About Us


Based in Bradford, A.C. Hughes provide a wide range of accounting, tax and financial services and solutions to personal clients, sole traders and small to medium sized businesses in the Yorkshire area.


We have over ten years experience and particular expertise working with clients in the construction and licensed leisure industries and providing specialist services to insolvency practices and solicitors, but whatever your business or your needs, we can help.


Our services break down into four main areas:

Accounting and tax services for personal clients, sole traders and small-medium sized businesses.

Specialist accounting services including forensic accounting and investigation work for cinsolvency and legal sector clients.

Cloud-based accounting and book-keeping services for personal clients and businesses.

Company services such as formation and a wide range of business advisory services.



At A.C. Hughes we provide a cost-effective, high value and professional solution to meet all of your financial needs delivered in a timely maner.


All of the services we offer are flexible and we can build them around your needs, all you have to do is ask.

Our history


A.C. Hughes & Associates was established in 2001 and incorporated in 2006 by Alexander Hughes, who has many years experience offering accounting services and solutions to small and medium-sized business and personal clients.


Initially we specialised in providing services to clients in the construction and licensed leisure sectors but quickly expanded to provide a whole range of services and solutions to a wide range of clients of varying sizes and nature.


Today, we continue to build on our enviable reputation for providing excellent advice and first class service to our business and personal clients alike.


In 2013, we launched our new Cloud Accounting server to enable our clients to move from traditional methods of delivering and receiving documents to a new cloud-based document delivery/receipt system, therefore increasing efficiency and more importantly, reducing cost.


In addition, 2013 also saw the launch of our new complete Back Office & Administration service. With this cost-effective service, small businesses can outsource their total 'back office' function to us including all paperwork, administration, IT and contact systems. The money and time saved with these time-consuming but integral tasks, allows small business owners to concentrate on the more important things like procuring new business and strengthening relationships with existing customers.


Later in the year and in to 2014 we expanded into a new specialist area and have begun to provide Forensic Accounting & Investigation services to insolvency practices and legal firms.


Our services in brief


We prepare statutory and management accounts for limited companies, partnerships and sole traders.

The accounts will be prepared in accordance with accounting standards and we will check that you are claiming everything you are entitled to. We can also submit these to Companies House in the appropriate prescribed format and together with the specific notes and disclosures.

Whether you take this service in conjunction with our book keeping service or as a stand alone product, we will always deliver accurate, timely and cost beneficial information.

Forensic insolvency services may be required where a director or another party has contributed to the failure of a business through negligence, misconduct or misappropriation.

Our forensic insolvency accountants will help to pursue a claim in circumstances where clients do not have the resources or experience to follow it up.

Cloud accountancy will transform the way that small firms manage their finances and A.C. Hughes offer a full Cloud accounting package to our clients.

Your data is securely stored and processed on our servers, or "in the cloud". This means you are able to access your business financials from anywhere and using any device, as long as you are connected to the internet.

The main benefit of cloud accounting is the flexibility of accessing your data from anywhere. In addition, it means that we can collaborate online with clients in real-time and on the same live data, meaning that small businesses can receive simple, jargon-free functionality from our service.

As well as providing accountancy services and solutions, we also provide a wide range of company services including limited company formation, preparation and filing of Annual Returns, mail forwarding and PO Box services, Nominee Secretary or Director services, Registered Office service, Service address, serviced office solutions and telephone answering and messaging services.

Our clients


Personal tax clients


High Net Worth individuals


Limited companies & LLPs


Partnerships & sole traders


Insolvency & law practices


Pubs, bars, clubs, hotels & restaurants


Construction business & tradesmen


Property investment & management


Professional services firms & consultants

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