Top Reasons to Live And Work in Louth

Louth is a stunning town situated in the East of Lincolnshire. Here are the top reasons why you should live and work here.

The Location 

Louth’s stunning location is second to none. It is situated in the heart of the Lincolnshire Wolds. The Lincolnshire Wolds is renowned for being an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Its calming hills and deep valleys are striking against the coastal landscape of marshes and dunes.

Being East Lincolnshire, it is very near the coast so perfect for those summer beach days or winter walks next to the sea. The Wolds is sparsely populated, so pollution is at a minimum. Therefore, expect to see the sky and stars at night in all their glory! 

Without a doubt, Louth is the perfect location to work from home!

Louth Market

Louth is a traditional town and with that comes a quaint market which trades on Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays. Although with the pandemic, these days might vary or be cancelled so best to do your research if you wish to venture to the Louth Market. Once it is up and running, you can see what the market has to offer, from delicious food to pretty crafts; the market has it all!

The Beautiful Parks

There are some beautiful parks to visit, walk-in, have picnics in and socially distance in too! These are Hubbard’s Hills and West Gate Fields. Hubbard’s Hill was established in the early 1900s. It is beautiful in the summer where children can paddle in the river and families are seen catching crawfish with nets.

Westgate Fields has lawns surrounded by lime trees, oaks and ashes and has a beautiful view of St James’ Church poking over the tops of the trees. There are four leaf sculptures to visit, these are carved from oak and are owned by Louth Art Trail.

The Attractions (when they open!)

The attractions are limitless in Louth! There is much to see and do in this lovely town. All of which to be frequented when the lockdown is lifted once again! Louth has its own Golf Club, taking advantage of the hilly terrain and acres of grass.

Louth Museum opened in 1910 and was modernised in the early 2000s by the Heritage Lottery Fund’s money. It contains the largest collection of Victorian woodcarver Thomas Wallis paraphernalia in the country as well as other historical artefacts.

St James’ Church is a sight for sore eyes and worth a visit for its history and photogenic-nature. It was a gathering point for the Lincolnshire Rising in 1536. This was organised by Catholics to protest the Monasteries dissolution. There is a cafe and souvenir shop too.

When theatres re-open, Louth Riverhead Theatre is THE place to visit! It is owned and run by a small number of volunteers. There are touring productions, musicians, tribute bands, musicals, poetry recitals, evenings with television personalities and comedians who perform there.

Lincolnshire Wolds Railway is another great attraction of Louth. It runs for 1.5 miles between two stations, Ludborough and North Thoresby.

Playhouse Cinema is the only cinema for 15 miles and contains three screens. It was a former chapel and became a movie theatre in the 1920s. It shows the latest releases, classic films, independent ones as well as live recordings from the Royal Ballet and Royal Shakespeare Company.

If you need any help with the accounting of your business in Louth, don’t hesitate to get in contact with me.

Five Changes Accountants Are Making To Their Way Of Working

The COVID-19 pandemic has shaped the way accountants are re-inventing themselves. More specifically, it has led to the acceleration in the way that accountants are altering their way of working. Here are the main five changes that accountants are making to their style of working this year in response to the pandemic.

Saving it all to the cloud

With the pandemic changing accountants’ way of working to the work-from-home method, it has been more critical than ever to save, share and locate vital documents all in one place. Using shared digital resources has made accounting more accessible than ever before.

The cloud has been vital for scanning applications where all hard copy forms can be loaded onto a screen, making transactions much faster as well as suppressing the risk of transmission of the virus on paper sheets sent via post.

This not only saves time but money as well and brings with it the ability to operate documents anywhere at any time. Furthermore, any worries of a data disaster or losing vital hard copies becomes obsolete as the cloud continuously backs itself up. Accountants needn’t be concerned with losing anything as the cloud has been proven to hold data forever firmly.

Develop data analysis skills

Accountants are expected nowadays to produce data analysis that will allow their clients to make strong financial decisions. Information is vital and detailed analysis is more critical than ever. 

Analysing information will allow businesses, as well as individuals, to see if they are spending too much money or whether they have too many or too little employees working for them. As a result, brushing up on data analysis skills will enable accountants to become more productive and efficient, as well as more helpful to their clients.

Improving their social media presence and usage

Accountants used to rely on their services based on recommendations and word of mouth. This was their free and easy advertising method. However, now we are living in the age of social media, which is the new word of mouth, especially during the pandemic where many of us are staying at home a lot more and not socialising face to face with our peers.

When a business is looking for an accountant service, they will look online. Reviews and recommendations on social media platforms are what they will use to gauge what sort of accountancy firm you are. Implementing a healthy social media plan can get you that business and recommendations. Imagine all the other accountancy firms in your city having Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook and your firm having none of those. You will not be recognised or stand out at all. You will lose out on important business. As a result, accountants are embracing social media and strengthening their social media and online presence to cover all bases.

Outsources for specific needs

Many accountants are outsourcing accountants from specific departments that can take care of a business’s specific financial requirements as opposed to general accountants who do not have full knowledge of some particular financial subjects. This is to cover all bases and make clients more trusting and feel more valued when dealing with accountants who have been tailored to their client’s specific needs. This also means that services are consistent as well as scalable with experienced and qualified accountants. Furthermore, other businesses can focus on other aspects such as the core of their business and leave the accounting to more experienced professionals.

Mobile accountants

Everything is now done electronically, with paper invoices long gone and digital receipts the new norm. Mobile accountants have access to software which now allows them to work remotely from their home. This gives them more time to service more customers and in more depth.