About us

Who we are

We are a modern firm of Chartered Accountants and Business Advisors located in Hitchin, Hertfordshire. Whilst many of our clients are based in Hertfordshire, Bedfordshire, Buckinghamshire and Cambridgeshire we have representation further afield. Our London based clients, for example, find our fee structure to be attractive compared to London fee rates.

We are a broadly based, well-resourced firm offering a full range of advisory and compliance services spanning accounting through to audit and assurance and taxation. We provide a full complement of business services including bookkeeping and payroll.

We fully recognise that it is your business and it is your choice as to which firm of accountants you engage. It is very important to us to deliver a first class service so that you know that you have made the right choice in appointing us. We listen, consider and advise.

As part of our commitment to provide a breadth of service of the highest possible order we are members of Accelerate, a community of relationship focused, technology-driven, value-based accounting firms. Accelerate is a Business Associate of Crowe Global, meaning we can access accounting firms in more than 130 countries throughout the world.

We provide national and international expertise at local rates to owner managed businesses, charities and individuals.

For further information about Accelerate please contact us or visit: www.accelerate.community.

Why choose HW Associates?

Our aim is to assist clients to manage their businesses better.  We listen to our clients and seek to provide a practical, appropriate and enthusiastic response to whatever our clients put to us. 

This might be in advising on a start-up or helping a business move to its next stage of development or alternately considering the best way to approach a business sale, purchase or succession opportunity.  It might be in providing bookkeeping and payroll services or alternatively dealing with tax compliance and planning issues.  It could be advising on the submission of R & D Tax Credit or Patent Box claims.  It could be one of the many other services that we provide. 

Whatever the subject we aim to be upbeat and positive and to make the experience enjoyable.

‘We have the knowledge – you have the need’.

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