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Support for creative businesses

You run your business because you love what you do – but are you making the money you deserve for the level of energy you put in? Creative people sometimes fail to make a successful living because the design process keeps them so busy they simply don’t have time for business planning or bookkeeping.

Our experience from years of working with fashion and design clients means we understand what is needed for your business to succeed. This doesn’t mean becoming corporate or mainstream – it’s about defining who you are in the business world, as well as within the design field.

We know that the inspiration and innovation you put into your designs rarely translates into the intricacies of accountancy, which is precisely why we enjoy working with people like you. We can blend the creativity of your world with the expertise of ours to help you achieve your business goals.

  • We create bespoke administrative systems that work for you
  • You get information from a bookkeeping system to help you plan ahead with confidence
  • We help you to understand your business figures in a way that’s simple for you to control, leaving you free to concentrate on being creative
  • We advise you on all aspects of trade financing, cashflow, factory costings, export fees and anything else that impacts on your creative time
  • We can get together regularly to make sure you’re on track, and help you to solve any business issues or concerns


We’re delighted to have teamed up with London-based EAT WORK ART to provide a bespoke accountancy and business service for creatives. Our ‘EAT WORK ART Be creative with Creatives’ package includes the following services:

  • Providing a registered office address
  • Preparing year-end accounts in Companies Act format
  • Setting staff up on payroll and running the monthly and year end PAYE procedures
  • Completing and submitting the corporation tax return to HMRC together with accounts and supporting computations
  • Filing abbreviated accounts at Companies House
  • Assisting with the completion of and filing VAT returns on a quarterly basis
  • Providing unlimited free ad hoc advice from Norden’s entire team
  • Personal tax return
  • Norden’s book-keeping software for half price, with full support and training on how to use it.

This package is offered to studio residents at EAT WORK ART at a hugely discounted rate of only 30% of our normal charge!

Check out and find out more about available studios for your creative business at Hackney Downs Studios (off Amhurst Road, Hackney), Netil House (Westgate Street, Hackney) and Old Paradise Yard (Lambeth, south London).