Cottons officially turns 40 years old!

by | Jun 30, 2023

We are thrilled to announce that Cottons is marking a major milestone: four decades of providing reliable accountancy services.

Since our establishment in 1983, we have been dedicated to delivering personalised solutions and staying committed to our clients’ success. Over the years, we have grown alongside our clients, adapting to changing financial landscapes and technological advancements.

As we reflect on our journey, we extend our heartfelt gratitude to our loyal clients, partners and team members who have been instrumental in our success. Without your trust and support, reaching this significant milestone would not have been possible.

Once again, we would like to thank each and every one of you who joined us in celebrating last weekend. Your presence made the occasion truly special and we are grateful to have shared this memorable moment

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In the past 40 years, we have experienced remarkable growth in all areas. What began as a team of two has now evolved into a workforce of over 110 employees. We have successfully merged with and acquired 14 businesses, serving more than 10,000 clients. With six locations across the country, our journey at Cottons has been truly extraordinary.

Each of our offices is a vital part of the Cottons family, contributing to our growth and success. Let’s take a closer look at the unique characteristics and contributions of each location:

Cottons accountants in Rugby – nurturing the success of local businesses

Located in the heart of agricultural country, our Ruby Office boasts a diverse portfolio of clients coming from a variety of business backgrounds. Our dedicated team of accountants understand the unique challenges faced by local charities, traders and farmers allowing us to provide tailored financial solutions that meet their specific needs.

Rugby’s partners Mark Palmer, Emma Reid and Dave Ingram have played a massive role in shaping the Rugby branch.

Mark has played a pivotal role in supporting the Rugby community through various initiatives, including sponsorship of the local cricket and football clubs and contributing to recreational activities. His efforts have fostered a strong sense of community spirit, bringing Cottons closer to the Rugby community than ever before.

Emma has been a driving force in keeping Cottons at the forefront of technological advancements in accounting. Through her efforts, Cottons has embraced innovative solutions and streamlined processes, enhancing efficiency and staying ahead in the ever-evolving field of accounting.

Dave plays a vital role in managing all staff-related matters, ensuring a supportive and inclusive work environment for everyone. Dave’s dedication extends beyond daily operations, as he actively seeks out training opportunities for aspiring accounting graduates, nurturing talent within the industry. Additionally, Dave’s claim to fame includes an unforgettable moment of playing for VS Rugby in a cup final at Wembley!

As Rugby continues to flourish and grow, Cottons Rugby is proud to play a role in supporting the town’s progress and development.

Rugby office

Cottons accountants in Northampton – at the heart of the town

Our office serves clients from a wide range of industries, but we also take immense pride in being one of the few accountants in Northampton that offer a specialised accounting service tailored specifically to solicitors and law firms within the legal industry.

The Northampton partners, Nick Warne, Will Smart and Dan Roberts, have played crucial roles in the growth and success of Cottons, each contributing their unique expertise and sharing diverse responsibilities. Together, they have helped shape the firm into what it is today.

Nick has been an integral part of the Cottons family since the 80’s, serving as Manager Partner until recently and playing a pivotal role in shaping the expertise of many senior members and directors in the Northampton office. His extensive knowledge and expertise in accounting have been instrumental in the growth and success of the branch.  In addition to his accounting prowess, Nick is also known for his quiz skills, always up for a challenge. So, get ready and good luck trying to keep up with him!

Will is the current Managing Partner and assumes a vital role overseeing critical organisational decisions and driving strategic growth initiatives. With the ongoing expansion of Cottons, Will’s exceptional coordination and management skills ensure smooth operations and success. He possesses a strong sense of determination and strives to establish personal connections with both clients and staff members. Interestingly, in his previous life, he was a yacht skipper, navigating through challenges with expertise and resilience. Now, he’s sailing Cottons to new horizons, charting a course for continued success.

Dan extensively collaborates with the motorsport industry, demonstrating his expertise in the automotive field. His deep understanding of business operations and adeptness in implementing effective marketing strategies have positioned him as a valuable partner for his clients, consistently delivering exceptional results. His well-established clients are driven and hungry for the thrill of running their own businesses. As an excellent business coach, Dan challenges thoughts with great consideration, helping his clients achieve exceptional results through effective financial strategies and innovative approaches.

Our office is also close to a much bigger cause – as a firm committed to making a positive impact, we proudly support the Lewis Foundation. The foundation brings joy and support to cancer patients and their families, and through our partnership, we aim to contribute to the well-being of those facing challenging circumstances.

In the dynamic business landscape of Northampton, we understand that navigating the challenges can be demanding. At Cottons, we are dedicated to supporting businesses in their pursuit of growth and success in this dynamic town. Our aim is to to deliver reliable accountancy services that enable businesses to thrive.

Northampton office

Cottons accountants in London – navigating the dynamic business landscape of the capital

Situated in the heart of a bustling city, our London Office serves as a dynamic hub for clients hailing from various creative backgrounds and industries. The vibrant and cosmopolitan atmosphere of London perfectly aligns with our team’s creative mindset and innovative approach.

Ollie Warne, partner in London, took the lead in launching our presence in the city by establishing his own accountancy firm in London. As an agile, young, and entrepreneurial professional, Ollie brings a fresh perspective to the financial industry, aligning perfectly with the vibrant and innovative spirit of Shoreditch. His strategic efforts not only captured the London market but also expanded opportunities for Cottons as a whole.

Cottons accountants in Daventry – bridging the gap between traditional services and modern business needs

The Daventry Office holds a significant place in our journey, as it marks our humble beginnings as our very first location. Throughout the years, this office has grown and transformed, becoming a trusted cornerstone for businesses in the area.

Daventry’s partners, Lisa and Richard, have been instrumental in the success of many local enterprises. Their invaluable guidance and expertise have supported numerous businesses, helping them navigate financial challenges and achieve their goals. In addition, Richard’s exceptional reputation and expertise have attracted a clientele of high-profile businesses while Lisa is renowned for being a highly agile and sharp accountant. Her expertise and quick thinking make her a valuable asset to businesses seeking proactive financial guidance.

Daventry office

Our accountants in Market Harborough – Cottons & ETP, the most trusted accounting duo in the region

Nestled within the agricultural region of Market Harborough, Cottons has forged a robust partnership with ETP. Together, we combine our strengths to deliver reliable accountancy services to clients in the Leicestershire area. Our partner, Callum Veasey maintains a highly organised operation alongside Adrian Bentley (ETPs Partner).

Our collaboration with ETP extends beyond a mere business relationship—it is an integral part of our extended family. ETP is the go-to accountants for agriculture, leveraging their deep knowledge of the industry’s challenges and trends. With tailored solutions and guidance, they help businesses optimise financial performance and navigate complexities with confidence.



At Cottons, we take pride in our diverse office network, catering to a range of industries and clients. Each office has its own unique story and plays a significant role in our collective journey of providing exceptional accounting services. However, it is the dedication and expertise of our wider team that truly deserves recognition as they have been instrumental in shaping Cottons and bringing us to where we are today. We would like to express our appreciation to all our past and present partners and employees for their enduring support and for fostering strong relationships that continue to thrive. Thank you for being a part of the Cottons family. Here’s to the next 40 years of partnership!



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