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Why Crisp?

A personal, friendly accountancy service

Our Story

Our passion is your business

At Crisp Accountancy we thrive on helping businesses reach their full potential, allowing you to achieve your personal and company goals, making life simpler for everyone.

We support businesses so they have accurate up to date financial data, presented in a clear way to allow decisions to be made with confidence. We put your information in the palm of your hand - accessible anywhere so you can review on the train, in the office, on the beach or on the slopes.

For us, this is just the start though. We think you should be told if there’s an issue developing, rather than remembering to look (even if it is quick!). As a business your processes should be simple and we help with this too - starting from mundane tasks like logging receipts to looking at systems that tie in, simplify and support your business to work smarter.

As a business we’ve grown from a one-man band in the front room to a continuously growing practice. We’ve gone through many of the growing pains you’re experiencing, as have our clients, so are well placed to help!  

In the end, we want to provide a simple, straightforward and seamless service, like we always have, that gives your business a platform to succeed. 

More than just accountants

How we benefit your business

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Clear Vision

You and your business are our priority. We build a clear picture of your goals, issues, experiences and expectations to make sure we’re able to support you to achieve success.

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Protect your Business

With our free business health check, we’ll review how you’re currently doing and let you know of any improvements, problems or potential issues and help you resolve these. We keep up to date with complex and constantly changing tax law to ensure your business complies and files all returns accurately and on time.

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Lay the Foundation

Using technology and building workflows to make sure the data in your finance systems is accurate, timely and as automated as possible.

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Understand the Numbers

Building bespoke dashboard reporting to give you the information you need to run your business along with easy to understand explanations. We use your numbers to tell your business' story.

Meet the team

Luke Desmond

Group CEO/Founder

“I have a real passion for business, constantly looking at how I can improve my own businesses and sharing these insights with my clients. I am on a mission to improve the financial understanding of business owners.” Luke has the technical experience combined with a practical knowledge and experience of successfully growing businesses. Having set up and run the finance department of a company that experienced huge, rapid and profitable growth, Luke then took these skills and setup Crisp Contractor in 2013 and now Crisp Accountancy. A straight-talking, no-nonsense approach will help you achieve your business goals.

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Simon Brown

Client Bookkeeper

Simon has been a part of the Crisp Accountancy team since 2019 and has helped to keep clients up to date with their bookkeeping, along with answering any related queries as part of this dedicated team. He joined as an apprentice and is working towards his AAT qualification, gaining new knowledge daily.

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Chelsey Macdonald

Client Financial Controller

Chelsey is our client financial controller. She's worked with a diverse range of clients - assisting them with their accounting, tax and other financial needs. Chelsey has a keen interest in online accounting and making tasks more efficient, along with helping clients to make more informed business decisions and helps to set out a clear direction to achieve their goals.

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Ryan North

Senior Account Manager

Ryan has been with the company for over 6 years, working hard to deliver the best possible service to all our clients. He has great experience working with newly-formed businesses and his years of experience allows him to give them the support they need to feel confident and secure.

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Harry Hudson

Account Manager

Harry has been working at Crisp since 2015 and enjoys helping clients with any queries they have and guides them through FreeAgent. In his spare time, he enjoys playing football, team sports and mountain biking.

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Rachel Pugh

Client Accountant

After a few different roles, Rachel found that a career in accountancy was the path for her. She's been working in accounting for over 9 years now, starting as an accounts assistant for a large accounting firm and moving up into an accountant role. Her AAT studies have given her a solid base in accounting, which she's looking forward to developing further. Rachel enjoys the tax planning aspect of her role, helping our clients work through their options to make sure they are being as tax efficient as possible. She enjoys being a part of the fun, yet hardworking Crisp team!

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Junaid Ahmed

Client Accountant

Starting at Crisp in early-2014, Junaid has worked with hundreds of micro-businesses, helping them with their numbers. Continuously developing and improving his technical knowledge & with his keen eye for detail, Junaid has provided clients with answers to their queries, along with the peace of mind that they’re on top of their affairs.

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