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."
Jonathan Bull, Director

Noise Media Group

"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!"
Joe Levi, Director

The Forge Photographic Services

"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!"
Jean-Michael Massey, Director


"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!"
Abs Farah, Director


"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."
Thomas Hill, Director

Vivacity Labs

"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."
Peter Mildon, CEO

Ticket Tailor

"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."
Jonny White, Director

The Busking Project

"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."
Nick Broad, Director

Chalk and Blade

"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."
Ruth Barnes, Director

"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

Tyk Technologies

"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."
Adam Rainsford, Financial Director


"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."
Tara Louise Reddy

Sam Hofman Ltd

"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."