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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Why Businesses Need Annual Budgets And Forecasts To Supercharge Their Growth

Budgets and forecasts are the business equivalent of Satnavs. If you don’t know what to aim for and what your goals are it will be impossible to reach your end destination.

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Alternative Sources Of Finance For Early Stage And Growing Businesses

Since the financial crisis it has become even harder for SME businesses to access debt finance and growth capital.

However, over the last decade a plethora of different funding options have emerged, facilitated by generous tax breaks from the Government as well as technological developments.

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Client Management Buyout Update – Payment Plan Completion

In 2017 we assisted a client in achieving an important round of funding in record time!

We’re now pleased to update that the management buyout we helped to shape is at the end of the payment plan with the seller.

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Staying Ahead Of The Game With VPG

Cottons Chartered Accountants are proud members of VPG (VAT Practitioners Group), a national organisation of people who specialise in VAT.

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The Tax Challenge

In this article we discuss the importance of developing a relationship with a good accountant, and invite you to take part in the Cottons Tax Challenge.

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Hot or Cold? Eat In Or Take Away? VAT’s The Difference In The Food Industry

The specifics of whether food sales are VATable and at what rate can be a minefield… here’s everything you need to know!

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Get Into Fit Financial Shape In 2018

The new calendar year is a great time to take stock of your finances. Reviewing your finances in January and February provides sufficient time before the end of the tax year, at the beginning of April, in order to make sure that you are fully utilising all of the tax reliefs which are available to you.

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Small Business Trends For 2018

Small business owners tend to work in an evolving, fast-moving market and it can be challenging to know how your business should grow in order to be successful in the future.The key to being ahead of the rest is being proactive and innovative whilst taking note of key trends

So, what small business trends are in store for 2018?

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Meet the Team

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Dan Roberts B.A., A.C.A

Partner - Accountant

Dan joined Cottons in 2003 as a trainee after completing a degree in Economics and qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 2006. After progressing through the ranks of the firm Dan…

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Dan Roberts B.A., A.C.A

Partner - Accountant

Dan joined Cottons in 2003 as a trainee after completing a degree in Economics and qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 2006. After progressing through the ranks of the firm Dan became a Partner in 2013. Dan works with a broad spectrum of clients to improve internal reporting and helping clients understand their accounts as well as advising in general accounting and taxation matters. He is also a director of Northampton BID and is treasurer of a local charity.

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Lesley Voss Personal Tax Compliance

Personal Tax Compliance

Lesley joined our Daventry office in May 2014 as a tax compliance accountant specialising in personal tax. She has extensive knowledge and experience in income tax and capital gains tax, enabling…

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Lesley Voss Personal Tax Compliance

Personal Tax Compliance

Lesley joined our Daventry office in May 2014 as a tax compliance accountant specialising in personal tax. She has extensive knowledge and experience in income tax and capital gains tax, enabling her to provide a quality and efficient service for clients. Lesley manages a portfolio of clients including sole traders, company directors, partners, high net worth individuals and trustees.

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Lisa Malone F.C.C.A., C.T.A

Partner – Tax Accountant

Lisa joined Cottons as a trainee accountant in 1987 qualifying as a Certified Accountant in 1993. She then went on to qualify as a Chartered Tax Advisor in 2005 and became…

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Lisa Malone F.C.C.A., C.T.A

Partner – Tax Accountant

Lisa joined Cottons as a trainee accountant in 1987 qualifying as a Certified Accountant in 1993. She then went on to qualify as a Chartered Tax Advisor in 2005 and became a partner in 2008.
Lisa is based at our Daventry office running her own portfolio of mainly SME clients in many different trading sectors. In addition to this Lisa continues to support the practice together with a small team of tax professionals in dealing with technical tax issues and planning across all the taxes.

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Guy Pain B.A., F.C.A., C.F.

Partner – Corporate Financial Accountant

Guy is a partner who heads up our rapidly expanding corporate finance department. He has over 30 years of experience in corporate finance work and has also worked as a finance…

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Guy Pain B.A., F.C.A., C.F.

Partner – Corporate Financial Accountant

Guy is a partner who heads up our rapidly expanding corporate finance department. He has over 30 years of experience in corporate finance work and has also worked as a finance director of a large international family owned company. Throughout his career, Guy has focused on developing cost effective and bespoke corporate finance solutions within the owner managed business sector. He is involved in business acquisitions, finance raising, succession planning and business disposals, strategic planning and forecasting, tax efficient corporate structuring and employee incentives, company and business valuations.

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