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British Accountancy Awards 2016 winner British Accountancy Awards 2015 winner British Accountancy Awards 2013 finalist

More than just Accountants

J F Hornby & Co is one of the leading independent firms of Chartered Accountants in Cumbria. We specialise in providing a comprehensive high quality range of business and financial services to entrepreneurs, owner managed businesses, partnerships, limited companies and individuals. Our services focus on the core principles we were founded on which are unparalleled service to clients, innovative tax solutions and friendliness and integrity of our staff.

For over fifty years, we have helped hundreds of clients to grow their businesses, helping them every step of the way, from start-up through to expansion.  We make sure we are always accessible to clients, since the timing of advice and support can be a critical element in modern business management.


Reliable, timely and cost effective information

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Tax advice and support that you can rely on

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Tax Planning

Bespoke, robust and effective tax solutions

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Managing the strategic direction of your business

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Corporate Finance

Innovative approach to structuring deals

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Payroll Solutions

Payroll solutions for businesses, large or small

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A family run business

J F Hornby & Co are the accountants everyone is talking about. From being recommended by high street banks and fellow professionals, to being crowned accountants of the year, the Hornby’s continue to raise the bar when it comes to accountancy. Our clients like the fact we live in the real world, we speak their language, we keep things simple and we keep them right.


We have lots of happy customers. Hear what they have to say about us.

“I would say there is probably no better accountant in this area than Paul Hornby. Within 20 minutes of moving to Hornby’s, he’d saved us a fortune.”

Mark Telford, Managing Director - Forth Engineering

“Their advice is clear and put over in a way which is easy to understand. What I like about them is they give you solutions not problems.”

Marc Charnley, Director - Crooklands Home and Garden Centre

“Not only are JF Hornby a leading company in the area, but they have also won Accountants of the Year for 2015 for all of Britain.”

Steven Casson, Commercial Manager - Barrow AFC

“J F Hornby’s are like a breath of fresh air, they give you options and help expand your business. I recommend them all the time to friends.”

Mark Wilding, CEO - Lumier Limited

Meet the team

With years of experience, you're in good hands at JF Hornby.

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Get in touch

To see how J F Hornby & Co can help your business, contact us for a free consultation.

Call our team today on 01229 588077