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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Meet the Team

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Mark Palmer F.C.A

Partner – Accountant

He specialises in general tax planning advising both owner managed businesses and private individuals Mark said “My job is varied, I like to develop a relationship with my clients and find…

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Mark Palmer F.C.A

Partner – Accountant

He specialises in general tax planning advising both owner managed businesses and private individuals Mark said “My job is varied, I like to develop a relationship with my clients and find that I am often the first port of call on matters that have little to do with accountancy”

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Benjamin Burnett M.C.S.A.

I.T. Specialist

Ben joined Cottons in the summer of 2008 as a trainee accounts technician. He completed his AAT in 2011 when a new opportunity presented itself within Cottons looking after the internal…

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Benjamin Burnett M.C.S.A.

I.T. Specialist

Ben joined Cottons in the summer of 2008 as a trainee accounts technician. He completed his AAT in 2011 when a new opportunity presented itself within Cottons looking after the internal IT infrastructure. Having a strong understanding for IT, Ben took this new role and has continued to support both Cottons and its clients keeping them up-to-date and on the cutting edge of today’s Information Technologies. Combined with Ben’s background originating in accounts preparation and bookkeeping, this allows Cottons to provide a unique IT support service to our clients with their bookkeeping programs.

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Will Smart B.Com, F.C.A

Partner – Accountant

Having originally trained with Cottons in the 1990s, Will then pursued a career outside practice, eventually acting as a Chief Financial Officer. In 2003, a return to practice saw him set…

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Will Smart B.Com, F.C.A

Partner – Accountant

Having originally trained with Cottons in the 1990s, Will then pursued a career outside practice, eventually acting as a Chief Financial Officer. In 2003, a return to practice saw him set up his own firm in London, which he built and eventually sold. Will has remained in general practice since, and returned with his team and clients to Cottons as a partner in 2017. Will has looked after many of his larger clients for over 10 years.

Will’s key aims are to assist small business owners and taxpayers in driving profitability and reducing tax: Through careful planning and a practical approach, he aims to increase wealth generation and retention. His particular interests include countering the current Government’s tax attacks on small owner-managed businesses, contractors / freelancers, and residential landlords.

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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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