Who we are
A little bit about us
At Carpenter Box, our thinking starts with you. Your success is our passion, and our team are committed to understanding your goals to help you achieve them. Our great business advice is based on having the right people who know how to provide solutions, develop trust and build long term relationships.
We are an award-winning sector focused firm of Chartered Accountants, Tax and Business Advisers. Our team are based all over Sussex in Gatwick, Worthing, Brighton and Chichester with a headcount of nearly 200. To serve you better, we are organised into specialist business groups. This allows us to offer a comprehensive range of services to businesses and private clients in the South East and beyond.
Whether you’re an entrepreneur, an MD or FD of a large business, or an owner manager running an established business, we will work with you to help you become tax efficient, increase your profitability and look after your personal finances.
We have been giving good advice for nearly 100 years. Whilst it’s lovely to have such a long pedigree we understand that to be able to advise businesses on the best way forward, we have to be forward looking ourselves. We are at the forefront of cloud accountancy and are recognised as a national thought leader. Our approach has won us national, regional and local awards making us one of the most respected accountancy, tax and business advice practices in the region.
Our success is down to the expertise of some of the brightest accountants, auditors, financial advisers and tax specialists in the business. We are a member of PrimeGlobal, an international association of independent accountants all sharing a similar service led ethos as ourselves. This allows us to give you access to trusted advisers anywhere in the world.
An award winning firm
We were named Mid-Tier Innovation Firm of the Year at the prestigious British Accountancy Awards 2019. This award recognised our firm’s dedication to finding the most innovative approach to business strategy and client service.
In 2020 we were shortlisted for Large Business of the Year at the Accounting Excellence Awards as well as Community Investment Business of the Year, Employer of the Year and Award for Developing People at the Gatwick Diamond Business Awards (GDBAs). This follows our win for Large Business of the Year in the 2018 GDBAs. This award was given in response to scoring extremely strongly across many areas, including client service, industry knowledge, innovative use of IT and making a real difference to clients. In particular, the judges noted:
“They go above and beyond when it comes to serving their customers, through their expert knowledge, and consistently look for new and innovative ways to add value to their clients. They are truly passionate about your business. They do an incredible amount of work for their community and have raised thousands of pounds to help local good causes.”
In 2019 our tax team were a finalist in the Tolley Taxation Awards for Best Tax Practice in a Regional Firm. We have also been named in the top 5 for both Large Firm and Innovative Firm in the 2019 Accounting Excellence Awards.
In 2016, we were named Xero’s UK Accounting Partner of the Year, from the leading cloud accounting software provider.
That’s why Carpenter Box clients and professional contacts continue to recommend us every day.