Our History

Ellacotts has been delivering smart, tailored solutions to its clients for over fifty years.

Originally founded by Geoffrey Ellacott in 1960, Ellacotts now has a substantial team of over 90 people across our Banbury, London and Kettering offices.

Over the years we have developed niche specialisms across a spectrum of sectors building up a diverse yet loyal client base. We are proud to be one of the leading regional accountancy firms in the Midlands servicing Oxfordshire, Northamptonshire, Bedfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Warwickshire and Hertfordshire.

Major milestones in the firm’s history are shown below:

  • 1960:- The firm was started by Geoffrey Ellacott. Ellacotts operated from offices in Banbury’s High Street.
  • 1963:- Moreton Stranks joins the firm – Ellacott Stranks & Co was launched.
  • 2006:- Ellacott Stranks becomes Ellacotts LLP.
  • 2010:- Ellacotts LLP moves to Countrywide House, Banbury, Oxfordshire.
  • 2010:- Firm merges with Jones Boughton.
  • 2010:- Ellacotts LLP celebrates its 50th anniversary.
  • 2012:- Ellacotts LLP opens its second office in Wellingborough, Northamptonshire.
  • 2014:- Ellacotts LLP opens its third office in London.
  • 2014:- Ellacotts opens Ellacotts Wealth Planning Ltd, a specialist service offering clients private wealth planning.
  • 2016:- Ellacotts LLP moves its Wellingborough office to purpose built offices at Vantage House, Kettering Parkway, Kettering.

We are members of the UK200 Group – a national quality assured association of chartered accountants and lawyers. This gives us the advantage of access to a depth of shared professional knowledge, resource and expertise on a national platform, which is key in today’s every-changing business environment.

In addition we are members of the International Association of Practising Accountants, which is an association of international accounting firms with similar ethos and quality standards. This gives us the advantage of being able to advise you internationally as well as locally.

Using the latest technology, our App has been developed to provide you with useful tax tools and information via your mobile device. Available for iOS and Android mobile phones and devices.