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Our happy clients

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I’ve used Clarand since 2012, and have always found their service excellent. Claire and her team are very knowledgeable and are always there to answer any queries I may have. I have recommended several of my own clients use their services and have always had good feedback from them.

Have been with Clarand Accountants for 3 years now and have always found Claire and her team to be very competent and professional in their accountancy advice to us. They have also been very tolerant of our continuous pleas for technical support for our SAGE Accounts system.

Toby Resources Limited

Having set up my business in 2017 it was always important to me to find an accountant who I could trust and who understood my business and what I was wanting to achieve in addition to offering a very consistent, robust, customer focussed service which is key to me.

Clarand are wholly professional in their approach whilst offering a very bespoke, personal service which always puts the customer first - an easy thing to say but not something many people can deliver.

As my business has grown over the last 2 years or so I have asked Claire to take on more and more of my financial work which leaves me free to build up my business 100% confident that the foundations of my business are rock solid and that I have fantastic support during a sustained period of rapid growth.

I literally couldn't recommend Claire and the team any higher.

I found Clarand through recommendation and after an initial consultation with Claire, decided to switch all of my business and personal accounting needs to Clarand. From the very outset, Claire was concise, clear and extremely knowledgable about how best to manage my circumstances and ensure that my businesses and my personal affairs were most appropriately organised. I’ve now been with Clarand for 2 years and have always found them extremely helpful. I think it is rare to find an accounting firm with the expertise and knowledgable of Clarand, combined with the ability to balance the customer experience so well. Small business owners need strong partners behind them to allow them to focus on running their business rather than worrying about the detail. Clarand have done this for me. They treat my queries and questions with promptness and professionalism at all times and have helped me operate my businesses in the knowledge and confidence that my accounting obligations are dealt with effectively. I can’t recommend them highly enough.

As a family-run business finding a good accountant was really important to us as we have very little spare time and need to make sure all of our accounting is done accurately and promptly. Claire and the team at Clarand Accountants have been great, they have been patient with us as we had limited financial knowledge and also ensured we fully understand our accounts which is crucial for our financial management of the business. Claire has helped us to implement easy and practical recording procedures and make changes to our business to facilitate our continued success. I would highly recommend Clarand Accountants and look forward to working with them for many years to come.

Before working with Clarand, we had a very low opinion of accountancy firms. Our niche business and complicated accounting set-up didn’t fit with the one-size-fits-all approach we received from several previous accountants. This was both confusing, costly and demoralising.

We then moved to Clarand, who immediately got to work in putting an effective and understandable accounting process in place. Their advice on the complicated elements such as VAT was nothing short of exceptional. They have allowed us to grow and plan for subsequent future growth. I would highly recommend their relaxed, personable and supportive approach for any SME.

Richie Gledson

Working with Clarand allows us to play close to the ball. We are processing payments and receipts via our smartphones and tablets while Clarand has got a real-time overview of the financial transactions. It allows us to keep our records up to date and I can access all relevant financial information with the click of a button. Clarand is an early adaptor in the UK of Cloud based accounting and I can recommend everyone to join them.

Edwin Meijer

The Clarand team are an efficient, timely and dynamic group of people who Madventure International recommend you wholeheartedly work with. Their advice and training which compliments their core services is extremely helpful, particularly on how to use the latest online technology for everyday accountancy tasks.

As a new company Northumberland Tourism Online Ltd has valued the help, advice and support we have received from Clarand Accountants in our first 18 months of operation.

They have helped us negotiate a minefield with HMRC and to become an effectively functioning, and profitable, company. Of particular mention is their online portal; which makes the approval and signing of accounts and other documents a "second's work", as against time consuming visits, telephone calls and correspondence. We have already heartily recommend their services to others...

I moved to Clarand because I wanted an accountant who worked to understand my business and showed an interest in what we do. Claire immediately got to grips with the operation and made very useful suggestions to improve our operation. She also took time to explain the detail and produced the accounts well within deadline even though it was a very short time-frame. We have received a very professional and prompt service from Clarand.

Clarand are, as they claim, friendly and approachable accountants. Although my business is very small, from a customer perspective I wasn't made to feel that way. My tax affairs were dealt with in an extremely efficient and prompt manner and I wouldn't hesitate to recommend them. They offer a completely confidential and up to date service utilising cloud technology which was a joy to use. A great service.

A Williams

The advice we have received from Claire in a matter of weeks has been more valuable in setting us on the right track to grow business and increase turnover than we have had in years with larger firms. She looks at what we need, hunts out low cost opportunities in much more detail, executes ideas and business plans as well as keeping us right on our general finances and payroll for our staff. Claire understands the challenges facing small independent businesses and because I have known her for many years, meant that there was an additional trust factor already and we are proud to welcome her back as part of our extended family.

Having used larger accountancy practices before, I find the personal touch from the two Claires’ at Clarand Accountants refreshing. It means that I can get on with running my business and that any issues regarding my accounts are dealt with swiftly and professionally thus enabling me to focus wholly on the job that I do. Due to their attention to detail I am undoubtedly going to save money by passing less tax due to efficient business planning. My year end accounts were done professionally, quickly and efficiently and feel that I now have an accountancy firm with a personal touch, who I can call and obtain answers to any questions immediately.

JQC Consultants Ltd

We have recently moved our accounts and bookkeeping across to Clarand Accountants and we can honestly say that we have experienced a service second to none. Very professional, always available and willing to assist outside of normal working hours. Flexibility has been the key for us and we have received this along with a fantastic service. Highly recommended!

Starting up my business was a very intense experience and I had to learn very quickly what I could do and what I needed help with. Clarand Accountants have been by my side since I incorporated the company and are always there when I face new challenges. Forget the suits and ‘computer says no’ approach – if you want fair, direct and friendly advice then this is the place for you!”

We would highly recommend Clarand Accountants for their efficient and expert approach. Having been with our previous accountant for over twenty years, the support through the move to Clarand has been first class. Bringing us up to date with the latest accounting programs has been a welcome revelation. Thank you for everything!

We would not hesitate to recommend Clarand to anyone needing accountancy services. They are both friendly and efficient and are happy to explain things in layman terms.

I first approached Claire when I was considering starting up my own business. Clarand accountants couldn’t have been of more help to me, they have given me great help, support and advice. Since setting up my business Claire has been at the end of a phone and replied to emails almost immediately. Their rates are so fair and reasonable and they are very flexible to suit my needs. I couldn’t thank or praise this company enough.

Muddy Puddles Childcare

I held business and personal accounts with the same firm of mid-range provincial Accountants for 30 years, so the switch to Clarand was a big decision. I have not regretted it!

Preparation of accounts is quick and responses to ongoing queries are prompt and to the point. Clarand are also refreshingly pro-active providing information on important changes in legislation and other guidance. The whole team is good fun to work with and I feel I now have much better, overall accountancy services, which I would be happy to recommend.

Cyberacres Ltd

I would like to say thank you to Clarand for your assistance and guidance through my first year as a limited company.

Professionalism is an often overused word today, however I consider the help and time spent answering, my sometimes uneducated questions, reflects great credit on the attitude of your company. This has gone a long way in assisting me and determining the strategic direction of my new business. I look forward to a long term relationship with Clarand Accountants and wish you well for the future.

Alan Smith
Alan Smith Property Developments Ltd

I would like to say a big thank you to Clarand accountants, as a self employed tradesman I find that Clarand accountants provide a highly professional yet personal service, they are always quick in offering advice and support and I will be continuing to use their services.
Thanks again.

D Hunter

As someone who is new to starting a business and following a recommendation of Clarand, I was delighted to find this firm of accountants as good as promised. Their warm welcome and patience with my inexperience is matched by their professionalism and knowledge. Clarand are a pleasure to work with and I have already recommended them to others.

I was uptight about the accountancy side of my business when I set up Canny Marshall Ltd in 2013. It was a constant niggling worry. Missing a deadline, not doing something right, misunderstanding HMRC requests. Clarand have removed that worry.

They understand me and my business and respond quickly and thoughtfully to my questions and queries. They explaining things in a straight forward manner and don’t use accountancy jargon. If I’m ever baffled they’re just on the end of the phone. To top it all they’re lovely, genuine folks who are great to talk to. They’re not your run of the mill accountancy firm, and that’s why they’re right for me and my business.

I consider myself lucky to have found such great Accountants in Clarand. My accounts are processed quickly and efficiently and they have always taken the time to offer professional and business advice when I’ve needed it to help my business run a lot smoother.

We took over the Corbridge Larder a year ago and have been using the services of Clarand both to help set up and structure the company, as well as our monthly and year-end accounts.

As a qualified accountant of many years, I have exacting standards and Clarand ticks all of my boxes. They are approachable, good at what they do and always offer a little bit extra. I am more than happy with their service and look forward to a long and prosperous relationship with them.”

I knew very little about the financial running of a business when I set up a Limited Company. Fortunately, Clarand Accountants deal with all of the Company (and personal) accounts and explain the process in a concise and easy to understand manner. Claire has a thorough understanding of small business needs and guides us through the financial running of the business personally, professionally and responds quickly to all emails and calls. I have recommended Clarand to a number of business colleagues and will continue to do so.

Clarand accountants have provided a helpful service to a small business like our own. Working flexible hours to allow my time schedule not to be interrupted was and is a great benefit to any business. The prompt delivery of final accounts without any great effort from ourselves was impressive. We look forward to working with Clarand accountants in the future.

Johnston Farming Partnership

After being with the same accountancy firm for 25 years, we decided to try the services of Clarand and I am very pleased that we did. Clarand provide an excellent service, they take time to understand your business and nothing is too much trouble. I would definitely recommend them.

The Papershop & Post Office, Corbridge

Clarand Accountants offer a modern and bespoke approach to accountancy services and deliver it in a highly professional manner.

I approached the team at Clarand in the first year of my new small business and they have been indispensable ever since. They have helped organise my accounts using my bookkeeper’s choice of cloud based technology and allowing me to focus on growing the business. They are always there for those day to day inquiries with prompt and informed responses. The annual accounts are no longer a concern with the knowledge they are in safe hands.

Thanks guys, I can’t recommend you highly enough.

I chose to use the services of Clarand because in truth, I trust them. In deciding to go self-employed, I met with a number of other accountants, who lost my attention after five minutes with their financial jargon and complexities. However, Clarand simplified this as they talked me through what I need to do, when I need to do it and they take care of the rest. They offer a very professional service which is suitable and sufficient to my needs at a reasonable cost and they are always on hand when I need advice.

I would highly recommend Clarand Accountants to anybody who is wishing to start on their journey of being self-employed.

Mr J Wills

I have been a client of Clarand for two years following the retirement of my previous accountant. I could not be happier with the work that they have carried out on my behalf and have no hesitation in recommending their services to others.

Mr R Prescott

I approached Clarand with the view to having a tax return completed and filed with HMRC on my behalf. I found that Clarand provided a very professional and efficient service and were thorough when explaining matters. The tax return was completed promptly and I am extremely satisfied with the service I received.

I would certainly use them again in the future and would recommend Clarand to anyone seeking assistance with their financial matters.

L Johnston

We had our previous accountant for over 30 years, after his retirement, we were introduced to Clarand. Although the change was very daunting, there was no need for trepidation. They have been acting on our behalf for over a year now and with the knowledge and professionalism of Claire the transition has been smooth and seamless.

Claire has been exceptional! Speedy, efficient and dedicated to our business, and we’ve felt very well taken care of.

Alnwick and Tynemouth Post Office

After almost 20 years with the same accountants (with no problems) it was a big step for me to move to Clarand but it has proven to be a positive move.

The information, advice and help they have given me in the short time I have been one of their clients has been excellent and has always been given in easy to understand terms. They are easy to talk to and are proving to be a real asset to my business.

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