Whether you have a team or you’re a freelancer operating on your own, using Pleo brings a huge number of benefits to businesses in the film & TV industry. Similar to a prepaid debit card, it makes expenses (and life!) a lot easier to manage and organise. No more overspending, lost receipts or missing expense details. More time editing, shooting and doing what you love.

Let’s dive into the benefits.

How does it work?

  1. Use your Pleo card to pay for something.
  2. Capture the receipt and enter a few details about the purchase.
  3. The expenses are categorised in Pleo and upload.

Pleo seriously cuts down on admin work.

The biggest benefit of using Pleo is the sheer amount of time it frees up. Its integration with accounting software cuts down the time spent on credit card reconciliations and manual data input, giving you more time to be creative and do what you do best. 

It’s ideal if you hire freelancers.

Bringing on a freelance sound engineer or camera operator for a one-off project? Pleo means you can instantly issue them with a virtual card for any expenses they might incur. Once their contract is up, you can easily freeze or delete their card.

It makes it easier to stay within budget.

Pleo lets you set spending limits for each team member, so you can rest easy knowing your cash flow won’t be hit with expenses you haven’t budgeted for.

Pleo gets rid of expense reports.

When you buy something with Pleo, you’ll instantly be prompted to snap a photo of the receipt. You can say goodbye to chasing up employees for receipts at the end of the month and wondering “who bought this?” while digging around for invoices. You’ll spend less time on admin and more time on the things that matter.

You can review purchases in real-time. 

When a team member buys something using Pleo, you’ll get a notification detailing the amount, what was bought and where it was purchased from. You won’t have to wait until the end of the month to see your team’s expenses, so you can keep better control of your budgets as you go. 

Your team feel more empowered.

Whether you have a team of one or one hundred, giving your employees their own Pleo cards encourages autonomy and boosts trust. All while maintaining your control and visibility over your business spend.

Pleo also means your team doesn’t have to fork out for expenses using their personal debit or credit cards. They’ll no longer have to go out-of-pocket and submit expenses at the end of the month. Instead, they’ll enjoy more security over their own cash flow and won’t have to worry about reimbursement – also meaning less admin on your end!

Pleo links with your digital accounting software.

Pleo connects to Xero, QuickBooks and Sage, cutting down on the time spent manually inputting expense information into your digital accounting software. Once you’ve confirmed an expense is okay, it’ll automatically upload at the tap of a button. 

Pleo automatically calculates fuel costs.

Working in studios and on sets involves a lot of travelling, and working out fuel costs can get tricky. With Pleo, simply input into the app where a journey starts and ends and it works out what’s owed for fuel. It saves a lot of headaches!

It makes it easy to manage subscriptions.

With subscriptions for editing software, sample banks and online storage, you might find it difficult to keep a handle on your monthly outgoings. When you use Pleo to pay for your business subscriptions, you’ll be able to see all of your recurring payments from one dashboard.

Get set up on Pleo today.

At Tailored, we’re here to help you start feeling the benefits of Pleo. We’ll guide you through the setup process and help you integrate Pleo into your business. 

Book a call with us and we’ll kick things off with a friendly, 15-minute chat.

 

Katie

Senior Accountant

My favourite part of what I do is seeing our clients grow and enjoy their success. From helping clients with tax returns to undertaking monthly and quarterly reviews, I relish the variety of tasks and great people I get to work with in my day-to-day. Having gone back to college in my 40s to gain my accountancy qualifications, I now love working in an approachable, helpful team…and I pride myself on making a top-notch cuppa for my colleagues in the office!

Outside of work, I enjoy spending time with the people who make me happy. You’ll find me going for walks with my family, friends and adorable labradoodle. My motto? Work hard, play hard!

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Sarah

Director

I founded Tailored after spending many years in the corporate world craving a work-life balance. Wanting to spend more time with my young children without sacrificing my career, my aim was to help small business owners achieve that same balance. I’d always loved numbers and how they can tell a story, explain the past and help predict the future, so I wanted to use that power to support entrepreneurs. 

It’s been an incredible journey growing my business while also seeing our clients also grow theirs. I’m now surrounded by a wonderful team, united in our values of family and learning. We’re a people-oriented firm that loves face-to-face client meetings over a hot cuppa, and we always prioritise the work/life balance Tailored was built on.

Outside of work, I’m a huge advocate for increasing support in schools for children with autism and ADHD. I love staying active, enjoying a stroll in the woods or going to the gym, and one of my proudest achievements is completing the “Couch to 5k” challenge!

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Tula

Office Manager

I’m all about building strong client relationships, and due to the nature of my role I’m lucky enough to work with almost all of our wonderful clients. I make sure they’re onboarded properly and have a friendly point of contact for any admin queries, as well as liaising with them to complete confirmation statements, payroll and bookkeeping.

My role also means I get to arrange events and office celebrations for our fantastic team. Outside of work, you’ll find me spending time with family and friends, drinking copious amounts of coffee or dancing the night away at a concert!

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Hayley

Senior Accountant

Before our firm merged with Tailored in 2022, I was the owner of Martin & Co Accountants for 13 years. I love working with and helping our clients of all sizes, from small sole traders to multi-million-pound companies. I’m FCCA qualified and my role means I deal with all aspects of accounting, from bookkeeping to management accounts and tax returns.

Many moons ago I used to play ice hockey as a goalie, and while I’m no longer on the ice, you might well find me in the snow! I love to travel, whether it’s soaking up the sun on a beach, skiing down a snow-topped mountain or scuba-diving among schools of colourful fish!

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Kerri

Trainee Bookkeeper

I’m currently doing my accounting degree, which means I get to apply everything I learn in my university course to my role at Tailored. It’s a fantastic way to get hands-on experience with lovely clients and a collaborative team, and my next step will be working towards an ACCA qualification.

I mainly work with sole traders and limited companies, assisting with their bookkeeping to organise their transactions. When I’m not at work, I enjoy doing watersports and love spending time with animals, whether it’s walking my dog or horseriding.

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Julie

Bookkeeper and Payroll Administrator

As the go-to person for all things related to management accounts, I work with clients of all sizes. I’m a fully qualified chartered management accountant. From one-man bands up to large limited companies, I love the variety of businesses I interact with every day.

In the office, you’ll find me organising clients’ transactions and payrolls fuelled by a hefty cup of my favourite coffee and a sweet treat. Outside of work, I’m somewhat of an adrenaline seeker; I once abseiled down Table Mountain in South Africa!

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Ruth

Assistant Accountant

For me, it’s all about the end result. I get great satisfaction from compiling data to produce accounts, and it’s made even better by the approachable and friendly clients I work with. My favourite part of what I do is putting together management and year-end accounts, and I love the fact we get to help local businesses.

I have a penchant for organisation, even running the admin for my son’s football team! It’s something we’re all involved in as a family, with my husband also helping out with coaching. When I’m not cheering on my boys’ football team, you’ll find me flexing my creative muscles. I love art and design and enjoy getting involved in anything crafty.

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Sarah R.

Senior Accountant

I like to take a people-first approach in all of my work. From cutting out the financial jargon to using clear communication to help clients develop their business, I always aim to connect to the human. I trained in industry alongside Sarah Taylor and I’m also a fully qualified chartered management accountant.

I’m the office go-to person for property and e-commerce accounting, and take pride in providing accountancy services and tax expertise to small businesses in a timely manner. The outdoors is my happy place, and I love going for walks with my family and breathing in the fresh air. A few years ago I climbed the Three Peaks; Ben Nevis, Snowdon and Scaffel Pike…but not at the same time!

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Will

Bookkeeper

Supporting local and family businesses is something that’s close to my heart, as Tailored’s founder Sarah is my sister! I look after the bookkeeping and VAT returns for a variety of clients, including those in the film and TV industry.

My day-to-day involves getting hands-on with Xero and QuickBooks and helping business owners make sense of their finances. When I’m not helping clients harness the power of their numbers, I love spending time with my young son or enjoying a classic episode of Only Fools and Horses. Of course, all with a good brew in hand.

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