About Heal’s

Starting out in 1810, Heal’s has been designing and selling quality furniture for more than two centuries and has a well-founded reputation for contemporary and stylish furniture, homewares, accessories and gifts. Today, there are six Heal’s stores located throughout the UK, as well as an online store. Heal’s has always produced its statutory accounts in-house, and until two years ago used Microsoft Office applications for the task. From the company’s Tottenham Court Road head office, Financial Controller Andrew Hughes explains why Heal’s moved to IRIS Accounts Production and IRIS Business Tax, “Using Microsoft Word to produce statutory accounts, with Excel tables imported, is time-consuming and painful. Increasing the speed and efficiency with which we produce accounts was a strong motive for considering an alternative, less labourintensive method. When the introduction of iXBRL brought the need to produce tagged accounts, it seemed a good time to look at solutions that would enable us to benefit from automation.”