Hornbeam, originally established in 1992 is one of the top independent firms of Chartered Accountants and Business Advisors in Norfolk. From our offices in Rackheath we act for and with owner managed businesses in many industries and of all sizes.

With a total team of 12, we find ourselves large enough to deal with the needs of our most demanding clients yet small enough to care about our smallest. Our client base itself ranges from individuals and families in business to large commercial groups of companies. We understand that the needs of all our clients are of paramount importance, irrespective of the size of their businesses.

As a practice we are pleased to assist our clients through economic upturns and highs, as well as adverse trading situations. Maintaining a close working relationship during these economic fluctuations has rewarded us with long term loyalty from these clients and a bond seems to exist that is rarely experienced in a professional relationship.

As you would expect from a well-established firm such as ours, the provision of an accurate and “value for money” compliance service forms the backbone of what we do, ensuring to the best of our ability that our clients conform to the requirements of current legislation. The same level of “attention to detail” is applied to the completion of an individual’s tax return, as is given to the audit of a business with a turnover in excess of £10,000,000.

Whilst some of our clients still opt for us to carry out this compliance function only, more and more these days we are developing relationships where our focus is very much on the declared personal goals of the owners of the business. Whether these are to sell the business via the open market or management buyout, pass the business on to family members, take a back seat or simply “get through the current economic climate” in one piece, makes no difference to our senior team members as these are all frequently occurring requirements.

Strategic Planning, high quality Tax Advice, Profit Improvement Planning, Fund Raising and Monitoring Progress during projects are all now part of the day to day life of Hornbeam’s team members, who not only deal with the historical aspect of compliance with you, but more importantly, help you realise your personal goals.

In addition, all our senior personnel have also spent time in industry, managing businesses just like your own, allowing us to appreciate and understand your requirements in a much greater depth.

We welcome clients of all business sizes and states of health and it is our pleasure to work with you, to make a difference.

Pete Dixon

On hearing that HMRC agreed to drop all of their penalties, Pete Dixon emailed us:

“Hey Phil - thank God for that! Thank you for such a superb job/result and the peace of mind. Enjoy the rest of the week. Cheers Pete“

Judith Tait

After receiving help and support with QuickBooks:

“Thanks so much for your help today. It really will revolutionise my accounting”

Michael Engelhard

After receiving a Hornbeam business valuation:

“Thanks for the valuation Phil, our barrister said it was the best she had ever seen”

David Adlard

“No one could have fought my corner against the tax man with more determination, intelligence or technical expertise”

Dr John Wade

“Phil, this has been an amazing journey, one that has seen us go from strength to strength. We have achieved something I never dreamed of, financial security, and just as important peace of mind. Thank you for being you, and for the strength and encouragement when things were uncertain. Thank you for being our friend”

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