2018 Iris Customer Awards

I am delighted to announce that Stuart Harris Associates was recently shortlisted (with two other firms) in the prestigious 2018 Iris Customer Awards. Our video (produced by the whizz-kids at Social Iceberg, and over 1,200 views) was up for Marketing Innovation Firm of the Year. The photograph below is of me and the lovely Mrs … Continued

May The Friendliness Be With You

Although I use ‘friendly accountant’ as a marketing tool, there is actually a lot of hard work behind it :- – Being easily contactable – Explaining things in plain English – Being a good networker, either to help clients to grow their own businesses, or recommending goods or services when needed If I’m being serious, … Continued

Key Connections Networking (KCN)

Check out our latest video. As you’ll know, I am a very keen networker. It’s helped me to build up my practice, and I also encourage clients to grow their businesses. Plus, if you need someone or something, see if KCN can help you 😄 Key Connections Networking (KCN) Also check out the latest video … Continued

Awful Bank Service

You will see from today’s Daily Mail, that the Friendly Accountant has now become the Friendly Campaigning Accountant : Awful Bank Service I am attacking this from a personal angle, I’m a bank customer myself, and I act for lots of clients who are also affected by awful bank service :- – general poor service … Continued

FSB London business awards 2015 - Finalist

FSB London Business Awards 2015 – Finalist

I am actually rather chuffed to announce that Stuart Harris Associates are finalists in the FSB London Business Awards 2015. We have been nominated in the Business Innovation category for our e-reminders. This simple electronic calendar device reminds our clients of their tax liabilities. I’d also like to give the FSB a plug. They are … Continued


Dealing with HMRC – Tactics

As a seasoned professional, I sometimes have to think outside of the box in order to win an argument with HMRC. In fact, my clients don’t get a lot of queries, and I’ve been told that HMRC keep a database of those accountants they think are reputable, and those that aren’t. However, over the years, … Continued

Saving Tax

One of the things I’m quite shy about is jumping up and down and boasting how much tax I’m going to save people. The reality is that if I simply get on with my job quietly, on average, I probably do save my clients circa £2,000 to £3,000 every year. However, I did recently save … Continued