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Why we think we're London's most interesting small business accountant

12 Dec 2013

When you think of an accountant what do you picture? Is it someone less-than-inspiring in a dusty office surrounded by books and paper?

So what if we told you about a young, vibrant accountancy firm with a fresh approach, an entrepreneurial spirit and an office in the heart of trendy Camden? Would you like to know more?

Here at Accounts and Legal we set ourselves apart from other accountants by looking beyond the balance sheet. This means that as well as taking care of your statutory accounts we analyse your commercial data to help you grow your business and make your money go further.

How do we do it?

Unlike standard accountants, our Business Consultants come to you. They will brush up your reporting systems, make sure there are no gaps in employee paperwork and talk through the commercial challenges you face. Our commercial managers have first-hand experience of running their own businesses meaning they can relate to you in a way that other accountants simply can’t.

Our Commercial Managers prepare an Insight Report to give you commercial guidance designed to increase your profitability and growth. We understand that when you are running your own business you don’t always have the resources or the time to truly analyse your competition so we do this as standard within our Insight Report.

Not only are we more entrepreneurial than your typical accountant, we also have a multidisciplinary team who are able to assist with tax and legal issues as they arise throughout the year. So if you need a contract for a new employee or a new set of T+Cs we can help.


Behind the scenes

We aren’t just a faceless voice on the end of the telephone. At Accounts and Legal we love to keep in touch and we are so proud of our dynamic approach and personality that we regularly tweet and blog about what we are getting up to. You can keep on top of our growth, new clients and our insight into a number of hot topics affecting small business owners and entrepreneurs by following us on Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook and Google+

Keir Wright-Whyte


Managing Director

0207 043 4000

About the author

Originally graduating with a degree in geography from Edinburgh University, Keir claims that he was then tricked into becoming an accountant by one of the UK's top 5 accountancy practices.The deception extended to the usual training in audit and associated activities.

Keir subsequently worked in a number of advisory roles with clients including in the energy trading, pharmaceuticals and financial services sectors.

He loves working at Accounts & Legal because of the variety of work and clients, the excellent team ethos and morale, the importance placed on genuinely helping and being useful for clients and because he believes what he does matters to clients and helps the firm.

Keir's primary role is to ensure that new clients with complex businesses or needs are on-boarded in the best way and he is a "trouble shooter" both for clients and where complex issues arise internally. He also helps the accounting teams strive to improve what we do for clients, whether processes or services.

When not debiting or crediting, Keir has a penchant for fixing old buildings, skiing, surfing and cycling.


We can help you grasp opportunities


If you’re wanting to grow your business business in Manchester or Brighton, we can help plan ahead and get your accounts in order. We are full-service accountants offering tax and accounting support from bookkeeping to business plans, and payroll to tax-efficient investment advice.


Call us today or get an instant quote for our services!