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Pat Sutton is delighted to accept appointment as a director of County Kildare LEADER Partnership. Proposed to the role by County Kildare Chamber Pat hopes to make a positive contribution to LEADER and add his financial expertise to the organisation. Employing over 50 people directly the organisations  principal activity is the administration of several National and…

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O’KellySutton are delighted to announce we have been appointed as Xero Certified Advisors. Xero is the leading global cloud accounting software with 600,000 users worldwide and now for the first time this software can be got locally through trusted advisors O’KellySutton. Xero will compliment nicely our existing range of business reporting and business planning tools and tax…

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Not withstanding the announcement of the Knowledge Development Box in the recent Budget 2016, last year of the total business expenditure on research and development, circa 75% was carried out by foreign owned firms and only 25% by SME’s. So while the Knowledge Development Box is very attractive for large corporates and multinationals it doesn’t address…

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10 key questions 1. What is the product or service? 2. What is its unique value propositions? i.e. difference to the rest of the crowd 3. What’s the market opportunity? 4. What is the strategy or vision? Long term vision (first step), short term vision (second). 5. How do you sell your product? 6. Who…

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Tourism is Ireland’s largest indigenous industry and a critical component of the export economy, accounting for €5.7 billion in spending in 2013 and represents 4% of Ireland’s GNP. The derived spend is enormous for the Government with approximately 65 cent in every euro going back by way of some form of tax or levy. Tourism…

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Article by Patrick Sutton, Partner, O’KellySutton in The Sunday Business Post, 26th August 2012. 1. Bank Application Forms: Get familiar with what banks are looking for at an early stage. Bank requirements vary, depending on the size and nature of the loan. All the banks have application forms on their websites and these will need…

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In the challenging economic climate we live in today it can be difficult for business owners to keep focused on the routine mundane task of balancing the books at month end. We in O’KellySutton have seen how a lack of discipline can occur in the financial management area where securing the next order can be…

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