The business was started by Alan James in November 1988, as Alan James & Co. It grew to a team of 14. The business merged with a large top 100 firm of accountants in July 2016. Alan resigned from this business in May 2017. In July 2017, he re – started the business, from a zero base.
The business has grown steadily since re – starting and we now act for over 160 clients.
Our offices in Shepperton are extremely well located:
By road, we are just ten minutes from the intersection of the M25 and M3, and only twenty minutes from the commercial and industrial hub of Heathrow Airport.
We are accessible by rail; Shepperton train station is five minutes from our offices, and less than fifty minutes from central London by train.
We are also of course a stone throw from the River Thames!
We have a private car park at our riverside offices which provides free parking for visiting clients.

Our Work

Our clients comprise Private Limited Companies, Limited Liability partnerships, Partnerships, sole traders and private individuals.
The type of activities carried on by our clients is extremely varied, however we have developed specialist knowledge in certain areas:
  • Acting for UK subsidiaries or branches of overseas companies, particularly those based in U.S.A.
  • Consolidated group accounts
  • Compliance reports for estate agents and letting agents registered with NAEA
  • Client money reports in accordance with FCA regulations
  • Carrying out GABRIEL reports for FCA registered businesses.
  • Valuation of goodwill on incorporation of a business
  • Independent business valuation for resolution of matrimonial disputes
  • Cash flow forecasts and budgets
We aim to differentiate ourselves from similar sized firms by being pro-active and treating every client with the same personal service and value and importance, regardless of size. We do this by:
  • Sending every client a weekly newsletter which highlights any tax changes or issues they might need to speak to us about
  • Regularly communicating urgent or important events in the tax world on Facebook and twitter
  • Making ourselves available to meet clients in the evenings or weekends, ensuring their time during the working week can be dedicated to growing their business.
  • Actively referring our clients and contacts to each other, helping them win new business and grow.
  • Ensuring a prompt response to all emails and telephone calls
  • Agreeing sensible and competitive fees with clients in advance of work carried out
  • Always looking for ways to add commercial value to your business each time we carry out work for you.
  • Always looking for ways to add commercial value to your business each time we carry out work for you.
  • Making reducing your tax liability our number -one priority.
Don’t just take our word for it- please browse our client testimonials to see what others are saying about us.

What do we stand for?

Apart from the more general accountancy services, we can also assist you with business development and specialist tax services.

Clients prefer us because our passion shines through everything we do. We are dedicated to finding new ways to generate value for our clients.

We seek creative and innovative ways to reduce lead time, enhance information transfer processes, and reduce costs and strive for operational efficiency.


Alan James & Associates

1 Shepperton Marina, Felix Lane
Shepperton, TW17 8NS
Contact Us:
Call today: 01932 253385