About us

The firm

Established in 1983 as Bates & Co under the chairmanship of Harry Bates, the firm subsequently became BCL Accountants when acquiring the London practice of Chapman Longley. The practice converted to a Limited Company in 2002 under the chairmanship of the managing director, Chris Nunn, who joined the practice in 1993. The practice prides itself on a wealth of expertise gained in industry as well as the profession. With personal experience of running their own companies, our experts can provide professional advice and financial strategies that are specifically designed to increase your business profitability and maximise your personal wealth.

Although our head office is in Leeds, West Yorkshire, we look after clients throughout the UK. They range in size from sole traders to manufacturing businesses with multiple employees.

While we specialise in the licensed trades, our client list encompasses property developers to importers from China, from purveyors of fine cakes to fencing contractors as well as architects and consultants!

We pride ourselves on our proactive and personal approach, and will work closely with you to provide a service that is tailored to your individual needs. Indeed, we believe that our clients come first and strive in every respect to meet their requirements.

To find out more about how we can help you, simply contact us to discuss your needs.