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Haines Watts Newcastle Phone icon 0191 2699 960

Accountants Newcastle

Supporting business owners

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An award-winning firm of accountants and strategic advisors supporting aspirational business owners in the North East, who lead not follow. We see it as our role to work alongside you as you meet the challenges of running and growing a business.

What makes us different?

Helping owners get the most out of their business is what we do. We take the time to understand your business goals and personal ambitions, so we can truly help you achieve what you want from life.

Get in touch today with our team today for free, no-obligation introductory meeting.

Our Values

At Haines Watts Newcastle, we’re here to help you make your business goals a reality. As leading advisors to owner-managed businesses, we provide business advice, compliance work and specialist tax services to our clients.

Our practice is owned and managed by its partners, so you’ll deal with experienced accountants in Newcastle who really understand what it means to build, own and grow a business.

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.

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, striving to do things better and more efficiently.

Understanding: At Haines Watts, we focus on getting to know you and understanding your business needs and personal motivations. Our philosophy is always to nurture high-value relationships.

Sector specialists: While most of our time is spent advising businesses, owner-managers and individuals across the North East, a particular specialism is our work with the voluntary sector. We’re proud to support and work with a diverse mix of charities and not-for-profits.

Expertise: Our partners, managers and advisors have the experience to advise both individuals and businesses to help them to succeed, prosper and grow. We’re specialist small business accountants and during our 40 years in the North East, we’ve helped to drive success in a diverse range of owner-managed businesses. We’re also the leading advisors for R&D tax relief in the Haines Watts national network.


Our Services

Audit & Accounting: We’re chartered accountants experienced in understanding our clients’ businesses, working closely with them and completing audit and accounting assignments to agreed timescales and with an agreed fee structure.

Tax advice: Our tax accountants specialise in tax advisory work, by providing bespoke tax planning solutions to suit your personal and business needs.

VAT: VAT is an increasingly complex part of running a business. We provide specialist VAT services and consultancy on a range of areas, identifying opportunities to improve cash flow, saving time and in many cases claiming back significant cash.

Corporate finance: HW Corporate Finance can help you with business valuations and sales, mergers, acquisitions and disposals, raising finance, and grants and funding in Newcastle and the surrounding North East region.

Business advisory services: Our chartered accountants and financial advisors prepare business management accounts, budgets and forecasts. We meet regularly with clients to provide financial advice and discuss their business development goals.

R&D: Haines Watts Newcastle is home to a team of expert research and development tax consultants who specialise in claiming R&D tax credits, by maximizing potential tax relief and taking the time-consuming process away from you.  Check out our dedicated page for more information on R&D Tax Credits.

Not-for-profit: We’re voluntary sector specialists advising charities large and small on compliance, governance, and fundraising. As charity accountants, we’ve worked with dozens of inspiring causes in the North East over many years.

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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.

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

To review our full range of services click here.

To find out how Haines Watts can help your business, call 0191 2699 960 or email

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

Meet your team in Newcastle


Donna Bulmer

Managing Partner


Steven Richardson



Chris Hird

Associate Partner


Gillian Benjamin

Associate Partner


Jonathan Scott



Craig Horsfall



Nicola Bell

Associate Partner


Andrew Needham

VAT Partner


Sara Andrews

Associate Partner


David Maultby



Karen Whiting

Head of Tax


Bradley Thomas

Tax Partner


David Hall


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    17 Queens Lane
    NE1 1RN

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