History

Since 1995, Brookson has provided top class accountancy services to over 90,000 contractors, freelancers and self-employed professionals. We have transformed from a small Warrington-based accountancy firm into a nationwide group of companies with over 300 employees. Despite this growth, we still pride ourselves on a friendly, personalised, technology enabled service range.

History

Brookson Founded

Brookson was born from a thought… ‘There must be a better way for contractors to manage their accounts’.

Brookson was set up with the vision of creating an accountancy firm with a difference – a firm passionate about meeting the needs of their customers through innovation and personal attention; these are values that the firm continue to uphold today! Visit Brookson Contractor Accountancy Services.

15-04-1995

Brookson Financial Services Launched

Increasingly clear that financial advice and planning was a key focus for Brookson clients this vital support service was brought in-house, providing our customers with solutions tailored to their individual requirements.

08-04-1998

IR35 Legislation Introduced

The introduction of IR35 legislation had serious implications for many Brookson customers. We rose to the challenge, worked closely with HMRC and implemented dramatic changes to our services that made sure our customers worked compliantly.

02-04-2000

Sunday Times Best Business to Work For

Brookson scored consistently well in two key areas; ‘leadership’ and ‘my team’. Almost 90% of employees laughed a lot with their team. Wellbeing scores were high, with the level of happiness and work-life balance (80%) bettered by just two of the 100 best SMEs.

14-04-2005

Brookson are Founding Members of the FCSA

FCSA was founded in 2008 and represents the most stringent independent assessment and verification of compliance that firms can achieve within our industry.

05-04-2008

Launch of Brookson Umbrella Solutions

Many of our customers were telling us they wanted the option of working for an Umbrella company that shared our principles, so we listened, and launched one.

06-04-2009

Brookson Legal Services Launch

As customers increasingly enquired about implications around employment status, contracts, and other legal issues we launched Brookson Legal Services. A team of solicitors who provide expert advice. This enabled Brookson's all–inclusive accountancy service to carry out unlimited IR35 reviews at no extra cost. Visit Brookson Legal Services.

01-10-2010

Brookson Agency Support Team Launched

To support our relationships with recruitment agencies we established a 20 strong (and growing) dedicated agency support team. This offered key services backed with Personalised Account Management and proactive advice on legislative changes such as pension auto enrolment.

17-10-2012

Accountancy Ages Top 50+50 Survey

Accountancy Age’s latest Top 50+50 Survey placed Brookson in it’s top 100, one of only three firms to be included in the list that specialise in providing accountancy services to people who work for themselves. A fantastic achievement to be named among the top accountants in the UK.

06-07-2013

Brookson Healthcare Team Launched

A large percentage of NHS staff work flexibly. Brookson’s knowledge and experience in this sector meant we were ideally placed to offer a dedicated model embracing NHS, Healthcare Professionals and Recruitment Agency requirements. One we knew could save money and increase streamline efficiencies. 

29-10-2013

20 NHS Trusts working with Brookson Healthcare Services

This remarkable achievement endorsed our belief in our NHS model.

17-10-2014

Investment from Riverside

Brookson has partnered with global niche private equity firm The Riverside Company (Riverside). The move allowed us to accelerate growth in strategic areas while maintaining our position at the forefront of our industry.

01-12-2014

Brookson Outsourcing & SME Launched

As Brookson’s reputation extended beyond contractors, our expertise and experience was increasingly sought out by business owners. With Outsourcing and SME solutions we offered a full range of services including business set up, bookkeeping, accountancy and tax as full package or modular solutions.  Visit Brookson Outsourcing. Visit Brookson SME.

12-01-2016