About us

Hillier Hopkins LLP is a leading Chartered Accountants & Tax Advisers in London, Watford and Milton Keynes

Hillier Hopkins LLP

Chartered Accountants & Tax Advisers

Call +44(0)330 024 3200 and discover how we can help you.

Our clients include individuals and businesses ranging from small family enterprises to large international companies.

Our story

Our story began in 1933....

Hillier Hopkins began life in 1933 as Lewis Hillier & Co accountants in Luton, expanding into Hemel Hempstead soon after. Founder John Hillier was joined by Len Hopkins and the firm became Hillier Hopkins & Co. Since then, we have continued to expand thanks to the wonderful people throughout our firm’s history who have shaped its growth and development.

Over the years Hillier Hopkins has trained hundreds of qualified accountants and advised many thousands of individuals, sole traders, partnerships and companies including PLCs and financial institutions. We have a long history of supporting local causes and dedicating time and expertise to local community bodies and professional associations.

Although the firm’s founders have sadly passed away, their legacy lives on in our “friendly expertise” ethos and our commitment to remaining independent and maintaining the highest possible technical, ethical and professional standards.

"Nothing is too much trouble"

"I have the best relationship I have ever had with an auditing company - the team are professional but they are incredibly friendly and approachable. Nothing is too much trouble and they are so supportive. Wayne Arrowsmith is superb, he works relentlessly to ensure the audit goes smoothly, and he offers a calming and reassuring voice."
Rich King

"Conscientious and dedicated"

"Hillier Hopkins provide an excellent service. I have always found them to be responsive, conscientious and extremely dedicated."
Javid Khan

"A genuine friend of the business."

"They maintain a very high level of client service which, at a professional level, have made them a trusted adviser and on a personal level, a genuine friend of the business."
RPM London

"Invaluable practical advice"

"We have worked with Meeten Nathwani at Hillier Hopkins for over seven years and, as a small business, have found his responsiveness and good, practical advice invaluable. The experience has been in marked contrast to other professional advisers who tended rather to 'sit on the fence' and outline alternatives rather than then advising on the right course of action."
Keith Evans

"Open and reactive relationship"

"The compliance and reporting support is built around an open and reactive relationship with the directors and accounting team."
Antal International

Alex Bottom, Managing Principal

“Since our beginnings, Hillier Hopkins has expanded steadily in size and geographic reach to become one of the region’s leading independent firms. We are very fortunate  in that throughout our growth we have been able to attract a hugely talented team who continue to deliver our ethos of “friendly expertise”. Our focus is on preserving this ethos and working hard to ensure that our clients prosper above all else.

It’s important to us to support the communities we work in and the world we live in. We have a growing commitment to the UNs Sustainable Development Goals and are working on an environmental policy and initiative to reduce our environmental impact on the world.”

We continue to implement new measures to decrease our environmental impact and reduce wastage which includes; working towards a paperless office by investing in document management software; and centralising our business teams, to reduce the need for travel between offices.

To find out more about our environmental activities visit our CSR page

We are proud to have raised more than £72,000 through our annual charity lunch for local causes over the past few years. This year our charity is The Pepper Foundation, a small charity which aims to alleviate the suffering of children diagnosed with life-limiting and life-threatening illnesses by funding children’s hospice at home nursing care in Bucks and Herts. If you would like to donate to this cause please use the following link https://www.justgiving.com/campaign/hillierhopkins

To find out more about our fundraising activities visit our CSR page

We support a number of local sports clubs and initiatives such as business awards. This is the fourth year we will be headline sponsors of the Inspiring Hertfordshire Awards, organised by the Hertfordshire Chamber of Commerce. The Awards, now in their tenth year, showcase the best of Hertfordshire businesses over a number of awards categories. The 2020 Awards ceremony was postponed due to the pandemic and is taking place at the Warner Bros Studios in September 2021.

To find out more about the organisations we support visit our CSR page

The firm supports staff undertaking voluntary work and has organised a number of volunteering teams to help local causes. Teams of staff have been involved in planting and weeding, painting a school playground and equipping rooms in the new YMCA Milton Keynes.

To find out more about our volunteering activities visit our CSR page

Memberships and associations

The Institute of Chartered Accountants  England & Wales

The Institute of Chartered Accountants England & Wales

We are fully subscribed to the training and technical requirements as set down by the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW) and subject to their periodic QAD quality checks.

The Chartered Institute of Taxation

The Chartered Institute of Taxation

The firm’s tax advisers are also accredited by the Chartered Institute of Taxation, which is the leading professional UK body for advisers dealing with all aspects of taxation.

AISMA

AISMA

We are members of AISMA, the Association of Independent Specialist Medical Accountants, which is a national network of over 75 firms providing expert advice to medical practices, sessional GPs and hospital doctors.

Investors in People

Investors in People

Hillier Hopkins invests heavily in staff training and has held the “Investor in People” (IIP) accreditation since 1996. We were one of the first accountancy firms in Hertfordshire to be awarded the IIP accreditation and now hold the Silver Accreditation.

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