About Us

Northams is a family owned firm of Chartered Accountants founded in 1990 in Honiton, East Devon by Colin and Liz Gillard.

The firm is headed up by Colin Gillard, a Chartered Accountant and Chartered Tax Adviser with over 25 years’ experience in advising owner managed businesses. Colin has key skills as a business adviser, tax practitioner and specialist skills in raising finance for businesses. He also specialises in start-up businesses and offers a program of support aimed at helping business owners improve profitability and efficiency.
Colin is supported in the practice by his accountant wife Liz.  Their daughter Victoria, who recently passed her final examination to be a Chartered Certified Accountant, is the office manager.  She heads up a small friendly and obliging team. The firm aims to provide a service package which exceeds their clients' needs and which is delivered in a professional, friendly and timely manner.

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  • I have used the services of Northams since 1995 - initially for preparation of my Company Accounts, but also for personal Tax Returns over the past 15 years or so.
    I have always found Colin Gillard and his staff to be very friendly and helpful, and prompt to respond to queries. Their knowledge and understanding of our complicated taxation regime has been not only reassuring, but also financially beneficial.
    I would be pleased to recommend their services to any commercial or personal client.


  • Colin and his staff at Northams have provided me with sound and effective advice and are always available and accommodating.  
    I would have no hesitation in recommending Northams to assist and support you with your business accounting needs.


  • Northams have acted as accountants for us for a number of years. They have dealt with both our business and personal affairs in a very efficient and professional manner. Colin or one of his team have always been on hand to answer our questions and guide us through many of the financial laws which can be a burden on a small business. Northams have advised us how to manage our affairs in the most tax advantage way as well as talking through some areas in our businesses where savings could be made.