Expert advice, friendly service

We provide our clients with expert taxation and accounting guidance through a friendly and personal service. Our clients are also able to take advantage of our well-established network of branches which allow us to cover even the most specialist of queries.

With 50 members of staff across our four offices, we have plenty of expert knowledge, so we can give you accurate advice in all the areas which affect your business.

Within in our network each of our offices operate independently with Partners and Accountants who have a firm grasp of their own local economic areas. This means that our clients can enjoy the type of personal service you can expect from an established local firm as well as the resources of a large accountancy practice.

At Cottons we can provide this comprehensive and reasonably priced service to businesses in a wide range of industries including manufacturing, service, retail and professional partnerships. In addition, we have considerable expertise in farming, fast food retail, nursing and residential homes, professional practices and technology companies.

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Latest News

Emma Reid Makes Partner

It is with great pride that today we can reveal that Emma Reid, former senior accountant at our Rugby branch, has accepted a promotion to become a Partner at our firm.

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Why We’re All Moving to The Cloud

In Britain, where we are often subjected to four seasons in one day, we could all be forgiven for wanting to see that back of clouds for good. However, there’s a new cloud on the scene and it’s one that business owners need to embrace…

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How Open Banking Can Empower Businesses To Grow

“Open banking” is a new directive which was introduced in the UK in January. It has the potential to fundamentally change the way companies manage their finances, access capital and make strategic decisions. A number of innovative companies are currently testing and developing uses for open banking by registering licences from the Financial Conduct Authority. In this piece we explore some of its most useful potential applications for businesses.

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Track your mileage with the Cottons App!

Do you claim for business mileage – and spend hours Googling the places you’ve visited to work out the miles you’ve covered? Well, thanks to the Cottons App, you can now get all the information you need permanently recorded on your smartphone.

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Receipt Manager from Cottons

Never lose a receipt again; use the free receipt management App from proactive Cottons Accountants 

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Cottons. There’s an app for that!

We have launched a powerful new app to save you time and money. Here’s everything you need to know.

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Happy 10th Anniversary Rugby!

Our Rugby office is 10 years old this month and we couldn’t be prouder of what has been  achieved in that time. Let’s celebrate the branch…

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Annual Tax on an Enveloped Dwelling

What you need to know about the ATED charge if you are holding a residential property in a Limited company.

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Meet the Team

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Dawn Hopper MCIPP(Dip)

Payroll Manager

Dawn is our payroll bureau manager with over 20 years payroll experience and is based in our Daventry office. She specialises in payroll processing including pension deductions and all legislative requirements…

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Dawn Hopper MCIPP(Dip)

Payroll Manager

Dawn is our payroll bureau manager with over 20 years payroll experience and is based in our Daventry office. She specialises in payroll processing including pension deductions and all legislative requirements for RTI, assisting clients with their own payroll processing queries/computer programme support and basic employment law.

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Dave Ingram F.C.C.A.

Partner - Accountant

Dave joined Cottons in 1987 as a trainee and went on to qualify with the firm in 1992. He helped set up the firm’s second office in Northampton and became a…

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Dave Ingram F.C.C.A.

Partner - Accountant

Dave joined Cottons in 1987 as a trainee and went on to qualify with the firm in 1992. He helped set up the firm’s second office in Northampton and became a Partner in July 1999. Dave now works in our Rugby office as a general practitioner, is a Responsible Individual for audit reports and is also the Employment Partner for the whole firm.

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Serena Riley C.I.P.P

Payroll Manager

Serena Riley has been working for Cottons since October 2017, with over 20 years payroll experience. Serena specialises in payroll processing, pension deductions and all legislative requirements, also assisting and supporting…

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Serena Riley C.I.P.P

Payroll Manager

Serena Riley has been working for Cottons since October 2017, with over 20 years payroll experience. Serena specialises in payroll processing, pension deductions and all legislative requirements, also assisting and supporting clients with their own payroll processing queries, and basic employment law.

Karl Spencer Senior Accountant
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Karl Spencer F.C.C.A, M.A.A.T

Senior Accountant

In 2005 Karl qualified as a Certified Accountant, later that year he joined Cottons. He has over 15 years’ experience in general practice where he specialises in management and corporate accounts.…

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Karl Spencer F.C.C.A, M.A.A.T

Senior Accountant

In 2005 Karl qualified as a Certified Accountant, later that year he joined Cottons. He has over 15 years’ experience in general practice where he specialises in management and corporate accounts. Karl helps manage workflow in the Daventry branch is also part of our Audit team and Corporate Finance Team. Away from work Karl has a passion for motorsports and football, he can be seen supporting his local side Rugby Town FC at the weekends.

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