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Our happy clients

It’s not just us saying it ……

I’ve worked with a couple of accountants over the years but I have never met any quite as focused, efficient and professional as Clarand. Since day one, Claire has been incredible at helping us through a number of complex accounting challenges with a brilliant ability to simplify topics and making excellent recommendations that have really helped to make our business run smoother. I’d have no hesitation to recommend Clarand’s services.

Weekend Box Club
Andy Stephenson

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.

Sky High Sports
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.

Garden Connect Ltd
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.

Madventure International Ltd
John Lawler

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...

Northumberland Tourism Online Ltd
Peter Stonell

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.

The Feathers

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.

Linchpin PA
A Williams

Clarand Accountants have a modern approach to accountancy, transparent, helpful and above all very genuine in support of their clients.

I would absolutely recommend you call Clarand and make an appointment to talk to them about becoming a client. You will find a straightforward approach that is so refreshing and a million miles from the real stuffy attitude I’m sure we have all experienced.

I am delighted with how my accounts are being handled and I continue to recommend Clarand at every opportunity. I wish I’d found this superb support many ‘financial’ years ago. I have no doubt I would have saved a lot of stress and a lot of money !

Gail Wright
HR Transformation

Clarand provide a fast, knowledgeable and professional service for business operations and responding to any questions or queries.

The Heart of Northumberland

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.

Danielle’s Bistro

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!

SJH Tail Lift Services Ltd

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!”

First Face To Face Ltd

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!

Il Piccolo Italian Restaurant

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.

Peartree House Bed and Breakfast

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.

Archer IP Ltd

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.

Canny Marshall Ltd

Clarand Accountants strike the difficult balance of being both approachable and friendly, as well as extremely professional and efficient. Joyce Construction and Civils Ltd have found their services invaluable when processing and managing our accounts, especially in setting up and running Sage systems for the accounts and payroll. Both of the Claire’s are fantastic to deal with and respond to queries pretty much at the drop of a hat, using their skill and expertise to solve the often hard to fathom accounts systems we have to operate to.

Joyce Construction and Civils Ltd

I’ve been delighted with the professional and timely service I’ve received from Clarand Accountants and would recommend them highly to any individual or business. My work pattern is unusual as someone who is partly self-employed, but they handled this complexity without any problem or fuss.

Prof H Berry

The dedicated team at Clarand offer a very swift and easy accounting service as well as that rare personal touch. They just a phone-call away whenever we need them, which is a great comfort.

Get Film

We are so grateful to Clarand for their support and expertise in unravelling a tricky situation. Their patience and approach gave us great confidence and ultimately helped us run our book keeping more accurately, cleanly and cost effectively. Thank you.

Vallum Artisan Hub
Vallum Farm

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.

Kirsty Taylor Jewellery

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.”

Corbridge Larder

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.

Corbridge Music Festival

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.

Format Digital Ltd

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 would not hesitate for a second to recommend Clarand Accountants. They provide a first class service with a meticulous eye for detail. Claire is always prompt to reply to my queries​ even when she is supposed to be on holiday.​ ​

Their support and advice is always straight forward and easy to understand in the very confusing world of tax and HMRC.

Doosra Ltd

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

After approximately 30 years with my previous accountant, who has now retired, it was with some nervousness that I moved to Clarand Accountants. I have to say, it is now a pleasure to see my accountant, who is always available and willing to see me at short notice or have a chat on the phone if I have a query.

I would and have recommended Clarand to various businesses who need a good hands-on approach to looking after their accounts.

Thornwood Car Sales

In recent years during which I have used the services of Clarand Accountants, I have found them to be courteous, helpful and efficient and at an acceptably reasonable cost.

Dr A Cookson

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.

R Lonsdale
Two Red Rubber Things
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