About Sleek UK

Sleek UK (formerly known as Accounts Lab) is on a mission to make the lives of entrepreneurs, SMEs and investors easier by removing the administrative hassles of running a business.

Since our launch in 2016, we've helped hundreds of UK startups and growth companies manage their accounting, tax and business compliance needs with our cloud accounting solutions and talented team of accountants. With offices in Leeds, Manchester and London, we can act for clients all over the UK.

We are also part of the Sleek Tech Group, a Singapore based organisation founded in 2017 with over 340 employees in 17 countries. Sleek leverages its proprietary technology to serve 450,000+ customers globally and to support their back office operation. Services include financial management, bookkeeping, CFO services and business insurance.

Meet the team

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Edward Kirkby

Head of Country - UK

Edward has well over 10 years’ experience in the accounting industry. Having specialised in tax, he has worked for Grant Thornton in the UK and other high profile independents. He is one of a select few professionals to hold a Masters degree solely in Taxation and is a member of the Association of Taxation Technicians.

As well as founding Accounts Lab (now called Sleek), Edward has other business interests in retail and leisure providing him with a wealth of business experience . Edward has the unique ability to offer advice to startups and ambitious entrepreneurs from both a personal and professional angle.

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Kirsty Howitt

Head of Accounts, UK & Chartered Accountant

Kirsty started her career in the tax department of a leading independent firm of accountants before transitioning to the accounts department and pursuing her professional qualifications. Having risen through the ranks to manage a large portfolio of owner managed businesses, Kirsty advises on all aspects of corporate and personal tax as well as helping businesses navigate through their Companies House statutory obligations. Kirsty is an ‘all rounder’ who is perfectly positioned to advise clients from beginning to end of the company life cycle.

Kirsty successfully qualified as a Chartered Accountant and Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England & Wales. She advises a wide range of clients, but has a particular specialism in advising the Retail, Creative/Digital and Health and Beauty industry.

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Joe Murphy

Cloud Accountant

Joe is a recently ACA Part-Qualified accountant with over 7 years’ experience in the accounting industry. After coming back from his travels around Australia, Joe is excited to reach his end goal of being a Chartered Accountant. His main focus is preparation of year end accounts, personal tax and bookkeeping.

Joe also brings expert knowledge of cloud accounting solutions – in particular Xero.

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Bryony Lewis-Hayes

Cloud Accountant

Bryony is a University of Kent graduate currently working towards her Level 3 AAT, with the goal of becoming a Chartered Accountant. Bryony has several years’ experience in advising self-employed individuals and directors on their responsibilities and really enjoys getting to know the clients.

As a fully certified Xero and Quickbooks advisor, Bryony and is always eager to assist clients with getting to grips with cloud-based software.

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Eleanor Macleod

Accounts & Tax Assistant

Eleanor is a University of Birmingham graduate currently training to become a Chartered Accountant and Chartered Tax Advisor. Having recently become part qualified, Eleanor is now undertaking her final exams as part of the ACA-CTA Joint programme. Eleanor’s major responsibilities include Personal Tax & Self-Assessment, Bookkeeping, Payroll and Accounts Preparation.

As a fully certified Xero, Quickbooks and FreeAgent advisor, Eleanor has a keen interest in using the latest technology and software for cloud accounting to help boost clients growth.

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Rosie Tait

Cloud Accountant

Rosie studied Accountancy and Finance at Leeds Beckett University, graduating with a First-Class BA Honours in 2019. Rosie is a part qualified chartered accountant with 2 years experience and will become fully qualified in the next year. Rosie is able to apply her vast up to date knowledge to any clients that require assistance. Rosie enjoys working with clients to help set up new software allowing accounting to be more simple, efficient and understandable for the client.

Fully certified in Xero and QuickBooks. Rosie is also extremely proficient in management reporting, working with startups and advising on the Seed Enterprise Investment Scheme & Enterprise Investment Scheme.

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Ben Armstrong

Cloud accountant

In addition to a BA (Honours) in Business Studies, Ben is a Level 3 AAT qualified accountant with over 2 years’ experience in the industry. Ben is currently studying towards his Level 4 AAT before starting his ACA qualification, with the ultimate objective of becoming a Chartered Accountant. Ben specialises in e-commerce accounting and can provide expert knowledge on integrating your accounting software with the likes of Shopify, Amazon, and WooCommerce.

Fully certified in Xero and QuickBooks, Ben has a keen interest in cloud based accounting. His main responsibilities include bookkeeping, payroll, accounts preparation and personal tax.

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Rosie Tait

Cloud Accountant

Rosie joined Accounts Lab after studying Accountancy and Finance at Leeds Beckett University, graduating with a First-Class BA Honours in 2019. Rosie is a part qualified chartered accountant with 2 years experience and will become fully qualified in the next year. Rosie is able to apply her vast up to date knowledge to any clients that require assistance. Rosie enjoys working with clients to help set up new software allowing accounting to be more simple, efficient and understandable for the client.

Fully certified in Xero and QuickBooks. Rosie is also extremely proficient in management reporting, working with startups and advising on the Seed Enterprise Investment Scheme & Enterprise Investment Scheme.

Built by entrepreneurs, for entrepreneurs

Sleek was born to make the lives of entrepreneurs and business owners easier.

Our goals in the United Kingdom:

Sleek’s main goals are:

  1. To help UK entrepreneurs to make their business ideas a reality.

     

  2. To help business owners to get to the next level, by taking care of their back office needs.

All-in-one, anywhere you are

From company registration to bookkeeping, from accounting to payroll, and everything in between, Sleek is here to help you manage and grow your company. And we do all of this via our secure online tools and services.

What we stand for

sleek values

We work hard to find simple solutions to complex situations and behave with humility and simplicity

We are loyal to everyone who place their trust in us, internally and externally

We strive for excellence in everything we do for our clients and our employees

We treasure and respect the work and risks our clients take in setting up businesses, and encourage employees to take initiatives to achieve their goals

We listen and respect everyone’s ideas and differences and promote an open communication culture where the happiness of everyone is fundamental

Our Values

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Simplicity

We work hard to find simple solutions to complex situations and behave with humility and simplicity

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Loyalty

We are loyal to everyone who place their trust in us, internally and externally

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Excellence

We strive for excellence in everything we do for our clients and our employees

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Entrepreneurial

We treasure and respect the work and risks our clients take in setting up businesses, and encourage employees to take initiatives to achieve their goals

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Kindness

We listen and respect everyone’s ideas and differences and promote an open communication culture where the happiness of everyone is fundamental

Trusted by thousands of UK businesses

I met Ed from Sleek when he was visiting our coworking space in London. After a quick chat, Ed explained how I could move my accounts online and also discussed R&D tax credits. His advice has been invaluable!

Victoria Haynes

CEO & Founder
Neon Hop

I truly wouldn’t be able to run my business without Sleek. Whilst I’m great at marketing and the sales side of running a business, I’m just not a numbers guy! Sleek has changed the way I look at an accountant.

Neil Smedley

Founder
King Koby Ltd

We’ve been with Sleek since the very beginning of our business. They helped with Seed EIS, R&D and implementing an online cloud bookkeeping system through Xero. Sleek has undoubtedly helped us grow our business.

Seb Francis

Co-Founder & Director
Titus Learning Ltd

Seb Francis

Titus Learning Ltd

We've been with Sleek since the very beginning of our business. They helped with Seed EIS, R&D and implementing an online cloud bookkeeping system through Xero. Sleek has undoubtedly helped us grow our business.

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