We deliver straight talking, practical tax & financial advice to business owners

Problem solving is our speciality

We deliver straight talking, practical tax & financial advice to business owners

Problem solving is our speciality

About us

Down to earth business advisors and chartered accountants, we get a buzz from spotting an issue and then fixing it. We’re confident we can fix just about anything because our team includes specialists in tax, IHT, pensions and investments, probate, selling and acquiring businesses as well as hands on, day to day operational support from our accounts, audit and payroll teams.

We identify issues, fix them or plan to avoid them, and we won’t give up until we do. We won’t waffle or baffle. We don’t like wasting time or money either, so we won’t waste yours.

No marketing hype, just all the help you and your business need in one place.

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Our Services

Get all the help you and your business needs. Get it in one place, from a team big enough to have the specialists you need but small enough to know you well. You won’t outgrow us and we give joined up advice.

Planning ahead

Tell us your plans and the challenges you face. We’ll give you options. Well rounded, integrated solutions that deliver on your plans for you and your business. Services include:

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The basics

Get the basics right. Timesaving technology and real time advice give you a firm grip on your finances. 
Services include:

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We make great things happen

We listen, we understand, and we take away the growing pains that every business encounters. Finding solutions where others can’t.

Curiosity

We know our stuff and we make sure we know you and your business. We take the time to understand the issues you face right now and your plans for the future.

Empathy

We run a business too. We’ve seen the problems businesses encounter and we’ve learned how to fix them.

Straight talking

No hype. No waffle. We tell it like it is. Practical help and guidance that let you get on with your plans.

Latest blogs

Tips to reduce your tax bill

Puzzling over your tax return? As the tax deadline of 31 January looms, our thoughts turn to making sure our client’s tax affairs are in order and that they are taking all reasonable measures within the constraints of the tax system, to ensure that they minimise their...

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Changes to Principal Private Residence Relief

Graham Buckell, Tax Partner at Bates Weston, explains the changes made to Principal Private Residence Relief (PPR) in the budget. "In his Budget speech, the Chancellor announced two changes to principal private residence relief. Both are due to come into effect from...

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Beginning of the end for Entrepreneurs’ Relief

Cassandra Graham, Tax Manager at Bates Weston, considers the new conditions and restrictions on Entrepreneurs' Relief post Budget. The Budget 2018 brought in unforeseen changes to Entrepreneurs’ Relief which turned a relatively straightforward piece of legislation...

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Testimonials

Experienced, qualified, certified, regulated and continuously professionally developed, we have the capability and capacity to take care of you and your business. We can tell you all of that, but what matters most is whether our clients would recommend us to you. Here’s what they have to say.

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Joe Russo, Founder The Enthusiasm Trust, winner of Queen's Award for Voluntary Service 2018

“We have been working with Bates Weston for over ten years. They have provided fantastic support and when necessary acted as a critical friend. Over the past couple of years, during a very challenging time for charities, Bates Weston have been there to provide the…

Preserva

“Bates Weston are a very good firm to deal with especially Mr Anthony Potter if you can get him to take on your account he will be a massive help. He is everything you need in an accountant. He tells it straight and is always fair on costs.”

Telford Housing

“My relationship with Bates Weston goes back 50 years as of March this year.  In a world of change they have managed to maintain their personal, direct, competent style where the needs of their clients are their priority.  Great on-going service.”

Employee spotlight: What's it like to work at Bates Weston

Sinead McNamara

“It’s great! It’s the people really. It’s a friendly place and I know everyone here. There’s plenty of variety in my work too. Different clients. Different sizes of business. I get to help my clients and build my experience too.”

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Services for all business sizes

All the help you need as your business grows. Call us to see how we can help.