About

WardWilliams Creative provides business support, tax and accountancy services for people and brands working within the creative industries. From TV to tattoos, architects to artists, fashion to food, bitcoin to branding – if creativity is at your heart you’ve landed on the right page!

Who we are

We are Chartered Accountants, payroll clerks, bookkeepers and tax advisers who eat sleep and breath the creative industries

Our portfolio of creatives goes from the individual to established companies, and we love them all the same. We are enthusiastic about what you do and how we can help. We would be privileged to join you on your journey of growth, development, profitability or world domination—whatever it is you are striving for, we can help you in a number of ways.

What we do

Firstly, we get to know you and your business. Some clients have more specific needs, and we know that highly pressured and constantly evolving industries such as these need flexible support that is straight forward.

Your business might be built on ideas; but in order to survive it needs a solid foundation and practical solutions. Together we'll fill in the gaps to make sure your business is meeting financial reporting requirements whilst minimising tax, using systems that fit easily with your daily processes. Leaving you to focus on what you do best.

How we do it

Our services aren't one-size-fits all, so we'll unravel who you are, what you do and how you do it before we can make sense of how we're going to help.

Our team can work independently to manage your accounts, or simplify and introduce you to the processes that enable you to maintain a healthy business. We can hold your hand at every step or be waiting on the sidelines for when you think you need us.... most of our clients choose to invite us in once they get to know us more.

Senior Managment Team

The WardWilliams Creative team are highly trained and experienced in their fields, which should go without saying, but they also deliver their advice and support in a relaxed, friendly and informal way. We love what we do and have a passion for the creative sectors and our clients tell us it shows in the service we provide.

Erin Achilleas Walls

Director and Founder

Erin is a co-founder and director of WardWilliams Creative. Her personal network and interests lie within the creative sectors so it made sense to focus her attention and professional skills in an areas she knows and loves. This lead to the creation of WardWilliams Creative.

Matt Mansell

Matt Mansell

Corporate Tax Adviser

Matt specialises in corporate tax and is able to assist with a wide variety of issues; from general compliance to business restructuring and share schemes.

Simon Boxall

Simon Boxall

Tax Director

Simon is head of the Personal tax department, with years of experience helping clients to achieve an optimum tax position he is a key member of the team.

Shuang Man

Shuang Man

Client Services Manager

Shuang is the portfolio manager who liaises with clients and other members of the team on general matters, she is also responsible for the preparations of financial statements for limited companies.

Tom Kirk

Personal Tax Advisor

Tom works as part of the personal tax team here at WardWilliams Creative, using his experience and knowledge to assist our clients to achieve their targets, whilst minimising their tax liabilities.

Claire Flanagan

Corporate Client Manager

Claire is there to help you focus on specific financial challenges you may have within your business, by providing you with bespoke insight.

Giovanna Cochrane

Senior Bookkeeper

Giovanna is our Senior Bookkeeper and is there to help our clients with any problems around daily processing, payroll and VAT.

The WardWilliams Group

A leading provider of quality business support and personal financial services.

Richard Hayward

Richard Hayward

Director and Founder

A co-founder of the WardWilliams Group Richard works with owner managed businesses and subsidiaries of overseas companies through the whole life cycle from start up to sale.

WardWilliams Creative is a Subsidiary of the WardWilliams Group. What does this mean for you?   We operate as a small boutique style accountancy firm out of vibrant East London with a very specific aim: to service the creative industries-  but behind the scenes we have the resources and know how of a march larger organisation to pull on.   Short answer, you get the best of both worlds.

You get to work with the same small group of committed professionals who share your passion, whilst also having access to the service and support benefits of a larger network of specialist advisers.

  • 5 offices across London and the South of England
  • Accountancy, Tax, Financial Services and HR
  • All Founding partners are still active in the business

Partners & Collaborators

A leading provider of quality business support and personal financial services.

  • Cockpit Arts

    An award winning social enterprise and the UK’s only craft-business incubator for designer-makers.

  • The Creative Shootout

    A high octane contest that will really test your creative mettle, live.

  • ICAEW

    A world leader of the accountancy and finance profession.