Empowering Your Business and Family:
Tailored Advice from Trusted Accountants

Chartered Accountants in Banbury, Birmingham, Kettering and London

At Ellacotts we realise that accounting, tax and business advice is different for everyone. We are committed to working with our clients to develop solutions tailored to their specific circumstances and designed to enable their success. Ranging from owner-managed businesses looking to start out or grow, individual’s planning their family’s future, to multinational organisations with audit needs, our clients each have very specific requirements. Our specialist accounting, tax and financial advice teams in Banbury, Birmingham, Kettering and London are dedicated to helping them achieve their objectives at every stage in their journey.

Delivering Solutions | Enabling Success

Whether you are an individual, a large firm, a small business or you want to start a business, get in touch to find out how we can help you.

Online accounting

Our online accounting solutions will transform the way you run your business, from automating time-consuming tasks, having access to your finances 24/7, to in depth reporting to empower you to make informed business decisions.

You & your family

Whatever stage of life you are at, we can provide tailored financial advice to your circumstances. Ellacotts can help you plan for the future and enable you to make the best decisions for you and your family.

Business services

We can provide specialist accounting, taxation, assurance and business advice amongst other business services to enable your company to grow and maximise its potential.

Who we help

Ellacotts provides a full range of high quality services across the board. However, over the years we have developed particular expertise in a number of specialist sectors.


Farming & agriculture


Professional & consultancy

Building & construction


Equine & bloodstock


Property & development


Pension Death Benefits – remaining in pension

Since 2015, more clients have been using pensions as tools for passing money down the generations. It is generally assumed that because the money is in a pension, it can pass down and remain within the pension wrapper, but this is not always the case. Too often, it is...

Capital Gains Tax – In the news

There continue to be significant changes to the already complex Capital Gains Tax (CGT) rules. Capital Gains Tax explained CGT applies where you dispose of particular capital assets at a profit. The rates charged depend on your level of income and the type of...

Trade and Customs: Commodity Codes

A figure of Captain America (think Marvel comic books), the Tin Man, some Norse gods and Grey Worm from ‘Game of Thrones’ all came before the tax tribunal recently. It was a case about commodity codes, and the dispute turned on whether they were dolls representing...

What employers need to know

In England, Scotland and Wales, new rules impact the following areas: Holiday pay and entitlement: irregular hours and part-year workers Almost everyone classed as a ‘worker’ — a definition going wider than just employees — is legally entitled to 5.6 weeks’ paid...

HMRC eyes potentially underdeclared dividend income

HMRC is using its data analytic powers to contact taxpayers where it thinks there’s a chance that income has been overlooked. What it’s interested in is income from distributions or dividends. It has been looking at company accounts, and where it has identified a...

Budget Surprises

If they weren’t exactly rabbits out of the hat, Spring Budget 2024 still sprang its share of surprises. VAT registration limit Having been frozen at £85,000 since 2017, the VAT registration threshold wasn’t expected to change until at least March 2026. The Chancellor...

What our clients say

“Friars Academy has worked with Ellacotts since 2013 during that time their assistance has been invaluable to the Academy.”

Carol White, Business Manager, Friars Academy

What our clients say

“They’re very enthusiastic and forward thinking, especially concerning tax matters, which has been a big saving to our company and our family.”

Richard Hartley, Richard Hartley Ltd

What our clients say

“They have been efficient and proactive, particularly in meeting deadlines, and provide a professional service.”

Kevin Matthews, Finance Director, Cherwell Valley Silos Limited

Our team

Our people are our most important asset and we place great importance on professional and personal development. We therefore have highly qualified teams of specialists providing only the highest level of advice and service. 

David Stevens

Managing Partner


Claire Lea

Tax Partner


Charlotte Toemaes (née Houghton)



Chris Slatter

Wealth Planning Director


Giles Nunn

Head of People and Innovation


Kerry O'Reilley




We run a number of informative seminars throughout the year as well as attending and sponsoring many different shows. Take a look at what is coming up.

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Our accreditations

We are proud to be a Top 100 Accountancy firm as ranked by the Accountancy Age 2019 survey. We are active members of AGN and the UK200Group and hold Investors In People Silver. We are a Xero Platinum Partner and are committed to helping our clients in the transition to Making Tax Digital. 

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