What Clients Say

Our primary aim is to help our clients achieve their goals for their businesses, whatever they may be. Along the way, we get to know them well, build strong relationships and, in many cases, become an extension of their team.

But don’t take our word for it!

This page includes a selection of the comments and reviews we’ve received from our clients and contacts, to whom we’re very grateful…

(If you’re a client and would like to add a Google Review on our behalf, that would be very much appreciated! You can do that here.)

Professional, proactive and accurate with very personable financial support, advice and help always provided. We changed our accountants to Baranov Associates, and it was a much easier transition than we thought. They have helped us with so many things including R&D claims, and many things that we didn’t realise accountants did! A great company in so many ways.’
Mrs S Cressall, The Creation Station Limited

‘Moving accountancy firms is not something you should take on lightly. We have now been working with Chris and Liz @ Baranov for the best part of a year and I have to say I could not be more pleased with the service we get. They take a genuine interest in our business (which makes you feel like they are part of your business). They are happy to answer the sporadic questions you have when running a business such as “can you remind me how to do XYZ in Xero”, which is so important when you are short of time running a small business. And they add value to what we are doing with their weekly email updates, which is a nice touch. I’m really pleased we have changed our accountants to Baranov Associates, and feel much more in control of our financial position thanks to Chris and Liz. Highly recommend these guys.’
Mr S Norris, Carefree Campers Limited

‘After more than 30 years of working with Chris, he is still the most competent advisor and achiever I have ever had the pleasure of paying.’
Mr P Denham

‘Choosing Baranov Associates to be our accountants was the smartest move we ever made. We have monthly meetings with Chris, he is our outsourced FD, to discuss the management accounts and where we are against budget. This provides us with greater clarity and focus in the business and makes a huge difference to where the business is heading. Chris explains everything in a plain and simple language which is what I like. ’
Mrs J Mann, J Mann Associates Limited

‘Engaged on a recommendation, we were delighted to find that for a fraction of the cost needed to recruit a full time financial director we gained access to the services of an exceptional individual. Despite being a ‘virtual’ employee Chris’s personal commitment to our company could not have been higher and he exceeded our expectations in every area.’
Mr A Thompson, Former MD Link Group Consultants Limited

‘I have always been impressed with Chris’s ability to explain complex issues in a way that a non-accountant can understand. I have always found this reassuring when making important finance decisions.’
Mr R James, Managing Partner, Sixth Element Capital LLP

‘Chris and Liz are fantastic; they always explain things in simple plain English. They’re always happy to respond to any questions I have no matter how silly they might be. Whenever I have had a chat with Chris and Liz I always walk away with a positive outlook on my business, even when things have not been going to plan they will give me advice on what I can look at trying to improve. I cannot thank them both enough for the help they have given me in improving my business.’
Mr A Culverhouse, Culverhouse Gardens Limited

‘Chris and Liz started working with our business 18 months ago. Since then we’ve grown to an established business with constant support and advice from Chris (the Accounting Oracle). The business world is a scary place, but you can dilute it with a good accountant who knows first hand how to build a new and successful business as he has done it multiple times for himself. Chris is not just a supplier for us, he is an extension of our own finance team. Part of our success is undoubtedly down to the strong advice Chris has given to us. A true Gent, and a superb business partner.
Mr P Thorpe, Route to Market Limited

‘I’m finding your Baranov TV episodes really useful – I caught up on a few this morning. Great communication tool and a really accessible and engaging way to share information and advice. Thank you.’
Ms C Saynor, Saynor Events Limited

‘Chris and I have spoken regularly over the phone for many years. Knowing that the Oracle is there if I need him, with a friendly conversation to boot, is always a comfort. However, during the tough Covid-19 lockdown periods Chris was more than just a comfort, he provided a very valuable support which I greatly appreciated. Thank you Chris!
Mr R Day, Waters Day Wealth Management Limited

‘Having Chris and Liz on hand as key advisors doesn’t even begin to describe the value they’ve brought to bear since they came aboard to help us. Calm and reassuring, they’ve guided us through, round and over a veritable minefield of of obstacles, tripwires and downright horror stories and … helped us shape the business</strong. that we know is within reach. In so many ways, they’ve helped us make life-changing changes with the patience of saints. We simply couldn’t have managed without them.’
Mr A Sharples, Fine Line Printing and Stationery Limited

‘Can I just say we are so pleased that we have moved to Baranov Associates. As we discussed when you visited, we had to find a way to take the stress out of all of the financials and you’re doing that for us! We can see how to use Xero more efficiently and so with us being as on top of it as we can be and with you and Liz we feel a lot more confident about our business being in good shape.’
Mrs S James, Sandbanks Capital Partners Limited

‘Chris and Liz Baranov worked as our accountants for many years, providing expert advice and support to our business.  They are more than just an accountant to be contacted at the year end – they became an important part of our team throughout the year.  I have no hesitation in recommending their services to others.’
Mrs A McDermott, McDermott Business Consultants Limited

‘You’re a very professional and friendly firm able to guide us through the jungle of tax and financial problems constantly presented by the government. Having been without you for the last couple of years, it’s made us realise how much we depended on this personal side and the reassurance of being able to check on even the most minute problem!’
Mr CJ Graham, Hair By Christopher John Limited

‘Liz & Chris Baranov are the most friendly, helpful, giving and ‘unlikely’ accountants you could ever meet. 😊 Their plain-talking, easy-to-understand and straight-down-the-line advice and support is so refreshing, especially in an industry that tends to blind its clients with complex explanations, jargon & industry-speak! #HighlyRecommended’
Mrs M Cross, First Impression Training Limited

‘Throughout an extensive and gruelling period of financial due diligence Chris reacted swiftly and thoroughly to all requests. Indeed, after completion, it was noted to me by a senior member of the purchasing company just how smoothly and professionally this process had gone. I am in no doubt that Chris made a positive material impact on the ultimate sales price paid for the business.’
Mr A Thompson, Former MD, Link Group Consultants Limited

‘So glad I found Liz and Chris, they’re not your usual staid and boring accountants, they know their stuff and are happy to share their experiences and expertise. We receive regular updates about our own business and what is happening in the wider world and its potential impact on your business. I can’t recommend them highly enough.
Mr G Saynor, Saynor Sales Limited

‘Chris & Liz Baranov have always been very friendly and provide an outstanding service. All requests are dealt with as quickly as possible and explained in plenty of detail. They keep in regular contact and chat to us about how the business is going and our future plans. We are very pleased to be back with them.’
Ms D Harrison, Focom Limited

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