About Us

Our Team

Chris is a Chartered Certified Accountant with over 20 years' accountancy experience. He is a Quickbooks Advanced Pro Advisor, FreeAgent friendly a Xero Advisor

Having worked for one of the UK's largest accountancy firms for many years, Chris has worked with a wide variety of clients and businesses.

Chris is also an expert on Excel and specialises in creating one-off bespoke financial models, helping clients to make important financial decisions and manage their cash flow.



Nicola is a Chartered Accountant with over 20 years' experience.  She is also a QuickBooks Advanced Pro Advisor, a FreeAgent Partner, and Xero Advisor.

Nicola started her career in an accountancy practice before moving into industry as a Financial Controller and progressing to Finance Director.  Having worked on both sides of the fence, she has a real insight into the issues faced by small businesses.

Nicola is passionate about providing great standards of customer service to Zest's clients and writes most of our helpful guide & articles on our website.



Claire is an experienced operations manager, having spent the last 7 years working for Thompson Reuters at their European Head Quarters in London.


Claire has also donated her time and skills to a number of UK charities, helping to co-ordinate and run UK events.


Claire is an amazingly organised person, running the practice and administration side of Zest, keeping us all in check!   



Association of Chartered Certified Accountants - qualified accountants for small businesses

Accountancy with a difference

We've created Zest to provide small businesses across Newark, Notts, with a different, simpler, stress free type of accountancy at a great price.  Zest's ethos is focused entirely around supporting our clients & their small businesses.

To make our clients' lives stress free, we have simple fixed fees, a relaxed open approach with clients plus we're trained to the highest standard in the market leading online accounts software, as well as already being qualified accountants for nearly 20 years (yes, we know we don't look that old - ahem)


However, the real difference between Zest Accountants and your usual high street accountancy practice is the quality & quantity of support we provide to our clients. 

Support Line 

Our year-round support line is there for all clients to use.  We can help with a wide range of issues & questions on accounts, tax, online accounting software, VAT etc.  

As businesses grow and change, they encounter different issues.  Perhaps it's the VAT implications of selling to an overseas customer for the first time or the tax effect of leasing new equipment.  What ever the question, we're here to help.

We don't want our clients to feel like they need to struggle with their accounts during year, nor do we want them to worry about getting in touch and incurring a fee.  We're genuinely happy to hear from our clients and help them.  That's why we've created an approachable & relaxed environment for our clients.

Going the Extra Mile

It's easy to say, but we really do go the extra mile.  We don't just churn out your accounts and give them back to you.  We take time to review your accounts for potential tax savings, improvements or errors you may be making.

We'll point out any areas where the company could be more tax efficient, for example suggesting expenses you could be claiming or VAT not claimed.  We'll also look for potential problems such as warning you about exceeding the VAT threshold or highlighting an unexpected change in your gross profit margin.

We also provide you with a dedicated qualified accountant.  This gives us the opportunity to get to know you and your business, helping us to provide you with the best support & advice, saving you both time & worry.

Get in Touch

Get in touch to find out how we can support you and your small business.  Our meetings are free and so is the coffee, so what is there to loose.  Our meetings are totally confidential, so if you decide not to switch, no one will be any the wiser & if you do decide to switch, we'll deal with your old accountant for you. 



"We’ve used Zest for our bookkeeping and accountancy needs for over 5 years.
Absolutely brilliant service. We’re very pleased and would recommend to other businesses."


DB Chauffeur Services Limited

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 Get in touch to find out how we can help your small business.

Phone:  01636 681181

Email:   info@zestaccountants.co.uk

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company registered in England, company number 08026557

Our registered office is: 59 Balderton Gate, Newark, Notts NG24 1UN