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 five 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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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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2017 – A Year Of Growth

Cottons has seen extensive growth with new offices and staff, continued client success and even a brand-new website. In this article we discuss our top news stories of 2017.

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Cottons Chartered Accountants – December News

As always, it’s been a very busy month here at Cottons! We’ve been training our employees, raising money for charity and of course had lots of festive fun!

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Charity Accountancy Specialists

There have been recent changes to the requirements of any charity account reports signed on or after the 1st December, therefore some charity accounting obligations have been affected.

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Christmas Gifts

We all like to receive gifts but are you aware that there are also tax breaks when giving gifts too!

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Allowances for Entertaining: Staff And Clients

An article on allowances for entertaining clients/staff and the associated expenditure that will be allowed to be deductible for corporation tax and VAT purposes.

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VAT on Disbursements – important notice for all conveyancing solicitors

An article covering VAT on Disbursements as a result of the recent tribunal case in which a firm lost their appeal against an assessment from HMRC for Output VAT not collected on recharged local authority search fees.

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Cottons Chartered Accountants November News

It’s been another busy month here at Cottons! The company is buzzing with new vacancies, new technologies and new clients. Here’s what’s been going on in detail…

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Meet the Team

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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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Nick Warne F.C.A., A.T.I.I.

Managing Partner – Accountant

Nick joined Cottons in 1987 and moved back into general practice following a spell heading up a taxation team. He was responsible for bringing Cottons forward as a training office for…

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Nick Warne F.C.A., A.T.I.I.

Managing Partner – Accountant

Nick joined Cottons in 1987 and moved back into general practice following a spell heading up a taxation team. He was responsible for bringing Cottons forward as a training office for Chartered Accountants and the expansion into their second office in Northampton in 1991. He has overseen further progress as offices have opened in Banbury, Rugby and Southam. During this time Cottons continued to add specialisms to its core accounting services enabling it to grow from a small Daventry based firm to one of the top 100 firms in the UK.

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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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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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