OMG! Haworths Helps Spell Success for New Real Life Magazine

Accrington-based Haworths Chartered Accountants has contributed to ensuring that the nation ‘oooohs’, ‘ahhhhs’ and ‘OMG!s’ from the end of October, after helping one of its clients to identify funding for a new real life magazine.

OMG! will be a news stand sensation when it arrives in newsagents at the end of October, drawing on the experience of former national newspaper editor and women’s/real life magazine veteran, Paul Carter.

Paul was already a client at Haworths when he began looking for additional funding to support the magazine’s launch and chartered accountant Jeff Allsebrook signposted him to a funding advisor that facilitated the finance OMG! needed from the North West Fund.

Explains Paul: “I have worked with Haworths for many years but hadn’t gone to them for help with funding because I didn’t think it was a service they offered.

“I mentioned we were looking for funding and Jeff said he could help.  He even attended the initial meetings with me, providing a great source of support and knowledge and the usual extra mile service I’ve come to expect from Haworths.”

Paul secured the full amount of funding he was looking for from the North West Fund, an EU-financed funding organisation that provides grants from £50k - £2million for companies based in the North West.

“It was a key moment in the development of our business strategy,” Paul continues, “because it even affected our decision to launch the business in Liverpool where we had the best chance of being awarded funding. 

“With the money in the bank, we’re now all set to run media campaigns to support the launch and ensure that OMG! ends up on coffee tables and in handbags across the UK.”

Jeff Allsebrook adds: “Whilst we don’t provide funding for our clients, our understanding of financial matters and wide ranging contacts mean that we can point them in the right direction, as clients aren’t necessarily aware of where to go for funding, or perhaps don’t even think they are eligible.

“As a business we pride ourselves on our client relationships. A good accountant should always be the first port of all for any company, not only looking to save money, to but grow and diversify and we are delighted that we’ve been able to contribute to OMG!’s success.”