Testimonials

You & Your Family

  • John Forkun

    Ellacotts responses are prompt, to the point and they are always able to apply their technical knowledge and experience in a practical and simple way to the matter in hand. They were proactive in asking me “What if...?” to give me an idea of other options and issues to consider so that I can keep my tax bills to a minimum.

  • Roger Moon

    I have been a partner in a small family firm, which have used Ellacotts for over 40 years. We have occasion to use their services recently, and their professionalism and persistence were outstanding in getting us the best results.

  • Richard Martin
    I had by chance seen an obscure piece of legislation on the HMRC website regarding the purchase of multiple properties. My solicitor knew nothing about it and doubted it would apply to my farm purchase. An internet search found little except a reference on the Ellacotts website. They guided me, my solicitor and surveyor through the process and I was delighted to save
    about £15,000.

Business Services

  • Kevin Matthews, Finance Director, Cherwell Valley Silos Limited

    Ellacotts have been our auditors for many years and we have built a very close working relationship. They have been efficient and proactive, particularly in meeting deadlines, and provide a professional service.

  • Phil Dourado, Phil Dourado Business Communications Ltd

    That's brilliantly helpful. Sorry I didn't give you much notice and thank you for responding so fast and so fully.

  • David Stone, Owner, Spearhead Training Group Ltd

    Ellacotts have been our Accountant for over 20 years and during that time have consistently delivered a friendly, personal and proactive service. In addition to completing our accounts in record time, they provide relevant and valuable commentary on the financial position of the company as well as ad hoc VAT advice. Plus, by taking the time to teach us how to produce accurate financial reports ourselves, they have also saved us money on our fees.

  • Sandra Hall, Managing Director, Laser Lines Ltd
    Ellacotts have been the auditors and tax advisers of Laser Lines Ltd for many years and have a great understanding of our business. They have been extremely responsive and proactive and are able to provide specialist expertise across a range of areas. 
     
    The audit service is excellent, and they give valuable assurance to our shareholders and directors. They also offer timely and tailored advice on various tax matters. 
     
    Our business continues to grow and develop and we very much appreciate their continuing support and advice.
  • Samantha Cribb, Financial Controller, PCM

    Ellacotts became our new auditors replacing our previous, long-standing auditors. Despite this being the first audit with them it went very smoothly and was well managed by the audit team. Everyone involved at Ellacotts was experienced so we were only asked sensible questions and were able to get on with our daily work with only necessary interruptions. We are part of a French-owned group and so have very tight reporting deadlines for our year end but these were met with no dramas.

  • Duncan Mallace

    Regardless of whether it was a UK tax matter, a complicated multi-national business deal or preparing annual returns, Ellacotts have always provided a first class service.

  • Bob Colclough, Partner, Adelphi Associates

    The complexity of UK tax and finance legislation imposes a huge burden on small and growing businesses. Their help has been invaluable in coping with this complexity and providing guidance to help us achieve maximum benefits for our business. I would recommend their service to any growing business.

  • Patrick McNeill, CFO, Smurfit Kappa UK Limited
    Ellacotts approaches payroll with clarity and confidence which ensures that everyone can concentrate on the most effective way to achieve their objectives. By engaging with Ellacotts we completed our project on time and I would recommend their services to other people. With them involved, I did not have to be involved.

Sectors

  • Headteacher, Gosford Hill School

    Gosford Hill School is proud to work with Ellacotts. Since our academy conversion, Ellacotts have continued to provide a professional and highly effective service. The staff are knowledgeable, approachable and deliver first class advice.

  • Robert Barnes, Managing Director, L E Barnes & Sons Limited
    L E Barnes and Sons Ltd, have been a client of Ellacotts for the last ten years. Over these years we have been very impressed with the service we have received from Ellacotts. What is important to us is that they really seem to understand the complexities of our business and is able to offer the correct advice and support that our business needs.
     
    What we appreciate most is how approachable they are and are always on hand to answer any query we may have. Equally, when other issues have arisen outside our normal business other members of the Ellacotts team have been available to offer the correct advice immediately. Our Audits and end of year Accounts have always gone very smoothly and been completed in good time. I have no hesitation recommending Ellacotts for their reliable and efficient service.
  • Neil Simmonds, Independent Estate Consultant

    An innovative approach and a proactive attitude has resulted in positive changes for many of my clients who have utilised the services of Ellacotts. From business restructuring, tax planning and compliance work they always deliver to a high standard in a timely manner. Their involvement raises the bar and brings out the best in everyone.

  • Richard Hartley, Richard Hartley Ltd
    We joined Ellacotts in 2000 as farming clients, having considered several other firms, but we felt Ellacotts were the most professional and we
    were immediately impressed with their specialist agricultural knowledge. They’re very enthusiastic and forward thinking, especially concerning tax matters, which has been a big saving to our company and our family. We have no doubt in recommending Ellacotts to other landowning
    businesses - they deliver!
  • Lord Saye, Broughton Castle Estate

    We have been clients of Ellacotts for a number of years and I have always been impressed with how they have handled the growing demands of my estate and trusts, always looking to our future to ensure we are in the best position. They have been extremely proactive in suggesting ways to benefit us. We have a lot to consider with regards to our assets and we trust Ellacotts to look after every aspect.

  • Marcus Dill, Idlicote House and Estate

    Since leaving my London accountancy firm and engaging Ellacotts to look after my business accounting 10 years ago, I have never looked back. Ellacotts, and in particular the team looking after my affairs, have an excellent understanding of small businesses and have helped me negotiate the shifting sands of tax legislation adroitly. Ellacotts’ sound tax planning continues to allow me to focus on my core business and grow it accordingly.

  • Graham Wallington, Katharine House Hospice

    I am very impressed by Ellacotts and their technical knowledge. Our audits are completed efficiently and Ellacotts are very flexible in fitting in to our timescales. The level of service that I have received has been excellent and they have given valuable advice and support to myself and the Trustees.

  • Julie Weatherhead, Office Manager, Acorns Primary School

    We have found Ellacotts to be very helpful and knowledgeable to us as a Multi Academy Trust, both as accountants and auditors.  It is our opinion that all the staff are friendly, helpful and extremely proficient at what they do.  We couldn't ask for a better service.

  • Carol White, Business Manager, Friars Academy

    Friars Academy has worked with Ellacotts since 2013 during that time their assistance has been invaluable to the Academy. You are assigned a dedicated team so you are familiar with the person you are speaking to and this gives you the opportunity to build up a good professional working relationship. Every member of their staff I have met are very friendly and helpful. There is a very personal feel to the service they provide. Nothing ever appears to be too much trouble, they are very quick to respond to any question you may have and I have never been made to feel I am asking an obvious question. The assistance and guidance they provide is always delivered in a very timely manner and in a format that is easy to follow and understand.  I would not hesitate to recommend them.

About Us

  • Charlotte Houghton, Partner
    I joined Ellacotts in April 2006, part way through my ACA training contract. Throughout my time here I have been given fantastic opportunities for both personal and professional development and this culminated in my making Partner in June 2016.
     
    I was also given the opportunity to do further professional qualifications after my ACA and I have now completed the Corporate Finance diploma. 
     
    Ellacotts is a truly great place to work and will reward hard work and commitment with excellent career development
    opportunities.
  • Patrick Gardner, ACA Trainee
    Since beginning my career with Ellacotts in July 2013, I have been fortunate to have received outstanding support throughout my progression as a Trainee. It began by completing my AAT accounting qualification which was the stepping stone to further studies. I am currently in the process of obtaining my ACA qualification with the ICAEW.
     
    The support during the working day is fantastic and the Trainee mentoring system is particularly helpful, ensuring continual development on a daily basis.
  • Katie Morton, ACA Trainee
    Since joining Ellacotts in June 2015, I have been very impressed with the high standards and the continued emphasis to always strive to achieve the very best. I look forward to going to work each day and working with true professionals, learning something new and helping to develop others through the Trainee mentoring system. The culture is far from the traditional stereotype of accountancy; everyone is friendly and approachable on all levels. There are many opportunities within the Firm to develop my knowledge and skills, as well as my career path.
    There is a fair and equal pay structure in place for Trainees, which gives you something else to work towards.

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