A company is successfully advising businesses on the processing of credit and debit card payments.
acceptcards® is the trading name of Accept Cards Ltd which has recently moved from Dean Clough to The Wheatsheaf, Briggate, Elland.
It has grown to be leading independent consultancy in its sector offering effective card acceptance solutions to businesses.
The company was founded in 2005 by ex-bank employees Mark Pearson and Richard Bradley and has been growing ever since.
“Our customer base has doubled in the last three years,” said Mr Pearson.
“The economic situation has actually worked to our advantage, businesses are much more cost conscious than they used to be and are eager to look at additional ways of saving money.
“On average we save our clients around 30 per cent of the costs they receive by going direct to the banks and in 99 per cent of cases our service is free.
“We have assisted over 4,000 businesses to date.”
The company sources the most suitable, cost effective card acceptance solution for each business in a similar way to a broker or price comparison site.
“Many businesses naturally turn to their own bank to arrange a card processing facility without realising there is an alternative, and often at a much lower cost,” said Mr Bradley.
“Our aim is to ensure that all businesses have the opportunity to accept card payments at a fair price and reduce what can be a significant overhead.”
Continued expansion and a turnover expected to top £500k by 2013 resulted in the company looking for new accommodation in which to grow.
Several sites were considered but The Wheatsheaf offices fitted the bill.
Mr Pearson said: “The building was recently refurbished and has been finished to a really high standard.
“We regularly travel to and from London for meetings so it’s very convenient for motorway access.
“Everyone is delighted with their new spacious work stations.
“And with staff travelling from Todmorden and Bradford we think we made the right decision in choosing Elland.”