The Depot

The business

Since its inception in 2015, Depot has become the leading alternative events space in Cardiff.  Its innovative, sell-out consumer experiences under the Depot brand have gone on to be replicated nationally. The creative team at Depot continues to build on this success, delivering standout experiences that have cemented its position as the go-to creative events venue in the city.


The brief

Depot was initially looking for a firm to provide year-round accountancy services. However, as the business grew, its requirements developed, so it also needed wider ad-hoc advice on a range of professional issues.


Our Approach

Like many businesses operating in the entertainment and hospitality industry, Depot’s core business is providing outstanding consumer experiences. Depot needed a responsive and adaptable HR and accountancy partner that could provide a range of services, from month-to-month bookkeeping to year-end compliance. Alongside this, we provided all VAT, payroll, auto-enrolment and tax advice services. As the firm grew – adding to its portfolio of sell-out events and growing its staff headcount – its HR needs also expanded. We now provide ongoing, ad-hoc advice on a range of employment and HR issues. We also supported Depot’s bids for asset finance to facilitate new collaborative ventures, such as its recent Depot in the Castle family festival.


“We’re a unique and fast-evolving brand on Cardiff’s creative scene, so we needed a flexible multi-service firm that could keep up with our ever-changing requirements and be part of our creative vision for the city. We weren’t looking for a stuffy or overly corporate firm, we needed flexibility with relaxed professionalism and expertise. EST continues to meet each of our needs perfectly. As we’ve added new events to our portfolio – such as the Depot in the Park and Depot in the Castle festivals – so EST has widened its offering, and we couldn’t be happier with the services they provide.”