WE’RE ACCOUNTANTS, SERIOUSLY

The numbers are our thing. We can take care of the financial stuff, while you get back to brainstorming.

That’s the reason you come, but not the reason you stay.

You don’t just want a transactional relationship. You’re creative, a go-getter. You’re up for learning and being empowered. You want to talk to a team who get just as excited about your ‘crazy’ ideas as you do.

We take what we do seriously. We just don’t take ourselves too seriously.

I HAVE A MUG THAT MY CHILDREN GAVE ME ONE FATHER’S DAY FEATURING A WELL KNOWN CARTOON CHARACTER THAT SAID – “MY DADDY HAS AN EXTREMELY SERIOUS JOB…BUT I DON’T THINK HE IS VERY SERIOUS AT ALL”.

– JONATHAN BAREHAM, RAEDAN DIRECTOR, CO-FOUNDER

After all, it’s in the name…

Old English verb [ rǣ•dan ]

1 : to advise
2 : to interpret, explain
3 : to interpret words and letters; to read
4 : to prepare

YOU SAY IT LIKE RAY-DAN
When we started our business, we wanted a name that spoke to our goals. We are advisors to small businesses on a mission to change how creative businesses think about accounting. We wanted to help clients feel empowered by accounting and see it as more than a necessary evil.

We still do.

We started by looking into what the family name meant, it seems Bareham had Anglo-Saxon origins. Google lead us to an Anglo-Saxon dictionary and we were delighted to find the word rǣdan. It’s meaning described so brilliantly our goals – advise, interpret, explain.

It’s true pronunciation is ree-dan, however, using the ǣ in branding proved confusing so when moving to a more easily recognised ae, it also made sense to change to ray-dan.

OUR VALUES

The principles at the heart of Raedan, shared by the kind of businesses we work with.

RESPECT

For ourselves, our team, and our clients. Delivering the best work we can and bringing a collaborative attitude. We come from a place of understanding.

CURIOSITY

A desire to see beyond what’s in front of us. Be curious about the systems we use, and the way we work. Always asking questions to improve our collective understanding.

INSPIRE CHANGE

Through leadership. We set an example (walking the walk, not just talking the talk). We bring energy to our work and relationships.

JOY

It’s vital to love what we do, the people we work with and the clients we help. Enjoy it, laugh, love, bring joy to others.

Our Team

JONATHAN BAREHAM ACA

Founder & CEO

Jonathan started Radean with a mission to make way for technology and make time for conversations. He has always been passionate about small businesses and making the finances less scary for their owners.

Jonathan loves working with creative clients, helping them thrive whilst dreaming up ways to challenge the preconceived ideas of what accountants do. He also loves a good Dad joke.

  THE GOOD LIFE
Lego | Skiing | Beer | Chocolate | Family

COLIN BAREHAM FCA

Founder & Director

Colin has over 35 years’ experience in general practice, and is our entertainment business specialist. He originally trained with a large accountancy firm in the City of London before moving to London’s West End and becoming a partner of a small practice, where he got his first taste of accounting for the entertainment industry.

After some twelve years in partnership, Colin set up as a sole-practitioner and…

  THE GOOD LIFE
Playing the banjo | Music | Whisky | Football (Spurs since 1955)

BETH RIORDAN FCCA

Client Director

Beth became a part of the Raedan team in 2016 after recognising a mutual passion for cloud technology. As Client Director, she helps clients and staff achieve their goals by breaking them down to manageable bites.

Beth loves seeing her clients’ success stories and feels joy knowing she has played a part in making them happen. She’s most passionate about being happy, and encouraging others to find their happiness too.

  THE GOOD LIFE
The kids | Gin | Mexican food | Time spent with good friends

CALLUM TOVEY

Client Manager

Callum, our proud Welshman, came onboard in 2021.

In his role as Client Manager, he loves getting to build working relationships with Raedan’s clients and helping them understand why their numbers are so important.

Callum is your go-to person for bookkeeping queries and has a passion for helping creative businesses thrive.

  THE GOOD LIFE
Headphones | Books | Bacon | Coffee

ALESSANDRA STERI

Client Assistant

Alessandra joined Raedan in 2019 as a Client Assistant. A stickler for the details, she maintains that accountancy is a little bit like detective work (more interesting than most people think!).

Alessandra loves that every client is different and each of their businesses is so unique and fascinating. If you need an italian food recommendation or tips on learning a new language – she’s your go-to!

  THE GOOD LIFE
Chocolate | Pizza | My cat

DAMINI MAKWANA

Client Assistant

Damini sees her role as a Client Assistant as a really personal job. She loves the satisfaction that comes from being able to help keep a client’s account clean!

But mostly she’s in it for the relationships that can be formed. It’s not just a formal conversation
about work with Damini’s clients, but about catching up on how the weekend went or what makes them happy.

“To feel appreciated in a job you love is a great feeling”.

  THE GOOD LIFE
The Nintendo Switch | The Gym | My Coffee | Music | Phone

LYDIA DUFFIELD

Client Assistant

Lydia joined our growing team of Client Assistants in 2019. You’ll usually find her working on the day-to-day bookkeeping and helping clients get the answers to their questions.

Lydia loves being a part of a friendly team (watch out though, she’s a black belt in Kung Fu) and getting to know lovely creative clients.

  THE GOOD LIFE
Music | Nice Clothes | Yummy food | Calendar | Pens!

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