Business advisors for architects

Owning or leading an architectural practice comes with a number of unique challenges.


If you want to feel at ease, with the confidence that your business consultants and accountants understand the sector you work within and the challenges you may be faced with then speak to BAND.



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Ultimately, our objective is to help you overcome commercial and financial obstacles, enabling you to meet your business goals. We provide a wide range of focused services including but not limited to:


  • R&D 
  • Succession planning 
  • Accounting support and financial management


But don’t worry, there are no “one size fits all” solutions. At BAND, we offer a tailored approach for both design led and delivery architects.

How can we help?


Advisory and accounting services for Architects:


Work in Progress / Fees in Advance Calculation

Strategic management of fees in advance is key to effective resourcing and decision making.

Cash flow management

Mastering your business’ cashflow looking for efficiencies and more importantly where pressure points will hit.

R&D tax credits

Identifying and supporting  R&D & innovation tax reliefs for architects, ensuring you make a compliant claim.

Key Performance Indicators (KPIs)

Providing assistance to establish and then report on quantifiable measures of performance to gauge progress against objectives.

Cost & charge rates

Helping to calculate hourly cost rates across your team and set appropriate charge rates for time charge delivery.

Profitability analysis

Providing project overviews to help you establish individual and collective performance against target.

Benchmarking Analysis

Reporting on key metrics against your competitors in order to identify internal opportunities for improvement.

Succession planning

Assisting you to assess your most appropriate options for exit and incentivising your senior team.

Contract review

Reviewing appointments and commercial arrangements to control and minimise risk.

Project Advisory


We are frequently asked to assist with ad hoc advisory work including setting up Joint Venture vehicles for specific projects (UK and overseas). We also regularly advise on withholding tax implications for overseas projects and various post and pre Brexit VAT issues based on place of supply rules and structuring of overseas branches.


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Software Assistance


Whatever software is used the primary motivation has to be able to facilitate reliable reporting that can be used as part of the wider management strategy of the business, facilitate addition fee requests and facilitate robust fee proposals. If your software doesn’t currently do this for you we can help you either look for alternatives or work with your current package to deliver better results.

Julian Davies

Julian Davies

Managing Partner at Redfin

Managing partner and Chartered Accountant with 30+ years of experience in marketing, media, and creative industries. He leads the Redfin team, offering expert advice on growth and profitability. Former owner manager of an agency acquired by a listed group; his industry insights are second to none. Off duty, you might find him on the golf or tennis court, determined to master new tricks.
Shelley Watkin

Shelley Watkin

Client Finance Director at Redfin

A qualified Chartered Accountant with 20+ years of experience in the marketing services sector. During her 5+ years at Redfin, she served as Client Finance Director offering invaluable insights into strategic and commercial matters. Shelley has also assumed the role of Finance Director for various creative agencies, guiding them through successful sales processes. If she gets free time after managing her children’s busy schedules, she likes to chill out doing yoga and gardening.