Corporate Finance


Here at PGR we understand that raising finance, buying a business or selling a business can be a stressful experience.  As such we work closely with clients to ensure that value is maximised and tax leakage is minimised in each and every transaction.


Our team has experience in the following work streams in deals ranging from £10k to £3bn:


  • Sale preparation and exit readiness


  • MBO / MDI from initiation to building the MBO team and the structure and finance around the deal


  • Due diligence from both buy side and sell side


  • Valuation on a range of industries including engineering, IT and pharmaceuticals


  • Business modelling and re-modelling during the fund raising process


  • Raising both debt and equity in the following industries


  • IT


  • Electronics


  • Leisure


  • Transport


  • Motor


  • Property

Audit and Accountancy


Our team works closely with our clients to not only produce financial information but also enable our clients to understand and act upon this information to improve their business.


We have extensive audit and accountancy experience across the following sectors:

  • Property and construction


  • Pharmaceutical


  • Engineering


  • Manufacturing


  • Retail


  • New media


  • IT and software


  • Professional services


  • Transport


  • Marine

Management Consultancy


PGR have supported our clients over many years as trusted advisers in addition to the annual accountancy and tax services we have provided. In the area of management consultancy we have wide experience in assisting businesses to achieve their goals.


We have undertaken many assignments in business strategy, financial governance and financial systems on behalf of our clients.


Examples of further one off management consultancy assignments that we have undertaken are outlined below:


  • Shareholder dispute


  • Regular attendance at monthly board meetings


  • Preparation of key financial information for banking purposes


  • Matrimonial issues and forensic review


  • IT system evaluation and implementation of new systems

Business Support


To assist clients in ensuring that their compliance functions are accurate, timely and complete we also work with clients in the following areas:


  • PAYE


  • VAT


  • Bookkeeping


  • Management Accounts

Tax Consultancy


At PGR we offer a range of tax compliance and consultancy services to ensure that our clients always meet their obligations given the ever changing complex UK tax legislation landscape.  We believe that proper tax planning is a dynamic year-round process.


We have a specialist, dedicated tax department with many year’s experience in advising clients of all sizes on the latest tax laws and strategies to manage their tax affairs.  We are fully focused on tax mitigation and compliance which enables us to provide the best possible advice across the following areas


  • Corporate / Personal Tax Consultancy


  • Capital Gains Tax


  • Restructuring


  • Due Diligence


  • Capital Allowances


  • Transfer Pricing


  • Share Schemes


  • Transaction Tax


  • Estate Planning & Inheritance Tax


  • Tax Investigation Support


  • Trust Advice


  • Indirect Taxes


  • Payroll


  • Succession Planning & Retirement Strategies

Public Sector


Our team have worked extensively in the ever changing public sector environment.  With budgets increasingly squeezed value is a pre-requisite. We believe that our talent and experience ensures that value is always added within the deadlines provided.


Some of our public sector experience is outlined below:


  • Board level experience in education including both financial and non-financial strategic planning and budgetary review


  • Review of regulation and exit readiness in the privatisation of government oil and gas assets


  • Review of the valuation and sale process in rebalancing the government balance sheet


  • Strategic and technical review of one of the UK’s largest insurers following a government enquiry into business practice


  • One-off consultancy assignments relating to financial and banking issues.

Research and Development


Our big four trained team work across the UK and have a deep understanding of the legislation and process underlying the R&D tax credit system.  While we work continuously to ensure that our clients have applied for all relevant tax relief we also work hard to ensure that all claims are completely within the guidance provided by HMRC.


We also work with clients to review claims undertaken by ‘pop up’ firms to ensure accuracy while also educating the client as to the correct means of application going forward.


While Engineering and Manufacturing are the obvious beneficiaries of the R&D tax relief we have also completed a significant number of claims in the following industries:


  • Life sciences


  • Pharmaceuticals


  • Electrical and Electronic engineering


  • New construction methods


  • Concrete and building materials


  • IT


  • Aerospace


  • Renewables


  • Agriculture


  • Food and drink


PRINCIPALS Peter Greene FCA, Richard Gray IP

PGR Accountants Limited. NI Company No. 609033 Reg. 21 Old Channel Road, Belfast, BT3 9DE

Richard Gray is authorised to act as an Insolvency Practitioner by the Institute of Chartered Accountants Ireland.