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Robinsons have many years of experience and understanding across the media sector and creative industries.

From advertising agencies to architects, TV production companies to designers, we understand the vital balance between creativity and commercialism particularly well.

So whether you’re a literary agent or just an individual in the entertainment industry, our many years of experience as specialist media sector accountants can help guide you and your finances in the right direction.


Send us your records, or simply a bundle of receipts, and we will work with you to make the whole process stress-free.


We can also ensure that you’re not over-paying tax by helping you to plan effectively, giving you confidence that there are no nasty surprises around the corner.


We’ll liaise with the inland revenue on your behalf, dealing with all audits or queries that come your way.

Client case study

Tina Baker

Tina Baker is a prolific journalist, broadcaster and keep-fit instructor, whose career includes over a decade reviewing the best of British soap for GMTV, and a regular column in TV Times. She was an inspiration to viewers nationwide when she took part in ITV1’s Celebrity Fit Club, where she was voted Most Outstanding Contestant after losing 2st 7lbs.

Here she explains why Robinsons have been essential in helping her to manage her busy life.

“I come from a pretty working class background, and I’ve always been taught to appreciate the value of money. I think that money is a hugely emotional thing – it can really affect everything you do – so it’s important to me that I feel my finances are in the best possible hands.

I first became a client of Robinsons nearly ten years ago. Joseph Robinson is my primary contact at the firm, and he’s been fantastic. Not only does he offer sound advice, but he’s also a very calming influence; he listens to all my worries and concerns and offers practical solutions. This is more important to me than ever before, as the credit crunch really starts to bite.

The nature of my job is very unusual. I work from home, and no day is the same. Some days I’m watching daytime TV for one of my columns, on others I’m giving interviews from my small radio studio in my spare room, and I also run keep-fit sessions. Because of this variety, my income can vary hugely, at very little notice. Joseph understands this, and helps me to plan effectively.

Over the years I’ve had advice from Robinsons on a range of issues. It was on Joseph’s advice that I became a sole trader, a move which has really helped to streamline my finances. Some years ago I earned a large sum of money and wanted to fulfil my dream of getting a cottage by the sea. I now receive rental income from the cottage, which Joseph helps me to keep track of! Robinsons also put me in touch with a mortgage adviser who helped me to get a tracker mortgage at just the right time.

Overall, I would wholeheartedly recommend the Robinsons service. I’ve never had one bad piece of advice from Joseph. Most importantly, he understands me and the way I work completely, and he tailors his advice to make it suitable for me and my way of life. To me, that’s an invaluable asset in an accountant.”


We believe strong and successful business relationships are built on mutual trust and respect.
This is our pledge to you:

We will understand your business inside and out

We will offer you the best possible solutions for your business plan.

We will never be late, ever

You will always receive what we promised when we promised.

You will not be charged for email and phone support

We favour a proactive approach with our clients – it’s good to talk!

You will get first rate attention

A Director of the company will oversee your account and you will always deal with the same person.

You’ll get accurate and relevant information

You will get the best advice – even if that means referring you on to one of our partner firms.

You’ll know exactly what you’re paying and when

We have a transparent fee structure which means you’ll be offered fixed fees for three years. So no nasty surprises when your invoice arrives.

A few words from our clients…

As a small business you need drive and determination to succeed. You need people who understand small and medium sized firms. You need an accountant who thoroughly understands your needs and the tax services your business requires.
Robinsons have many years of experience and understanding across sectors such as creative industries, retail, property , engineering or logistics.
From advertising agencies to architects, TV production companies to designers, we understand the vital balance between creativity and commercialism particularly well. So whether you’re a literary agent or just an individual in the entertainment industry, the tax services we offer and our many years of sector experience can help guide you and your finances in the right direction.
Tim Mortimer
- MWO - Managing Partner

"Of all the top fifty advertising agencies, we're one of the few that are independent. We value that independence and that's one of the reasons we like Robinsons; they're a small, dedicated company who don't have the faceless anonymity of some of the larger accountancy firms. But they also know that small in size doesn't mean small in mentality - like us, they have the commercial understanding and drive of much larger firms."

Steph Hughes
- Clearcast - Head of Internal Operations

"We decided to go with the outsourced accounts service because we felt it suited our needs. The concept of offshoring or outsourcing an accounts department is one that I think many smaller companies are starting to wake up to. We use a simple system - we code our invoices in-house, upload them to Robinsons, and they handle the rest. They handle management accounts, VAT Returns, statutory accounts and all other accounting functions on our behalf. The team at Robinsons are on hand if we have a query, so we still have total control of our accounts at all times."

Nick Fellows
- HotHouse Productions - Founder

“HotHouse has used Robinsons as its accountants since the company was founded. Richard Brattle has been instrumental in helping us build our business from a small TV production company, to a large multi-national player in lifestyle sports coverage. I wanted to have an accountant who understood the drive and ethos behind the business I was setting up. I think that is one of the key reasons that our relationship has worked: he understands the synergy between creativity and commercialism. He’s not just a numbers man – he sees beyond the balance sheet and understands the heart of our business.”

Robin Adams
- Adams Kara Taylor - Co-founder and Director

“Robinsons handled our management accounts and our whole Financial Director function seamlessly. They provided a proactive, straight-forward service; we always knew exactly what they were billing us and when, they responded to queries quickly and efficiently, and they were always on time.”