A Warwickshire business will feature in a new TV series called The Business Inspector on terrestrial station Five.

Table Art will feature on the four-part series, which will raise awareness among small businesses that they need to keep good records.

Gary Martin, of Zap Events Hire, incorporating Table Art, said presenter Hilary Devey helped the company.

He said: “Hilary is a tough cookie but really knows her stuff. Thanks to her we are on the road to recovery. Her advice on marketing and how to set up a franchise for the Table Art side of our business was invaluable.”

The new programme has been sponsored by HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC). On the show firms will be urged to set up a reliable system for keeping full and accurate records of your income and expenses from the outset

Ms Devey said: “When I first met Gary he was doing OK but was lacking commercialism and direction. He has tonnes of enthusiasm and was unsure how to take the next step.

"I advised him on branding, marketing franchising. I also emphasised the importance of keeping detailed records and paying his taxes and VAT on time. Gary has created a great concept with Table Art and with the correct Franchise agreement in place his business will thrive.”

Stephen Banyard, Business Customer Unit Director at HMRC, said: “Zap Events Hire got real help and advice - including the need for effective record keeping, marketing and how to set up a franchise for their business Table Art - from Hilary.

“Keeping good records makes good business sense as it gives small businesses the information they need to manage their business and help it grow. It also makes filling in tax returns easier and helps SMEs pay the right amount of tax.”

The Business Inspector will be broadcast weekly on Five, from March 17, at 8pm.

* To watch a short online video on record keeping visit www.businesslink/gov.uk/taxhelp