Tailored advice for your business and your family

Chartered Accountants in Banbury, 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, 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


More academy transfers caused by sponsor closure

The number of academies that have transferred to a different sponsoring academy trust due to the closure of their existing trust more than doubled from 2017/18 to 2018/19, a report from the Department for Education has revealed. Academy trusts are not for profit...

Volunteers could be given same protections as employees

Charity volunteers may soon have the same protection against harassment, discrimination and victimisation that employees have under part five of the Equality Act 2010. This is one of several proposals made in a government consultation on sexual harassment in the...

If you own property in Spain, what does Brexit mean for you?

If you own property in Spain, then you need to be aware of the impact of Brexit. The problem that arises is that within Spain’s tax law there is a clear distinction between EU/EEA and non-EU/EEA countries, and the way in which certain taxes are applied can vary...

Tips at work and how are they taxed?

From time to time, HMRC turns the compliance headlight on a particular business sector. This year, they are scrutinising restaurants and takeaways. In particular, staff tips at work are currently one high-risk area. There are various ways in which tips at work can be...

IR35: Get ready for the off-payroll rules coming in April 2020

Are you paying your workers via personal service companies or agencies? You will need to operate new procedures from 6 April 2020 as HMRC bring in IR35 rules to the private sector. How does it affect employees? The new regime will affect you if you work via your own...

Ellacotts listed in Accountancy Age Top 100 2019

We are delighted to announce that we have risen 6 places in the 2019 rankings of the top accountancy firms in the country. The annual Top 50+50 Survey is conducted by Accountancy Age and Ellacotts are now listed as the 85th largest accountancy practice in the UK....

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



Charlotte Toemaes (née Houghton)




Chris Slatter

Independent Financial Adviser



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.

Our Charity of the Year is: 

We've raised:


  • 100% 100%

Of our £5,000 target

Our accreditations

We are proud to be a Top 100 Accountancy firm as ranked by the Accountancy Age 2018 survey. We are active members of IAPA 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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