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What our clients say about us

We understand that choosing a professional advisor is important. We also understand that you don’t just want to take our word for it. We regularly ask our clients for feedback on how we’re doing as it helps to drive us to improve and continue to meet the needs and demands of our clients. 

Don’t just take our word for it. Read a sample of our testimonials to see how our different services help to meet the requirements of our clients. We’re proud of the kind things our clients have to say about us.

Bromak Recruitment

Earlier this year we moved from a large regional firm to NR Barton for our audit, accounts and taxation services. The principal reason for looking to change providers was to see an improvement in pro-activity and better value for money.

We have also been looking to further digitally enable our business and in line with this we wanted to move over to Xero and a cloud based accounting package. The team at NR Barton have helped transition our business from Sage to Xero, along with advising us on which supporting apps to use and helping us implement these.

These changes have made significant differences to the way that our accounts team function and will allow us to scale without the increased administrative burden that would be resulted had we continued working as we were. NR Barton have helped us with this transition not only at Bromak but also will aid my other business 3B Training go through similar changes in 2021.

As well as providing us with audit, taxation and Xero implementation services they have provided timely and effective ad-hoc advice and year end work.

Changing accountants is never easy but NR Barton have exceeded expectation and we are very pleased that we made the change when we did.

Dave Brooks
Managing Director

Lifting Gear Group

We, the Lifting Gear UK Group, have been a client of NR Barton since our incorporation in 2007. The many services they provide have given us the support and confidence needed to grow, achieving a position in the annual Hot 100 list of Lancashire most profitable SMEs demonstrates the level of expertise they can provide.

They are always on hand and have often taken calls out of hours if required. They have proved themselves time and again with expert knowledge and advice and are truly part of the Lifting Gear UK team.

Marina Turner

Olive Garden (Standish) Limited

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.

This means we get live information on the accounts which has revolutionised management of the business and the way are able to measure our success.

With NR Barton’s assistance we have also been able to raise funds to purchase our freehold property and we’re very excited with some major developments for the restaurant in the near future.

Michael Madani
Managing Director

Outreach Sefton Limited

The team at NR Barton have assisted our business in many ways, always offering relevant and targeted advice in the best interests of the business whenever needed. We have a sizeable number of staff and the payroll team always go above and beyond and ensure that our payroll runs smoothly and on time.

We are glad we moved our payroll and accountancy requirements over to NR Barton and would have no doubts in recommending them to others looking for great service and value for money.

Steve Tomlinson
Financial Consultant


We first started to deal professionally with N R Barton 3 years ago after they had come highly recommended by an associated company within the Group.

N R Barton very quickly appraised themselves of our Group structure and soon “got to grips” with the various idiosyncrasies that are normally associated with a Group of Companies.

Over the last 3 years they have provided a first class audit service but, in addition, have been very pro-active in the professional advice that they have provided.

To sum up, Bartons provide a first class professional service at a very competitive price and we would have no hesitation whatsoever in heartily recommending them to any SME company.

Andrew Porter

Kiwi Travel

I started at Kiwi Travel back in 1975 and one of the first things needed was the appointment of professional advisors and services, I needed bankers, solicitors and of course accountants. I was recommended to NR Barton and got in touch with them; they have looked after all of my requirements since that first meeting with Brian Hickman.

As a travel agent I am a member of ABTA (Association of British Travel Agents) who operate strict financial auditing and reporting and this requires some specialist knowledge from accountants, which NR Barton are able to provide. Equally, as an agent appointed by IATA (The International Air Transport Association) I must meet strict financial criteria and reporting which again requires specialist knowledge and over the many years, NR Barton have adapted to the requirements of these organisations allowing me to get on with my business.

Over the years they have also assisted with the acquisition/formation of new businesses. When I need to talk, they are there.

In business one is susceptible to cold calls, emails etc. offering professional services “cheaper than your current supplier” but I have never once been inclined to consider a change of accountants, NR Barton deliver, simple as that. Support your local businesses.

Norman Taylor 

Daedalian Glass Studios

Paul and the team at NR Barton have worked with us to ensure we maximise our Research and Development tax relief. The process was clean, easy and straight forward. Paul took the time to understand our business and worked with us to produce an excellent document to support our claim. The whole process was a pleasure and we wouldn’t hesitate to reccommend NR Barton.

Joe Walmsley
Managing Director

Words 'n' Wishes Limited

Neil Whittingham and the team at NR Barton have given our business invaluable advice and support since we started up in 2011. Starting a new business was a big challenge during a difficult commercial climate as you can imagine, however, NR Barton took the time to understand our business and Neil has been available to assist both commercially and personally with great results.

I have no hesitation in recommending NR Barton to friends, family and other company owners.

Rod Brown & Carl Salt 


As a business we moved to NR Barton 12 months ago and they have proved to be an excellent company to do business with.

We have a fantastic working relationship with all their staff, who are extremely professional, reliable and more importantly easy to work with, which is really important to us.

We truly value the work that they have done with us over the past twelve months, which I have to say has been over and above what would normally be expected.

Amongst the developments NR Barton have assisted us with are, expansion of our accounting function from manual records to a fully integrated and automated online based system; re-structure of the company affairs to give greater protection to the shareholders and increased tax efficiency; and through working with our other business advisor they have the improved accuracy and turnaround time for our internal reporting.

NR Barton have played an integral part in helping us to take our company forward and the decision to move our business to them has been a great success.

I would have no hesitation whatsoever in recommending NR Barton to any of my business associates and in fact I have referred several of my friends to them such is my confidence in Paul and the team.

Kristen Varty

Andrew Porter

I have been very impressed by the work of NR Barton and I am very pleased we made the decision to switch to their services from a different provider.

We receive a very proactive service at a cost effective rate, as well as getting the responses we need in a timely manner. Their advice is always helpful and transparent.

Tim Aspey
Andrew Porter Ltd

Allied Financial Services

Allied have been clients of NR Barton for 12 years and during this period, Neil and the team have provided us with quality advice and always reacted extremely promptly to any requests from ourselves.

Alisdair Lindley

Link Contracting

NR Barton have supported our business since 2008 during some challenging times and also through significant growth and change.

The team are always willing to help and with their wide network of services and connections they have always ensured we have been provided with the best services possible. From tax planning, accountancy and audit services, legal and compliance issues and general day to day transactional queries we feel completely supported and valued. The customer care and work ethic of all the staff is exceptional.

We have a strong relationship with the team at NR Barton and they work hard to maintain this. We clearly have a choice in our accountancy services and we choose NR Barton.

Nicola Stevenson
Finance Director

Wigan Sports Club

Andrew and the team at NR Barton have been a real asset to our business. With their help and assistance we’ve been able to improve our accounting accuracy and efficiency, particularly with the more complicated aspects of VAT. As a business we wouldn’t hesitate to recommend NR Barton.

Judith Baxendale

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