Ward Goodman help The Botanical Candle Co. keep its flame burning bright

Ward Goodman, the Dorset based firm of Chartered Accountants and Independent Financial Advisers, are delighted to count The Botanical Candle Co. amongst their Shaftesbury based clients. The company, which started making hand-poured soy wax candles in 2014 in a bid to produce more ecologically sound alternatives to burning paraffin candles, recently expanded by moving into a new studio and shop above Enchanted Plants at 6 The Commons, Shaftesbury town centre. Now a team of five, the company makes and sells a selection of candles in jars and unique reclaimed containers, tealights, wax melts, matches and exclusive accessories from the premises, as well as through its website www.thebotanicalcandleco.co.uk

Amalia Pothecary, Director of The Botanical Candle Co. said: “Sales were heading to the VAT threshold, so we went to see Teresa McGuire at Ward Goodman who set up us as a limited company. Using WG Cloud Xero software has made it so much easier to keep an eye on our cash flow and bank account, and the whole process has been very smooth and taken away the worry. Teresa’s advice and guidance has enabled us to concentrate on our business and give us the confidence to open up on the high street.”

Teresa McGuire, Client Service Manager at Ward Goodman, said: “It’s great to be able to help a small business and see it expand to high street premises, as it’s not only good for the business, but also for the town itself to have new and exciting shops bringing people to Shaftesbury. We look forward to being part of The Botanical Candle Company’s next chapter and wish them every success.”

L-R Jessica Whittaker (Apprentice, Botanical Candle Co), Amalia Pothecary (Director, Botanical Candle Co), Teresa McGuire (Client Service Manager, Ward Goodman)