Whatever field you operate in, Harold Sharp can meet your accountancy needs, but there are some industries we’re already immersed in and excited about.

We handle the accounts of filmmakers, musicians, producers, design agencies and fashion houses – the kind of businesses that give Greater Manchester its well-earned reputation for creativity. We also relish working with entrepreneurs, whether they’re building our 21st century towns and cities, exploring e-commerce or reinventing retail.

And if your business is recruitment, technology, construction, legal services, travel or the motor trade, then we’ve got the experience to help you, too. From identifying and administering industry-specific tax reliefs, such as for research and development, to guidance on structuring your company, let us make it easier to realise your big idea.


Regardless of whether you’re working with investors, crowdfunding or bootstrapping, we can provide the accountancy support you need – from navigating tax breaks to handling tax returns – so you can focus on turning your big idea into a thriving business.

Family Offices

For high-worth individuals, outsourcing wealth management and associated functions to an independent firm is an increasingly popular choice – an elegant solution to the ever-growing administrative complexity that comes with success in business.

Fund Services

Trust management shouldn’t be hard work, or complicated. We handle every aspect of fund accounting and administration including setup, registration, net asset calculations, corporate secretariat, reporting, bookkeeping and compliance.


Whether it’s high-earning individual lawyers with complex pay structures and working arrangements, or handling outsourced finance functions for legal firms, we have years of experience managing the accounts of those working in and around the law.


Dealership or garage, franchisee or owner, rental or sales, family cars or heavy haulage, we know accounting for automotive trade inside out. We can manage forecasting, reporting, management accounts, audit, payroll, or whatever your business needs.

Creative & Media

As well as all the bedrock accountancy services smaller and growing firms need, there are also some specific complexities to navigate. We can help you access tax reliefs designed to stimulate the creative industries, and ensure you don’t fall foul of IR35 when you work with contractors or freelancers.

Professional Services

Doctors, dentists, architects, engineers and other highly-qualified specialists, whether managing their own practice or working as contractors, will benefit from our expertise in accounts production, tax planning, and guidance through the labyrinth of IR35.

Property & Construction

Big projects inevitably generate complicated tax situations. With our experience working with developers and builders, we can help, taking the weight off administering the construction industry scheme (CIS), advising on tax planning, or managing audit.

Recruitment Industry

As the North West’s leading recruitment agency accountants we can prepare your management accounts, handle forecasting and reporting, take on payroll functions, and offer practical guidance on business strategy – how do you want your firm to grow?

Retail & Ecommerce

From the new breed of bricks-and-mortar shop to those operating purely online, and all the hybrid types in between, Harold Sharp can provide bookkeeping, payroll, accounts production, and ongoing guidance as your retail business grows.

Information & Technology

If your big idea is a website, e-commerce concept, app or software design, or hardware engineering, we can provide support not only with tax functions and company administration, but also with guidance on accessing tax reliefs for research and development.

Hospitality & Travel

The North West has a booming tourist industry and Manchester has long been famous for its food, drink and nightlife. We offer support in managing payroll for seasonal and casual staff, record keeping and accounts, profit extraction, and growth strategy.

“We’re constantly seeking new ways to help clients adapt to change and meet their growth ambitions. Technology plays a major part in this. It’s not about keeping up - it’s about staying ahead”.

Andrew Copping,

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