Summary

Accounting Provider

  • Industry: Spirits
  • Location: Highgate, London
  • Expend Users: 7

The Company

In early 2009, Ian Hart was persuaded by his ad hoc panel of gin tasters that his 23rd recipe was the unique gin he had been looking for.

Since then, Sacred Spirits has been awarded a Double Gold Medal at the San Francisco World Spirits Competition. They now lovingly create 18 different products, including 9 different gin’s, vodka, English whisky, vermouth and aperitifs. You can find them in many of the world’s best bars and independent stockists.

The Problem

Growing quickly can easily lead to processes becoming more complex and as Sacred Spirits’ team had recently grown three-fold, the senior management team could see that their expenses process needed to be quickly overhauled in order to support their international growth plans.

Filing expenses was taking almost a full day a month to manage, on top of the time spent by employees submitting their expenses. This was valuable time that could be better spent growing the business. So they turned to Expend for help.

How We Helped

We drastically cut down the amount of time Sacred Spirits spent on their expenses. Employees payment card spending information is then instantly sent to their Expend app and the spending data is automatically added. Their employees just add the receipt, category, and notes in seconds. Sacred Spirits management and accountant can see, approve and update expenses as they happen and sync in real-time with QuickBooks.

“My company expenses used to take nearly a day a month, now it only takes 20 minutes.”

– Alexander Jeffreys