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Top 5 Award
Proud to be an Accounting Excellence Finalist!
We are delighted to announce that we've been shortlisted for the Accounting Excellence Award for 'Medium-sized Firm of the Year 2019.' This means that we've been recognised as being one of the Top Five accountancy practices in the UK for a firm of our size. The team at Accounting Excellence say: "After a rigorous judging process, this year's judges have selected the Top 5 firms across each category that have really stood out with their excellent success stories." Here at…
Some common issues with VAT registration
The following AccountingWeb article looks how to deal with some practical challenges that can arise with VAT registration, using very clear examples to illustrate the main points. If these examples strike a chord with you, remember that our VAT team are always on hand to help with queries, and we can liaise with HMRC on your behalf to resolve issues quickly and smoothly. Advisers often get confused about the difference between asking HMRC for an "exemption" from VAT registration and…
How a husband and wife transformed their business
Do you run a business with your life partner? It's not always easy to balance work and life, and - often - at some point in the journey, each party finds they have different goals. This case study explores how the owners of a joint business were able to meet both their goals as a husband-and-wife team while increasing income and reducing the burden of running a small business. David and Beth run a sandwich cafe business. David originally started…
Brexit – Why Britain has never had it so good
We always look forward to Luke Johnson's Animal Spirits column in the Sunday Times. His acute observations on the ups and downs of entrepreneurial business always provide food for thought. Here's this week's brilliant article, focusing on retaining a more positive attitude. "Whether you regard the future optimistically or pessimistically determines the course of your life. By the nature of their job, entrepreneurs must adopt a positive outlook: they defer rewards now for the prospect of something greater tomorrow, be…
Has your business been affected by employee fraud?
A recent report gave the shocking news that British businesses lost at least £40m last year from frauds carried out by their own employees. It's estimated that the worst area for employee fraud was in the Greater London area with £7m worth of crime being committed in 2016/17. Worryingly, Essex businesses were hit by the third-highest losses, at £4.4m. Here at Nordens, we're based on the edge of Essex and within Greater London but, pleased to say, we have no…
Simple options to improve your personal cashflow
It is very simple: To gain wealth, you must spend less than you earn. Being fiscally astute is not rocket science. Let’s review simple options to help you turn your spending habits around and achieve a positive personal cash flow. Settle bills by the due date unless there is an incentive to pay early. Your money is better placed to work for you in an offset or high-interest account. Pay off high-interest rate debt to free up money. This is…
Brand new look and feel for Nordens!
As you’ll see from our website, we’ve changed. Like many organisations, we are often so wrapped up in taking care of business, there’s rarely any ‘me time’ left; we decided that situation had to change. When we first launched Nordens, over 14 years ago, our brand identity was perfect for our place in the market. But, over the years, it had become clear that it no longer reflected our energy, expertise and experience. We therefore made some ‘me time’ this…
Why start-up founders are in such a hurry
Luke Johnson’s ‘Animal Spirits’ column in the Sunday Times often strikes a chord with us from a business growth perspective. This week’s article focuses on a key factor for  entrepreneurial success: vigilance. All that is human must retrograde if it does not advance.” The historian Edward Gibbon was referring to imperial Rome when he penned that aphorism, but the sentiment applies with particular force in the case of entrepreneurs. One of their chief characteristics is a restlessness, a sense of…
British Accountancy Award Winner – again!
We are absolutely thrilled to have been named Independent Accountancy Firm of the Year once again! “Nordens give a high quality of service without cutting corners and are refreshingly innovative,” said the judges, as we picked up this award for the second year in a row. The British Accountancy Awards is one of the foremost annual events in the accountancy world; as stated on its website: “The Awards are regarded as the industry’s most prestigious accolades. They pinpoint professional development…
New trading allowance: some things you need to know
A new £1,000 tax-free trading allowance became available in April 2017. If this allowance is relevant to your business, there are certain complexities linked to it that you should know about. The trading allowance aims to provide simplicity and certainty regarding your obligations for income tax on small amounts of trading and miscellaneous income from providing goods, services or other assets. Income, not profits Basically, the trading allowance provides for a complete exemption from income tax if your total trading…
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.

Voted as EXCELLENT - 9.9 out of 10 based on 164 reviews

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
Married Couple’s Business Splitting…
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 invo...
Nordens Chartered Accountant and Business Advisers | Strategic Business Planning | London | Essex | Award winning accountant
Escape From Your Ex-partner’s…
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 an...
Nordens TV

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

SEIS Video
The SEIS Scheme
Achieve huge tax savings by investing through the SEIS scheme Many small businesses need to raise investment or finance, and the SEIS scheme is a brilliant way to do this. SEIS - otherwise known as the Seed Enterprise Invest...
Inheritance Tax Video
What Is Inheritance Tax?
Safeguarding your loved ones against paying too much inheritance tax If your estate is worth more than £325,000 when you die, your heirs will have to pay inheritance tax on everything over that amount - but they will pay nothi...
  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!