a w associates
Chartered Certified Accountants


2021 Budget Summary


Company and self-employed business accounts

Self-assessment tax returns

Inheritance Tax planning


VAT returns and bookkeeping

Company secretarial assistance


Andrew Wordingham

Andrew qualified in 1992 and has been a partner since 1996. In 2016 he decided to take the bold step of leaving a large practice and start up his own firm dedicated to providing high quality accountancy and taxation services to successful owner managed businesses.

Over the past 20 years Andrew has accumulated substantial expertise across a range of taxes especially in connection with tax efficient ways of extracting profit from owner managed companies and minimising Inheritance Tax.

Some of Andrew's recent assignments include

  • Advising a group on restructuring to achieve more efficient tax planning, with a view to a longer-term disposal of a business within the group
  • Advising on a merger to ensure effective succession of a family owned group of companies
  • Working with a client in the process of reviewing remuneration and profit extraction strategies

He takes great pride in bringing a holistic view to bear. He has a pragmatic approach and is always on the look out for ways to help clients preserve value and harness opportunities for growth. He is keen to explore new ways of working and making the best use of technology to achieve personal and business goals.

Andrew Wordingham

Helen has over 20 years of experience within the accountancy profession, qualifying in 2002 and first becoming  a partner in 2006. In 2010 Helen moved into Industry to take up the position of Group Finance Director with one of her clients, the Group operated within the telecommunications sector and during Helen's time with them the Group experienced year on year growth.


Whilst in industry Helen won the Private Company FD of the Year – Larger businesses category – which was hosted by Real Business in association with the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England & Wales and supported by the Confederation of British Industry.

Helen returned to practice in 2016, her focus in practice has always been on owner managed businesses, a key feature of her success is the ability to recognise the key requirements of each business/individual and providing relevant solutions in a timely manner.

Helen prides herself on providing a complete service to all her clients ensuring all their accounting and taxation needs are looked after.