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Haines Watts Darlington Phone icon 01325 254700

Accountants Darlington

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We are an award-winning accountancy practice based here in Darlington, County Durham. Our specialist team provides local SME business and entrepreneurs with the financial advice they need to grow their business and achieve their desired goals.

What makes us different?

We want to understand you and your business and we are dedicated helping you to make your business goals a reality. We are passionate about our clients, the specialist areas we work in and the results that we achieve.

If you’re looking for quality accountants and auditors in Darlington, Durham or Teesside who can help you and your business in ways you may not realise, then you’ve come to the right place.

At Haines Watts, we focus on getting to know you and understand your business needs and personal motivations.

Our philosophy is always to nurture high-value relationships so we can understand our clients and identify any challenges and opportunities they may have. It’s all about making sure they are looked after – that way we can be as efficient as possible.

Straightforward advice: We pride ourselves on helping clients get the most out of their businesses, dealing with their financial issues in clear terms which they can easily relate to. Building strong relationships and being open and approachable, demystifies the world of finance. We keep things straightforward, simple and visible so there are no hidden surprises.

Being creative and proactive: Our aim is always to go that extra yard. We seek out opportunities and different ways to help you and your business and are driven by quality, striving to do things better and more efficiently.

Saving money: Our advice is creative and pro-active, seeking out various ways to save you and your business money.

Business Owners: Our Darlington practice is owned and managed by its partners, so you’ll deal with accountants who really understand what it means to build and own a business locally. You’ll notice that in their approach and in the advice they give you.

Specialists: Our Darlington team has the expertise to advise individuals, businesses and not-for-profits through specialists in Tax, VAT and Corporate Finance.

Tailored: We tailor all our accounting solutions to your needs and genuinely care about your business. We measure our success by your success.

Expertise: Our partners, managers, and advisors have the experience to advise both individuals and businesses to help them to succeed, prosper and grow. We take the utmost care to ensure clients feel confident they are being carefully looked after and correctly advised.

Sector specialists: While most of our time is spent advising businesses, owner managers and individuals across the North East, a particular speciality is our work with the charity sector.

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Our services

We’ll provide you with all the services your business needs to grow. That’s not just accounting, audit, tax, and VAT services, but a wide range of other business services too.

We will provide you with all the services your business needs to grow.

That’s not just accounting, audit, tax, and VAT services, but the full range of services you would expect from your finance partner including mergers and acquisitions, corporate finance or exit planning.

Paying the right amount of tax isn’t always easy, given the complexity of UK tax laws. This is where our tax experts come in. We’ve got some of the best tax people in the business to make sure you’re not only compliant but you and your company save tax.

Being a business owner is often a lonely place to be. Having advisors that can act as a sounding board to discuss your worries, plans, or business challenges can be a huge help. All of our partners are business owners themselves, so can not only offer you their financial experience but also their commercial experience as well.

Whether you are selling, buying or valuing a business, raising finance, or just need strategic advice our corporate finance team will take good care of your interests – as they have done for many clients before on past deals.

Whatever challenge you face, our specialists are here to help.

To find out how Haines Watts can help your business, call 01325 254700 or email

We know that the cornerstone of any business relationship is people. Here’s
just a few details about our team in Darlington . However, we'd love to meet
you in person to find out more about your business, so contact us today.

Meet your team in Darlington


Donna Bulmer

Managing Partner


Chris Hird

Associate Partner


Jonathan Scott



Steven Richardson



Gillian Benjamin

Associate Partner


Andrew Needham

VAT Partner


Stephen Easton

Audit Partner


David Maultby

Technical Tax Consultant

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    Sterling House
    22 St Cuthbert's Way
    DL1 1GB

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