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We are accountants operating from Reading at the heart of the dynamic Thames Valley economic region – and we’ve done so successfully for more than a century.

Our longevity and experience means that whatever your needs, we can help.

Audit and accounts, taxation, payroll, business planning and advice are just some of the services we supply to a wide range of businesses and individuals. We are equipped to help your business through its life cycle from an embryonic start-up to the sale of a mature business and beyond.

Like many accountants we have specialisms and sector expertise – not least within entrepreneurial and owner-managed businesses, and small to medium-sized businesses – but we believe our greatest strength is the way we serve our clients, small or large.

The thing is we understand the way our clients operate. Yes, we have professional accountancy and taxation skills, but our partners are owner-managers and businessmen too, and face similar business challenges.

Many accountants convey a mystique to their work. We don’t. We tell it the way it is – provide solutions, and then get on with the work.

Straight talking, forward-thinking.

  • We gain 80% of our clients by recommendation
  • More than 60% of our clients have been with us more than 10 years
  • Approaching 10% have been clients for more than 30 years
Business Advice Service

Tax oddity for High Earners

This advisory article is for high-earners in the £100,000 -£118,880 salary bracket who have been caught by an oddity of the personal allowance tax system.

Daisy's Dream

Vale & West is building a ‘daisy-chain’ to lend a hand to Daisy’s Dream

Free advice to small businesses

Reading-based chartered accountants Vale & West are looking forward to providing free advice to small businesses in the Thames Valley.

Accountants with zest

Zest – that inspiring mix of liveliness, enthusiasm and enjoyment – may not be a word linked to most accountants, but we are happy to be associated with it.

Don’t get swept away by troubled cashflows

The economic recovery is set for the long haul – survival tactics are required, and that means ‘cash becomes king.'

Put us to the test!

We have won our place as locally respected Chartered Accountants through proven performance over many years.

HMRC set some real-time payroll problems

From next April, Her Majesty’s Revenue & Customs will introduce Real Time Information (RTI).

Tradition and Progress

Vale and West was founded 120 years ago. Queen Victoria was on the throne, Gladstone had just resigned as Prime Minister, the 1894 Budget had introduced death duties.

Tax specialist gives herself a taxing year

Tax specialist Valery Montagnon-Jones has set a charity fundraising target and given herself a mountain to climb...

Straight talking!

Our blog on all things related to your money. Read it here or subscribe to receive regular updates direct to your inbox.

Are you paying too much Tax?

Millions of businesses and individuals regularly pay too much tax - Kathryn Cutts explains.

Starting out in business?

Wondering what to do first? What next? This handy checklist will help.

Thinking of selling your business?

Let Jason Pyke show you how to make it more attractive to potential buyers.

Recession fuels startup boom

Despite the bleak economic outlook, a new generation of ‘austerity entrepreneurs’ appears to be showing its resilience.

The Benefits, or not... of having children

If you have children, you are already blessed with riches beyond value... but in future you may not receive child benefit.