We are a leading firm of Chartered Accountants and Business Advisers in the North of England.

We have offices based in Darlington, Durham and York.

Whilst our services include traditional accountancy services such as audit, accountancy, payroll and tax compliance, we have developed on these core services over the last 36 years to become one of the largest and most trusted professional firms in the North. Our services and proposition extends to advice in respect of grant applications, tax and wealth planning, corporate finance, IT and managed services.

Highlights, Specialties & Features

  • Tax Planning, Grants, Audit, Corporate Finance, Payroll, IT, Managed Services

Professional Associations & Certifications


Contact Details

  Person Lee Watson
  City Darlington
  Postcode DL3 7RT
  Address 140 Coniscliffe Road
  Phone Number 01325349700

Business Representative

Lee Watson

Tax Director

Products & Services

Tax Expertise, Corporate Finance, Grants, Audit, IT, VAT, Payroll

We are an independent and commercially driven regional accountancy firm providing value added services to corporate/commercial, public sector and private clients.

The firm has developed a position over the past thirty five years as one of the largest and most trusted professional firms in the North East. This has been achieved through a relentless focus on the needs and aspirations of our clients – hard working people in regional businesses of all shapes and sizes.

Customer Testimonials

Dealings with Gary Ellis and his team have always been professional and friendly. They have the knowledge I have needed and been able to communicate all I need to know clearly to guide me to the best informed decisions.

I would like to start off by thank you Lee, you made me feel at ease from your very first email, this continued throughout our many emails and in to our first meeting. Even though I was feeling overwhelmed at times, you explained the processes and need for information in a way that I could understand. I feel completely supported and valued as a customer and I’m so glad I found an accountant I feel comfortable with.

Ben you are an absolute pleasure to work with, thank you for all your help around the accounts and creating the yearly rental spreadsheet for me, I’m sure it will make my life 100% easier and it will for sure make your life easier going forward .

Thank you both so much for all the work and dedication you have provided me throughout the disclosure, I can’t thank you enough. You are both professional and supportive a great combo.

I have worked with Clive Owen since I started my business and they have encouraged and supported me at every stage of my journey.

I had high aspirations for growth from the start, including internationally. Clive Owen LLP were recommended to me because of their breadth of expertise and experience. The added value services and resources they offer in terms of VAT expertise, tax knowledge and grants support have proved invaluable to my business.

If you are considering starting a business, don’t underestimate the value of working with a well-established firm of accountants and business advisers. The initial investment will reap rewards in supporting your growth, and providing proactive insight and direction at key stages of development.

I highly recommend Clive Owen LLP and have nothing but praise for Kevin Shotton and the team. They are extremely professional, highly responsive and passionate about what they do. They are really nice people to work with.

I have had the privilege of dealing with Clive Owen and Tony Luckett for many years. The reputation of the firm is outstanding. They achieve excellent results and have helped me on many projects, particularly Durham School. They are one of the best firm of accountants in the North of England.


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