We're here

for the SMEs

What if you could spend more time on your business (or the beach) and less time managing suppliers? What if you had more money to invest in your business and less wasted on disparate, incorrect or irrelevant advice?

Collectively, SMEs - the 5.6million small and medium sized businesses across the UK that make up more than 99% of the economy and employ 60% of the total workforce - spend around £60 billion per year on professional services. But according to research, more than 20% of that hard-earned figure is wasted on unnecessary or bad advice...

Say 'NO!' to an Incompetency Tax

For too long Professional Services have been anything but. Self-serving, myopic, traditional businesses, focused on their own P&L while they plunder yours.

We’re here to change the provision of professional services for good. To take on Deloittes and PWC on behalf of the SME. With seamlessly integrated expertise in Consultancy, Accountancy and Law, we spot the opportunities you might miss, and give you the confidence to take the risks that will help you GROW, FUND or EXIT your business.

We're the Uncommon Practice. WELCOME TO BUSINESS UNUSUAL.


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The Directors

Steve Harvey

Steve's frustration, on behalf of business owners looking for cohesive and co-ordinated professional service delivery, led to the thinking behind The Uncommon Practice.

With more than 20 years' experience, he's been there, done that, so you'll find him invaluable when it comes to spotting the snakes and ladders of business success.

A corporate lawyer by trade, and Chairman of Hillyer McKeown since 2017 Steve now acts as a non exec for an eclectic selection of businesses.

Lucy Powers

With years of experience in large blue-chip companies and an MBA under her belt, Lucy’s spent the last 15 years growing her own family business. Managing everything from finance and HR to marketing strategy and operations, Lucy knows all about the excitement, late nights and stress of running an SME.

With a natural curiosity for how businesses are organised and a belief that good strategic thinking creates vastly different outcomes, Lucy takes the chaos out of firefighting, so business owners can get on with what they do best.

Olga Fahey

As an innovative business consultant, Olga’s role is to identify and find new ways to capitalise on business opportunities. Her supportive approach and extensive change management, project leadership and business analytical skills, deliver demonstrable improvements in business performance and operational efficiencies.

Combining a fun, energetic attitude and a laser focus on business process and optimising resource, Olga helps SMEs to focus on important strategic planning rather than day to day operations

Marlon Armstrong FCCA

Marlon has over 25 years experience working with SMEs, focusing on building strong client relationships by helping with financial and other business issues.

In the last five years he's carved a niche advising ecommerce clients on cross border VAT, bookkeeping and tax structure. 

As an advocate of multi-disciplinary professional services, Marlon sees digitisation as key and  wherever possible tries to digitise processes to give clients more time to run their business.

Heather Cheetham

Heather has over 13 years experience in an accountancy practice working with SMEs and has seen how accountants can be used effectively and ineffectively by business owners.

Using her extensive knowledge of regulatory requirements, Heather ensures the smooth, pain-free processing of the regulatory maintenance for SME clients, including management accounts, VAT returns, year end statutory accounts and forecasts.

Kim De Almeida

Specialising in Business Banking and E-Commerce, Kim headed up a business banking department in a leading fintech business now listed as a public Plc and facilitated the launch of their cutting-edge online business current account for UK SMEs. 

With a core knowledge base in Amazon, Kim focuses on ecommerce Company Formations, Banking, Accountancy and VAT; training and supporting clients to grow their businesses online.

Services available from The Uncommon Practice.

As a fully integrated Professional Services business we co-ordinate our team of experts to support SME owner-managers, whether you want to GROW, FUND or EXIT your business. Find out more about our other services.

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When needed, we can call upon the specialist services of trusted partners. We call them the Uncommon ORBIT. Find out more about them here.

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The Uncommon Practice exists to see things you don’t in order to make your business better than you could alone, so that you can grow faster and achieve more.
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