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Carbon Accountancy

80–83 Long Lane
London EC1A 9ET

Reading Enterprise Centre

We enjoy reading what people think of us. Below is a selection of kind words and recommendations from some of our clients.

Beavertown Brewery

Beavertown has used Carbon Accountancy almost since the start of the business. They have always provided excellent service and quality advice throughout our journey of growth. As a rapidly growing company they have always adapted to our needs. When Heineken invested in us they were more than happy for us to continue to use Carbon Accountancy and we would not hesitate to recommend them to any group, large or small.

Adam Gregory, Finance Director, Beavertown Brewery

Pivot Power

Working with the team at Carbon Accountancy has been a breath of fresh air.

Their pragmatic and direct approach, steeped in relevant experience and capability, sprinkled with a ‘can do’ attitude has been a huge benefit to Pivot Power and moving our business forward.

Needless-to-say, we highly recommend John and his team as a service provider, advisor and partner who will no doubt deliver on the task at hand – with a warm and empathetic approach that makes it all the more enjoyable.

Matt Allen, CEO

Sirius Open Source software

Carbon Accountancy have been Sirius’ accountants since 2011, and changing to them was a great business decision.

Yes, the entire team from CEO John Leyden to their latest new recruit are smart, knowledgeable and competent, but this is simply what you would expect from such a firm. What you will really notice, and here’s the key to Carbon’s success, is that they consistently practise great customer service and go way beyond what you’d expect from your accountants. I have relied upon John and his team time after time and they have always come through for me. I cannot recommend this excellent company highly enough.

Mark Taylor

Sarah Van den Driessche

So, it's finally happening and it’s VERY exciting. I'm about to get onto the property ladder after years of renting.

I just can’t believe I went for so long without ever seeking advice about my finances. I could have kept my head in the sand for ever. When I spoke to Joel in your team, his friendly manner helped me decide to confront my fears and come up to meet you and I'm so glad I did. I really appreciate your honest, clear way of putting things John - and your obvious wealth of experience. I just wanted to say a huge thank you for your wisdom and advice. It was, without a word of exaggeration, life changing.

Sarah Van den Driessche

The Student Lawyer – Part of GradMedia Limited

Just wanted to drop you a note to let you know how helpful Izci and Yagmur have been since GradMedia have been working with Carbon Accountancy. I have really appreciated their support and patience with me while I get to grips with what needs to be done with our accounting. I am delighted with the service that we have received from Carbon Accountancy so far!

Charlotte Davies, General Manager

YouGovStone Ltd

Carbon Accountancy have been my accountants since 2003 and I am very pleased indeed they were recommended to me. The service provided has been excellent - they take a real interest in my business. Their advice is sound and I regularly ring them for off the cuff advice. The fixed fee is very reasonable - I have on more than one occasion actually insisted they charge me more!!

Carole Stone, Managing Director

Renaissance Pubs Limited

Renaissance Pubs Limited is an expanding chain of gastro pubs. We have used Carbon Accountancy since the early days and have always found them friendly and pro-active as well as professional. They have always provided their service on a fixed fee basis and we have never had any nasty surprises. They are happy to provide advice outside the scope of preparing accounts within their annual fee.

Nick Fox, CEO

Imogen Hall

Prior to engaging Carbon Accountancy we did our own tax returns and regularly received very nasty surprises in the form of much larger than anticipated tax bills. That has all stopped with the help of John and his team. We understand the tax system much more and are able to make better decisions thanks to their excellent advice and guidance.

Imogen Hall

Jonathan Cainer, Daily Mail Astrologer

I used to dread visiting my accountant about as much as going to the dentist. The thought of some long,tedious conversation about numbers and allowances was enough to make my eyes glaze over. Then I made an extremely important discovery. If you have an accountant that you actually get along with, it's fun to go and see him. Then, because you are actually listening to what he says,you really hear him when he gives you sound financial advice.

Jonathan Cainer

Hudson & Co

Hudson & Co is a London based firm of solicitors and as such we have to have our client account money audited for the Law Society – Carbon Accountancy have always done the audit with minimum disruption to the firm and on a fixed fee basis. They also do the firm's accounts and tax returns. I would have no hesitation in recommending them as accountants to any company or professional individual. 

David Hudson, Solicitor

Robin Ellis Group

I have used my accountants for my business and private affairs for nearly 15 years. During this time, my business has grown ten-fold and my personal arrangements have become more complex. Throughout this time I have been impressed and reassured by the support. At all times, they have managed to adjust to changing circumstances and provide the appropriate level of input. I find this unusual and very comforting. In the past, relationships with accountants had been very uneven, with firms either being too small to offer sound advice in a wide range of areas or too big to deal sensitively with the issues that matter to a small company. Both my accounts staff and I consider ourselves very fortunate to have had such along working relationship and we hope that it will continue for many years to come. We would recommend them without hesitation.

Robin Ellis, Managing Director,

Magic Breakfast

As a growing charity we need advice on a regular basis, but as a charity we want to ensure that our financial resources go towards our charitable objectives. Carbon Accountancy provides us with a cost effective solution – they haven't charged us a penny in over five years!! On top of that they are easy to deal with and turn things around quickly.

Carmel McConnell, CEO

Kevin Tullett, financial services

Armed with sharp insights and an unparalleled attention to detail, the decision to entrust my company and personal accounts to them proved to be correct from the first moment. Professionalism, trust, accurate and timely advice, along with an ability to analyse interwoven accounts made my accounts the very least of my worries.

An in-depth, personal involvement took the relationship beyond one of client-provider, to a level that allowed them to intuitively know the optimal solutions for me and my company. A combination of one to one involvement, and the teams tireless work ethic will ensure that I remain a client for a long time.

Kevin Tullett

Intellistream Limited

As a venture capital backed company it is essential that we have information produced on time each month. Carbon Accountancy provides a full accounting service – everything from payroll and book-keeping to financial and commercial advice – all at a fixed monthly fee, making it easy to control cost and budget effectively. The team is friendly and pro-active and I would have no hesitation in recommending them.

Jim Beagle, CEO

South London Natural Health Centre

15 years ago, I was relieved to finally find an accountant to work with who was so helpful and supportive. Personable, but professional, services have been an invaluable asset to my businesses. Here's to the next 15 years.

Ron Kemeny, Director

LogoSystems Limited

Thank you very much for everything you have done for us so far. We are really happy with your work and would not hesitate to recommend to anyone (and have done so already).

Matthew Goddard

CT Investment Partners LLP

Carbon Trust Investments is a venture capitalist which invests in clean technology companies that develop energy efficiency and renewable energy technologies. We have used Carbon Accountancy for financial due diligence work and found them fast, reliable and commercial in their advice. We widened the scope of their work slightly but they still stuck to their fixed fee – a genuinely refreshing experience.

Jonathan Bryers, Investment Partner

Inogen Web Design Limited

They have been my accountants for three years now and I couldn't have been happier from day one. Helpful and proactive they keep me free to run my business content in the knowledge that the right things are being done. Tax advice has always been excellent.

John Russell

Independent Executive Consultants Limited

I have been using their services since I established my own business in the UK in 2003. They have provided me with a professional service that takes care of all my accounting and tax needs. I find this ideal for me as a one man consulting company and I do not need to be distracted by dealing with the detail of my accounting and tax matters. I have been very happy to recommend to other people and have received very positive feedback following those referrals.

Michael de Villiers

Caspia Consultancy Ltd

Great client service and fixed fees means that they are great to work with.

Pam Vick

Oliver Grebelius

We have used this firm for several years and are very happy with the service from the team. Very professional and efficient as well as being personal and friendly.

Oliver Grebelius

Alistair Roberts

Fantastic people to work with. Friendly - Helpful - Efficient. A rare gem in the sometimes clinical world of Accountancy.

Alistair Roberts

Just Clear

John brings a clarity of thought to the accounting process that has been a great help to us personally and professionally. He is a thought leader and a consummate accounting professional in every sense.

John is an extremely inspiring MD who cares deeply about his clients.
He has a passion for delivering results to his clients and his staff. To ensure that those outcomes are delivered he has recruited some wonderful people to work with him.

I can not recommend John and his team highly enough.

Brendan O'Shea

Nick Fox

A consistently excellent service with a broad range of expertise. Highly recommended.

Nick Fox

Kym Fountain

Carbon provide fantastic service and are always extremely prompt when dealing with my queries. The Carbon team provide incredible support and assistance when dealing with every aspect of my finance and accountancy.

Kym Fountain

Vincent Grebelius

I'm a happy customer and they are very friendly and helpful!

Vincent Grebelius

Marina T

Fantastic accountancy practice! John and his team are very efficient, they answer queries on the same day, the pricing policy is super clear, no hidden fees. I cannot wish for more! Thank you.

Marina T

Raphael Pour-Hashemi

Friendly and helpful team at Carbon! I was recommended them by friends and have since recommended them to further friends. Great at sorting out all my accounts / tax needs...

Raphael Pour-Hashemi

Migle Montrimaviciute

Excellent and reliable accountancy services.
Accounts are always done meticulously and on time. Prompt response to any company accounts related questions.

Migle Montrimaviciute

Edward Holroyd Pearce

Great to work with, efficient and logical. Generally good value too. Highly recommend.

Edward Holroyd Pearce

Yuuichiro Nakajima

John and his team are very responsive and provide good value for money. They are perfect for a small firm like ours. Thanks, John, Zohaib, Ann, et al!

Yuuichiro Nakajima

Maksim Burdilov

Always professional and quick.

Maksim Burdilov

What Other Satisfied Clients Say About Carbon Accountancy

“I called you about a company I work with who was withholding monies from me. Without hesitation, you helpfully gave amazing advice to a stranger and suggested I look into a Money Claim Online. After months and months of not being paid correctly, after we spoke, I filed a claim as you advised, and subsequently received the whole amount owing to me. So, I’m HUGELY grateful to you for taking your time and talent to help me. You’re awesome, John!” Delighted from London.

Carbon Accountancy has been instrumental in helping our business off the ground and through some tricky buyouts. Really appreciate all the helpful advice we have had over many years.

The firm has left me feeling that I am in a safe pair of hands. They have looked after me with great care and attention and, indeed, sensitivity. A rare attribute for an accountant!

Competent, reliable, cost effective.

I haven't come across better in 20 yrs.

The company has all of the attributes of expertise necessary to deliver excellent results, saving large amounts of money in tax and providing a quality service.

Responsive and reliable.

All I can say is I'm absolutely amazed at how little tax I'm now paying, (and legally too!),compared to what I used to pay when an accountant with far fewer overheads was doing my accounts.

Reliable, good guidance and advice, trustworthy.

More friendly, personal advice.

Having accepted 15 years of formulaic mediocrity from our old accountants, meeting this team has been a breath of fresh air.

Approachable and responsive.

Carbon Accountancy goes the extra mile and offers out of the box advice.

The service has always been very professional and personable. I would not hesitate in recommending them to any small or medium sized business in the UK.

Better in relation to larger practices.

High calibre people who care about what they do.

Efficient, professional, reliable.

We consider ourselves lucky to have Carbon as our Accountants and believe they always have the best interests of our firm when advising us. The fixed fee is also very re-assuring. Whenever the opportunity arises I would always recommend Carbon.

Inventive, trustworthy, fun.

They respond to the needs of our businesses.

Good value for money.

Responsive, expert, available.

Commercial, responsive and reliable.

Direct, efficient and dependable for advice.

Good trustworthy advice.