EKW Group

Accountant · Cricketers Way, 1 Pavilion Square, Westhoughton, England

  • Xero Migration

    Specialist

    Xero Migration
  • Making Tax Digital VAT Ready

    Specialist

    Making Tax Digital VAT Re…
  • Platinum champion partner

    Partner status

    Platinum champion partner
  • Partner since 2015

    Experience

    Partner since 2015
  • Xero payroll certified

    Certification

    Xero payroll certified
  • Xero advisor certified

    Certification

    Xero advisor certified

About us

A trusted accountancy partner for hundreds of organisations in the UK. Based in 3 offices around the UK, with offices based in Bolton, Sheffield and Essex, employing around 70 staff, we provide a one stop accounting solution,for all your business needs. Bespoke packages designed to your specific requirements, whether that's for basic compliance, tax planning or implementing growth plans we are here to support you.

Meet the team

EKW Group advisors: 50 - Xero certifications: 5

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

Chris Barlow

Tax Manager

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  • Xero payroll certified
    Has knowledge and experience of setting up payroll efficiently and ensuring a smooth payroll process.
  • Xero advisor certified
    Has a strong understanding and practical knowledge of how to use Xero with clients.
  • Xero Migration
    Has training and expertise in switching clients to Xero.
  • Trade & construction
    Has training and expertise in advising on apps for trade and construction businesses.
  • Retail & ecommerce
    Has training and expertise in advising on apps for retail and ecommerce businesses.
  • Professional services
    Has training and expertise in advising on apps for professional services firms.
  • Making Tax Digital VAT Ready
    Has training and expertise in helping UK businesses meet the HMRC requirements for Making Tax Digital for VAT.

Tax Manager for EKWilliams Chartered Accountants Limited, part of ETL UK & The Pub Experts Limited

Peter Brassington

Director

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  • Xero advisor certified
    Has a strong understanding and practical knowledge of how to use Xero with clients.
  • Xero Migration
    Has training and expertise in switching clients to Xero.

Over 20 years experience in the accountancy sector, both in industry and practice. By understanding a business, we get software that reports back to clients, showing performance and growth areas.

EKW Group: Bank experience

Clients of EKW Group connect to a range of banks via Xero. EKW Group 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


  • American Express (UK)
  • Barclays Business (UK)
  • Barclays Personal (UK)
  • Capital on Tap
  • HSBC Business (UK)
  • Lloyds Business (UK)
  • Metro Bank (UK)
  • NatWest
  • PayPal
  • Pleo
  • Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS)
  • Santander (UK)
  • Starling Bank

EKW Group: Industry experience

EKW Group 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.

Industry Specialist


  • Trade & construction

    Specialist

    Trade & construction
  • Professional services

    Specialist

    Professional services
  • Retail & ecommerce

    Specialist

    Retail & ecommerce

Industries Served


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

EKW Group : App experience

EKW Group serves clients who use 9 different apps that connect and integrate with Xero.



Connected apps

Find us

EKW Group has offices in 3 locations

Westhoughton

Cricketers Way, 1 Pavilion Square, Westhoughton, BL5, England

+44 1942-816-512

Frinton-on-Sea

143 Connaught Avenue, Frinton-on-Sea, CO13 9AB, England

+44 1255 850 002

Sheffield

Parkway Avenue, Ikara Business Solutions,, Sheffield, S9 4WG, England

+44 114 399 5673

New to Xero? EKW Group can help

Xero is beautiful online accounting software for smaller businesses. EKW Group can help make your switch as smooth as possible.

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

  • Partner since 2015
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We don’t review advisor listings and we don’t recommend or guarantee the service provided by any one advisor, so make sure you check them out yourself and get comfortable with them yourself.

Xero certification means that some or all team members have completed courses and been assessed by Xero as proficient in the use of the Xero application.

Xero specialisation means that some or all team members have completed several short learning modules to develop skills in that area.

Xero doesn’t assess any individual advisor’s or firm’s proficiency as an accountant, bookkeeper or financial advisor. And Xero certified advisors and advisors with industry or bank specialisations are not employees of Xero.