Business Start Ups


Walter Hunter is expert at assisting new businesses to commence trading, helping them to avoid the many common pitfalls that exist. Over recent years, we have helped hundreds of people in their wish of becoming their own boss.

WH have run an Accounting Clinic at the Centre of Business in Newport for new start-ups for over a decade.  We often work in conjunction with the Centre to give entrepreneurs the highest-quality advice whilst ensuring costs are kept to a minimum at a time when you can least afford high fees.

Specifically we can assist you in the following areas:

  • Deciding on the best corporate structure for your business (e.g. Sole Trader or Incorporated business)
  • Ensuring all the authorities are aware of your organisation
  • Accessing any grant funding available
  • Assisting with other funding arrangements when necessary
  • Preparing business plans and forecasts
  • Setting up accounting arrangements (we are a member of the SAGE Accountants Club and so are able to negotiate discounts on accounting software for new start ups).
  • Dealing with tax, National Insurance, VAT etc
  • Running your payroll or advising how to administer it yourself
  • Any other advice needed on areas such as marketing, contracting etc.

We aim to make the administrative process of starting your business as easy as possible so that you can concentrate on the business itself, and get off to a really good start!

“We have been with Walter Hunter from the beginning of our new business. As complete novices to the financial affairs such as tax, payroll and general accountancy their help and support has been invaluable. I can honestly say they are one of the best decisions we have made to date. They are professional yet friendly and approachable, always going out of their way when needed. They have been flexible, accommodating and stress-free which has been important to us in such early stages and I’m sure our business would not be working as smoothly and efficiently as it is without their involvement. An excellent company, a superb team and a fantastic service – what more could you ask for?”

Cupcakes ‘n’ Dinosaurs Nursery 

“We have recently established a new business here in Newport and as you can appreciate when you initially start out you need all the help and advice on offer. We have found Walter Hunter accountants to be extremely helpful and supportive during this time. They are very flexible and approachable regarding any query you may have. We would thoroughly recommend them.”