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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

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Webinar – Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme

The Chancellor has set out a new scheme to support people and businesses through the disruption caused by COVID-19. The Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme is a temporary scheme open to all UK employers for at least 3 months starting from 1 March 2020. During our latest webinar Nick Butler, Partner and Managing Director of JC […]

Sue Staunton

Accounting, Business Advice

Oxfordshire

3rd April 2020

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James cowper kreston

James Cowper Kreston: Coronavirus – Practical Advice (updated 1 April)

Further to recent announcements we have updated our Practical Advice Document with the latest guidance for you. Our latest update covers further guidance on the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme including the application to limited company directors as well as the updated HMRC helpline number. Here at James Cowper Kreston we are here to support you […]

Sue Staunton

Accounting, Business Advice, Business Services

Oxfordshire

1st April 2020

Press Release

El-isha Foroze – James Cowper Kreston

James Cowper Kreston – Coronavirus – Practical Advice (updated 27 March)

Further to recent announcements we have updated our Practical Advice Document with the latest guidance for you. Our latest update includes information on the Self-Employed Income Support Scheme as well as further guidance on the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme. Here at James Cowper Kreston we are here to support you through the good times and […]

Sue Staunton

Accounting, Business Advice

Oxfordshire

27th March 2020

Press Release

El-isha Foroze – James Cowper Kreston

James Cowper Kreston: Coronavirus – Practical Advice (updated 25 March)

Here at James Cowper Kreston we are here to support you through the good times and the bad. All of our resources are fully at your disposal to help you through these troubled times. Further to recent announcements we have updated our Practical Advice Document with the latest guidance for you. We have also now […]

Sue Staunton

Accounting, Business Advice, Business Services, Finance

Oxfordshire

26th March 2020

Press Release

James Cowper Kreston: Practical approach for managing COVID-19

In light of current events we have set up an area where our clients are able to find useful information on COVID-19 and our approach as a firm. To read more CLICK HERE Or download our COVID-19 support pdf HERE

Sue Staunton

Accounting, Business Advice, Business Services, Finance

Oxfordshire

24th March 2020

Press Release

El-isha Foroze – James Cowper Kreston

‘Hey Big Spender’ – Chancellor Rishi Sunak announces Budget 2020

Written by El-isha Foroze – James Cowper Kreston The Chancellor of the Exchequer, Rishi Sunak, completed his first Budget on 11 March 2020. After having only a matter of weeks to settle into his new job, he had the unenviable task of balancing the looming fiscal threat of COVID-19 with delivering the promises made in […]

Sue Staunton

Accounting, Business Services, Fitness

Oxfordshire

12th March 2020

Press Release

James Cowper Kreston elect Joint Managing Partners

James Cowper Kreston, one of the region’s leading independent firms of accountants and business advisors, are delighted to announce the appointment of Alex Peal and Sue Staunton to the position of Joint Managing Partners with effect from the 1st May 2020. In a step away from the firms’ traditional Managing Partner model, Alex and Sue […]

Sue Staunton

Accounting

Oxfordshire

28th February 2020

B4 Article

OXFORD: Your local international hub

OXFORD: Your local international hub

Oxford has long been a key international centre – in part fuelled by the presence of the two Universities and in part by the diversity of businesses within the city with international connections. The Universities not only take in many students at both undergraduate and graduate level from across the globe, but they also carry […]

Sue Staunton

Accounting

Oxfordshire

17th December 2019

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