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We’re the UK’s first and fastest-growing online accountancy firm, combining a team of expert in-house accountants available on-demand with simple online accounting software.

Designed specifically for freelancers, contractors, small businesses, sole traders and startups, we’re more than just an accountancy firm – we’re everything you need to manage your finances. Our complete accounting solutions start at £29.50+VAT per month.

We are a UK Top 100 accountancy firm, and one of only two firms in the UK to offer an on-site training academy. In 2014 we were one of four firms selected nationally by industry body IPSE as offering an outstanding service for freelancers, and in 2015 were chosen by Uber, B&Q and others as the recommended accountant for the contractors operating under their brands. In 2016 we launched Crunch Chorus, the free association supporting and representing micro-businesses.

At a glance

  • Location: Brighton & Hove
  • Launched: 2009
  • Team: 170
  • Turnover: £7 million
  • Clients: 9,000+

Key people

  • Darren Fell: CEO & co-founder
  • Steve Crouch: Accountancy Director & co-founder
  • Justine Cobb: General Manager
  • Michael Van Swaaij: Investor & Chairman

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SThree appoints Crunch as approved supplier

March 2017

Under the new partnership, Crunch joins four other UK firms as a go-to accountancy provider for the 3,000+ people working under the SThree recruitment brands.

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New Crunch Collections service to help end late payment woes

June 2016

Crunch today launches a new debt collections service to help micro-business owners get overdue invoices paid at an affordable rate and without alienating clients.

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Crunch teams up with FreeAgent to launch Sole Trader

April 2016

Today we launch Sole Trader, a new accountancy package for the UK’s sole traders, offering the full Crunch accountancy service alongside software from FreeAgent.

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More women embrace stress-free freelancing, finds new research

March 2016

Research we conducted for International Women’s Day finds women are less stressed since going it alone in business.

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Crunch launches new mortgage service for micro-businesses and freelancers

March 2016

Crunch Mortgages analyses products from across the entire market and individually matches borrowers to their most suitable provider.

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A third of small business owners use alcohol to relieve stress

January 2016

Despite freelancers generally feeling less stressed our research has found over a third turn to alcohol to relieve stress.

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Shock survey shows micro-businesses don’t feel government supports them

November 2015

Ahead of the Autumn Statement our research shows just 0.1% of micro-businesses support Government changes.

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Jason Kitcat joins Crunch Accounting as micro-business Ambassador

September 2015

Former Leader of Brighton & Hove City Council joins forces with the UK’s fastest growing accountancy firm.

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IT consultants fastest at chasing late payments

September 2015

Research we conducted finds videographers are worst at chasing overdue invoices.

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Crunch named England's fastest growing accountancy firm

July 2015

We climb to 84th in the UK's top 100 firms, and reclaim the title of fastest growing.

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Tradepoint names Crunch recommended accountant

July 2015

B&Q's trade arm selects Crunch as recommended accountant for their trade workers.

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Crunch expands office and welcomes 150th employee

July 2015

We welcome our 150th employee and sign the lease for another floor in the Dubarry perfume factory.

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New data reveals UK's best and worst paid locations

June 2015

Research based on 1.8 million billed days shows the best place in the UK to start freelancing.

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British small businesses claim party leaders unemployable

May 2015

Nine out of 10 small business owners wouldn’t offer Farage a job.

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UK tech SMEs prepare to grow with funding in 2015

February 2015

Research finds banks still main funding route, despite a quarter turned down for banking support.

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Crunch to help Uber partner drivers understand their tax obligations

January 2015

Crunch selected as accountancy partner for Uber's self-employed drivers.

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New research shows business is booming for tech SMEs

January 2015

The UK’s tech industry is thriving, with almost 60% of IT businesses reporting strong growth in the last 12 months.

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IT education and training is failing future tech staff

October 2014

The education system must improved to keep pace with technical innovation, say 61% of tech experts.

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One in three women suffer sexism in tech industry

August 2014

Survey reveals nearly half of female tech workers have witnessed or experienced sexism, while 71% label sexism an industry problem.

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Crunch Accounting grows and seeks new talent

July 2014

Heads of Operations and User Experience among new recruits to UK’s fastest growing accountancy firm.

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Crunch Academy launches today

May 2014

Crunch launches the Crunch Academy, the first in-house, AAT-approved accountancy training service of its kind in the South of England.

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UK’s self-employed are working longer and earning more

May 2014

The UK’s growing economy is directly affecting the UK’s self-employed workforce, according new research.

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Freelancers face pension time bomb

May 2014

Survey reveals that UK’s growing freelance community is failing to prepare for retirement.

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Crunch celebrates fifth Birthday

April 2014

Hove based Crunch Accounting this week celebrates its fifth birthday and welcomes their 5,000th client - a Taekwondo academy in Reading.

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UK freelancers reveal biggest career stereotypes

April 2014

Survey reveals three quarters feel they still aren’t taken as seriously as big businesses, but most wouldn’t swap freelancing for in-house role.

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J K Rowling voted most inspiring female businesswoman

March 2014

Anita Roddick, Karen Brady and Holly Tucker also recognised on eve of International Women’s Day by British freelancers.

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Two thirds of UK freelancers demand greater support and recognition in 2014 Budget

March 2014

A third of freelancers want more support for home-based workers and a third want more government recognition.

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New research reveals freelancers and micro-businesses are earning more

November 2013

Research on National Freelancers Day confirms UK freelancers and micro-businesses are invoicing nearly a third more than in 2011.

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Accountancy Age names Crunch as UK’s fastest growing accountancy firm

October 2013

Crunch is celebrating a year of spectacular growth, as Accountancy Age this week names them the country’s fastest growing firm.

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Sisters are doing it for themselves… in business

October 2013

New stats reveal a surge in ladies going it alone in business, with the number of female sole traders growing by more than a fifth since 2008.

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Blackpool businesses top table for prompt payment, Shrewsbury slowest

August 2013

Birmingham, Carlisle, Nottingham, Portsmouth and North London businesses pay quickly, with Shrewsbury, Bath and Wigan based companies the slowest to settle invoices.

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High stress amongst UK freelancers

August 2013

Exercise most popular approach to combat stress, new survey reveals.

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Legitimate new business in UK less than half of reported figures

July 2013

An HMRC Freedom of Information request reveals the true extent of the UK’s business startup activity.

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Crunch Accounting confirms 50 per cent growth

March 2013

Crunch today announces new team members bringing the company’s growth to 50 per cent in just one year.

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SMEs not onboard for Cable’s British Business Bank

March 2013

New research reveals that only 13% of small businesses believe Vince Cable’s proposed Business Bank is a good idea.

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Majority of SMEs unprepared for RTI

February 2013

New research reveals that only 19% of small businesses are aware and prepared for the introduction of HMRC’s new RTI payroll system.

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Most Brits still unaware of personal tax return deadline

January 2013

HMRC's personal tax return deadline could generate windfall of £600 million in late fines.

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Half of UK freelancers will never return to 9-5

November 2012

Research released by online accountants Crunch Accounting shows that 47% of all UK freelancers would never be tempted back to the office.

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Brits waste over £300 a year on unused gym membership

January 2011

A study has revealed that Brits will waste over £300 a year on unused gym memberships and exercise and slimming classes that they rarely attend.

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