Walker & Sutcliffe, the chartered accountancy practice based in Huddersfield, has extended its The Sounding Board sessions, a service that will provide businesses with access to professional and dedicated advice and support when they need it most.

Providing dedicated time slots, clients and any businesses connected to them can access virtual support through one-to-one Zoom clinics without having to arrange a meeting.

Each 30-minute session, which is completely free of charge and part of the service offering at the practice, will give those attending the chance to discuss business and private matters in a ‘safe space.’

Practice partner Nick Ledgard said: “We initially introduced The Sounding Board service during the pandemic when we recognised that our clients needed an opportunity to share their thoughts and concerns with a trusted advisor at a regular time and using a focused format.

“Whether it’s the cost-of-living crisis, increasing overheads, decrease in sales, issues with pricing or something entirely unrelated to business, but that is still causing concerns, we are here to listen and to offer impartial advice through this easy to access and on-demand service.

“As a practice, we are here to help our clients and we feel that through The Sounding Board we can go one step further. What’s more, we’ve extended the service to contacts of our clients to make sure that we are giving support where it’s needed most throughout the business community.

“We are very fortunate to have specialists within our team that can be relied upon to give honest and straight-forward guidance. If organisations within our network can make the most of that, then great!”

The next Sounding Board sessions will take place on Friday July 7 from 9.30am to 1.30pm and Monday July 24 from 1.30pm to 5pm. Anyone interested in securing a 30-minute slot should contact the firm direct on tel. 08000 32 32 03 or email: Kathryn.moore@walker-sutcliffe.co.uk.