According to reports on the Internet, Charity Business, whose mission, according to their website, was “bringing the benefits of business thinking to charities”, unfortunately could not bring those benefits to their own business.
The charity collapsed in December leaving a reported 50 charities bereft of outsourced services ranging from payroll and bookeeping to full finance function.
Other reports talk of another 150 charity clients without payroll services and there are also worrying reports about potentially unhealthy connections between one of the non-executive directors of Charity Business and one of its largest former clients.
We at Westbury, with considerable expertise in the charity sector and with several of our team acting as Trustees for a number of charities, were well aware of Charity Business and indeed some of our charity clients had used their services. We are in a position to pick up the pieces and are happy to lend a hand, in whatever form it takes, to former CB clients. We offer fully outsourced payroll to hundreds of organisations and can also offer day-to-day bookkeeping, management reporting, VAT, and full statutory annual accounting .
Whatever the charity’s needs the team at Westbury have the expertise and capacity to help.
So if there are charities out there floundering, they should call Keith Graham on 020 7553 7122 or e-mail email@example.com.