J R Watson & Co – Northampton & Rugby

J R Watson & Co Accountants was established over 100 years ago (in 1908) and today, continue to build on an enviable reputation for providing excellent advice and first-class service to their wide range of business and personal clients alike.

With offices in the centre of Northampton and not far from the A426 in Rugby they are ideally located for businesses in both areas and further afield across Northamptonshire and Warwickshire.

As well as general audit, tax and accountancy skills for general businesses the team at J R Watson have particular experience in helping clients in the following sectors :

  • agriculture;
  • the professions;
  • clubs and societies;
  • Credit Unions;
  • Landlord and Tenant;
  • the service sector;
  • the construction industry;
  • manufacturers; and
  • retailers.

Of course, they can also help individuals with tax returns, planning and estate (IHT) planning.

Anavrin – Maidenhead, Berkshire

Anavrin is a firm of Chartered Accountants & Tax Advisers based in Maidenhead, Berkshire, offering accountancy, taxation, business advisory, probate & estate administration, wealth management and support services to a wide range of businesses and individuals.

They also provide Virtual FD services to clients on a part-time basis. Performing the role of CFO, Finance Director, Financial Controller, Company Secretary and/or Trusted Business Advisor. FD expertise at an affordable price.

As well as accountancy work, Anavrin are one of the few accountancy firms in Maidenhead to be licensed to carry out probate work, following a major change in the law in 2014 which previously only allowed solicitors or banks to carry out this work.

They are fully qualified and experienced and are able to handle the probate and estate administration process for you, as well as give you guidance on estate planning, inheritance tax planning, wealth management, financial planning & trusts etc.

Peplows Property – Exeter, Devon

Peplows Property Tax Experts‘ are a team of property tax specialists and property accountants that are based in Exeter, Devon, and are recognised as experts in the property sector with Debbie and other members of the team regularly being requested to present their sector knowledge to property groups across the UK including the National Landlords Association, Wealth Investment Group, Property and Entrepreneurial Network as well as events organised by councils.

Recognising that property tax can be complex and is constantly changing, they provide a comprehensive range of property tax and accountancy services tailored to meet client needs, no matter if the client is starting out in the property world or is well established with a large portfolio or property.  Their clients range from :

  • Buy to let investors;
  • Holiday home owners;
  • Landlords;
  • Property developers; to
  • Second home owners

Being recognised as experts and having many years of experience, they can deal with clients not only in the local area but across the UK (and regularly do so).

James Todd and Co, Lewes, East Sussex

James Todd & Co are an experienced firm of Chartered Accountants and Registered Auditors with offices in both Lewes, East Sussex and Chichester. As a firm they have many years of knowledge and experience of helping business owners to develop successful businesses and to realise their dreams and financial aspirations.

Although based on the south coast of England they work with a variety of businesses – which are mainly small and medium-sized, and mostly owner-managed, businesses and work with many franchises such as McDonalds, Dominos and Bodyshop, to name a few as well as individuals, not only in Lewes and Chichester but also throughout the whole of the South of England, including East Sussex, Hampshire, Surrey, West Sussex, Kent, London and the Isle of Wight.

They are so confident of their services that they are one of the few firms of accountants that the author has found in his browsing of the web that says “If you are not satisfied with our services in the first year and choose to change advisors, we will reimburse you for our accounts preparation costs” (on their “what we promise page“).  This seems to back up their promise that “We promise to give you the right advice at the right time to help you make the right decisions. We strive for excellence and to provide a service that you can completely trust.

Prentis & Co LLP – Cambridge, Cambridgeshire

Prentis & Co LLP is a well-established firm of Chartered Accountants, with approximately 18 staff based at their offices in Milton Road, Cambridge with a friendly team of professionals that can provide a complete range of accountancy services to businesses in and around Cambridge and even throughout the UK.

In addition to their “normal” accountancy services for businesses, they have special expertise in the charity and not-for-profit sector, providing auditing and other services to over 60 charitable and non-profit clients.

As well as the commercial and charity work, Prentis & Co also have a very strong personal tax department: as such, they can help guide you through the tax minefield and will carry out the necessary calculations, complete the return and file it with HMRC in a timely manner for you.

Griffiths Marshall – Lydney, Gloucestershire

Griffiths Marshall are a well-established team of Chartered Accountants in Gloucestershire, with offices in Lydney (visits by appointment) and the centre of Gloucester that provide services covering all aspects of accounting, including bookkeeping, tax and VAT returns, tax planning, auditing and payroll across a wide range of clients, from sole traders to multi-million pound corporations.

They believe that what makes them different to many other firms of accountants is that, as well as focusing on the numbers, they also focus on understanding client’s short, medium and long term objectives, not only business aim but also personal objectives and desires when it comes to the financial side of things.