What working with us means


Every business starts with an idea and your ideas drive your business or company forward.

We listen to our clients, helping them identify their best ideas. We work with them to accelerate the great ideas and turn them into practical measures and a better business.

We also place smart thinking and innovation at the heart of our work for you. Our culture encourages entrepreneurial thinking to generate the practical advice and insights making a difference to our clients’ businesses.

These are just some examples of ideas helping businesses grow and succeed.

  • As you steer your business and your people through changes over the last 18 months, we can help you rethink every aspect of your business from the business model and strategy down. Our Rethink hub offers advice and practical guidance on a range of business issues.
  • Post-Brexit, we can help you to consider the best approach for your business and how it operates. Visit our Brexit hub for further details on workforce planning, financial reporting, vat implications and more.
  • Our monthly Business Trends report is a comprehensive indicator of UK economic performance and provides an accurate, up-to-date picture of the environment businesses are facing.
  • Even the best ideas get better when they are tested. Our support for non-executive directors is all about making sure businesses have access to the experience and opinion of people who have done it before.

We listen, we think and we develop ideas because it’s how we support entrepreneurial businesses.


Working with BDO means having a strong, professional relationship directly with the people serving your business. Access to someone who has real world experience and a track record achieved through dedication and commitment.

That team will be hands on and diligent in the work they do for you and we are able to make that commitment because we have a higher proportion of partners than other leading accountancy and advisory firms. We believe people who can bring a new perspective based on their broad experience should be working with you.

We aren’t cogs in a machine and we don’t treat you like one either. Like each of our clients, we are individuals and we don’t do “off the shelf”. We build a team of sharp thinking and smart working people to meet your challenges with you. That is what it takes to make a difference to our clients.

Some of us do wear grey suits but we don’t think it matters.


Where do you look for advice you can trust? You might look at your existing relationships. You may start with Google and there’s a good chance you will check some company websites. More than anything, you probably trust the judgement of your peers and colleagues.

That’s why it’s so important to us that over 95% of clients (2019 BDO Client Listening Programme) would recommend BDO to a peer or colleague. They are recognising the hard work and dedication we put into delivering the best possible services and advice for them and their businesses.

In the long run, we only thrive if our clients do and we look forward to helping you drive and develop your businesses.