Bookkeeping & Payroll

Affordable, Accurate, Efficient & Friendly Service


  • Books to Balance Sheet
  • Bank & Recons
  • Debtors Control
  • Creditors Control
  • Accruals & Prepayments
  • VAT & PAYE Returns
  • Monthly Management Reports


  • Auto Enrollment
  • Weekly, Fortnightly & Monthly Payroll
  • Leave Tracking
  • PAYE Calculations
  • Reporting
  • Payslips & Reports emailed directly to you


  • Drawing up Employment Contracts in line with current legislation
  • Set up Pension Fund
  • Maintain Pension Fund
  • Advice on Statutory Requirements


  • Accounts & Admin Staff recruitment
  • Fully Managed
  • Sourcing Best Fit candidates
  • Reference & Skills checks
  • Initial Interviews
  • Shortlisting

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More about our Bookkeeping services

Keeping up to date with your bookkeeping is of the utmost importance.  Many business owners just don’t have the time and then find themselves in a situation where VAT returns need to be completed and the books are a few months out of date.  So, at the end of the day, instead of relaxing with a glass of red, or a hot mug of tea – you find yourself pulling an all nighter like you did back in Uni and vow to yourself that you WILL do the books every day… next VAT period rolls around and guess what!! Same scenario… quite frankly though you have far better things to concentrate on, yes, like making money.

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More about our Payroll services

Payroll is another core service I offer my clients. Due to the very complex legislation surrounding Payroll in the UK, many clients prefer to outsource this function. I use a lovely HMRC approved programme called Bright Pay – Bright Pay offers comprehensive payroll capabilities and is fully geared towards Auto Enrollment, submitting returns to HMRC gateway and reporting.  It is a well priced software offering and enables me to keep my payroll cost to client reasonable. Their support and popularity is really fantastic and is hands down better than many similar products out there.
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With over 30 years of experience I offer my clients peace of mind that their work will always be completed with due care and dilligence. I work on my own so you can be assured of my personal attention at all times.

How can I help you?

Kim Hockaday
Chief number cruncher

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What’s in it for you?


Ravenridge Adds Real Value

I’m sure that keeping up with statutory requirements, paperwork and MAKING TAX DIGITAL is not what you had in mind when you started your business. Services like mine are geared towards taking those pressures off you so that you can focus on the business of doing business.

Saves you money

Think about what your time is worth, do you really want to be bogged down with paperwork? Also, consider the cost of hiring staff, buying new computers, providing tea, parking and what not – it really makes more sense to appoint an external bookkeeper – wouldn’t you agree?

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Saves you time

Simply pop your documents into the post, attach to an email or upload to Dropbox – go about your business and in a few days, VOILA! you have a full set of Management Reports.  That’s prime time savings right there.

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I’ve been doing this for years, the foundations of my business have always been Trust & Reliability – I understand your challenges as a business owner and that having a reliable service provider is key.

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I work really strange hours and will always manage to work around sudden, urgent deadlines that may crop up.

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Latest News

I’m working on my blogging skills and will post at least one new article a month – please enjoy the content.

Making Tax Digital – Are you ready?

  As from the 1st April 2019 MTD kicks into play.  Are you ready for it? We are! I have attached a very handy guide from Quickbooks for you to[…]

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January 24, 2019 0

Tax Tables 2019/2020

PAYE tax and Class 1 National Insurance contributions You normally operate PAYE as part of your payroll so HMRC can collect Income Tax and National Insurance from your employees. Your payroll software will calculate[…]

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January 23, 2019 0

Welcome to Ravenridge!

A hearty welcome to Ravenridge Business Services Ltd. Ravenridge is a small business located in the stunningly beautiful little town of Chudleigh in the South West. My office is based[…]

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January 21, 2019 1

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