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Get involved in BAS

Get involved with the ICAEW Business Advice Service, either as an ICAEW member firm providing advice, or as an SME seeking the help and expertise of an ICAEW Chartered Accountant.


An ICAEW Chartered Accountant can give you expert advice on how best to plan, start, manage and grow your business. Their advice can be invaluable in helping a start-up get established or an existing company to grow.

Whatever business advice you need, get the right advice. Consult a BAS adviser. The ICAEW Business Advice Service (BAS) offers SMEs and start-ups a free consultation. There are ICAEW Firms in over 4,000 locations throughout the UK.

If you have any questions these may be answered in our FAQs for SMEs and start-ups.

BAS firms

Are you an ICAEW firm looking to offer your advice and expertise to people wanting to set up a new business? We now offer BAS in over 4,000 locations throughout the UK.

BAS firms offer SMEs and start-ups an initial consultation at no charge to discuss their business needs.

The service promotes the use of ICAEW Chartered Accountants by businesses. At a time of fragile recovery and limits on public spending, there is a clear need for expert business advice which will help SMEs and start-up businesses become engines of growth.

ICAEW strongly promotes the value that its firms can provide to business, and in particular, raises awareness of the need for businesses to ensure they are getting expert advice from qualified business advisers.

If you have any questions, these may be answered in our FAQs for ICAEW firms.

Existing BAS firms

All firms that have already signed up to BAS receive a free starter pack of marketing materials to help them promote their practice. These include flyers, window stickers, web banners and a booklet promoting why a business should use an ICAEW chartered accountant. To see what’s available go to Vpress Login and please note you will need to register with new details as your icaew.com details will not work on this site.