History of Brookes Accounting

We are a licensed accountancy and chartered tax advisory service based in Grays, Essex.

Our company was formed in 2002 by Paul Headley. After establishing the fact he wanted to branch out on his own after many years of auditing major companies across the UK, he had to work out what to call this new found company!

This was far more challenging than any tax problems he may have come across! Of course, these were the days of the good old Yellow Pages. The dilemma of having a company that was near the front of the ‘Accountants’ section in the Yellow Pages but (and I quote!) “..not in the ‘A’s’ because that’s too obvious”.

The answer came to him whilst staring across the road through our front office window. The name Brooke Road jumped out at him. The required early mention in the relevant section of the Yellow Pages and a connection to location (albeit loosely!)…both boxes ticked!

We’ve come a long way….

We’ve come a long way since the Yellow Pages days of course! But the experience Paul brought with him and the knowledge he passed down to us all has been invaluable. No greater accountant has there ever been, but then, after all, I’m biased being family!

His legacy lives on through me and the team here at Brookes Accounting Services Limited. Our company is still a family business and still offering friendly, down to earth advice on all things tax and accounting related.

Our client base ranges across the world from Hong Kong, Jordan, Spain and of course the UK. We find most of our clients come here and stay here! This could be down to our dazzling personalities….or maybe it is our down to earth, easy to understand advice which is on hand when you come onboard with us.

Whilst some of our clients still prefer to use the good old red ledger books, many are realising the potential online cloud accounting software brings to the table. We can take control of your financials by just a click of the button, enabling us to produce data instantly, benefiting both ourselves and you as a client.

We pride ourselves by offering all inclusive packages which mean you wont be charged every time a piece of paper comes out of our office or you talk to us over the phone. This means you can relax in the knowledge that we are getting the foundations of your business right without panicking about how much time we are spending on you. This is our Brookes Guarantee. The price we quote will be the price we stick to.

Our accredited and licenced practice can help ease the burden of tax compliance, whatever your needs. Furthermore, you will have a dedicated, Chartered Tax adviser and accountant to ensure continuity in your affairs. We pride ourselves on really knowing our clients and their businesses.

Why not call us today, what have you got to lose?

Some Kind Words

  • Our company have been using Brookes accountancy for 10 years and have always found them to be very helpful. Tammy and her team are very knowledgeable in all aspects of accountancy and since introducing the Xero to ours we have found our accounts much easier to use. I highly recommend Brookes accountancy if you are looking for a new accountant or wishing to change

    Tina Kidd Avatar Tina Kidd
    25 February 2022

    I trust Brookes Accountancy Services implicitly. Their friendly, professional service has been invaluable and I thoroughly recommend them.

    Anastasia Hobbs Avatar Anastasia Hobbs
    11 February 2022

    Had a painful tax bill hit me unexpectedly. Didn't know where to start and found these guys. They genuinely couldn't be more helpful! I know nothing about tax processes. They took away all of the pain by sorting it for me and explained everything along the way. Very generous with their time as well. Nothing rushed and happy to answer all of my stupid questions. Best Google search I've ever done!

    Nobby Avatar Nobby
    11 February 2022
  • I have been with Brookes for many years and have always been very pleased with the service I've received. They have always been friendly and helpful and a pleasure to visit making the task of sorting out my accounts a stress free endeavour, I can highly recommend them.

    phil stringer Avatar phil stringer
    11 January 2022

    Excellent service. Always very helpful and prompt. Great advice in all tax matters.

    John Pereira Avatar John Pereira
    11 January 2022

    Very quick and efficient.

    Ankie Postma Avatar Ankie Postma
    11 January 2022
  • We have been with Brookes for nearly 30 years now first with Paul and now with Tammy. I have always found Tammy and her team most professional, helpful and always quick to respond to any issue no matter how small or complex. thank you again

    Steve Smith Avatar Steve Smith
    11 January 2022

    Moved my business to Brookes last year and couldn't be more pleased. Tammy and her team are knowledgeable, professional and efficient. Highly recommended!

    Russell Ford Avatar Russell Ford
    11 December 2021

    Tammy and her team are fabulous - always available at the end of the phone. Can't recommend them enough!

    Hannah Capon Avatar Hannah Capon
    11 December 2021

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