- "In the last 20 years our business has changed considerably…and as the focus of our business has changed, Bird Luckin have moved with us."
Alex Tanner, George Tanner (Shalford) Ltd
- "Bird Luckin has looked after us incredibly well for over 60 years, they are pro-active and innovational - meeting all our needs to help us achieve our aims."
Richard Stubbings, Cliffords Limited
- "I can honestly say that Bird Luckin are the best firm of accountants and auditors I have ever dealt with - and I don't say that lightly!"
Colin Webb, Walthamstow Stadium
- "It's important for us to know that we will always be able to contact the right people to give us the right advice and support."
Jane Bennett, Bennetts Funeral Directors
- "Although we deal mainly with one Partner … we also know that if we need to contact someone else who is a specialist in another area, we can get the advice we need quickly and easily"
Jeremy Ruggles, J.S. Wright & Sons Ltd
- "Bird Luckin got us to a stage which would have taken us months - if not years - to reach on our own, and they got us there in a matter of weeks"
Matthew Sullivan, SNC Ltd
- "You can be a good accountant, but if you don't have an understanding of the industry it can be very difficult. "There are two or three people we have regular contact with at Bird Luckin who know our business well, and it makes a difference.""
Robert Church, W A Church (Bures) Ltd
- "The work which Bird Luckin has done for Boddingtons over the past few months has helped shape our future direction for the better."
John Warner, Chief Executive, Boddingtons Ltd
- "Bird Luckin has acted for us since our inception 10 years ago. They have a very 'can do' yet highly professional attitude - we are very appreciative of their support and advice over the years."
Marlon Fox, Outlook Property Ltd
Low carbon economy
As promised, the government is to create a Green Investment Bank in an effort to boost the UK's low carbon economy.
The Bank will have an initial capital of £1 billion and its aim will be to catalyse business investment in green technologies and green infrastructure.
The Department of Energy and Climate Change will find that its resource spending is to be reduced by 18 per cent in real terms over the next four years.
However, its capital spending will rise by 41 per cent over the same period.
The spending review, the government insists, will enable the UK to meet its environmental targets, including a 34 per cent reduction in greenhouse gas emissions by 2020.
One of the key elements in such a reduction is the recently introduced Carbon Reduction Commitment (CRC) scheme, which imposes a levy for particularly heavy users of energy and rewards those firms that reduce the level of their emissions. The money raised from the CRC scheme will be used to support the public finances and environmental projects, the government said, rather than be recycled to participating companies.