Who We Are…

Apricot Accounting is a well established firm of Accountants based in Essex. We provide a broad range of services including Accounts, Taxation and Business Advisory and support services to a wide range of businesses and individuals both locally and nationally. Our Aim is to provide a cost-effective, high value solution to meet all your financial needs. We work hard to get to know you in order to deliver timely, individual advice on how to improve your business and personal wealth. Our clients range from start-ups, charities, to established specialized companies covering across many sectors including:
  • Advisory
  • The Professions
  • The Service Sector
  • Manufacturing
  • The Construction Industry
  • Retailers
  • Recruitment Specialists

Timely Customer Service

We always make sure to collect the data on time and prepare the Accounts and tax returns within the specified time frame thus helping our clients to focus on their business without worrying about the due dates.

Maximize Efficiency

We help our clients to maximize the business efficiency by minimizing the tax liabilities Clients can focus on building their business and increasing the profit while we take care of their Accountancy &Tax.

Helps to make right decisions

 We help our clients to take right decision at right time from an Accounting perspective. We help them identify areas of business that gives the most opportunity to make improvements

24/7 Customer Support

Customer support is available to answer our client queries,resolve their accountancy and tax issues,offer business advice and much more even out of business hours. Dedicated Accounts manager assigned for each client

A few things we are great at!!


We work closely with our clients and offer a broad range of services. We value their time and money hence provide them with friendly, courteous and efficient assistance. We offer fully controlled and secure services. We ensure to help our clients by incorporating all kinds of financial management elements ranging from book-keeping, accounts preparation, company formation, VAT needs, tax services and more.

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This is one of the things we do best


Tax payments and returns are an inevitable part for any business. It is the most crucial and important aspect to be dealt with utmost care as there are chances for overpaying or underpaying the tax amount. HMRC Penalties and interest rates can be draconian. But we are here to help you file your tax returns in right amount at right time. We make available to you all the Tax Services like CT(Corporation Tax), VAT, PAYE, CIS,CGT and SA(Self-Assessment)

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What We Offer in Accountancy…


Company Formation

It is important for you to comply with the Companies Act and have an up to date information on the changes happening. So, we are here to help you out. We can offer a wide range of services for you to fulfill the role of a Company director and that includes :
  • Initial formation of the company
  • Registered office facilities
  • Maintenance of statutory registers
  • Submission of statutory documents
  • Giving notice of General Meetings
  • Drafting agendas for company meetings
  • Preparing Minutes of Meetings
  • Completion of share transfer forms
  • Preparation of share certificates
  • Carrying out company searches
  • Filing of Confirmation Statement
  • Acting as Company Secretary
  • Advice on protection of minority interests is important for you to comply with the Companies Act and have an up to date information on the changes happening.

Book keeping

Time is Money…No need for you to waste time in arranging and ordering paper documents. Let’s take the stress of paper work off your hands… Drop off your invoices, bank statements, receipts .etc. by post or e-mail We do all the Processing and then easily prepare for you…
  • Purchase Ledgers
  • Sales Ledgers
  • Trial Balance
  • Profit and Loss
  • Balance Sheet
  • Other Business Reports
  • Management Accounts
  • VAT Returns
  • Key Performance Indicators
  • End Of Year Accounts
  • Estimated Tax Liabilities
Just give us the papers, we will keep it filed and organized.

Annual Accounts

Accounts are prepared to agreed timescales and deadlines. But we can do more than just report the history of what has already happened.

  • Identify areas where we can assist in minimizing your tax liability
  • Identify areas of the business that give you the most opportunity to make improvements
  • Use the accounts to help you measure where you are in meeting your goals and what actions you need to take
  • Prepare accounts to help in completion of self-assessment and corporation tax returns
  • Produce financial statements to file at Companies House
  • Ensure that only minimum amount of your financial information is made public
We take time to explain your accounts to you so that you understand what is going on financially within your business helping you plan for the future.

Management Accounts

Decision making is an important factor in the business. Up to date, relevant and quickly produced management information allows you to make the right decisions. Our Management Accounts & Information services offer

  • Monthly or quarterly management accounts
  • Reporting of key performance indicators that are the underlying drivers that run your business
  • Help with in-house systems for you to produce your own information
  • Training on how to get the most out of your information
  • Supplying management information to lenders
  • Branch/Divisional results
  • Actual performance compared to budget and/or comparative periods
  • Costing information, including break-even turnover levels
  • Credit Control
  • Debt Collection

What We Offer in Tax…


Corporation Tax

Every business desire to make more profit and pay less tax with in the law. Our team supports you to maximize your business efficiency by minimizing your tax liabilities. We can assist you by offering services like

  • Acting as your Agent for HMRC-CT (Corporation Tax)
  • Preparation of Tax Returns
  • Filing Corporation tax returns on time
  • Answering HMRC enquirers
  • Advising on tax allowances, reliefs and liabilities

VAT ( Value Added Tax)

VAT is the most complex Tax imposed on a business. But our experienced staff makes it very simple and easy for you. We provide you services including

  • VAT Registration
  • Assistance in selecting VAT Scheme
  • Acting as the Tax agent for you
  • Preparing VAT Returns on time
  • Full support during VAT inspections


Managing Payroll is a vital responsibility in Business. At the same time it is a tiresome and time consuming activity for busy business people like you. Our trained staff can administer your Payroll/PAYE to reduce your burden and help you focus in your business. We offer Payroll Services including

  • PAYE Registration and Administration
  • National Insurance, Statutory Sick Pay and Statutory Maternity Pay Administration
  • Generating Reports
  • Managing Payroll records
  • Generating Payslips
  • Pension Scheme Administration
  • Generating Employee Summary P60 and P11D (Benefits in kind)at the year end

CIS ( Construction Industry Scheme)

We can offer you CIS Services if you are contractor or sub-contractor in construction sector. We ensure that you pay correct tax to HMRC not a penny more or less and helps you with tax returns. The services we provide covers

  • Registering for CIS Scheme
  • Filing Tax Returns on your behalf
  • Helps you reduce your tax liabilities
  • Timely Service and no more penalties

CGT (Capital Gains Tax)

Capital Gains Tax is a tax on the profit when you sell an ‘asset’ that’s increased in value. You pay Capital Gains Tax on the gain when you sell property, shares, business assets, personal possessions worth £6000 or more. We can help you to reduce the tax liabilities by providing you

  • Advice on Capital Gain Tax implications
  • Tax Planning
  • Calculation of tax payable
  • Timely submission of tax returns
  • Advice on transferring assets
  • Advice on disposal of assets and tax relief

Self Assessment

You have to pay Self Assessment tax if you are self-employed, a trustee, receiving a foreign income .etc. It is a time consuming activity for busy individuals and we take up the responsibility to ensure that the deadlines are not missed and tax is paid in correct amount. Our Services includes

  • Working as your agent
  • Calculate your tax liability
  • Completing your tax return
  • Advice on maximizing the tax efficiency and reducing tax liabilities
  • Assist you in rental property, employment income, pension, benefits and other expenses.

What Our Clients Say

“The response time from everyone in the team is brilliant. They are happy to help always and cannot be faulted on their knowledge or commitment. I hear many stories of Accountants being distant and unengaged, but this is certainly not the case with Apricot and I feel they are always there for us.”

Kevin Williams

“Friendly, supportive and competent. The Apricot team are an asset to my business, giving me the support I need so that I can concentrate my efforts on supporting my customers and not my accounting needs!”

Richard Hallett
director @ pathfinder plus ltd

“Very knowledgeable, helpful, polite and always puts clients first. I have been very impressed with the attention to detail and trust developed with them. I would highly recommend them to anyone in business.”

Julie Thomson
DIRECTOR @ jat solutions ltd

“Apricot accounts team could get my company’s taxes sorted with HMRC whereas my previous account could not, many thanks for all the hard work they put in to get my accounts in order.”

Tristan Ormerod
director @ city electrics london

“I have been very impressed with their services & I would highly recommend them to others.”

Taco Van Heusden
director @ urbanist hotels ltd

“Best Accountancy firm I have done business with so far!Incredibly good Firm, highly professional & sterling service delivery. Wouldn’t hesitate to recommend.”

Guido Mittica
director @ nano consulting services ltd

“Always helpful and easy to contact…”

Jason Curland
director @ e&j transport ltd

“Great service ..Good people..trustworthy dilegent would definitely recommend this business ”

Eddie Murray

“Totally amazing company. Helped in every way possible and at such short notice. Would recommend to anyone. Shame only 5 stars as if there was 10 id give 10/10. Thank you to apricot accounting..”


“Very attentive staff with attention to detail but with a no fuss approach to get the job done. Excellent value”

Graham Gillott
director @ SIGNUM geophysical

Our Packages


Self Employed/Sole Trader

STARTS FROM £17/month
  • Register as Self employed
  • Self-Assessment Return
  • Book-Keeping
  • Financial Report Preparation


  • New Company Formation
  • Share Certificates
  • London registered office and Business service address
  • Company Secretarial support for Board Meetings
  • Book-keeping and monthly bank reconciliation
  • Annual Accounts Preparation
  • Management Accounts and Information
  • Filing Companies House accounts and Returns
  • Corporation Tax
  • HMRC VAT Registration
  • VAT Returns
  • HMRC PAYE Registration
  • PAYE/Payroll Returns
  • Pension Schemes
  • Self-Assessment
  • Tax Planning
  • CGT
  • CIS for Builders / CIS Registration and CIS Returns
  • Purchase and Sales Ledgers

Limited Companies/LLP,Clubs,Shops,Builders

  • New Company Formation
  • Share Certificates
  • London registered office and Business service address
  • Company Secretarial support for Board Meetings
  • Book-keeping and monthly bank reconciliation
  • Annual Accounts Preparation
  • Management Accounts and Information
  • Filing Companies House accounts and Returns
  • Corporation Tax
  • HMRC VAT Registration
  • VAT Returns
  • HMRC PAYE Registration
  • PAYE/Payroll Returns
  • Pension Schemes
  • Self-Assessment
  • Tax Planning
  • CGT
  • CIS for Builders / CIS Registration and CIS Returns

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Our Awesome Team

Brian Ash

Co-founder & CFO

A trained accountant, Brian spent thirty years undertaking in house Finance and Accountancy functions with organisations such as Goldman Sachs, UBS and NYSE Euronext. Brian started Apricot with the vision to provide an IT driven accountancy service which is hassle-free, and without jargon for clients. He is enthusiastic and relishes the opportunity to help the clients.


Operations Director

Deepthi joined Apricot in 2015, as Operations Director to manage Apricot’s new operation processes and IT infrastructure. In addition, Deepthi manages dedicated client payroll services. She brings a breadth of experience from both an Accountancy and IT background. She also manages the client operational accountancy infrastructure. 

  • Financial Reports Preparation
  • Book-keeping
  • Payroll Management
  • Tax Returns preparation


Marketing Director

As Marketing Director, Hari is responsible for the strategic and tactical sales and marketing activity for Apricot. The key of aim of which is to ensure that Apricot continues to bring a best in class service by providing dedicated support to Apricot clients marketing activities. Hari has an MBA in Marketing, specialising in Digital Marketing.

  • Google certified- AdWords (Search, Display & Video campaigns)
  • Google Analytics
  • Social Media Marketing (Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter)
  • Email Marketing


Accounts Manager

Archana specializes in providing accountancy and book keeping services to Apricot’s self-assessment and limited company clients. Dealing with clients from their on-boarding to booking keeping and accountancy services.

  • Financial Reports Preparation
  • Book-keeping
  • Auditing
  • IFRS
  • Tax Returns preparation


Accounts Manager

Aswathi specialises in providing accountancy and book keeping services to Apricots self-assessment and limited company clients. Dealing with clients from their on-boarding to booking keeping and accountancy services. Before joining Apricot, Aswathi gained in depth experience of providing dedicated support to non-government, and no profit organisations. 

  • Financial Reports Preparation
  • Book-keeping
  • Tax Returns preparation

Benjamin Ash

Accounts Manager

Benjamin joined Apricot in 2009 straight from University, and today specialises in providing accountancy and booking services to Apricots non-profit and retail service clients, and providing client support to Apricots SAGE account users.

  • Accounts preparation
  • Book-keeping
  • SAGE client set-up

Get in touch…

Email: info@apricot-accounting.com
Phone: 020 7183 3126
Mobile: 07595 427604
Address: Apricot Accounting Limited, 10A Chantry House, Billericay, Essex, CM12 9BQ