Meet the Expert | Bio

Ansar Mahmood

Company Director, Pomegranate Consulting

Ansar Mahmood started Pomegranate Consulting, a firm of Chartered Accountants in Manchester’s city centre, with a view to offer something different to the new style entrepreneurs emerging throughout the North West. Now approaching two decades in the industry, Ansar has seen a huge change in the way in which clients want to deal with their professional advisors. At Pomegranate Consulting he has created a young ambitious team with an array of specialisms.

One of the areas in which Ansar prides himself is understanding clients businesses inside out; this means that he often finds himself getting immersed in researching industries he never dreamed he would. Whether that be mass-spectrometry, industrial fertilisers or social media marketing, Ansar has read a textbook or watched a documentary (often showing knowledge which surprises his clients!).

As well as Pomegranate, Ansar is also heavily involved in a number of other businesses, including Property Development, Finance Brokering and Software Development. Away from work, Ansar enjoys travel (although this often involves client meetings), walking in the Lakes and going to the theatre.

At Pomegranate Consulting we are of the opinion that accountants and auditors need to offer more to their clients than just checking the books; it is the little extras which add value to their business that we like to concentrate on.

If you need a sounding board to pass by some ideas about a new venture or require some accurate cash flow forecasts to take to funders, Pomegranate can help you with this.

If you need advice on trading overseas or industry related tax breaks, we have experts able to advise.

If you need help ensuring that your company is ready for investment or claiming the maximum in R & D tax incentives, our team can talk you through it in clear and concise language.

Ultimately our aim is to take the worry of running the financial side of your business away so you can concentrate on what you are best at.

Find out more about Pomegranate: pomegranateconsulting.co.uk , @Pomegranatecons