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Amberside Accounting originated from a need to support the Amberside Group of Companies with their advanced accounting requirements.   The group is predominantly staffed by ICAEW, CIMA and ACCA professionals involved in the top tier of financial consulting, Having predominantly financial experts as clients, Amberside Accounting Ltd has a progressive understanding of what constitutes best practice.  

The Amberside Group offer financial consultancy to disruptive start-up tech companies and large scale energy & infrastructure projects.  This wealth of knowledge is readily available to all Amberside Accounting clients and has helped to create a thriving symbiotic community for both group and external clients alike.

Unlike many accountancy practices that are staffed by individuals who have never worked in the commercial field our Directors have first hand experience of being Finance Directors in some of the most demanding corporate environments.  For example, Edward Bianco has personal experience of Finance Director in a PLC with turnover in excess of £300m. Amberside Accounting are a multi accounting platform practice.

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Edward Bianco

Director

Edward has significant experience of achieving step changes in the finances of commercial enterprises, including:  doubling the long term profitability of established PLC's, taking loss making businesses to record profitability, heading business launches and fundraising rounds.  He is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants and has previously been short listed as Finance Director of the Year jointly by the CBI and ICAEW.  Edward graciously acts as the rear guard on group mountain biking expeditions.

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Neil Rutledge

Director

Neil has over 20 years experience advising corporate investors and public-sector agencies to procure and develop social infrastructure.  He joined the Amberside Group in 2013 to develop the advisory side of the business.  Prior to Amberside, Neil was a Partner at Grant Thornton LLP, where he led the infrastructure financial modelling team and is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants.  A member of Hertfordshire LEP, outside work Neil enjoys waiting for his Lotus Elise to emerge from the workshop.

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Peter Johnson

Practice Manager

Peter has extensive experience of managing the onboarding of Asset Management Service clients and ongoing contract fulfilment.  Peter is a qualified Chartered Accountant with a broad public practice background. Peter’s sense of humour is as questionable as the beer he brews.

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Institute of Chartered Accountants in England & Wales

ICAEW Training Providor

Amberside Accounting Ltd are an Authorised ICAEW Training Employer committed to giving our team the highest levels of training and support.  Our trainees average grades in institute exams in excess of 70%.

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Xero

Xero Silver Partner           Xero Silver Champion

Amberside Accounting Ltd are both a Xero Silver Partners and a Xero Silver Champions.  As a practice that uses uses Xero for its own core bookkeeping function we have first hand experience in getting the most out of the system and using all aspects of the automated processing features of its API often overlooked by other practices.  Xero is one of  systems we are proficient in at Amberside Accounting Ltd.

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AAT

Association of Accounting Technicians

Amberside Accounting Ltd are keen to encourage new entrants to the accounting profession and provide AAT training for non graduates as a gateway to further training.

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David Scrivens

Director

David co-founded all the companies in the Amberside Group, including:  Amberside Advisors, an advisory and financial modelling boutique for infrastructure and renewable energy projects.  David co-founded, operated and successfully exited Clubfinance Ltd, a direct to consumer brokerage. David has an MSC from Warwick University in Management Science and Operational Research.  He is also a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants and a Liveryman.  Outside work, David enjoys his wine and fine dining on the few occasions his babysitter actually turns up.

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Anthony Middleton

Director

Anthony has a commercial background in financial services and energy consultancy which he uses to good effect advising our asset management clients. With broad experience that covers both private and public sector contract delivery, Anthony helps shape our service delivery and client management workstreams. A keen golfer, Anthony will most often be found muttering to himself at the injustice of bunkers when away from work and his trio of children.

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Natalie Ross

Client Accounts Manager

Natalie is our highly regarded  Client Accounts Manager with knowledge of undertaking all aspects of  onboarding clients.  Natalie is often the key administrative contact in ensuring the initial smooth transition to Amberside Accounting's services.  Natalie has an experienced eye across the Amberside Group and helps coordinate delivery to ensure Amberside Accounting Ltd high standards are met.  Natalie is a popular member of the team whose amiable and professional demeanour only disappears on the hockey field.

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ACCA

Platinum Approved    Learning Partner

Amberside Accounting Ltd achieved the ACCA's Platinum Approved Learning Partner accreditation in recognition of their ongoing commitment to investing and developing the full potential of their team.

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Sustainability

Climate Pledge Applicant

Amberside Accounting Ltd are committed to sustainability and have applied to be an early adopter and signatory of the Climate Pledge in support of the The Paris Agreement which sets out a global framework to avoid dangerous climate change by limiting global warming to well below 2°C and pursuing efforts to limit it to 1.5°C. We are committed to being Carbon Negative (i.e. net carbon sequesters) before 2023.