The value of good advice is hard to measure, but for one Pontypool-based business, it has been the difference between coasting and flying high.

M&N Motors, based on Abersychan Industrial Estate, has seen at first-hand the difference since switching accountants and taking professional advice from Green & Co Accountants and Tax Advisors, which is also based in Torfaen.

M&N Motor Services offers vehicle repair and MOT testing, and after consultation with Green & Co, the business stopped renting the premises they had occupied for a number of years and bought their own property.

Trude Evans, co-owner of M&N Motors, said: “We were looking at a rental increase of 30 per cent at our existing premises, so Green & Co helped us look into how we could acquire our own unit.

"With the professional advice from Green & Co, plus the help from Barclays, we are now operating from a new purpose-built unit with better facilities, better location, additional customer parking, and paying significantly less per month in mortgage payments than we were in rent. It has been a huge game-changer for us.”

Ed Gooderham, partner at Green & Co said: “It’s been very rewarding for us to see M&N Motors flourish and to help the business grow. We are always on hand to offer advice and support and look forward to building on our relationship with them as the business continues to prosper.”

Trude said: “One thing that has resonated with me is the service from Green & Co; it’s not just about doing your accounts, but supporting you to such a degree that they are an extension of your business.”