50-54 Berry Lane Longridge Preston PR3 3JP


In today’s complex financial and business world, everyone needs reliable, professional help in managing their business. As accountants, we are well placed to provide that help because we are involved on a daily basis with businesses of all types and sizes which provides us with a clear understanding of their needs.  

Our firm has been providing accountancy services from our offices in Longridge for almost 40 years now and we look forward to continuing to do so for clients both old and new.

What We Do

We are a small firm of accountants and we prepare accounts for businesses for tax and other purposes and in addition, if required, attend to their book-keeping, submitting VAT returns, preparing wages and attending to PAYE/NI, pensions and CIS deductions, preparing income tax returns and providing whatever tax and business advice our clients need.

Who do we do this for?

We provide our services to a wide range of businesses, individuals, and companies. We act mainly for local businesses but have clients throughout the UK so distance is no object.

What makes us different?

We are first and foremost a local firm and our Directors know all our clients personally. With this background, our aim is to provide the best service possible at the most reasonable cost.

Our Services


We can prepare the accounts for your business for tax and other purposes and assist you in ensuring they comply with your legal obligations in relation thereto.


We have over 30 years of experience in helping businesses grow and flourish. Our expertise spans many areas which enables us to assist you in dealing with your financial challenges.


We can submit your tax returns and help you in making sure you don’t pay more tax than you need to. We cover all aspects of tax to ensure you get the right advice for your needs.

VAT, and Payroll

With ever more regulations affecting the business records you have to keep, we provide a full accounting service and can attend to all your record-keeping needs.

The Management Team

John Holden

Managing Director

John started the firm in 1973, as a sole proprietor working from home. He opened the office in his home town at 52 Berry Lane, Longridge in 1981 and since then the business has grown and expanded into adjoining premises. John provides specialist tax and business consultancy advice to the firm and its clients.

Josie May


Josie joined the firm in 1985, becoming a Shareholder in 2002 when the practice was incorporated. She looks after our client portfolio advising them on all aspects of their tax and financial affairs. Josie is also responsible for the firms computer software systems, enabling the firm to operate at maximum efficiency and cost effectiveness.

Michelle Weir


Michelle joined us in 2011 and is a qualified accounting technician helping clients with their tax and accountancy affairs. She also manages the VAT, payroll and book-keeping services for our clients.



We want to ensure our clients have the right tools available to them to do the job, which is why we recommend Sage accounting software for book-keeping, VAT return preparation, accounts production and payroll.

Sage is the largest supplier of accounting software in the U.K. and has a wide range of products to suit all sizes and types of business. Our staff are fully conversant with their products and how they can best meet the needs of our business clients. We provide full training in use of Sage accounting software for clients and their staff, either at our office or their own premises.

Many businesses prefer to avoid the hassles and pitfalls of maintaining their own records and, for this increasing number of clients, we are happy to attend to all their VAT, payroll, and accounting needs on their behalf.

For further information on how we can use Sage accounting software to benefit your business, contact our Director, Josie May, to discuss your requirements. (Tel : 01772 785675, e-mail : josie@holdens-uk.co.uk)


The ICPA is a professional association of accountants of suitable standing engaged in private practice. As a member of the Association, we have access to their resources to enable us to represent our clients in the most effective manner. 

This also provides our clients with the assurance that our firm has the professional competence to undertake work on their behalf and the confidence that, being regulated by the ICPA Code of Practice and Ethics, we will apply the highest professional standards in our dealings with them. 


Get in Touch

Whatever issue or query you have, we’ve got the answer. Feel free to use the contact details below to get in touch.

Phone: 01772 785675

Email: info@holdens-uk.co.uk

Address: 50-54 Berry Lane Longridge Preston Lancashire PR3 3JP

Or drop us a message online.