SW&A Accountants are 20 years old!


To mark this milestone, they are celebrating with a festival-themed birthday party, which they have named ‘Swandafest’.

The celebrations are being held on Saturday 2nd July, 2022 at Bennetts Willow Barn, Lower Wick, Worcester, WR2 4BS. There will be two events on the day; a family fun day – including children’s entertainers, face-painting, magic shows, street food and fully-stocked bar and an evening event which will bring live music, close-up magic, charity raffle, a contortionist, street food offerings, fully stocked bar and DJ/Karaoke to finish the evening’s entertainment.

All money raised on the day including ticket sales, will go to their designated local charity, ‘The Grace Kelly Childhood Cancer Trust’. This amazing charity work hard to raise awareness of childhood cancer and signs and symptoms with which it may present.

If you would like to join Neil and the team in celebrating 20 years in business, please contact Zoe Francis via email: or phone: 01905 622202 for ticket information.

We asked Neil Sysum, Founder and MD about SW&A’s main achievements and biggest challenges faced over the past 20 years, here’s what he said:

“Our main successes over the years have been recognition as a UK specialist in licensed trade accounting by a number of leading pub companies across the UK and becoming one of the first recommended suppliers to these businesses, which is very hard to do. We’ve also built a strong and reputable independent payroll brand alongside the accountancy practice.”

“Working in the licensed trade for such a long period of time was demanding as the work is time-consuming and complex. However, as we’d spent so many years working in such a tough sector, we were able to use those skills and that determination to make our SW&A brand in general practice accounting a success.”

“The past two years have undoubtedly been difficult but the whole team rose to the challenge, working from home and then returning to our Covid-safe offices, to help clients through the pandemic.”

“Also, we didn’t charge for the work we did in the following areas:

  • Support and advice with the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme
  • Furloughed staff reclaims
  • Help and support with statutory sick pay relief packages and accessing Self-Employment Income Support Scheme
  • Providing records and information to clients and HMRC in relation to the Self-Employment Income Support Scheme
  • Support with grant applications for rates relief
  • Reports, paperwork and assistance with bank loan or broker/lender applications and the Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme
  • Assistance with deferring VAT and Self-Assessment payments and with HMRC time to pay arrangements.

The team worked tirelessly, communications were ramped up and we have been available to everyone that has needed us.”

SW&A Accountants have been part of the Sterling family since it first came to Worcester and have had great success with their membership, having received many referrals from fellow Sterling members and their wider networks.