you are claiming all expenses you are allowed.
Make good records for your own purposes, but don't forget the legal requirements.