We are a family run firm of Chartered Accountants based in Preston. We have been established since 1956 providing quality services to businesses throughout Lancashire and beyond.

Whether you require a simple tax return, full management reports with monthly meetings or to discuss tax planning to help reduce your tax bill we can provide it. Whether the job is large or small you can rely on Turner and Brown to provide you a top quality service at a fair price.

We pride ourselves on providing great client service as we know the frustration that can arise from an accountant you can’t get hold of!

If you’re interested in arranging a meeting to have a free consultation and quote for any work you may require please get in touch and we’ll be happy to help.


Norman began his training at the age of 17 with national firm Armitage and Norton becoming a partner at the age of just 27. He then ran the Blackpool office of Armitage and Norton for 7 years before it was taken over by KPMG. Norman remained as a partner at KPMG for 4 years before leaving to become Finance Director in a client's business. Norman continued this work until 1995 when he began working for Turner and Brown with his wife.

With over 40 years in the accountancy profession Norman has acquired a vast wealth of experience to help clients with a wide range of issues they may have.

Janet trained at Armitage and Norton with husband Norman and following her qualification began work at Turner and Brown under the leadership of Dick Turner and John Brown. Following the retirement of the 2 partners Janet took over the firm in 1990. Since then she has built the practice to the strong firm it is today. She has since been joined by Norman and Simon in the business and even trained her daughter Sally, also now a Chartered Accountant, who has gone on to pursue a career in London's banking sector.

Norman and Janet’s son has also come to work in the business. Following A Levels Simon attended Newcastle University to study Medical Microbiology and Immunology. Despite achieving a First in his degree he opted for an ever so slight change of field to accountancy, starting work with Turner and Brown in November 2009. He commenced his training immediately and just two years later had completed all 15 Chartered exams with first time passes across the board. Now qualified and settled in the area Simon is hoping to continue the work done by Turner and Brown in helping businesses throughout the region.

David Shuttleworth - Accounts Production
Ann Carter - Tax
Tracy Gregson - Accounts Production & Payroll
Lynda Kenyon - Reception
Dick Turner - Company Secretarial
Pat Turner - Filing


Our services


We will process all of the wages paid from the business through PAYE including providing payslips for the employees for each payday, producing P60's for all of the employees and informing how much PAYE/NI is required to be paid to HMRC.

If you have employees you will need to operate a Pay as you Earn (PAYE) Scheme.

Payroll Law (as with most elements of taxation) is constantly changing, evolving and getting more complex, particularly as the Government seeks to deal with ever more areas through business payrolls (e.g. Tax credits, Statutory sick pay, Statutory maternity pay etc.) Both the operation of a payroll as well as keeping up to date with all the changes can be a major administrative burden for any business whether small or large.

We offer a fully integrated payroll service:

  • Preparation of you weekly wages or monthly salaries.
  • Dealing with the regular remittance of PAYE to the Revenue.
  • Handling any changes with your employees during the year and dealing with HMRC on your behalf.
  • Completion of your annual Payroll returns (P35’s)
  • Dealing with the declaration to the revenue of benefits paid to employees (P11 D’s)

As we are geared up for providing this service to a number of employers, we are able to provide it on a very cost effective basis.

We can ensure that not only do you meet all your statutory requirements but also you can achieve this with the minimum effort and cost.

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With the provision of the businesses records we will calculate and inform you of the VAT payable/repayable for each period and if desired will file this online.

Accounts Production

We can prepare full accounts for Groups, Companies, Sole Traders, LLPs and Charities or a simple income and expenditure for the smaller businesses who desire it.

Tax Returns

We can prepare your tax return with the information provided to us and can file it online with your authority.

Limited Company Formation

For those looking to form a new Company we can ease the administrative burden and provide a hassle free formation in a matter of days.


We can maintain any form of records, manual or computerised, from the information provided to us, allowing business owners to use less time maintaining and imputting records and more time running their business.

Corporate Tax

All companies must complete a Corporation Tax return (CT600) each year. We will prepare this for all our company clients along with their accounts.

Tax Planning

Through our affiliation with PROBIZ we are able to provide the most up to date and efficient tax planning to our clients to allow them to reduce their tax bills and help retain as much money earned as possible.

Through our affiliation with PROBIZ we are able to provide our clients with a wide range of tax planning strategies to help individuals to retain more of the money they earn.

If you or anyone you know is purchasing a property for over £250,000 let us know as they could save thousands of pounds in Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT) using intelligent tax planning.

As such if you are a business owner/director earning over £40,000 you may wish to talk to us about how you can start saving tax today.

We are also able to offer planning to those looking to organise there affairs as efficiently as possible with regard to Inheritance Tax.

If you’re interested in any of these please contact us for more information or to arrange a free, no obligation consultation to discuss any/all of the above.

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Retirement and Long Term Planning

What will be your annual income when you retire?

Are you hoping to retire in the coming years yet are unsure of when it’ll be financially feasible? We know many of our clients have plans for retirement, yet are too busy running their businesses to work out when they may realistically be able to do so.

We can take the stress out of this by sitting down and mapping out what commitments lie ahead. Together we can estimate what is required to enable you to retire when you’d like to with the income you need, or get as close to that as possible! By forecasting income from employment, businesses, pensions and other investments we can provide clients with a budget and plan to help negotiate the tricky path to that day of retirement. Whether it’s the funding of children going to University, new cars or even a house move, it can all be factored in to provide a comprehensive overview of the financial course which lies ahead.

We can review these figures annually to adjust the forecasts as required as we know all too well that life doesn’t always go to plan. As well as giving you a target for retirement it helps to quantify the alterations that may be required to provide the desired income in the ‘golden years’.

If you’re interested in coming in to discuss this on a free, no obligation basis, please give us a call so we can start helping you plan for your retirement now.

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Throughout our time as clients of Turner and Brown we have been greatly assisted with the tailored and trusted advice provided. It is reassuring to know that there is always help and assistance available to us.

David Hancock, Group Financial Controller, Oldroyd Publishing Group

We have been clients of Turner and Brown for many years now and have been consistently impressed with the level of service and work they have done. We would recommend them to anyone who wants a friendly but professional firm to deal with on a day to day basis.

Steven Millar, Managing Director, Millars Ark Toys Limited

If you are looking for an accountant who will give you a great level of service at a fair price, look no further than Turner and Brown. You will not be disappointed - I never have been!

David Carter, Owner, Woodstock Signs

Thank you again for your excellent services, and I look forward to working with Turner and Brown Chartered Accountants in support of my business.

Phil Jaggers, It'seeze Website Design

I have now been a client of Turner and Brown for over 2 years and can confirm that the decision to appoint them has been one of the better decisions I have made during Technoshade's 4 years of business. It could be the wise and thoughtful words of Norman, the enthusiastic and youthful guidance of Simon or the timely reminders from Lynda but if you put them all together then you are on to a winning formula.

John Deegan, Managing Director, Technoshade Ltd

For a free initial consultation please contact us:

105 Garstang Road, Preston, Lancashire, PR1 1LD

Tel: 01772 825 825

Fax: 01772 562234

E-mail: info@turnerandbrown.co.uk