The Importance Of Shareholders’ Agreements In Family Businesses

7th January 2020

What Is A Shareholders’ Agreement? A shareholders’ agreement is a private contract between the shareholders and the company. It regulates the way in which the company is run and arrangements as between shareholders. Unlike a company’s articles of association, a … Continue reading


Buying and selling a small business: What to expect and how to prepare

3rd June 2019

Whether you are selling a business that you have developed and worked hard at, or you are embarking on a new venture or lifestyle change, you should make sure that you are fully prepared and protected. Most small business transfers … Continue reading


Commercial landlords – are you compliant with the new Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards?

28th March 2018

From the start of April this year new Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards (MEES) will come into force making it unlawful for a landlord to let a property that has an EPC rating below level E. The new Energy Efficiency (Private … Continue reading


The Corridor Tax? Problems in the World of Business Rates Assessment

12th October 2017

Do I really need to read an article about business rates? Well possibly. Read on. Does your business occupy two or more rooms or floors of a building where those rooms/floors are separated by common areas (hallways, staircases, lifts)? No? … Continue reading


Murrell Associates’ client Classic Cottages has expanded its portfolio with the acquisition of Wight Locations on the Isle of Wight

27th January 2017

This latest acquisition – the second in 12 months – sees Classic’s parent company, Worval Holdings, grow to become the second largest privately-owned holiday cottage company in the UK. Worval, whose brands include Aspects, Boutique Retreats, Classic Glamping and, at … Continue reading


Success doesn’t just happen; it’s planned for

5th September 2016

Owning and managing a fast-growing company, like those listed in The Growth 100, can be both an exciting and a terrifying challenge.  Although companies on a steep growth trajectory have to contend with the same issues as all other businesses … Continue reading