Who we are, more about us

Specialists Accountants for the Security Industry

More about us; Whittaker & Co was set up by, ex-WRAC and Royal Signals, Anna Cooperwhite to be specialist accountants to the security industry.

The company grew out of necessity. Anna’s husband John, left the armed forces after an 18 year career, which included service in the Coldstream Guards, the Welsh Guards, 7 Parachute Regiment and in the Gurkha regiment in Brunei.

John started a career as a security contractor in Iraq, and quickly found that the role was well paid; however, none of his colleagues knew what their tax responsibilities were. Anna started to assist John’s colleagues in completing their tax returns, and Whittaker & Co was born!

Whilst John remained working in Iraq for 9 years, Whittaker & Co client base grew from strength to strength as did our reputation for no-nonsense advice and our great customer service. Steph Davies joined Anna to manage clients working abroad and assisting them in being tax free.

Since 2004, Whittaker & Co has now grown in to a team of tax advisors, accountants and account managers.

our team

Adam Parry
Adam Parry
Managing Director
Steph Davies
Steph Davies
Non-Res Director
Paula Jones (PT)
Paula Jones (PT)
UK-Limited Specialist
Lee Stephens
Lee Stephens
Account Manager
Claire Haddon
Claire Haddon
Maritime Accounts-Manager
James Davies
James Davies
Credit Control
Jen Cannell
Jen Cannell
Office Manager
Hana Williams
Hana Williams
Administration Assistant
Annette Allsopp
Annette Allsopp
Self-Employed Account
Jane Haddon
Jane Haddon
PA:Anna Cooperwhite
Suzie Parry
Suzie Parry
HR/Payroll Administrator

our advantages

Keep and Stay in contact

At Whittaker & Co we like to offer you a personal service and unlike other Accountants we like to remain in contact with our clients throughout the year to ensure there are no nasty surprises when dealing with the Taxman! As a result, we understand that it can be a daunting task when dealing with your own tax for the first time. Consequently, our specialists always try to provide our clients with the information they require in plain English.

Cut the jargon, keep it plain

Over many years we have learnt that HMRC are not the most straightforward in the information they provide. For example, the rules on Non-residency is 101 pages long! We aim to cut though the jargon and supply you with simple, honest advice. Therefore, you retain as much of the money you have worked hard to earn.

Personal Customer Service

We pride ourselves on understanding the needs of our clients. Within our team, we have vast experience of dealing with the frustrations and concerns common to all businesses and individuals. We all share a common enthusiasm to deliver a personal, high-quality service. And we all have individual niche areas of specialism and wide-ranging experience.
Our range of services and resources allow us to meet our clients’ needs quickly and efficiently, often exceeding expectations.

NOT NORMAL ACCOUNTANTS

Payroll Services –  We are able to assist our clients with a payroll service that includes the pay run, pension set up, tax code issues and dealing with HMRC directly; ensuring that you can concentrate on your businesses growth.

Foreign tax assistance – As many of our clients work in various locations around the world we have built experience in assisting clients with their tax affairs in these countries.

CSA – We have staff who can assist clients with ensuring they keep the Child Support Agency happy and we can provide support in contacting the CSA on your behalf.

 

why Choose Us

Customer Testimonials

TESTIMONIALS IN ALL AREAS OF THE BUSINESS WE ARE PROUD OF.

  • UK LIMITED COMPANY Testimonials Sam Taylor “Here is my testimonial – I would like to thank you for all your help this year. It has been much appreciated. The speed you deal with my queries and problems is quite remarkable. Under your guidance, I have found the transition to becoming a limited company most enjoyable and informative. Thanks again ”

 

  • MARITIME Testimonials – Matt Turner – “Thanks very much for all that and everything else you have done for me over the last 4 years.
    I’m not sure you will remember but I met you at the Ruwi in Muscat where I gave you my GMRS contract in person. From that point on I have been so pleased with everything that GMRS and Whittakers have done for me. There hasn’t been one issue and everything ran so smoothly. Hence the reason that absolutely everyone I met while doing maritime; I insisted that it was the only way to go and I know for a fact that the majority did so. Not just for Ambrey but while in hotels and transfer vessels speaking to many others too.
    For a relatively small fee having all the admin taken care of is such a weight off your mind...”

 

  • WHITTAKER & CO IN GENERAL Testimonials – GD“I decided from the start to enrol with Whittaker & Co back in July 2011 after being recommended to use them by a work colleague and good friend as they specialise in security personnel offshore with regards to SED & Non-Res issues & taxes etc. I have received an exceptionally high service from Whittaker & Co since the word go and I have a great relationship with my account manager Jane who is extremely efficient and professional and keeps me informed of my days, invoices and anything that I need to know. She and the team are always there at the end of the phone, reply to emails promptly and take time to explain any queries that may arise therefore I would definitely recommend Whittaker & Co.’s services to anyone that is going into the maritime/CP industry not only for their professionalism & confidentiality but the friendly, polite & obliging staff they have working for them. Thank you for your continuous hard work, much appreciated as always.”