More light, less noise

Illuminating accountancy for bright businesses

Technology-led accountants in Preston


At Alchemy, we don’t do waffle. We don’t waste time. And we don’t keep our clients in the dark. Using tried, tested and repeatable processes, set out with total transparency, we make managing your business’s finances feel easy. Whether it’s your company tax return or managing your bookkeeping, we’re here to find the clearest, most direct route to the right solution for you. As for technology, it’s not something we do as an add-on, or make a big deal over – it’s just that we’re a 21st century business which has never known any other way.

Time to shine

You’d be amazed how much more you can achieve when you don’t have to worry about payroll, bookkeeping, tax returns or any of the other important but – let’s face it – boring bits of running a business. What can Alchemy do for you?

R&D tax relief

Innovators in industry or the arts can access valuable tax breaks.

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Budgeting and forecasting

Management intel enables faster, bolder decision making.

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Bright businesses

Sparky, innovative, different, creative, clever people – that’s who we like to work with. Whichever sector you operate in, from designers to architects, from marketers to software developers, we can help you achieve more of those light-bulb moments.

Creative industry

Accountancy for creative agencies, studios and solo creators.

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Engineering, software development, startups and eCommerce.

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The Alchemy effect

Our approach to accountancy isn’t just talk, it makes a real difference to the businesses we work with. To prove it, we asked our clients to share their experiences of how we were able to bring clarity to their financial situation and lighten the load – problem, solution, outcome.

Digital accounting

The Alchemy team has never known anything but online accounting – we’re what the experts call ‘digital natives’, just like most of the switched-on business people we work with. We specialise in working with FreeAgent and Xero.

Why Alchemy?

Based in Preston, Lancashire, in the North West of England, Alchemy specialises in working with creatives, technology businesses, professional service firms and contractors. Find out more, and learn how Alchemy got its name, in this video featuring our founder, Craig McCall.


We’re committed to giving crystal clear advice on tax and finance. We put that promise into practice on our blog where you’ll find bite-sized explainers and to-the-point opinion pieces, along with in-depth, plain English guides.

How Alchemy can help you

Tax planning, self-assessment tax returns, VAT advice… Whatever accountancy service you’re after, the chances are we provide it.