Our History

Image-242x160Harlows Accountants was established in Maidenhead by Ernest Harlow in 1947.  As the firm grew, so did the family members involved in the business. Today two of Ernest’s sons are partners.  They offer a breadth of knowledge and experience to Harlows’ clients.

Although the firm was founded in the last century, that does not mean that Harlows have not kept up with the times.  When you work with Harlows, you can be sure that you will receive the best advice based on over 60 years of working with business owners, as well as up-to-date knowledge and accountancy services.

Meet the Harlow’s Team

Mike Harlow FFA FFTA

Client Services Director

M Harlow Mike joined his father’s practice straight from school and his career at Harlows exceeds 50 years.  Mike believes the success of  Harlows over the years can largely be attributed to the business’ commitment to the clients and taking the time to understand their needs.

Mike specializes in Accounting and Tax compliance matters, ensuring that clients adhere to the regulations and pay no more tax than they need to.  He has a keen interest in business success development and the benefits of sound management accounting.


David Harlow AFA FFTA

Client Services Director

D HarlowLike his elder brother Mike, David has many years’ experience in the accountancy profession, carrying on the family tradition of meeting clients’ needs and helping them succeed.  David believes  that providing a personal service and helping clients keep their business records up to date and accurate is the best way to make their business successful.

David says “ in my experience those clients that keep good books and records, and are up to date, are invariably more profitable than those who do not.”   David specialises in SME’s and the tax and accounting matters relating to them.


Angela Portsmouth FMAAT AFA

Client Services Director

A Portsmouth

Angela has worked with Mike and David since leaving school and became a partner in 1989.  The maintenance of Harlow’s reputation with clients and the authorities is of great importance to Angela.

Angela says “HMRC are taking greater investigative powers to ensure individuals and businesses conform to the rules and meet the regulatory (tax) deadlines. In recent year the fines for not meeting deadlines for tax returns have been applied rigorously by the HMRC”.


Our Local Commitment

Lexham House
We have a strong presence in the community we serve and pride ourselves in supporting other businesses. We own Lexham House and, as such, we can offer office space to other businesses.  We can also offer meeting room facilities to our clients and the local business community free of charge if the room is available.


Our Clients

We pride ourselves on keeping our clients for many years and work with them on their journey to business success.  Some of clients have been with us since the 1950’s!


Our Qualifications

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