Partnerships have long been recognised as effective business models wherein everyone is focused on a common goal. You will know of some famous ones, such as the John Lewis Partnership or, more recently, the Charles Tyrwhitt shirt business.

Charles Tyrwhitt shop, London

As with John Lewis, the pay of all partners will be linked to our success. You will still receive exactly the same money as you always have done, but now, in addition, partners will also share in the success of the partnership. So, every time profitability increases through enhanced revenue or cost reductions, everybody gains. It’s a win, win!

John Lewis celebrates partnership day

And as partners, it becomes everybody’s responsibility to solve whatever problems we have and to ensure the team delivers a completely remarkable experience for customers.

Why ‘limited liability’?

Limited Liability Partnerships

In the UK, the Limited Liability Partnerships Act 2000 enabled LLPs (limited liability partnerships) to be formed from 2001 onwards. LLPs offer the benefit of limited liability protection to all LLP Members, or partners, in a partnership incorporated under the Act.

This means people can now become partners in business without exposing themselves to unlimited personal liability. The use of an LLP structure not only offers the cultural benefits of a partnership, which are manifold, but also provides some tax benefits resulting from the fact that the partners are normally treated as ‘self-employed’.

Partnerships are becoming increasingly popular as a business structure of choice for both new businesses and existing businesses, which can convert to LLPs or create a hybrid structure with an existing LTD business.

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ben crampin


Ben’s been here pretty much since the get-go and, as such, has been instrumental in growing the business into what it is today.
He’s passionate about, in his words, ‘helping people and businesses that are just constantly being taken advantage of’ by providing affordable advice and support with an eye to ‘levelling the playing field’.
Ben looks forward to the day when automation will, once and for all, fumigate the fear and confusion caused by oppressive bureaucracy and strongly believes that ‘technology holds the solutions to the problems we’re trying to solve’.
Furthermore, he can see that technology will, in time, provide the scalability required to help a theoretically limitless number of SMEs survive and thrive against the odds.
Ben doesn’t think much of government agencies and he doesn’t suffer fools; two points that aren’t always mutually exclusive.