Views from the 17th - A new name for us!

We've changed our name and our branding!

Managing Partner, Michael Leather is now embarking on the 2017 Tour de Force; a 2,100 mile trip following the Tour de France cycling course, one week ahead of the professionals in aid of the William Wates Memorial Trust. Before he left, he commented on our change of name.

"The turning circle of a supertanker is colossal; that of a power boat is far less, but having a team to manage either enterprise is critical.

So why the change from Leathers LLP to “Leathers the Accountants”:-

· Leathers is no longer about an individual with a support act – the support act is already front and centre stage;

· It is about making it clear the work we do and are able to do with the North East of England;

· It is about making it clear the way in which we act for our clients and how we interact with each other.

“Leathers the Accountants” have a strong client following in the south of England, act for clients in France, Croatia, Czech Republic, Germany and the USA but, and this is key, are still perceived by some as being an accounting practice based solely in Durham.

Our vision is to be acknowledged as a team of trusted advisors who are respected in the North East and beyond.

Our change of name reflects the integral part that we play in helping our clients to manage their financial lives. Our existing clients simply say we are “Leathers the Accountants” and they demand, and receive, care of the highest level. That is not to say that we are simply “yes men”. We are not afraid to have difficult and forthright discussions with our clients – sometimes good advice is saying what the client doesn’t want to hear!

All of that is also encapsulated in the “strapline” – “people who look after people. in business and in life” . We provide a very personal service to our clients. We do our utmost to look after them not only in their business affairs but as financial matters impinge on family, we often look after the financial aspects for family members too.

We also regard our responsibility to those less fortunate as highly important and that fed into the strapline as well.

The entire team has contributed to this and I have been hugely encouraged by how much the team engaged in the project."

You’ll be seeing much more of our new branding over the coming weeks as we cover the fund-raising exploits of Barry James, Neil Matthews and Michael in the Tour de Force 2017. 

Why not visit our fund-raising page at

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