Improving the health, wealth, and happiness of hearcare professionals

Improving the health, wealth, and happiness of hearcare professionals

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Welcome to Audiology Business Central

There is no hiding from it, the UK Audiology market is changing fast. New technology, cost pressures on the delivery of NHS hearing services and the entrance of significant new operators - with amazing marketing skills and massive expansion plans - mean that the UK audiology sector is in a massive state of flux.

Armed with the right knowledge and advice, we can assist in ensuring you thrive in this ever-changing market, providing a range of services for all audiology professionals.

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Audiology Businesses For Sale: 2 New Listings for October 2019

South of England: Asking price £440,000

An established and consistently profitable audiology practice offering an excellent ROI.  Suitable for either an owner audiologist or a larger party looking to expand and operate additional sites on an ‘at arm’s length’ managed basis.  Post-sale consultancy available from the existing owner/hearing aid dispenser if required.

North of England: Asking price £385,000

A fast-growing, profitable practice offering an excellent and immediate return on investment but structured to allow for significant scalability.

For further details of these and other hearcare practices for sale please contact the team at Audiology Business Central.

Please note that confidentiality is of paramount importance to these two practice owners and all parties expressing interest will be subject to an in-depth vetting process for means and suitability before any information will be disclosed.

To discuss either of these practices further, please contact Dominic Watson via or 077 88 99 6505.

Are you paying too much VAT?

Are you paying too much VAT?

Am I paying too much VAT?

There is no simple answer to this question. In all cases, we recommend a FREE VAT appraisal to establish:

  • if you are VAT compliant.
  • if you pay too much VAT and, if so, how much you can claim back from HMRC.
  • if your VAT system can be improved to prevent future overpayments.

If I am due a refund from HMRC how many years can I go back and claim the overpaid VAT? 

Normally, four years but in some exceptional cases up to 10 years.

How am I protected from HMRC when I engage Audiology Business Central to undertake any necessary VAT services?

Audiology Business Central will certify your implemented system as fully compliant in accordance with VAT guidance and law. We will agree, for a discounted fee, to attend any VAT inspection with regards to any issue brought about by our intervention in your VAT affairs.

You may be concerned that Audiology Business Central will step on your accountants’ toes. On the contrary, we will be working with them to make sure you are claiming the correct way for the future. This is a win-win situation for both of you.

To activate your free VAT review today, call our team on 0161 929 8389, or email

We have provided VAT advice to independent healthcare professionals since 1985. Many practices have suboptimal systems leading to significant overpayments of tax. Our experts have negotiated substantial rebates with HMRC on behalf of clients and introduced methodologies that achieve future savings. Our VAT expert specialises in the independent healthcare market and was previously a senior inspector with HMRC.

Seven ways to improve your work life balance

Seven ways to improve your work life balance

1.    Accept accountability & responsibility

There is a direct correlation between the feeling of being happy and of being in control.  Your work-life balance as a practice owner is of your own making; it is a direct reflection of the choices you have made. Unfortunately, there isn’t a magic fix, it is down to you to accept responsibility and take the necessary steps to move forward.

2.    Living your life by design

Map out clearly what you want and commit it to paper.  Consider very carefully the following:
•    Your sense of purpose/job/role satisfaction
•    Your family and other key relationships
•    Your health
•    Your income and net worth
•    Your life goals

Accept that creating a great life requires compromises.  Time Vs. money has been a conundrum for time immemorial.  Moving forward, plan to invest in your relationship and your home life as much as you do your career.

Don’t fall into the traditional ‘pot of gold at the end of the rainbow’ delayed gratification life plan myth. The journey needs to be as enjoyable as the destination. Continuously reviewing your performance is important – it shows what tasks you succeeded in achieving and what the next steps should be.

3.    A little investment goes a long way

Achieving a successful work-life balance takes sustained discipline and improving this balance often involves making short-term sacrifices.
For example, the initial process of delegation is significantly harder than just doing the job yourself.
Yet the outcome and net benefit can be truly transformational.  Find and invest five extra hours to systemise and delegate a function that normally takes two hours of your time each week, and in the course of the next year, you have gained more than 100 hours.
You are in control and are shaping the business, not the other way round – that is a subtle but significant difference.

4.    Time is a currency, learn to value it and spend it wisely

Think about the highest value use of your time?  Use your time efficiently by building systems and improve your business.  Understand the value of the chair time in your practice.  Having too much to do can result in poor performance.  The solution is to do less and do it better.  Focus on the highest value or most important areas and delegate the lower-value areas. Both inside and outside of work, compartmentalise your time and focus 100% on the thing you are doing.  Be disciplined and book in quality time with children and partner and be conscious to try to remove the distraction of smartphones and laptops. If you do need to bring work home, work in one room in the house.  Get it done and then close the door on it.

5.   Seek to control what you can, not what you can’t

There are inevitable ups and downs as your journey unfolds:  you cannot control every throw of the dice.  Priorities will change with your “age and stage.”  A typical adult suffers some form of major challenge in their life an average of once every quarter.   As a business owner, you have a wealth of people who depend on you and who you depend on, so the number of challenges you face is higher than normal;
It is important to accept there are some things that you cannot control.  Focus your energy on the aspects of your life that you can influence and try not to worry about those you cannot.

6.    Look after yourself

It is no good prioritising your business goals to the detriment of your body and wellbeing.   Your mental diet is as equally important as your physical one in this regard.  Make sure you are selective with what you dwell on and surround yourself with positive people.
Success and drive are infectious you will spur each other on to greater things.

7.    Create a new routine – work at it until it forms a habit

It is easy enough to get fired up and excited about the prospect of improving your life but the hard part is sticking with it.  Old patterns die hard and new ones are tricky to form.  Read your list of goals and key immediate tasks every morning to keep you on track.  Keep a copy on you or on your phone and read it again at lunchtime and again towards the end of the day.  Continuously reviewing your performance is important – it shows what tasks you succeeded in achieving and what the next steps should be.


If you would like further advice on how to streamline your business and empower your staff to allow you to improve your work life balance, please give our consultancy team a call on 0161 929 8389. 



We have just completed on the sale of a growing audiology business in Essex. The vendor required a quick sale due to health reasons and we were able to match him with a ready and waiting buyer, as well as facilitating the deal from start to finish.

If you are considering buying or selling an audiology business, why not give us a call via 0161 929 8389 for a 100% free and confidential discussion about how we can help.