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Why Marc Holden pays no Accountancy fees

Congratulations to Marc Holden who has earned himself FREE ACCOUNTANCY FOR LIFE. 

After referring 10 clients who all successfully signed up, Marc managed to get FREE ACCOUNTANCY FOR LIFE. How? Well each referral granted Marc 10% off his monthly fees. In fact, Orange Genie Accountancy now pays him for every referral he brings our way.  

We strive on providing the best service possible to our clients and share their dreams in making their business a success. With this in mind, having the right foundations to recommend a service certainly helps.

We did a short interview with Marc to hear about his experience and what it is that made him refer again and again and again. Let’s see what he had to say…

 “I have been contracting for 4 years now. I was made redundant from the army in 2012. With my IT and Telecoms background, it was easy to find contracting work in the IT sector. I love the flexibility and variety of work I do. As well as IT consultancy, I provide recruitment and career advice to ex service personnel making the transition, just as I did four years ago.”  

Question 1: 

Why do you choose to refer Orange Genie Accountancy?

My accountant Beverley has been fantastic from day one. When I refer someone, I want to make sure they’ll be looked after and expect them to receive the same level of support I did. If they get treated even half as good as I did, then I know that will reflect well on me too. I had used two other accountancy firms prior to joining Orange Genie Accountancy. Their services were both very poor. Being new to contracting, I did need my hand held over the first few months. I felt I never got this from other accountancy firms. 

I have nothing but praise for Beverley my accountant. She’s available anytime I call, replies to my emails on the very same day. On top of that she’s always available for advice and even comes to see me face to face to meet over a cup of coffee if I need a meeting to discuss my tax planning. 

Question 2:

If you could give one piece of advice to someone who is new to contracting, what would it be?

Make sure you get a good accountant!!! It will pay dividends in the long run. Like I said, I’ve been stung before and had a bad experience. A good accountant may cost you more in the short term but it’ll do you a world of good in the long term. It’s all about getting quality advice, having an accountant that knows and understands your business goals and having frequent communication so you’re always in the know. Do your research and don’t just trust your friends or family member who is an accountant. The contracting world of accounting is niche and therefore I’d recommend you get niche advice. 

Question 3:

What would you say is the best piece of advice you've been given by Orange Genie Accountancy?

There is too much to choose from. Whether it’s general day to day advice on running my expenses, invoices, VAT returns, or looking at the longer term financial commitments such as pensions or mortgages, Beverley has always been on hand.

Question 4:

What's your most successful technique when referring a friend or colleague to Orange Genie Accountancy?

I don't have a specific technique. I just tell them the truth. I tell them how great Orange Genie Accountancy are and how fantastic my experience has been with Beverley and how she has helped me over the years. The facts speak for themselves.

Question 5:
What is it you like most about Orange Genie Accountancy? What is that makes us stand out?

The staff. Everyone is so friendly and eager to help. If Beverley is in client meetings or away on holiday, the other staff that cover for her are just as knowledgeable and helpful to me if needed. This is something I did not get from previous accountancy firms.

Question 6:
What motivated you to achieve free accountancy for life and become a brand ambassador?

The money or referral fee was never a thought for me. I just wanted to help out other guys / girls who had left the forces and went into contracting. I didn't want them to make the same mistakes I had made in the past.  If I could turn back the hands of time, I wish I had come straight to Orange Genie Accountancy.

Question 7:

Did you find value in the face to face meetings?

Very much so, it’s very good to meet someone face to face rather than just over the phone or by email. Beverley came to meet me in my hometown for a coffee and we sat down, had a good chat and Beverley gave me sound advice on how best to be tax efficient. It was very beneficial and I was impressed by this offering. Better still, it’s completely free and a part of my monthly fee.

Question 8:
Why did you choose to trade as a limited company?

The opportunities in my sector were huge, so it was just the natural thing to do. I had three contract offers the day I left the army. I have never looked back since.

Question 9:
Why did you choose to start using us?

Funnily enough I was actually referred by a colleague who was also using Orange Genie Accountancy. I'm so glad he did!

So how does the referral scheme work?

If you like our friendly and flexible approach to accounting, we’d love you to spread the word to your friends and colleagues who you think will benefit from our services. There’s no limit to the number of people you can recommend, and for each friend you refer, you’ll both receive 10% off of your fees. Every time you refer the 10% will stack up and when you get to 10 referrals, like Marc, you too will benefit from FREE ACCOUNTING FOR LIFE.

A large volume of our contractors have come from client referrals and we couldn’t be more proud. No one is in a better position to recommend our services than our clients. So if you’re a client and know someone who needs a hand with their accounts – put them in touch with us to see how we can help.

 Refer a friend

Referring is easy;

  • Let us know who you would like to refer by either calling 01296 468 197 or by filling in the form HERE 
  • We will contact your friend/ colleague/ family member and take them through their working options
  • Once they have successfully joined Orange Genie Accountancy, we will deduct 10% off your monthly fees moving forward. Your referral will also get off to a good start with a 10% discount too.

To find out more about Orange Genie Accountancy can help you and your business, please call 01296 468 185 or email .

Why Orange Genie Accountancy?

Orange Genie Accountancy offers fixed fee accountancy packages to contractors and freelancers. Each client has unlimited access to their own dedicated approachable and friendly accountant. All Orange Genie Accountancy accountants are specialists in the contracting market, so they can give you bespoke, high quality advice.

We will always keep you informed about anything that could affect you and your company. Our relationships with our clients are extremely important to us so we'll be in touch often, whether it be face to face, over the telephone or email.

Our packages start at £75 + VAT a month for an online service. Our most popular package is £120 + VAT a month which provides you with your very own dedicated accountant as well as:

  • Unlimited accountancy support
  • Face to face meetings so we can get to know you and understand your contracting goals
  • Proactive contact
  • Director and employee payroll
  • Annual Return
  • Self-Assessment Return
  • A fully compliant service so you are safe in the knowledge that you are meeting your legal obligations

​And much more, includingaccess to wealth management advice, IR35 reviews and pensions planning. 

If you would like to appoint Orange Genie Accountancy as your accountants please either fill out our enquiry form or give one of our friendly expert accountants a call on 01296 468 185 or email

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