FreeAgent and Optionis Group team up to support UK small businesses

  • Pioneering software firm and leading professional services provider agree new partnership to help thousands of freelancers, contractors and small business clients manage their finances more effectively

FreeAgent, the innovative cloud software provider, has joined forces with Optionis Group, one of the UK’s leading accounting and professional services companies to help thousands of freelancer, contractor and small business clients stay on top of their business finances. 

The company has partnered with Optionis Group, which provides accountancy and tax services to thousands of small businesses across the UK, in a deal that will see its clients introduced to the award-winning FreeAgent system.

Through the partnership, Optionis Group will offer clients from across its core brands - including SJD Accountancy, Nixon Williams, ClearSky Contractor Accounting and First Freelance - the opportunity to use FreeAgent as their cloud accounting system, providing them with a user-friendly method of managing day-to-day expenses, invoicing and banking. 

By providing clients with access to the full FreeAgent suite, accountants and advisors within the group will also be able to offer wider support to help small businesses comply with new legislation including Making Tax Digital (MTD), and provide deeper, expert insights into their business accounts and tax liabilities. 

Roan Lavery, CEO and co-founder of FreeAgent, said: “We’re thrilled to be working with Optionis Group, which is one of the biggest and best-known names in the accounting industry. Through its brands, accountancy expertise is provided to thousands of freelancers and small businesses, so it’s great that we’re able to show these clients how FreeAgent can help transform the way they understand and manage their finances.

“By introducing clients to the full FreeAgent system, we are highlighting our mutual commitment to supporting small businesses and providing them with the best possible tools to manage their accounts. It’s a really exciting partnership for us and we look forward to working closely with Optionis Group in the years ahead.”

Kathryn Andrew, Chief Sales Officer at Optionis Group, said of the new partnership: “We’re really pleased to be partnering with Free Agent to offer our accountants and advisors access to some industry-leading software. It will ensure our teams have the best resources available to them and can continue to provide best-in-class services to our clients.

“It’s really important to us that we can offer our clients an agile and easy way to use online software, and FreeAgent’s solution ticks all the boxes for us – we’re looking forward to working in partnership with them and enhancing our service offering.”

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Born out of the frustration that doing the books is just too damn hard for most of us, our award-winning accounting software is loved by over 150,000 small businesses and their accountants and bookkeepers.

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