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Business by Design
Most businesses are built by default – not by design. Very few businesses start ‘with the end in mind’ and design it from the ground up. Most businesses grow by default with people, systems, culture, clients, numbers, habits and attitudes. If you take a good hard look at your business today, is it exactly what you want it to be? If you are motivated you can make changes. But you have to be motivated. We suggest that you focus on…
So you want to be an Independent Contractor
Are you confused about what it means to be an independent contractor? Maybe you are working for someone else but you want to start your own business. Or maybe your employer has suggested that you could work from home, and they will change your status to that of an independent contractor. Before you make this change, you should know about some of the pros and cons of working independently. Benefits Independence.  You may be able to work your own hours…
Your opportunity to hear from an inspirational, successful businesswoman
A great friend of ours at Nordens is the inspirational Katie Piper. Using her positive mental attitude and self-belief she has been able to achieve extraordinary success, overcoming obstacles that many of us might find insurmountable. Katie, who is now a best-selling international author, motivational speaker, TV presenter and charity campaigner, uses her experiences to encourage others to have confidence in themselves and be the best they can be. And now she is going to reach an even wider audience…
A fashion strategy bible that no brand should be without!
It was with a great deal of pride and excitement that we recently attended the book launch of ‘The Fashion Switch.’ This must-have strategy guide for fashion businesses has been written by our client Joanne Jong, owner of the fashion brand consultancy Yulan Creative, which helps ambitious fashion businesses to become credible, visible and grow! All fashion businesses from small independents to multi-billion global businesses are trying to make sense of these challenging times. They are hiring, firing and restructuring…
Business Planning – Your Blueprint to Business Success
Running a business without a business plan is like rock climbing blindfolded. Your chances of making it successfully to the top are slim - and the process will surely be a death-defying one. A business plan is a step-by-step guide to running your business and creating a product or service that will make it successful in the marketplace.  You and your business plan must be flexible.  Your plan will need to be adjusted periodically depending on opportunities in the marketplace, the…
Maximise value before sale
Selling a business at the right price and terms often takes a year or more. Owners who wish to sell their businesses should begin to maximise the value of the business at least two - and preferably three or four years - prior to the sale.  Selling before you need to allows you to take a deliberate approach to what is probably the most important deal of your life.  There are a number of methods to increase value within this…
Hire For Culture, Train For Skills
Cultural fit is a concept that can be hard to define but everyone knows when it is missing. Simply put, cultural fit is the likelihood that a person will be able to effortlessly live your business core values and behaviours. If you assess cultural fit throughout your recruitment process, you will ensure you hire people who will become fantastic in their new roles. This will certainly help drive long-term growth and success for your business. What this means is that…
Autumn Budget – Tax Briefing
Diesel bad, electric goodish The benefit of having a company car is taxed as a percentage of the vehicle's list price when new. For 2018-19 this percentage will range from 13% for a car with zero CO2 emissions, to 37% for emissions of 180 g/km or more. Diesel cars tend to have lower CO2 emissions than petrol-powered vehicles of a similar engine size. However, diesels also emit more harmful particles, so a diesel supplement is added to the percentage of…
VAT, Making Tax Digital (MTD) and fraud
VAT Registration The UK’s VAT registration threshold is the highest in the EU at £85,000; some people argue that it holds back growth as businesses deliberately reduce sales to remain outside the VAT net. This may be true and the Treasury is going to look at how the VAT ‘cliff edge’ can be managed better. In the meantime, the VAT registration threshold will be frozen at £85,000 until at least 2020 and the deregistration threshold will also be fixed at…
The days of valuing companies on their fundamentals are over
Luke Johnson’s recent ‘Animal Spirits’ article in the Sunday Times discusses the differences between traditional ways to view investments and today’s more unconventional routes – such as cryptocurrencies and ‘tech unicorns.’ It’s certainly an interesting read…   Over time, the way in which investors judge value has evolved. In the early 1980s, when I worked as a stockbroking analyst, the most important measure was the price to earnings (p/e) ratio — the share price divided by the earnings per share.…

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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 Norden 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.

A More Exciting Website
In celebration on our 18th birthday we’ve updated our website. Our new site is more interactive, more informing and more user-friendly than before! It’s easier to navigate and more fun than a typical accountancy site. We hop...
Nordens Trading for 18 years
Refer A Friend And…
This year we come of age!  Nordens has been trading for 18 years! It’s been an incredible ride so far, and we’d like to take this opportunity to thank our clients, suppliers, colleagues and associates for sharing our ‘format...
Nordens TV

We love making videos that break down convoluted accountancy jargon into a plain talking explanation of the important facts.

Why you need a business coach
Why You Need A…
We’ve been receiving a lot of requests and queries on the topic of business coaching, so in this video from NordensTV, Mitch Hahn explains why coaching is good for you and your business, and how it can help you achieve your goa...
A Guide To Capital…
Capital Gains Tax  has to be paid on items that are sold at a substantial profit.  In this short video, Mitch Hahn offers an overall guide to what Capital Gains Tax is, and how it can affect you. If you’d like to know more ...
  Why I Founded Nordens

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 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.

Mark Norden
Founder

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). They follow the bye-laws, regulations and ethical guidelines of the ACCA and we are an ACCA accredited employer. We are also accredited by Professional Passport for our Umbrella and accountancy services.