VAT Breakthrough Sheffield, C/O Business Sheffield, 2nd Floor, 11 Broad St West, Sheffield, S1 2BQ 


VAT Breakthrough Sheffield Is Here!

Free Support for Businesses Growing Towards the VAT Threshold


Designed Around You

We've brought together a team of VAT experts and Growth Advisors who specialise in supporting the needs of small businesses. They will help you navigate this complex area so that you can get on with running your business!

City Centre Masterclasses

One key element of our programme is a range of masterclasses held in Sheffield City Centre. These Masterclasses will equip you with all the information you need regarding VAT registration, as well as make a clear action plan for future growth.

Ongoing Personalised Support

We recognise that even the most well-informed businesses can face real, practical barriers to implementing VAT and ensuring that turnover keeps growing. VAT Breakthrough's participants will have access to ongoing 1:1  support from our team, to help you keep the momentum up!

Free and Impartial

What's the catch?  There really isn't one! VAT Breakthrough is funded by Business Sheffield and the Sheffield City Region Growth Hub. It's all part of an initiative to increase the stock, resilience and performance of Sheffield's small business community. Free and impartial - that is our promise to you.

VAT Breakthrough Highlights

VAT Breakthrough is a FREE programme of business support provided by Business Sheffield as part of the Launchpad service, which supports early stage and new businesses across the Sheffield City Region.  Business Sheffield is the delivery partner for Launchpad in Sheffield.

VAT Breakthrough has been designed to HELP sole traders and other small businesses who are nearing the VAT Threshold (currently £85,000 turnover). VAT Breakthrough SUPPORTS these businesses both by guiding them through all of the technical details around VAT and by providing ongoing practical advice to help you comply and grow your business. Keep scrolling to learn more!

More About VAT Breakthrough

VAT Breakthrough has been set up in recognition of the fact that many small businesses in Sheffield are concerned about the implications of broaching the VAT Threshold, or simply need advice on how to register and comply with VAT requirements. Whatever your challenge - whether it be about the technicalities of the system, or the impact on operations or customers, we are here to help.


The VAT Breakthrough programme is open to pre-VAT, Sheffield-based businesses and is entirely free. The core of the programme is a small group Masterclass with  up to10 participants, held at Business Sheffield on Broad Street West (just off Park Sqaure roundabout). In addition, you get access to ongoing personal support from our experts. You can find out more about our team below.


If you are interested in participating, register your interest now using the form below. Places are limited, so one of our team will be in touch within 2 days to check that the program is right for you, before your place is confirmed.  


Dates available until March 2019, Register Interest for More Info!



The VAT Breakthrough Team

Morgan Killick

Growth Advisor

Morgan is a successful entrepreneur himself, having founded and grown two companies. Since exiting the largest of these in 2014, Morgan has been working as an Advisor- Consultant and has been mentoring other businesses, whether formally or informally, in total for around 10 years. Holding SFEDI Enterprise Mentoring and ILM Leadership & Management qualifications, Morgan is well known for his ability to engage with and inspire other business leaders.

Gemma Lighfoot, FCCA

Chartered Certified Accountant

Gemma is an Accountant with 8 years experience of supporting small businesses. Working with around 50 clients, Gemma regularly advises on VAT related issues and will be giving you the benefit of her experience in the Masterclass, as well as being on hand for 1:1 VAT-related support.

Stephen Allen, ACA, FCCA

Chartered Accountant

Stephen Allen is a highly regarded Chartered Accountant and partner in the 20-strong accountancy practice Allen, West & Foster. With 25 years experience supporting small businesses in Sheffield and surrounding areas, Stephen can advise on the most demanding of VAT technicalities as well as any aspect of accountancy practice.



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Business Sheffield and Sheffield City Council deliver the Launchpad service in partnership with Sheffield City Region Growth Hub. The Launchpad project is supported financially by the European Union and has attracted £2,359,613 in investment from the European Regional Development Fund as part of Europe’s support for the region’s economic development.

Register your interest

Use the form below to register your interest in the programme, or to ask any general questions about VAT Breakthrough. One of our team will be in touch within 2 working days to assess your eligibility. We strongly suggest you provide a contact telephone number as well as your email address.

By clicking on the Send button, you hereby consent to share your contact information, with the VAT Breakthrough partners, for the sole purpose of administering the VAT Breakthrough programme. Your information will not be shared or sold to third parties.