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Client Story

Matrix Metal Solutions

Working two jobs is what you do when trying to set up a new business. Fortunately for Matt Bloxham and Rik Little they only had to sustain this for six months before concentrating all their efforts on their new company Matrix Metal Solutions.

The OPPORTUNITY

Sometimes friends can spark an idea that turns into pure magic and that’s how it played out for Matt and Rik. Both were employed together and during their spare time manufactured aluminium roofs at their respective homes. Several friends asked if they could have one. This is when they had the idea to go into business together. Having established Matrix Metal Solutions midway through 2016 sales started steadily and within six months they were able to commit themselves full time to the new business.

Where INNOVATION & EXCELLENCE COLLIDE

The Matrix team proudly design and manufacture a range of outdoor canopies, awnings and blinds, and a variety of fabricated products for the residential and commercial markets. They’re also actively developing new ideas to bring to the market as part of their vision to consistently develop and provide a system of high-quality roofing solutions that they believe are the strongest and most aesthetically pleasing shelters on the market.

KEY SERVICES USED


Xero & Software Solutions

Accounting & Tax Services

Business Advice, Business Planning, Cashflow Forecasting

LIFE CYCLE STAGE


Growing

New to Business

PARTNERING FOR SUCCESS

Turnover increased in Year 2 proving that the Matrix business structure was working. The company are looking at additional products and are starting to offer an innovative alternative to traditional laser light roofing sheets.

“We’re using a polyester blended fabric that offers superior watertight and UV protection. Traditional laser light sheeting requires fixing onto the roof. Our new product requires no screws therefore, not only looks neater but more importantly there are no potential leak points.” This product is something Matrix are offering in partnership with another company and it is this approach that gives them an edge. “We firmly believe that partnering with other professionals will help us grow as we all play to our strengths and draw on our specific areas of expertise. This same partnership philosophy is true of the relationship we share with Ingham Mora and Director Tom Beswick.”

Tom and his team were instrumental in establishing a separate company to purchase Matrix’s unit they were renting, giving them security of location while they focussed on growing the business.

“Ingham Mora came highly recommended and after our initial meeting with Tom he immediately gained our trust and respect and we greatly value his knowledge and guidance. We are grateful for Tom’s encouragement in advising us to attend Ingham Mora seminars, which are truly invaluable. Rik, I and our wives attend these events and we have found them invaluable in helping us become more aware of the do’s and don’ts of solid and successful business growth.”

We are very happy with the direction our company is heading and together with the professional support provided by Tom and the team at Ingham Mora 2019 is going to be an exciting year!

AN ACCOUNTANT YOU CAN RELATE TO

“Before we came to Ingham Mora we considered a couple of options. We were looking for a company with a great reputation and rock-solid expertise. Ingham Mora we feel are well respected in the industry and we felt very comfortable with Tom and his approach, he understands our goals and aspirations. Our relationship with Tom has grown over the time we have worked together so much so that we have decided to engaged Tom as a business mentor."

Matrix’s aims of growing steadily, increasing the team, introducing new products and ultimately seeking larger premises, meant it was crucial to get the right support team behind them

“We’ll be setting a really solid business plan in the next few months to really drive our growth plans and Tom will be pivotal to that. We are confident that we have found the right accountant and team to achieve our goals. Ingham Mora have opened our eyes to how a good accountant client relationship should work."

HOW INGHAM MORA HAS MADE A DIFFERENCE TO MATRIX METAL SOLUTIONS

  • Empowering the directors through in-house seminars
  • Guiding them clearly on running a successful business
  • Understanding their business and providing solutions to meet specific needs
  • Engaging in a mentor programme
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