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How to actually start the task you’ve been avoiding
These useful tips from Peter Bregman in the Harvard Business Review will help you increase productivity by getting things done, avoiding excuses and embracing the challenge you've been putting off!   Think about something you’re having a hard time getting started on, something important to you. Maybe it’s a particular kind of work — like writing a proposal or crafting a particularly delicate email. Maybe it’s an important conversation you know you need to have with someone that you haven’t…
Would you join a gym if the membership was VAT-free?
The BBC reported this week that the boss of Britain's largest gym chain is calling for the government to remove VAT from gym memberships in a bid to improve the nation's health. Humphrey Cobbold, the CEO of Pure Gym – which has over 200 gyms across the country, claims that price is the single most important factor when people decide whether or not to join a gym. With so many people facing health issues that could be combatted with regular…
Our Strategic Business Department is shortlisted for a fantastic award!
We’re proud to be finalists four-times over in the prestigious Accounting Excellence Awards 2018! If you haven’t yet heard about our Strategic Business department, you’ll probably be surprised to know that it’s in line to win an award for the best Specialist Team of the Year! But it’s no surprise to our Strategic clients – they’re happy to sing our praises. So… a great result for a department that has produced outstanding results for clients since its inception. Headed by…
When you forget the reason you started a business, your happiness will plummet
This sunny weather is certainly helping to keep everyone's happiness level buoyant!  In keeping with the happiness theme, we agree with the points made by Charlie Mullins in the following article he wrote for In the words of recently-departed funny man, Ken Dodd, happiness is the greatest gift to possess. But narrowing down exactly what makes someone happy is a whole different ball game, especially when it comes to business and achieving the mystical perfect work-life balance. As you’d…
How’s your sporting events’ policy holding up?
There’s no doubt about it, and all the evidence backs it up, great sporting events trigger absenteeism. The 2006 World Cup cost the UK economy £1M a day. Yes, a day. The 2014 World Cup saw 131 million working days lost as people skipped work or stayed up late to celebrate (or commiserate, mainly commiserate if you supported England) and missed work the next day. The England versus Wales game during Euro 2016 cost the UK economy an estimated £269 million…
Don’t get caught out by scam texts
A couple of our clients have received a text message from HMRC saying that they owe money or they are  due to receive a refund. These are scam texts! This is the notification that HMRC has on its website: Forward suspicious text messages to 60599. Text messages will be charged at your network rate. Forward suspicious emails to HMRC’s phishing team: If HMRC needs to contact you about anything confidential they’ll be in touch by phone or post. HMRC never…
Food from around the world – our team fundraising event
On Wednesday, the team here in Woodford gathered together for a special lunch in order to raise money for our Charity of the Year - Great Ormond Street Hospital. With the theme of 'Food from around the world,' our expert cooks, wannabe chefs and bakers produced a delicious array of dishes for the office to share. With both sweet and savoury global offerings, there was something for everyone - and we greedily indulged in the wonderful delicacies - many of…
Why does the tax year run from 6 April to 5 April?
In case you were wondering... Why does the tax year run from 6 April to 5 April? It’s a good question! In 1582, the Gregorian calendar was introduced by Pope Gregory XIII to replace the Julian calendar originally proposed by Julius Caesar back in 46 BC. After some time, scholars calculated that the inaccurate Julian calendar had lost nine solar days. But, while most of Europe changed to the more accurate Gregorian calendar, here in England we continued with the…
Offshore tax evasion: how to avoid a huge fine
Offshore tax evasion has been a large problem for the UK. In order to help tackle it, HMRC will be receiving information on bank accounts and financial investments from hundreds of countries that have signed up to the Common Reporting Standard (CRS) – an automatic exchange of information that has been commissioned by the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD). The CRS comes into force later this year. In the meantime, there is a ‘last chance’ opportunity for taxpayers…
The Times’ Lawyer of the Week: our client Yair Cohen
We always feel so proud of our clients' achievements, so it was fabulous to see our client and friend Yair Cohen being showcased in The Times. Here's the article... Yair Cohen, a partner at Cohen Davis, acted for Lindsey Goldrick , who was “civilly harassed” through at least 10 websites for 12 years by a man she met through a dating website. The High Court confirmed an order for Paul Curran to pay damages and her legal costs. What were the main…
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.

Still Working From Home?…
Working from home has always been envisioned to free humanity from the grind of the daily commute, enabling an easier blend of work and family life. In April 2020, statistics released by the UK's Office for National Statistics ...
Bounce Back Loans –…
Following widespread criticism of the availability and effectiveness of the Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme (CBILS), the government introduced an unprecedented support package to help companies and their sharehold...
Nordens TV

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

Finance, Furlough And Opportunity…
Watch back the recording of our Nordens live webinar titles 'Finance, furlough and opportunity' recorded on Wednesday 22/04/20.   Our Host, Nordens CEO Mitch Hahn, was joined by guests Joe Sword - Head of Nordens str...
Government Resources, Rational Thought…
This is a recording from our Nordens live webinar on Wednesday 08/04 at 2pm GMT hosted by our CEO Mitch Hahn. We had the privilege of being joined by our special guests; Joe Sword - Head of Nordens strategic consultancy div...
  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!