After 10 years working closely together, Michael Northover & Matthew Jackson decided to join forces and launch Northover & Co in 2015. For years they have advised a wide array of clients with many varied businesses, small and large and through them have encountered and supported them through many different financial situations and problems. We understand the stress and strains of starting a business and being self-employed or managing a Limited Company. With their considerable combined professional experience and contacts they know they can offer all business owners extremely competent, relevant affordable advice.

Our difference.

Chartered Accountant

With Michael qualifying as a Chartered Accountant in 1975 with Deloittes and Matthew obtaining qualification in 2011, they are well able to advise in all areas of finance and tax. They lead a long standing team who if not formerly qualified are very much qualified by experience thus ensuring that all clients can have complete trust and confidence in the advice and services Northover & Co has to offer.

Friendly and flexible

At Northover & Co we know there aren’t enough hours in the day when it comes to starting up and running a business. Weekends and weekdays often merge into one and before you know it, another month or year has past! We are here to help and try and make your lives and businesses more manageable and satisfying and are more than happy to work around your schedule with either afterwork or weekend appointments.

Diverse experience

There has never been a better time to start a business. From advising up and coming tech start-ups, to helping talented professionals, men and women of all professions or trades to launch their businesses with their unique skills and ambitions. We have seen and helped so many individuals start their own businesses that there is virtually no situation that we cannot help and guide you with. No matter what your goals or dreams are, we have no doubt that we can help.


Michael Northover FCA and Matthew Jackson ACA have worked together for the last 10 years and have established the Practice Northover & Co to provide first class personal service for our clients.

Michael Northover TD FCA

A long qualified and experienced Chartered Accountant, Articled in Southampton and qualified with Deloittes, Southampton. and since spent over 30 years in General Practice providing business and tax advice to hundreds of clients of all trades and professions. Married to Jenny, three grown up children, keen runner, former officer in the Territorial Army for over 20 years, and when not working likes to get away for long weekends in the West Country.

Matthew Jackson ACA MAAT

Commenced work in General Practice in 2001 and since qualifying as a Technician in 2006 and Chartered Accountant in 2011. Providing business, tax and software advice to clients across a wide range of industries. Married in 2014 to Jo, they live locally with their dog Molly. Outside of work likes to keep fit and is a keen traveller.

Our Team

A tremendously experienced and dedicated team that have worked together for many years providing first class personal service and support to a wide range portfolio of clients from all trades and professions.

Christine Badcock

Senior Accountant

Commenced in general Practice in 1989 providing accounting, book keeping, VAT and business advice to all clients.

Kimberley Neve

Chartered Accountant

Commenced in 2006 as a trainee, qualifying as a Chartered Accountant in 2013 and since providing business and tax advice to all clients.

Denise Wood

Senior Accountant

From a background in Product Development and Quality Control, commenced in General Practice in 1999. Providing accounting, book keeping, payroll and tax advice and most recently guidance and advice on Auto Enrolment.

Sonal Tanna

Senior Accountant

Commence in General Practice in 1996 and since providing accounting, book keeping, payroll and VAT advice to all clients.

Lynne Smith

Administrator and secretarial

Commenced with David Earley & Co Chartered Accountants in 1989 and since providing secretarial, payroll, personal tax return and Administration services to all clients.

Jenny Northover

Office Manager and Secretarial

Having worked in a previous family business, Jenny provides all secretarial and payroll services for our clients as well as being the wife of Director, Michael.

Jane Roskam

Senior Accountant

Commenced with David Earley & Co Chartered Accountants in 1988 then and since providing accounting, book keeping and VAT services to all clients.

Bhavna Patel

Trainee Accountant

Bhavna commenced in General Practice in 2013 as a trainee, and is currently studying for the ACCA qualification alongside providing accounting and book keeping services.

Phoebe Northover

Chief Fluffy Officer

Our trusty CFO has provided companionship, a friendly greeting and light entertainment for the last 5 years.