Our clients are some of the most innovative start-ups in London
Here’s what our clients say about us
"EmailOctopus grew from a side project to a small business in a relatively short space of time. Tas and the team at Barnes & Scott were hugely helpful throughout, and continue to be a great asset as we grow. I don’t hesitate to recommend to them to anyone in the tech space looking for an accountant – particularly for their guidance on Stripe reconciliation, international selling regulations and VATMOSS."
"Barnes and Scott have really helped us get our accounts in order since our inception. They have particularly helped by setting up our accounting systems, dealing with HMRC enquiries, preparing management figures and providing sound business advice. They are extremely reliable and reasonable – I couldn’t recommend them more highly!"
"I found Barnes & Scott by chance through the internet, looking for an accountant that was more tech savvy – my old accountant was a dinosaur! They are basically from the future and have made accounting for a pretty big outfit a breeze. They continue to search for new ways to make the process even easier, taking notes when you make requests on how to improve and tailor their service to you. They are constantly enthusiastic and their fee more than pays for itself. They make me confident that any questions from Her Majesty’s men will be answered and I’ve recommended them time and time again to my friends and clients!"
"Barnes & Scott helped us setup our accounting system and processes from scratch. It’s all automated and requires very little of my time each month. In addition, they have advised us on offering VAT MOSS support for our customers as well as handling our own VAT returns. They have provided us with so much value. If you want to avoid all accounting headaches so that you can focus on your startup, I highly recommend Barnes & Scott!"
"When launching an app you need incredible focus on developing a product that fits the market, and gains consumer traction…what you don’t have the time to focus on are the intricacies related to running business accounts. Working with Barnes & Scott has taken away the hassle associated with SEIS application, paying wages, and HMRC enquiries."
"Barnes & Scott have helped Vivacity grow from a company of 5 people to 50 during their involvement over the past five years. By professionally handling our annual return, VAT returns and R&D tax credit reclaims, it has freed up valuable management time in the company to allow us to focus on the core business."
"We used to handle our book-keeping in-house and it became unmanageable. A friend recommended Barnes & Scott and we engaged with them to take over our accounts and book-keeping. The transition was completely seamless. Tas took the time to understand what we were doing and how they could take over with minimal disruption and finding optimisations along the way. We now save a couple of days of work each month and have complete peace of mind knowing that our accounts are all filed correctly. Whenever we need some specialist advice it’s easy to pick up the phone. I would thoroughly recommend Barnes & Scott as a great value, reliable and efficient solution to your accounting needs."
"I’m a paperworkaphobe. Trying to run a business obviously means there’s ton, especially when it comes to taxes. Tasnim and his team helped us set up on HMRC, Xero, and Receipt Bank, making everything from submitting our daily receipts to end of year taxes insanely easy. Oh, and they even helped us get £40,000 back from the government in “R&D” rebate, something I didn’t even know existed. We’ve now saved time and earned more than we spent on accounting. I call that worth it."
"Tas and his team have helped us navigate setting up a new business and taken the fear that we would somehow get everything wrong out of it! We have been able to focus on the things we are expert in, knowing our finances and accounts are in safe hands. Highly recommended."
"Barnes & Scott took all the stress and aggravation away when they set up our accounting systems. Their service is thorough and very reassuring. I would highly recommend their services."
Sarah Rowley, COO, VOTAL
"Perhaps the most useful specialist support Barnes & Scott has given us is in managing a claim for R&D tax credits. Our company spends a lot of time and money on innovative research. The amount that can be claimed back is significant but claiming the credits can be time consuming and complicated. Barnes & Scott made it easy. They have also helped us with EMI share options, project managing the process from start to finish."
"I call Tas the CFO in my pocket. Barnes Scott has been super-helpful, and I have a lot of trust in his team. I love how the firm is very tech literate and automates as many finance tasks as possible."
"I have been with Barnes & Scott since the beginning of becoming limited. They are a great team; who make the time to talk through the process of taxation and how I can grow and maintain my business. A very personal team of prompt, professional advisers for every facet of my business, with a wide range of knowledge. A very safe pair of hands for tax and business growth."
"We have been conducting business in 3 different countries and have experience with many different accountants. Working with Barnes & Scott was a dream come true! In addition to a really zen accounting experience they were actually proactively helping us generate additional funding for our business."
"Hands down the best accounting firm that I have every worked with in London. My company would not exist today without them. These guys really go above and beyond and they keep getting better over time. Smart, Efficient and Reliable."
"Since Brand-Live appointed Barnes & Scott in March 2016, they have provided an outstanding advisory service for us covering accountancy software recommendation, setting up a highly efficient accounting system for our rapidly scaling business, providing invaluable taxation advice and providing timely, informative management accounts and reports. The whole team are efficient, respond quickly to any queries and provide a first class client experience. I highly recommend them."
"Barnes & Scott have been an excellent find in supporting our business. They have gone above and beyond to ensure our accounting is run as smoothly as possible, showing a high level of commitment, efficiency, reliability and trustworthiness. The R & D claim they recommended and helped us apply for, has covered their charges for the next 3 years, which is just one example of how their services have been shown to be a rewarding investment."
"The team at Barnes & Scott have been with me from the start. Guiding and supporting my business through the creative industry. They're always there to answer any questions regardless of complexity and their advice has been invaluable. During the recent global problems and changes, it's been great to have Tas and the team on hand, guiding us through any sudden changes whilst helping us safe guard our businesses. Barnes & Scott are an asset to any upstart or experienced business."
"Barnes & Scott have been brilliant for our business. They helped us set up and tune a modern online accounts package (which runs like a dream). We’re a social business (C.I.C), and needed a firm that could cope with us being a bit different. Their team also helped us successfully claim R&D tax credit. The thing we really appreciate though is that they are always available when we need business advice and help. But, actually I don’t want to recommend them – go somewhere else; Barnes and Scott are our secret weapon!"
"Barnes & Scott have made a real difference to our business. They’ve streamlined our accounting systems and processes allowing us to focus on our customers knowing our own business is well looked after. Tas and his team have always been there to provide help and advise when we’ve needed it."
"I have been using Barnes & Scott since 2014. Tas and his team are always efficient and responsive which has aided the growth of my business. I can safely say that they have not let me down once in the 7 years I have been using them. I would recommend them to anyone."
"We are a startup software company and have really enjoyed working with Barnes & Scott right from the very beginning. They set up our processes, accounts and systems and helped us prepare an R&D claim. They are a pleasure to deal with."
Damon Reeve, Director at Hereford Technologies & CEO at Authenticated Digital
"Barnes & Scott work as if they are part of our in-house team, enabling us to never worry about taxes, payroll etc, and focus on what’s important. I would recommend them to any company looking for an accountant."
Vincent Dignan, Director
Short & Sweet Studio
"I’ve been working with Barnes & Scott for a number of years now and I’ve been thoroughly impressed by their professionalism, attention to detail and approachability. No inquiry is too big or too small, and their keen knowledge regarding HMRC and tax issues, coupled with their adoption of the latest software solutions makes them a joy to work with."