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Howards was founded in 2005 following the merger of Barringtons and Wood & Co, two well-established and successful Stafford firms of accountants.

We have a team of over 35 people comprising consultants, directors, managers, seniors, semi-seniors and trainees. Between us we have a wealth of knowledge and experience enabling us to look after clients of all sizes and backgrounds.

Organised into small teams we are able to offer a personal service to our clients whilst ensuring we have the technical knowledge and expertise required to provide a first class service. You have a director and a manager assigned to you and your business so you always know the person to contact at Howards.


Shortlisted in the final three of the Small Business of the Year category in the 2017 West Midlands Finance Awards.

Commended in the Small Business of the Year category in the 2017 Staffordshire Chamber of Commerce Business Awards.

Commended in the Professional Services Firm of the Year category in the 2018 Staffordshire Chambers Business Awards.

Highly Commended in the Independent Firm of the Year (Wales & Midlands, England) category in the 2018 British Accountancy Awards.


Our philosophy is not like other accountancy firms. We want to understand your business and be a partner, not just a supplier.

We want to give a high level of professional service where an experienced group of people will always be able to give advice and recommendations tailored exactly to your requirements.

We know every organisation is different and we are sensitive to this.


We pride ourselves on offering a value-driven service that is tailor made to each client. We understand that if everyone’s needs are different, then so are the solutions.

All our services are tailored to your specific needs – you can outsource as much or as little of your accounting workload as your want, keeping it cost-effective.

As professional accountants, we offer all the traditional tax and financial services that you would expect. Furthermore, as our relationship develops, we are able to provide expert advisory services which may become integral to the strategic success of your business.


We are proud to be members of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants and are registered as auditors in the United Kingdom by the ACCA.

Approved Employer Platinum Status

The ACCA Approved Employer Programme recognises our high standards of staff training and development. We are committed to ensuring our students, affiliates and members have the right skills, ethics and competences to add value to our clients and their businesses.