Nicky previously worked for a plc accountancy firm, working her way
up until she became assistant accountant. She then moved to another
firm in the role of management accountant before leaving to have her
Nicky established NJC Accounting as a result of some work she had
done for one of her former clients, who had set up his own business and
asked her to work for him. She agreed on the basis that it was a very
casual arrangement, equating to 3 or 4 hours of work per month, allowing
her to spend the majority of the time with her children. Eventually,
due to complications, the firm went into liquidation. Nicky had built
up a small client base by this time. She began to work through her
contacts and secured a number of new clients as well.
It was at this time that Nicky began to research the services of
various accountancy firms. Nicky isn't a chartered accountant and
wanted this support for her clients. Her previous work meant that she
had come across a number of well known accountants but found them very
Six of Nicky's customers now use Dufton Kellner, which is around half
of her entire client base. The firm produces year end company accounts
and corporation tax returns based on the information that Nicky sends
them. They also give Nicky advice and telephone support on a number of
issues such as tax. The relationship allows Nicky's clients to benefit
from extra support and expertise in areas such as exit strategies or tax
"I have recommended Dufton Kellner on a number of occasions and
continue to do so," says Nicky. "They offer very good value for money.
It is up to my clients to choose of course, but more often than not,
where I have recommended Dufton Kellner, people go with them and are
impressed by their services.
"I have benefited from their expertise, and have been able to pass
this on to my clients. They are friendly and are very willing to
advise. I never think twice about ringing them. Their fixed rate
service means that their clients have peace of mind, knowing that they
can call without expecting a bill for that 15 minutes of their time."