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Accountants Esher

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There are plenty of things to love about being a business owner - winning new clients, seeing a project successfully delivered, nurturing an apprentice and yes making a profit too! But there are times when you lose motivation and need support. As business owners ourselves, we really get it. We are leading advisors and accountants based in Esher and support a wide range of owner-managed businesses across Surrey.

What makes us different?

At Haines Watts we’re here to listen; to offer counsel when you need it and to support you with new ways of thinking about your business and your success. We’ll help you stay motivated, we’ll give you tools to sharpen your business plan, and we’ll make sure your accounting and tax affairs are in order.

Tax planning

At Haines Watts Esher, our tax team will guide you through the increasingly complex tax system keeping both your commercial objectives and personal aspirations in mind.

Our tax advisors help business owners to take advantage of the many tax reliefs and tax allowances available while ensuring you remain compliant with the rules. We advise on a wide range of corporate tax matters including R&D tax credits, share schemes, capital allowances claims, minimising tax on acquisitions and disposals, international tax, and employee share schemes. Our clients also benefit from a dedicated VAT consultancy.

Our personal tax advisors look at your personal tax affairs in the round, taking into account earnings, investments, and your estate. We will help you achieve tax-efficient planning to reduce your liability while remaining compliant with tax rules and procedures. Specific personal tax services we offer include: income tax planning; inheritance tax planning; tax planning between spouses and civil partners; and capital gains tax planning on personally held assets.

Haines Watts have a highly experienced tax investigations team who deal with all forms of challenges made by HM Revenue and Customs.

Business planning and strategy

A business plan helps business owners to identify their long-term goals, and provides clarity and purpose for management teams. It provides a blue print for how to go about achieving these goals and metrics against which to evaluate progress. But many business owners simply don’t have the time to undertake planning.

At Haines Watts Esher we can help you map out the business plan you need to pursue growth, raise funds, or build a management team. Haines Watts offer solid advice to help you grow your business; we provide clarity and certainty to help you achieve your ambitions. We’ll challenge your assumptions, but deliver support that helps you build lasting business value.

FD solutions

Our priority is to help you achieve a position where you are able to use your figures to inform your decision making, so that you can get the best out of your business.

Our FD solutions service aims to help you improve your finance function. We provide support to complement the existing financial expertise you have in your business. Whether you need a team to help you prepare your accounts, support with budgeting and forecasting, or someone to serve as a Financial Director at Board level – our flexible service could be just what you need.

Real estate expertise

We advise commercial and residential property developers, property investors, and property owners in Esher and across the wider Surrey area. We are focused on helping clients structure their real estate investments and property developments tax efficiently from the outset. This often involves combining our expertise across a range of specialist areas including corporate finance, tax, and business planning.

The tax landscape within the sector continues to evolve rapidly. Changes to capital allowances and Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT) have made purchasing property more expensive, and impacted residential developers in particular. Inheritance tax changes continue to affect the high value property market, and changes to mortgage interest relief have affected buy-to-let property owners and the rental market in general.

We can help you unravel the implications of tax changes so that you can make informed decisions about your property investments and developments – whether these are held personally or in your business.

Our research and development tax experts have had substantial success in obtaining tax relief for businesses in the real estate sector, which has enabled these clients to continue investing in new projects. Our VAT experts also assist in complex property VAT matters and we advise clients on their Construction Industry Scheme (CIS) obligations.

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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.

Accountancy Services

Haines Watts chartered accountants and business advisors, based in Esher, Surrey, provide a full range of audit, accounting, and tax planning services for owner managed businesses. We also advise on cloud accounting solutions and can provide implementation and training to businesses making the transition.

Our support extends to payroll, company secretarial, and outsourced FD solutions. Whatever your needs and challenges, we can find a solution to suit your circumstances.

Tax Planning Esher

Tax rules are becoming more complex each year and penalties are increasing. How you structure your company and personal tax affairs can significantly affect the amount of tax you pay and your long term business and personal ambitions. Our Esher tax team will provide you with the peace of mind you need so that you can focus your energy on growing your business and reaping the rewards.

Corporate tax

More than ever you need to be sure that your business is paying the right amount of tax while taking advantage of the tax reliefs that are on offer. Navigating complex tax legislation is what we do.

From planning to compliance, we’ve got it covered. Key areas of focus include: 

Capital Gains Tax (CGT)

If your business owns valuable assets, like property or share portfolios, we’ll help you establish what your exposure is and review any planning that could reduce this. 

Capital allowances

Tax relief is available on some capital expenditure. The rules on this are complex, as is the process for preparing a claim. Our tax team have the experience and expertise to manage this for you. 


Should you be VAT registered? Confused about whether you need to register in more than one country? Need to argue that your produce should be zero-rated? Unsure how the supply rules should be applied? We’ll get it sorted.

Our VAT experts have worked on many high profile VAT cases and continue to negotiate successfully with HMRC on VAT enquiries and disputes. 

Personal tax

Our personal tax experts will create an individual tax strategy that takes into account income tax, inheritance tax, capital gains tax, and other reliefs – ensuring you get the most effective tax position for your needs and long-term plans.

We are well versed in dealing with the tax implications of living in the UK and working abroad, for long or short spells; similarly, we advise many overseas nationals working in the UK. We support employers with tax planning for a globally mobile workforce.

International Tax

Our Esher international tax advisors are experienced in working across jurisdictions and can help structure your affairs so that you pay the right amount of tax in the right country.

Our tax experts can advise you on:

  • Tax efficient ownership structures
  • Repatriation of profits
  • Withholding taxes and clearances
  • Double taxation relief
  • Controlled Foreign Companies
  • Managing enquires from local and UK tax authorities

Tax investigations

We have a dedicated and highly experienced tax investigations team. Our tax investigations experts can support you through both personal tax and business tax enquiries or disputes with HMRC.

To find out how Haines Watts Esher can help your business, call 020 8549 5137 or email

To find out how Haines Watts can help your business, call 020 8549 5137 or email

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

Meet your team in Esher


Andrew Bodkin

Managing Partner


Jim Demetriou

Senior Partner


Stephen Francis



Chris Collins



Daniel Morgan



Mark Hewitson



Sarah Brock



James Clark

Associate Partner


Genti Krasniqi

Director, HW Company Centre

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