School Lettings Solutions appoints accountancy firm Mitchell Charlesworth
School Lettings Solutions (SLS) has appointed Mitchell Charlesworth to provide a range of financial and business advice services.
The firm will support SLS, one of the fastest growing sport and leisure companies, with accounts, payroll, corporate tax, personal tax and VAT services, as well as forecasting and financial management advice. Its corporate finance arm, MC Vanguard, will offer SLS additional guidance on achieving its growth strategy.
The appointment comes as part of SLS’ ambitious growth plans, after the company secured a six-figure investment to support its expansion, with the help of MC Vanguard.
The Greater Manchester Loan Fund (GMLF) invested £440,000 in SLS, which offers schools, academies and colleges management services for hiring out their facilities to the local community during evenings, weekends and school holidays. The funding boost will support SLS’ continued expansion into new schools across the UK, enabling the business to meet the demand of its sales pipeline and develop a proprietary facilities booking system. The investment will also safeguard approximately 55 jobs, with an additional ten to 20 roles forecast to be created over the next two years.
Founded in 2012 by directors Scott Warrington and Paul Andrews, Bolton-based SLS manages the process that enables schools and colleges to generate income from hiring out facilities such as sports halls, playing fields and swimming pools to communities, providing access to education and leisure facilities.
SLS currently manages lettings on behalf of more than 150 individual schools and facility owners and is in discussions with over 100 additional schools to bring them on board.
We are the largest school lettings provider in the country and our staff, customers and partner schools deserve the best when it comes to our services. By working in partnership with Mitchell Charlesworth, we feel we can achieve this and continue our growth towards 200 schools and beyond over the next 12 months. The expertise, practices and support Mitchell Charlesworth provides us with will give us strong foundations to achieve success and we’ve been hugely impressed with their team so far.
Mitchell Charlesworth partner Alison Buckley, who will be advising SLS, said: “SLS is a progressive and ambitious company and, as a full-service accountancy firm, we can offer it a wide range of compliance and advisory services which fully support its growth plans. We look forward to working closely with Scott Warrington and Paul Andrews on achieving their business aims.”
Pictured L-R: Paul Andrews (SLS), Jamielee Johnston (Mitchell Charlesworth), Scott Warrington (SLS) and Alison Buckley (Mitchell Charlesworth)