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Our refreshing approach

NR Barton Chartered Accountants have been leading the way for trusted accountancy, tax and business advisory advice for over 70 years. Achieving potential has been at the heart of our approach since day one, and we’re not afraid to shake the accountancy world up.

Operating from our new offices at Waterside House in Wigan we have over 40 partners and staff advising clients across the North West.

Achieving potential is very important to us. This means that we focus on working with our clients to provide trusted advice to help achieve financial goals.

Over 70 Years of experience

The NR Barton story traces back to 1948 when founder Norman Richard Barton opened the firm from offices in King Street, Wigan. We have great pride in our history of over 70 years and our specialists are rated as market leaders in their respective fields.

At NR Barton we understand the importance of trust and we make sure this underpins absolutely everything we do.

Our Values

Over the last 70 years we’ve learned some important lessons and values along the journey. Our current team are dedicated to working and delivering the very best client services through complete and sincere adoption of our core values.


We are proud of our independence and believe this is our strength. We are the masters of our own destiny and this means we are able to adapt to best serve our clients. In our role as auditors and advisors we always act independently.

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Integrity is at the forefront our everything we do as we apply the strongest ethical and moral rigour across how we work and assist our clients

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We treat our client’s challenges as our own and we strive to offer the best advice at all times. Equally we appreciate and care about how our work may affect our communities.

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Technical excellence

Technical excellence is fundamental to everything we do. Our constant search for quality serves our client satisfaction and team development across all our service offerings.

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Achieving potential is very important to us. This means that we focus on working with our clients to provide trusted advice to help achieve financial goals.

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We are stronger when we work together. We work in true partnership in everything we do both internally as a firm and externally in our dealings with clients.

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Involved in the local community

Making a proactive contribution to our communities and wider society has always been fundamental to NR Barton’s values and the way we do business. We support our local communities through various methods and means.

Volunteering initiatives – volunteering is important to us and a number of our directors and team members regularly offer their time to help support local and charitable projects close to their hearts.

Environmental initiatives – we have established programmes relating to energy consumption, transport usage, waste, recycling and proactive procurement strategies.

Charitable giving initiatives – NR Barton donates a proportion of our profits to a range of charities each year. The firm also supports the fundraising efforts of individual team members participating in sponsored events such as marathons, long distance bike rides, parachute jumps and other challenges.

We take privacy seriously

As part of our core values it is important that we are clear with how we treat those who interact with us. To learn more about our policies and practices please see our dedicated privacy resource.

Keep up to date with our news

Our team of sector specialists and experts are well respected within their fields and regularly produce knowledge updates for our clients and prospects.

NRB partner with England hopeful Bohannon

NRB partner with England hopeful Bohannon

Pictured above (L to R): Scott Lees, Josh Bohannon, Neil Whittingham, Adrian Farrimond. NR Barton are proud to announce their partnership with Lancashire cricketer Josh Bohannon. The Lancashire batsman was top scorer in Division One of the Championship last season,...

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NR Barton assists on sale of Lifting Gear UK Group

NR Barton assists on sale of Lifting Gear UK Group

(Pictured left to right: Scott Lees, Hayden Turner, Andrew Harrison, Jasmin Turner, Camilla Turner, Marina Turner, Chris Turner, Andy Stafford, Cathy Rogers.) A local Wigan accounting firm NR Barton, involved with Lifting Gear UK Group since their incorporation, has...

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“Paul and the team have been instrumental in the financial success of the Olive Garden Standish. We have worked closely together over the past five years to develop our systems and we fully utilise the capabilities of online accounting and integration with applications.”

– Michael Madani, Olive Garden (Standish) Limited

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