Your Partner in Modern Rural Accounting for Garden Centres, Nurseries and Florists

Are you a garden centre, nursery or florist owner based in rural England? Look no further than Roake & Cook, attentive chartered accountants who bring a modern approach to rural accounting. 

Specialising in serving rural businesses like yours, who value the countryside they live and work in and want to see it flourish.

Roake & Cook is deeply invested in helping your business grow as sustainably as the plants you grow and sell. As a small firm with a big heart, we take pride in offering you personalised attention.

Our services cater to every step of the garden centre, nursery and florist supply chain.

Deeply invested in your success

In addition to our core services, we offer expertise in various specialist accounting tasks tailored to your specific needs. 

Our team can assist you in pricing strategies, ensuring your products are accurately priced to cover costs while maintaining a relevant gross margin. We also streamline payment systems, making it effortless for your customers to make payments while effectively tracking invoicing and monitoring late payments, ensuring your cash flow remains steady. 

Our accounting support extends to managing events, meticulously tracking costs and evaluating their overall profitability. If you have employees, we handle payroll efficiently, ensuring your staff is paid accurately and on time. 

We can also help you keep a close eye on-premises costs, ensuring your expenditures are well-managed. And our expertise in stock management ensures that your inventory is effectively controlled, minimising losses and optimising your resources.


Full-service accounting for garden centres, nurseries and florists

We offer a comprehensive range of accounting services to meet the needs of garden centres, nurseries and florists of all sizes.


Our services include:

Here are some ways in which we can help

Bookkeeping

We’ll ensure your financial records are accurate, organised, and up-to-date. We can help streamline your own bookkeeping, or take control and free up your time.

Accounts and tax returns

We’ll handle all your compliance needs, keeping on top of deadlines and maximising tax savings.

Payroll services

Let us handle your payroll processes, ensuring timely and accurate payments to your staff.

Tax Planning

Count on us to analysis your financial situation or plan to ensure that all elements work together to allow you to pay the lowest taxes possible.

Management accounts

We specialise in providing statements, reports, and documents that help management in making better decisions related to business performance

Business advisory services

We act as strategic partners, offering insights, solutions, and recommendations tailored to yout unique needs and goals, bringing a fresh perspective to businesses, helping to adapt to changing market dynamics and stay competitive


Embrace modern accounting for greater visibility and control

Take control of your finances with modern accounting. With our assistance, you can embrace your numbers and have greater visibility over your business, empowering you to make informed decisions. We use cloud-based accounting software and tools to provide you with real-time insights into your financial performance. We’ll also help you to implement best practices and streamline your accounting processes.

Deeply connected to the rural community

As part of the rural community ourselves, we understand the unique challenges and opportunities that rural businesses face. You can trust us to provide insightful advice and tailored solutions that align with the specific needs of your business.

We’d love to learn more about your business and how we can help you achieve your goals. 

Contact us today for a free consultation

Whether you’re a grower, producer, retailer, or independent shop, we have the expertise to support your accounting needs. With our assistance, you can embrace modern accounting and have greater visibility over your business, empowering you to make informed decisions.

What sets Roake & Cook apart is our deep connection to the rural community.

As part of the community ourselves, we understand the unique challenges and opportunities that rural businesses face. You can trust us to provide insightful advice and tailored solutions that align with the specific needs of your garden centre, nursery or florist business.

Roake & Cook is not just a professional partnership; we are a husband and wife team who genuinely cares about our clients and the UK rural economy.

Our personal touch ensures that we go above and beyond to deliver exceptional service and build lasting relationships.

Join us on the journey to accounting excellence for your Garden Centres, Nurseries and Florist Business.
Contact Roake & Cook today to schedule a consultation and experience the difference a modern approach to rural accounting can make.
Martin & Helen Cook

Contact Roake & Cook today to schedule a consultation and experience the difference a modern approach to rural accounting can make.

Our husband and wife team brings a personal touch to our services. We genuinely care about our clients and go above and beyond to deliver exceptional service. You won’t be treated like just another number; instead, you’ll experience the warmth and dedication that comes from working with a team that genuinely values your success.

Building lasting relationships is at the heart of what we do.

Explore New Horizons: Roake & Cook’s Future of Rural Accounting

In today’s tech-driven world, businesses must adapt and embrace innovation to stay ahead. Yet, some accountants resist change, hindering progress. Roake & Cook revolutionises rural accounting, showing you the difference it can make for your garden centre, nursery or florist business.

We leverage technology, streamlining processes, increasing efficiency, and offering real-time insights. Our progressive mindset unlocks accounting apps, giving you visibility over your businesses performance. 

Embrace technology, make informed decisions, and manage your finances proactively.

Understanding the unique needs of rural businesses, especially in the garden centre, nursery or florist sector, we tailor our services to cater to you. Passionate about sustainable growth, we’re your financial partners, guiding you through industry intricacies.

We ensure that we stay on top of industry trends, changes in regulations, and emerging technologies. We continuously strive to provide you with the most up-to-date advice and innovative solutions to propel your business forward.

So why settle for less when you can work with a team that embraces the future? 

Join us on the journey towards accounting excellence for your garden centre, nursery or florist business. 

Contact Roake & Cook today to schedule a consultation and experience the difference our modern approach to rural accounting can make. Together, we’ll create a recipe for success that combines tradition, innovation, and a passion for helping you thrive.

Here are some examples of clients and some key examples of how we have helped them:

Andy, Garden Centre

Andy, Garden Centre

Andy owns a garden centre, he was looking to make his financials as efficient as possible and wanted someone to take on payroll, assist with changing the bookkeeping system and to prepare the year end accounts and tax return.

Due to the seasonal nature of the business Andy wanted his bookkeeping to be more update to help with cashflow planning in the less busy times of the trading year. We helped to migrate the garden centres financial information from a desktop software to Xero and set up live feeds for the bank account.

As part of the migration, we reviewed their current bookkeeping processes so that we could also provide tailored training to the business owner and internal bookkeeper so that they could get Xero set up to work most efficiently for their needs.

By taking on the payroll and helping to set up the new bookkeeping system we now have up to date knowledge and figures on the business. This makes creating the year end accounts and tax return a much quicker process with less queries which saves time for everyone involved.

FAQs specific to garden centres, nurseries and florists

How can I keep track of the different income streams in my business?

We understand that most rural businesses have diversified their operations, particularly so with garden centres. Keeping track of each part of your business is key in understanding where cashflow issues are arising, or if there is an underperforming part of the business.

Through the use of enterprise tracking, up to date and accurate bookkeeping, and easy to understand financial reporting, we help clients monitor, measure and track each part of their business.

Accurate bookkeeping is a must for any business, but knowing how to use those numbers is key.

Labour costs and supply are a constant battle, what can I do?

With minimum wage rates and tax changes constantly changing, ensuring you are on top of these is vital in ensuring employees are paid correctly and all reporting is completed on time.

Accurate payroll helps reduce employee turnover rates, and forecasting can help understand how changes to wage rates and taxes will impact your business when they come into play.

Fluctuating energy costs, along with inflation, make it hard to estimate cashflow. Can you help?

Yes, we can. Firstly, accurate and up to date bookkeeping ensures you understand how your business is performing in real-time, not weeks or months down the line.

Secondly, forecasting with scenario planning can help you predict how changing costs will impact your business in the coming months and years.

No forecast can be 100% accurate, but it provides planning opportunities.

We also have access to an energy broker, who can often beat market rates by 10% or more.

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