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Nordens Chartered Accountant and Business Advisers | Strategic Business Planning | London | Essex | Award winning accountant
Five types of business tax that you should know about
Tax can be a painful subject and the chances are, you don’t want to pay it. However, in most cases it is essentially just another cost of doing business. What is business tax? If you run a business in the UK, there are various taxes that you are required to pay and they vary depending on whether it’s a limited company or you’re self employed. Many of the questions we’re asked when people come in for a free consultation revolve…
Nordens Chartered Accountant and Business Advisers | Strategic Business Planning | London | Essex | Award winning accountant
Contractor or employed? How two TV presenters successfully challenged HMRC
Earlier this year we reported how TV’s popular Lorraine Kelly defeated HMRC at an IR35 tax tribunal, successfully appealing a £1.2m tax bill. Now Christa Ackroyd and Helen Fospero are the latest TV presenters to argue against hefty tax bills under IR35 legislation. ITV – contractor ITV’s Helen Fospero has successfully defeated HMRC over her £80,000 tax bill. The Tribunal Judge confirmed that, “In the period in question, Ms Fospero was engaged, through [a personal service company] in a separate business,…
Nordens Chartered Accountant and Business Advisers | Strategic Business Planning | London | Essex | Award winning accountant
Why being assertive is important for business success
To be assertive is to have the ability to get your message across in a self-assured and confident way without being aggressive. For a business owner, it’s important to be assertive so that you can express your thoughts, feelings and direction effectively. Increasing your assertiveness will, without a doubt, help both you and your business on the road to success. Assertiveness is a vital communication tool to help reduce conflict, build confidence and improve relationships and effectiveness within the working environment.…
Nordens Chartered Accountant and Business Advisers | Strategic Business Planning | London | Essex | Award winning accountant
Seven steps to prepare your business for Brexit
Whether or not you expected Brexit to go through on Boris’s Halloween promise, the fact is that businesses would be faced with a similar level of uncertainty if the deal had gone through then, if it goes through in early 2020, or if we end up with the dreaded no-deal. New decade, new rules. One thing that is becoming evident is that business confidence has slumped to its lowest level in the past 10 years. This is according to the…
Nordens Chartered Accountant and Business Advisers | Strategic Business Planning | London | Essex | Award winning accountant
What sets successful business owners apart from the rest?
We all know that running a successful business that creates profits year in, year out is no easy task. The Small Business Association (SBA) states that around 30% of small businesses fail within the first year. So, if you’re still here, well done! The other 70% seem to be doing well enough to carry on for another year. So what is it that makes them so successful? Over the span of 15 years, we have worked with clients from every…
Nordens Chartered Accountant and Business Advisers | Strategic Business Planning | London | Essex | Award winning accountant
Help your cashflow by staying on top of your accounts receivable and accounts payable
One of the most frequently asked questions in the accounting world is about the difference between accounts receivable and accounts payable. So what do these terms mean? Well, basically, they are terms used to record the money coming into or going out of your business. If you look after your own bookkeeping, these are the cashflow entries you’d make in your company’s general ledger. ‘Accounts receivable’ shows the money owed to your business from customers; this is usually known as…
Nordens Chartered Accountant and Business Advisers | Strategic Business Planning | London | Essex | Award winning accountant
Nordens’ first annual conference
Do you hold regular meetings to update your team on what’s going on? We’ve always advocated holding regular briefings to keep everyone in the loop about everything relevant – from new clients coming on board to how well you’re meeting your monthly targets and longer-term goals. If you’ve set a clear strategic plan for your business growth, it’s great to let the whole team know where their work fits into this, and how well each department is (or isn’t) performing.…
Nordens Chartered Accountant and Business Advisers | Strategic Business Planning | London | Essex | Award winning accountant
Married couple’s business splitting for VAT purposes
Two separate businesses run by a husband and wife have been investigated to find out whether they are, in fact, one business that is liable to register for and pay VAT, or two independent businesses. The businesses each involve food – in fact it’s a café and restaurant trading right next door to each other, so it was reasonable to question the business set up. As it turned out, the couple were ruled to be running separate businesses for VAT,…
Nordens Chartered Accountant and Business Advisers | Strategic Business Planning | London | Essex | Award winning accountant
Escape from your ex-partner’s clutches and quadruple your business’ worth
Do you dream about selling your business? Could you retire to your perfect home, take those magical holidays and generally chill out, content that you’ve got enough in the bank to see you through? Or you may fancy selling up and starting something fresh.  Either way, it’s always good to have a well thought out exit plan. James used to sit in his office dreaming his dream – a dream that required him to sell his business for £3m. But…
Nordens Chartered Accountant and Business Advisers | Strategic Business Planning | London | Essex | Award winning accountant
How two Capital Gains Tax bills were reduced to zero
If you’re in a stressful situation such as you’re getting divorced or have had to move due to a disability, the last thing on your mind is likely to be a tax bill. It’s certainly not something that would cheer anyone up at the best of times, so in times of personal stress it’s just one more headache. Fortunately a couple of our clients have benefitted this month from our tax specialist Denise’s advice on reducing their Capital Gains Tax…
Beyond Accountancy

At Nordens, we're more than just accountants - we're business experts who can help you achieve your biggest goals.

Nordens Strategic

Our specialist strategic division at Nordens boasts some of the leading entrepreneurial business minds in the country. We cater towards delivering consistent success stories, whilst helping businesses achieve above and beyond their initial goals.

Through highly-tailored guidance, coaching and advice, Nordens Strategic are able to define exactly how your business can reach new levels of success.

Regardless of how you define ‘success’ for your business, our strategic service is guaranteed to bring about real and lasting change. By partnering with some of the UK’s top business coaches, we’ll steer you along the path to a greater future.

Accounting 2 You

Every business, no matter how big or small, needs to make the right decisions, and how to best manage your accounts can put huge question marks over your business. Accounting2You is here to take that pressure off and provide you with all the answers you need.

Our bookkeeping branch offers a fully inclusive, comprehensive service that you can trust. Since 2005, our specialist bookkeepers have been successfully managing the accounting of both individuals and small businesses.

With experts in payroll analysis, credit control and financial recording, Accounting2You will lead your business efficiently, and with real purpose, towards a prosperous future.

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Chris Dyer

Director - Metro Bank

Nordens are always very easy to deal with and extremely professional and efficient. I would have no hesitation in recommending them to my clients for their accountancy needs, no matter how complex they may be.

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Jamie Brown

Co-Founder - Chicmi Limited

Very good to work with - the team go above and beyond to make the accounts easy and efficient. They're all super friendly and a joy to work with.

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Simon Rose

Director - Rose Opticians

I have been using Nordens Chartered Accountants for 5 years and very happy with the service provided. All members of the team are very knowledgeable and have a wealth of experience which has proved very beneficial to my organisation

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Rebecca Bossick

Founder & Director - Physio LDN

Very easy to contact and put me in touch with the right person whenever I need to ask any questions. Extremely knowledgeable and can help me manage my various businesses whenever I need.

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James Aconley

Principal - Pauline Quirke Academy

Great accountants, always available to offer advice. The team have transformed my business.

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Christopher Wilce

Founder - Dataphone

Having worked with Nordens over the last 5 years, not only to look after my annual accounts but they have also provided outstanding professional advice. They have guided me through a Company share buyback with clear and objective advice. We have also been using Nordens strategic services for a couple of years, which has helped bring about significant improvements that exceeded my expectations. With experience of working with several local accountants over my 29 years in business, I’m very pleased with the service I have received from Nordens.

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Dave Hodges

Director - Linekers

Trusted our business with Nordens for over 10 years now and watched the company grow into the successful innovative business it has become today. Deservedly so. Every aspect of financial advice we need is always given promptly and with a smile. We have total confidence in all aspects of advice Nordens give. If you are looking for accountants, its a no brainer!

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Tony Charles

Founder - Foundation Sports Limited

A fantastic, modern, vibrant firm that care about the clients and their staff in abundance. It is rare to find an Accountancy firm with such vibrance and focus and relationships. It is no wonder they win award after award in their field.

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Peter Horlock

Managing Director - Prime Time Boilers

I have been with Nordens for many years now and they are a great accountants.

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Simon Cushing

Founder - Vivid Finishes

We have used Nordens for the last 5 years and have had a great service throughout. The guys are very passionate about what they do and have played a part in the growth of our company, highly recommended.

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Andrew Martin

Managing Director - AMD Interior Architecture

Great Service at Nordens from a friendly very approachable team Particularly Kirsty Willis and Joe Sword who have been helping us since we started the business in 2016.

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James Robinson

Director - Forma London

Nordens provide a first class service. We moved to Nordens last year and have been impressed with the level of service provided. Keep up the good work!

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Latest News

We've always got our ears to the ground when it comes to interesting, useful and topical information relating to business and accountancy.

Nordens Chartered Accountant and Business Advisers | Strategic Business Planning | London | Essex | Award winning accountant
Five Types Of Business…
Tax can be a painful subject and the chances are, you don’t want to pay it. However, in most cases it is essentially just another cost of doing business. What is business tax? If you run a business in the UK, there are va...
Nordens Chartered Accountant and Business Advisers | Strategic Business Planning | London | Essex | Award winning accountant
Contractor Or Employed? How…
Earlier this year we reported how TV’s popular Lorraine Kelly defeated HMRC at an IR35 tax tribunal, successfully appealing a £1.2m tax bill. Now Christa Ackroyd and Helen Fospero are the latest TV presenters to argue against h...
Nordens TV

We love making videos that break down convoluted accountancy jargon into plain-talking, actionable and accessible facts.

Business Turnaround Strategies
Business Turnaround The 5…
Business Turnaround The 5 Strategies For Success The business world is full of successful turnaround stories, not least Steve Jobs, Walt Disney and Donald Trump. While there are also countless examples of businesses that fail...
VAT For Beginners
VAT For Beginners
A beginner’s guide to VAT Businesses have to register for VAT once they hit the £85k threshold, but did you know that there may be advantages to you registering your business even if your turnover is below that? In this vide...
  Why I Founded Nordens
Accounting 2 You

In November 2002, having sold our other business interests off earlier in the year, I decided to set up Nordens Chartered Accountants. The easy part was knowing how to do it, as I had established and built a smaller practice a few years earlier. The difficult part, for me, was not following the traditional accountancy path. Having run businesses, both successfully and unsuccessfully, I wanted to help business owners resolve their short term problems and work with them to achieve their longer term goals. Business has always been my interest and I love that I can help business owners achieve what seems like the impossible every single working day.

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We're Professionally Certified

Our limited company accountants have a range of qualifications from The Institute Of Chartered Accountants (ICAEW) to the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA). We worry about the bye-laws, regulations and ethical guidelines of the ACCA so you don’t have to! That makes us an ACCA-accredited employer as well as a Professional Passport-accredited one!