Every business is different - but what every business needs is expert financial advice and accountancy. HW is a top 20 firm of accountants, tax advisors, and specialist service teams, offering a range of services tailored to your needs. With practices throughout the UK and associates around the world, we become experts in your business - helping you take control of finances, across every aspect of your company.

Serviced Areas

  • Darlington & Bishop Auckland

Contact Details

  City Darlington
  Postcode DL1 1GB
  Address Sterling House/22 St. Cuthberts Way
  Phone Number 013 2525 4700

Products & 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.

  • I would recommend this business

A great professional and friendly service. Highly recommend.

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Customer Testimonials

Following a major restructuring, Haines Watts has helped us to completely redevelop our financial systems, working alongside us and shepherding us through the labyrinth of accounting. This would not have been possible without the wholehearted support and guidance from Haines Watts. What has been particularly refreshing in our relationship is that we are treated to the same high standard of service that you would expect to be offered to a bigger concern. Haines Watts offers the type of service and added value that makes us feel as though our work is valued and understood.

I’ve worked with the Haines Watts team over the past year. They really understand our business and the type and calibre of people we’re looking for. They provide us with excellent support in understanding our recruitment needs, our company culture and how we wish to be positioned, as an employer of choice.


HW Stronger Together

Throughout April, as part of Stress Awareness month, Haines Watts launched Stronger Together. A way of keeping our people connected and supported during remote working.

Our teams celebrated, had fun, chatted and kept active together. Here's a look back at the past month.

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From Our Website

Haines Watts is a Top 15 firm of chartered accountants who specialise in advising and supporting business owners. We support over 35,000 companies and business owners around the UK, which gives our clients access to a huge amount of business expertise and knowledge. Today, we pride ourselves on being innovative and progressive in everything we do. But we're also immensely proud of our history and the things we've achieved over more than 80 years of business. We are proud of our clients and their success.

The right online accounting package can give you invaluable insight into your business, improve performance and allow you to run your business anywhere. Cloud accounting allows you to connect and collaborate online with others including your accountant, who can give you advice in real-time about your business. Haines Watts offer a range of online accounting packages, including Xero, KashFlow and QuickBooks, meaning we can match you to exactly the right software for your business. We are accredited Platinum Partners with Xero Accounting Software to provide businesses with online cloud accounting solutions for maintaining their accounting records.

We are leading chartered accountants for owner managers, working with over 35,000 business owners in the UK. For over 35 years have provided specialist business advice, accounting services and tax planning. Our accountants can do a great job preparing your limited company, sole trader or partnership accounts at year end. However, getting the books together at year-end isn't the end of the story. Using them to make informed business and personal decisions is the most important bit. We can provide regular management accounts giving you a clearer picture on things like cash flow, profitability, performance ratios, funding, customer activity, credit control and budget comparisons.

You can spend time grappling with VAT rules and calculating VAT returns - or you can get our specialist VAT advice and get back to running your business. Our experts around the country will take care of all your VAT needs. Often this leads to better cashflow and sometimes even a hefty rebate where you've overpaid your VAT. Whether you're a business owner, a property developer, or a charity, our VAT expert's aim is always to help you reduce the burden of dealing with VAT. We have helped businesses with registering for VAT, advice on avoiding penalties, mitigation of penalties, and ensuring that VAT reliefs/opportunities are maximised wherever possible.

UK and international tax law can be complex, so finding the tax allowances and reliefs available isn't always easy. We've got some of the best tax people in the business to make sure you're not only compliant, but both you and your company save tax. Whether you run a single company or a whole group there are many ways to structure your tax affairs to ensure you minimise the tax your company pays. Want to reduce your personal tax bill? Our tax specialists will design an individual tax planning strategy that makes sure you pay the least amount of tax.

Haines Watts can provide you with more than just a set of books at year end. We've developed a range of services to cover many of the challenges you'll meet, from business planning, business growth support to acting as your sounding board. Having one adviser who understands your aspirations and knows your business can be a huge help. Whether you need a statutory audit or you choose to have an audit for other business reasons, you'll wind up with a far better understanding of your business. UK and international tax law can be complex.

Whether you need a statutory audit or you choose to have an audit for other business reasons, you'll wind up with a far better understanding of your business. Our auditors review your financial operations, make suggestions about improvements and best practice, and help management in identifying and controlling business risks. Audits can help to keep banks happy when you need finance, keep credit insurers and suppliers happy and ensure you get the best price when you come to sell. But most of all, it can give you the comfort of knowing you have strong controls and accurate results.