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James Cowper Kreston

James Cowper Kreston is a leading firm of accountants and business advisers, with offices in Oxford, Reading, London, Newbury, Henley and Southampton. The firm has a client base of over 5,000 businesses and private individuals. James Cowper Kreston delivers focused, innovative advice to a diverse range of businesses, ranging from start-up ventures to blue chip plcs. It also provides private client tax services to individuals. James Cowper Kreston is a member of Kreston International, the global network of independent accountants and business advisers, giving its clients access to advisers across the globe. James Cowper Kreston is ideally placed to provide informed local, national and international advice.

2 Chawley Park
Cumnor
Oxford
Oxfordshire
OX2 9GG
01865 861166

Press Release

James Cowper Kreston announce Newbury office move

James Cowper Kreston has been a part of the West Berkshire community since the 1920s providing a wide range of accountancy services covering Accounting, Audit, VAT, Tax, Payroll, Corporate Finance and Business Advisory. The Newbury office will move from Overbridge Square to 2 Communications Road, Greenham Business Park, Greenham, Newbury, RG19 6AB. When the opportunity to relocate arose, the […]

Sue Staunton

Accounting

Oxfordshire

15th November 2019

Press Release

James Cowper Kreston win Best Employer Award

James Cowper Kreston are delighted to announce that they were awarded the Best Employer of the Year Award at the 2019 NWN Best in Business Awards. The Best Employer award seeks to recognise ‘how, as an employer, you take care of your employees so they can take care of your business,’ and is entered by […]

Sue Staunton

Accounting, Business Advice

Oxfordshire

4th November 2019

Press Release

James Cowper Kreston Highly Commended at British Accountancy Awards 2019

James Cowper Kreston are thrilled to announce we were highly commended at the British Accountancy Awards ceremony yesterday evening, 25 September 2019. The firm was shortlisted in the Mid-Tier firm of the year category which recognises the excellence of companies with a turnover between £10 – £25m. “Being recognised as highly commended was a wonderful […]

Sue Staunton

Accounting

Oxfordshire

27th September 2019

Press Release

James Cowper Kreston provide transaction support for Piper in their investment in innovative brand Mous

James Cowper Kreston’s Corporate Finance team recently provided transaction support to Piper Private Equity on their minority investment in Mous, the fast growing direct-to-consumer tech accessories brand.  With two highly skilled product development teams – one in the UK, the other in China – Mous has designed some of the most innovative phone accessories in […]

Sue Staunton

Accounting

Oxfordshire

23rd September 2019

Press Release

James Cowper Kreston assist in Oxford International College acquisition by Oxford International Education Group

James Cowper Kreston are pleased to announce the successful acquisition of Oxford International College by Oxford International Education Group (OIEG), the private education provider backed by Bowmark Capital. The corporate finance team provided transaction support services to OIEG as part of this transaction. Oxford International Education Group have an extensive portfolio of schools with an […]

Sue Staunton

Accounting, Business Advice

Oxfordshire

23rd May 2019

B4 Article

Infrastructure – a key ingredient for successful technology development in Oxfordshire

Oxfordshire is one of the main technology hubs within the UK. Fundamental to this is the presence of a significant infrastructure to support the development and commercialisation of intellectual property. This infrastructure can be divided in three: • Academic research institutions • Key hubs for innovation • Incubator and development space for technology businesses Academic […]

Sue Staunton

Accounting, Advice, Business Advice, Finance

Oxfordshire

29th April 2019

B4 Article

James Cowper Kreston: Taking Oxford International

Despite Brexit, we live in an increasingly global economy and many businesses need to consider international markets. Exploring and operating in markets outside the UK can be a daunting prospect as companies can experience unfamiliar commercial, regulatory and legal environments. Whether you are exploring international markets for the first time, or have established operations, James […]

Sue Staunton

Accounting, Business Advice, Business Services

Oxfordshire

20th February 2019

Press Release

James Cowper Kreston provides transaction support for Panoramic in MBO of Online Home Retail

James Cowper Kreston are pleased to announce their involvement with the management buyout of Online Home Retail, trading as plumbworld.co.uk. The transaction services team provided financial and tax due diligence services to Panoramic Growth Equity, the investment firm which backed the MBO. Online Home Retail are an e-commerce company which source high quality bathroom products; […]

Sue Staunton

Accounting, Business Advice

Oxfordshire

16th January 2019

Press Release

James Cowper Kreston support young entrepreneurs in the annual YES awards 2018

James Cowper Kreston are delighted to announce our continued involvement in the annual Young Entrepreneurs’ Scheme (YES) competition organised jointly by the University of Nottingham, the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) and The Natural Environment Research Council (NERC). YES has been running for over 20 years and seeks to raise awareness of the […]

Sue Staunton

Accounting, Business Advice

Oxfordshire

11th January 2019

Press Release

James Cowper Kreston expand Award Winning VAT team

James Cowper Kreston are pleased to announce the appointment of Jeff Ruddell as the new senior VAT Manager. Jeff has worked in the VAT sector for over 30 years, amassing a great deal of experience and technical knowledge. In his former managerial role at HMRC he specialised in VAT repayments, complex VAT issues, criminal and […]

Sue Staunton

Accounting

Oxfordshire

4th December 2018

Press Release

Emoov and Tepilo placed into administration

On 3 December 2018, Peter Whalley and Sandra Mundy of James Cowper Kreston were appointed as joint administrators by the directors of Emoov Limited, Tepilo Holdings Limited and Tepilo Limited. Emoov was established by Russell Quirk in 2010.  It operated a hybrid estate agency, combining online client service and property listings supported by personal help and advice […]

Sue Staunton

Accounting

Oxfordshire

4th December 2018

Press Release

James Cowper Kreston announces three new Partners

James Cowper Kreston are pleased to announce the promotion of three of their directors. Effective from 1 November 2018, Meera Rajah, VAT Director, Fiona Hawkins, Audit and Assurance Director and Sarah Robert, Head of Expatriate Services will all be promoted to Partner. Meera heads up James Cowper Kreston’s VAT services and heads our valuable services […]

Sue Staunton

Accounting, Advice

Oxfordshire

5th November 2018

Press Release

Fiscal Phil sets out first steps to end austerity

The Chancellor, Phillip Hammond, proceeded to announce the details of the 2018 Autumn Budget earlier this afternoon (29 October) with a focus on bringing an end to the current state of austerity. Unlike recent budgets, the Chancellor has put forward a number of changes which will likely make a significant difference to the British public, […]

Sue Staunton

Accounting, Advice

Oxfordshire

30th October 2018

Press Release

James Cowper Kreston Shortlisted in British Accountancy Awards

James Cowper Kreston are pleased to announce that they have been shortlisted in the prestigious British Accountancy Awards 2018. The British Accountancy Awards, run by Accountancy Age, celebrate those in the industry who have shown true excellence over the previous year. As one of the nominees in the Mid-Tier Firm of the Year category, James […]

Sue Staunton

Accounting

Oxfordshire

14th August 2018

Press Release

James Cowper Kreston advise on Martin Audio MBO

Martin Audio, the designer and manufacturer of premium high-performance loudspeaker systems, has recently been acquired through a management buy-out headed by Dom Harter. Established by sound engineer, Dave Martin in the 1970s, the firm has over 60 staff and an annual turnover of £20m. The high quality speaker systems they create have been used at events and […]

Sue Staunton

Accounting, Advice

Oxfordshire

6th July 2018

Press Release

James Cowper Kreston expands its award winning corporate finance team

James Cowper Kreston would like to welcome Brad McAvoy to the firm as the new Corporate Finance Director. Brad joins the team from the Brisbane division of one of the Big Four accountancy firms where he held the position of Enterprise Division Director. He brings with him a wealth of experience working in transactional services […]

Sue Staunton

Accounting, Advice

Oxfordshire

21st June 2018

Press Release

Two awards for James Cowper Kreston at Solent Deal Awards 2018

James Cowper Kreston is pleased to announce that Stewart Lambert, one of the firm’s Corporate Finance Partners, has been awarded the Corporate Finance Adviser of the Year Award. The Corporate Finance team was also recognised in the Mid-Range Deal of the Year, £10-£50M category, at last week’s Solent Deal Awards Ceremony. Stewart’s award comes on […]

Sue Staunton

Advice

Oxfordshire

12th June 2018

Press Release

James Cowper Kreston – Finalists in Tolley’s Taxation Awards 2018

James Cowper Kreston are delighted to announce that they have been shortlisted in the Tolley’s Taxation Awards’ Best VAT and/or Indirect Tax Team Category. The Tolley’s Taxation Award is now in its seventeenth year and is recognised across the UK as a true mark of excellence for winning and finalist firms. The winners will be […]

Sue Staunton

Advice

Oxfordshire

3rd April 2018

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