When you run a small business there’s no job description. Your days are taken up with customers, staff and working out how to grow your business. Talking to your accountant is way down the list of priorities.

But we are worth talking to!

The right Chartered Accountant can reduce your tax bill, help you fund sustainable growth and keep you on the right side of HMRC. We also save you a lot of time and trouble.

“Would highly recommend. Very approachable. Pete and Ace are lovely.”

“The difference is remarkable. Peter saved us thousands within an hour of working together.”

“My financial therapist!”

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Time is precious so we never waste it. No vanity newsletters or complex financial statements. We tell you how to keep your business compliant, solvent and successful. What you need to know, when you need to know it, and in plain English.

Don’t spend your time trying to ‘get past the receptionist’ or being fobbed off with this month’s new starter who doesn’t even know your name let alone your business.

We Have No ‘B’ Team

Remember, anyone can call themselves an ‘accountant’ and promise you the world. Crazily, it’s not a protected title. So make sure you entrust your business to a firm with “Chartered” in their name. It’s the hallmark of at least six years’ training and professional development to get to where we are today.

We value every client. Whatever the size of your business you’ll be looked after by an experienced accountant – not by a trainee, or somebody who only just qualified.

We have a clear, easy to understand charging policy. Our annual fees are spread over 12 months, and reflect the value of our advice and the quality of our service.

Why is an Accountant Like a Penguin?

Penguins, like accountants, come in various forms. The big Emperor penguin, the fancy Macaroni penguin, and the Blue penguin (smallest of the lot). They are all penguins.

The ponderous Emperor must consume vast quantities of fees (sorry, fish) to keep going. The Macaroni likes you to admire its fine suit and offices (sorry, plumage). And there’s the humble Blue penguin – does all the penguin stuff while being more nimble and endearing.

Unlike a real penguin, we can help with all the regular accountancy tasks, including:

– Management Accounts
– Year-End Accounts
– Tax Advisory and Personal Tax Returns
– Payroll and Auto-Enrolment
– Companies House filing

Best of all, we don’t smell of fish!

Work with Blue Penguin

We don’t take ourselves too seriously (you’ve probably got that message). But we do take your finances and business success very seriously – so much so that, if we don’t think we’re going to be a good fit for your business, we’ll be honest – unlike a lot of accountancy firms, we don’t just take on clients because they have a chequebook and a pulse…

If you like the sound of us from our website, the next step on your journey is to book a Test Drive in my diary using the Contact widget at the bottom of your screen. See you there!

Based on 52 reviews
Debra Nash
Debra Nash
Really responsive and friendly service. I signed up last year having left my self assessment (which was the first time I’d needed to do this) to almost the last minute thinking it can’t be that hard. It was! So I looked into a few accountants and was tempted by the “blue penguin” name and the no nonsense approach. Second tax return just completed super early this time. I am very happy with the Hassle free and friendly service I get Well worth the monthly fee ! by Peter from Blue Penguin
Susana Paz
Susana Paz
Peter, Mark…the entire Penguin team are amazing. They are very knowledgeable and always available to answer questions. They were great in helping me navigate the way HMRC works as I’m from the US and the IRS has a very different tax code. Definitely recommend!
Nikki Hesford
Nikki Hesford
Peter / Blue Penguin has been managing my accounts for both of my companies since 2018, and since then I've recommended Blue Penguin to many other people. There are not many accountancy firms with common sense, who are also proactive and spot things you may not have spotted yourself. They respond to queries promptly, and go the extra mile to get things right. Looking forward to growing my business over the next few years with the support of Peter, Shelley and the team
Andrew mockridge
Andrew mockridge
All I can say is Wow what a company to work with I lost my previous accountant due too health issues very late in my financial year and Shelley and Blue Penguin came to my rescue Thank you soooooooooooo much Andy
Peter East
Peter East
Hugely impressed by Peter and the team at Blue Penguin. Clarity, precision alongside a friendly and approachable style. Highly recommended!
Oliver Bance
Oliver Bance
The Blue Penguin team have already improved our financial position, and as well as year-end accounting, are providing efficient, cost effective backstopping for payroll and VAT to support our growing business. Their services and associated value add are clear and easy to switch on or off as needed throughout the year. We have found their Renumeration Planning service particularly useful, enabling us to make informed decisions about staffing and pay levels that align with our business development strategy. One area that may not always be considered when choosing an accountant – and certainly was not on our minds when we switched – is the use of communication and management apps to improve service delivery and client engagement. Blue Penguin’s operating platform makes signing off and reviewing key documents, as well as booking time to speak, simple and effective. I have no hesitation in recommending them.
David Harris
David Harris
I have been running our business for 15 years, and in that time we have worked with a number of accountants. Peter and his team at Blue Penguin are quite frankly a breath of fresh air. We feel totally secure with the advice they provide. They always look at situations from a different perspective and as such are creative in what they do. Peter is an absolute pleasure to deal with, and we feel very fortunate to have them. 100% recommend.
Audrey Cooper
Audrey Cooper
Great company, keeps things simple and straightforward and personable.
Helen Hopwood
Helen Hopwood
Blue Penguin has provided us with outstanding, easy to understand and timely advice whilst setting up our company. Absolutely recommended!
Dulton Burton
Dulton Burton
The BEST accountancy company I have EVER dealt with. From the initial booking to the on boarding Peter has been nothing short of incredible. He has been very understanding of my situations, accountancy needs and business as well as being extremely informative. Every step of the way I have known what is happening, why it is happening and what will happen next, you simply cannot ask for anymore then that. As a business owner there are elements of running a business you need to deal with and elements you can delegate, not only do I have full trust in Peter and Blue Penguin I have full guidance from them too to help navigate my accounts but also understanding them too. Cannot wait to continue growing my relationship with this company. 5 STARS+++++++