Blu Sky Chartered Accountants

Accountant · 69 Church Way, Ye Olde Hundred , North Shields, England

  • Making Tax Digital Ready

    Specialist

    Making Tax Digital Ready 
  • Platinum champion partner

    Partner status

    Platinum champion partner 
  • Partner since 2014

    Experience

    Partner since 2014 
  • Xero advisor certified

    Certification

    Xero advisor certified 
  • Xero migration certified

    Certification

    Xero migration certified 
  • Xero payroll certified

    Certification

    Xero payroll certified 

About us

Xero Mid-Sized Firm of the Year 2018

We’re here to help you grow and offer non-traditional services like getting you investment-ready or exit planning. Blu Sky are here for you from beginning to end. We believe your accountant should be your most valuable service provider, not the most inconvenient. At Blu Sky, we give you a financial platform that creates peace of mind and the clarity you need to grow your business. We process expenses, raise invoices, run payroll, generate reports, and provide up to the minute information on your finances. Once all the basics are in place, it makes it much easier to get cash in the bank, pay less tax, and have a timely and stress-free end of year submission of your accounts. Our portfolio of services addresses your challenges and supports you on your journey.

Affiliations

  • Association of Accounting Technicians (UK)
  • Association of Chartered Certified Accountants
  • Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales

Meet the team

Blu Sky Chartered Accountants advisors: 20 - Xero certifications: 43

To become certified, advisors complete learning modules on Xero’s key features and pass a practical exam.

Ben Gibbin

Support Accountant

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  • Xero payroll certified
    Xero payroll certification covers the crucial steps of Xero payroll, with a focus on getting payroll set up efficiently and ensuring a smooth process in the future.
  • Xero advisor certified
    Xero advisor certification is the foundation course for Xero advisors, providing a strong understanding and practical knowledge of how to use Xero with their clients.
  • Xero migration certified
    Xero migration certification prepares advisors for switching clients to Xero and helps avoid the most common pitfalls.
  • 1 year Xerocon attendance

Before joining Blu Sky as Client Account Support, Ben previously worked as an assistant in an accountancy firm in Newcastle. Ben is a musician, playing saxophone and clarinet in various bands.

Jason Brunton

Support Accountant

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  • Xero payroll certified
    Xero payroll certification covers the crucial steps of Xero payroll, with a focus on getting payroll set up efficiently and ensuring a smooth process in the future.
  • Xero migration certified
    Xero migration certification prepares advisors for switching clients to Xero and helps avoid the most common pitfalls.
  • Xero advisor certified
    Xero advisor certification is the foundation course for Xero advisors, providing a strong understanding and practical knowledge of how to use Xero with their clients.
  • 1 year Xerocon attendance

Jason joined the Blu Sky team in October 16, with 4 years of experience working in practice and studying the AAT.

Jess Crowe

Office Facilitator

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  • Xero payroll certified
    Xero payroll certification covers the crucial steps of Xero payroll, with a focus on getting payroll set up efficiently and ensuring a smooth process in the future.
  • Xero advisor certified
    Xero advisor certification is the foundation course for Xero advisors, providing a strong understanding and practical knowledge of how to use Xero with their clients.

Jess joined Blu Sky in September 2016 in the role of Admin & Marketing Support. Before joining, Jess studied Modern Languages at Newcastle University.

Jon Dudgeon

Co-founder

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  • Xero payroll certified
    Xero payroll certification covers the crucial steps of Xero payroll, with a focus on getting payroll set up efficiently and ensuring a smooth process in the future.
  • Xero advisor certified
    Xero advisor certification is the foundation course for Xero advisors, providing a strong understanding and practical knowledge of how to use Xero with their clients.
  • 1 year Xerocon attendance

An entrepreneurial accountant who loves tax, SEIS, R&D, scaleup, tech, fund raising and specialises in helping SME businesses grow their cash.

Matthew Booth

Accountant

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  • Xero payroll certified
    Xero payroll certification covers the crucial steps of Xero payroll, with a focus on getting payroll set up efficiently and ensuring a smooth process in the future.
  • Xero advisor certified
    Xero advisor certification is the foundation course for Xero advisors, providing a strong understanding and practical knowledge of how to use Xero with their clients.

Matthew has a degree in Accounting from Northumbria University and then went on to work in a building society for 3 years after Matthew graduated.

Outside work Matthew enjoys playing football.

Paula Henderson

Financial Controller

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  • Xero payroll certified
    Xero payroll certification covers the crucial steps of Xero payroll, with a focus on getting payroll set up efficiently and ensuring a smooth process in the future.
  • Xero migration certified
    Xero migration certification prepares advisors for switching clients to Xero and helps avoid the most common pitfalls.
  • Xero advisor certified
    Xero advisor certification is the foundation course for Xero advisors, providing a strong understanding and practical knowledge of how to use Xero with their clients.
  • Making Tax Digital Ready
    Recognises individuals and practices who are ready to help UK businesses meet the HMRC requirements for making tax digital. The badge is awarded when an advisor has completed Xero’s MTD learning modules.
  • 3 years Xerocon attendance

Paula has been working at Blu Sky since 2010, gradually progressing her career. She now has a lead function in operations and is also Blu Sky Financial Controller.

Blu Sky Chartered Accountants: Bank experience

Clients of Blu Sky Chartered Accountants connect to a range of banks via Xero. Blu Sky Chartered Accountants specialises in working with some of those banks; they can help with setting up bank feeds, and are knowledgeable about accessing bank loans and streamlining payments through Xero.

Bank connections 


  • RBS
  • Barclays
  • Santander
  • NatWest
  • PayPal
  • Silicon Valley Bank
  • Metro Bank
  • HSBC

Blu Sky Chartered Accountants: Industry experience

Blu Sky Chartered Accountants works with businesses across a range of industries. They specialise in helping to choose apps that integrate with Xero to boost business performance for some of those industries.

Industries Served 


  • Professional services
  • Marketing, advertising and consulting
  • Media and communications
  • Retail
  • Real estate and hiring services
  • Arts and recreation
  • E-commerce
  • Administration and support services
  • Repairs and personal services
  • Construction and trades
  • Manufacturing
  • Education
  • Wholesale
  • Accommodation and hospitality
  • Healthcare and social services

Blu Sky Chartered Accountants : App experience

Blu Sky Chartered Accountants serves clients who use 18 different apps that connect and integrate with Xero.


Find us

Blu Sky Chartered Accountants has offices in 3 locations

North Shields

69 Church Way, Ye Olde Hundred , North Shields, NE29 0AE, England

+44 1916075558

Newcastle upon Tyne

27 Grainger Street, TUS Park, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 5JE, England

+44 1916075558

London

163 City Road, Eagle House, London, EC1V 1NR, England

+44 1916075558

New to Xero? Blu Sky Chartered Accountants can help

Xero is beautiful online accounting software for smaller businesses. Blu Sky Chartered Accountants can help make your switch as smooth as possible.

Contact them to find out how they can help your business.

  • 2 Years Xerocon Attendance ?
    The firm shows a commitment to Xero and to professional development by having one or more of their people attend Xerocon, Xero’s annual global conference, for the number of years shown.
  • Partner since 2014

Awards

  • Mid-size Firm of the Year 2018 UK
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