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Seven things we can learn from Olivia Colman
Olivia Colman has been described as the new Queen of Hollywood! Proudly collecting her Oscar this week for her portrayal of Queen Anne in the multi-award-winning film “The Favourite,” the Norfolk lass gave an inspiring speech.  There’s a lot that business-owners can learn from this. Aim high – it’s never too early – or too late – to set yourself goals for your life or your career. In one of the most memorable scenes of the 91st Academy Awards, the…
Lord Seb Coe – a visionary leader
Our tax specialist Denise was recently invited as a VIP guest to a Celebrity Summit event of the Entrepreneurs Circle. Lord Sebastian Coe gave an inspiring talk on his strategies for assembling his team for the 2012 Olympics, making some interesting points on leadership. Here's Denises's summary of Lord Coe's top tips... Continuity is key. Bringing people with the same vision together in any work situation is both a science and an art; it's not just about technical abilities, but…
Insurance for Contractors and Freelancers
At Nordens, we recommend that all clients with limited companies are appropriately insured to work. We’re often asked questions on this subject, so here are our answers to a few of the most frequently asked ones. Why do I need insurance? Most recruiters require contractors to have business insurance in place. This is because they want to protect their business, but also to ensure that any contractor on assignment is suitably covered should an issue arise as a result of…
What is an Agile Culture and how can you create one?
There are four elements to creating an 'agile culture' for better business success: recognition, communication, trust and learning. Our complimentary guide explains how to achieve this. An agile culture is increasingly recognised as a critical component for the survival and growth of a business. In a fast-paced environment where changing trends and consumer sentiment are the norm, significant disruption is not only to be expected but embraced. Rapid changes in competition, demand, consumer and employee expectations, technology and regulations make it imperative…
All you need to know about Making Tax Digital #NordensTV
If you run a small business, you will hopefully have heard of Making Tax Digital (MTD).  In this video, Mitch Hahn shares the answers to some of the big questions around MTD and VAT. Watch it now to find out how you can get up to speed on this initiative.   If you'd like to know more about how we can help you stay compliant with MTD, as well as ensuring that your business is running in the most profitable…
The deadline for implementing HMRC’s new rules is fast approaching… Are you ready?
The Making Tax Digital deadline is almost upon us. With just over two weeks to go, it’s imperative that VAT registered businesses are correctly set up to and ready to submit their quarterly VAT returns using digital software. This is why we created our dedicated bookkeeping service – Accounting2You (A2Y). Our expert team of bookkeepers is on hand for exactly that reason – we protect you from Tax Office penalties! How we can help We’ll install a digital bookkeeping system…
What businesses need to do in a recession
A few words from our Managing Partner and Founder, Mark Norden… "Everything I am reading in the press sounds like we are on the verge of the economy going into recession. Whether or not this is the case, the economy is in for difficult times and this will affect many businesses. However, not everyone suffers during difficult times; it’s true that some businesses suffer, yet others enjoy strong growth. So what determines this? Is it luck?  Being in the right…
Employee or contractor? Lorraine Kelly’s tax win against HMRC
TV presenter Lorraine Kelly hit the headlines recently after winning a row with HMRC over a £1.2m tax bill. In 2016, Lorraine received a national insurance and income tax bill from HMRC.  The tax office claimed that she was an ITV employee, but Lorraine argued that she was a freelancer. Lorraine had signed a contract in 2012 to present her popular breakfast show. This contract was through a company she runs with her husband. Then, in 2016, she received an…
National Minimum Wage and National Living Wage Increases
The new National Minimum Wage and National Living Wage increases are shown below.   The National Minimum Wage is for employees under the age of 25, and the National Living Wage is for people over 25. The new rates are as follows: ·     £8.21 per hour - 25 yrs old and over ·     £7.70 per hour - 21-24 yrs old ·     £6.15 per hour - 18-20 yrs old ·     £4.35 per hour - 16-17 yrs old ·     £3.90 for apprentices under 19 or 19 or over who are in the…
Off payroll working – a taxing situation for contractors next year
Forthcoming changes to the IR35 tax rules mean that clients that engage self-employed contractors could face increased income tax and NI liability from 6 April 2020. What is IR35? IR35 rules prevent tax evasion through ‘disguised employment,’ where self-employed people provide their services through an intermediary such as a ‘personal service company’ (PSC) to avoid paying income tax and NI on their earnings. The client pays the PSC for the service, and the contractor gets paid by the PSC in…
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
8 Ways To Finance…
At any stage of your business’ life, you’ll need to make sure you have enough money in the bank to move forward. From its initial set-up, through every step of its growth, ensuring that you have access to the finance you’ll nee...
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 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!