Trusted Advisers for 125 years

Authentic Agile Connected

Our purpose and values
Dafferns 1896

Dafferns Chartered Accountants and Business Advisers

A full service accounting firm, based in Coventry and Warwickshire, with national and international reach, founded in 1896

Providing audit, assurance, accounts, tax and advisory services, with proactive advice and ethical tax planning, we work with ambitious small, medium and large UK and international businesses, charities, business owners and private individuals

About us

Building long term relationships


International businesses

Approaching 20% of our client work in 2020 was for subsidiaries of international groups and UK companies with international subsidiaries


Charities and not for profit organisations

We act for a significant number of regional and national charities and not for profit organisations, representing about 1/6 of our client work in 2020


Private and personal tax clients

Company directors, self employed people and private individuals for whom we complete tax returns – many with complex personal tax affairs


Information, support, advice during unprecedented times

Cashflow, management information, furlough, job support, government backed loans and grants, strategy and planning

Covid-19 help and support


Meet the team

The lifeblood of the firm, our dedicated team of professionals, helping and advising clients

Trusted Advisers – Authentic, Agile, Connected

Our people



News, views and opinion from the Dafferns team as the UK forges ahead into 2021, outside the EU and with a last minute trade deal

In times of change, connections are key to growing business

Brexit 2021


Latest news and blog posts

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What can we expect from tomorrow’s Budget?

Martin Gibbs


Electric vehicles as a company car proposition

Brian Jukes


2021 Business Leader Insights Report

Richard Miller


Temporary changes to Companies House filing requirements

Linder Whitmarsh


Lifetime gifts – inheritance tax planning

Karen Keeling


Furlough extended until 30 April 2021

Martin Gibbs


Christmas Eve – we have a last minute trade deal!

Martin Gibbs


Happy Christmas from the Dafferns team

Martin Gibbs